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330 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933-3286
831-883-1207
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Food in a relaxing Bistro...

I've long been a fan of Dishes Bistro. The food is Mediterranean - Italian, with delicious seafood, nicely-presented. They have a nice wine selection, and a full bar. The atmosphere is casual (bistro-style) and inviting. I ate there yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the Sand Dabs in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Steve B
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Monterey, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Owatonna, Minnesota
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our group of 8 people asked for separate bills when ordering. The waiter did not state he could not give separate bills. Service was slow. Food was average to good. When the bill was brought to our table it was one bill with tip figured in also. Tips are to be earned, not expected. Our group gives big tips if... More 

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Monterey, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've long been a fan of Dishes Bistro. The food is Mediterranean - Italian, with delicious seafood, nicely-presented. They have a nice wine selection, and a full bar. The atmosphere is casual (bistro-style) and inviting. I ate there yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the Sand Dabs in a delicious lemon-butter caper sauce. The small salad was fresh and crisp. For dessert,... More 

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Salinas, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went on a Thursday night using the groupon. We were immediately taken with the charming décor. The owners are the wait staff and the wife was very attentive. Hubby ordered the signature filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes and perfectly cooked fresh vegetables. I order the blackened swordfish. Dinner arrived after an enjoyable pause to sip wine and... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We really love this little Bistro, husband and wife owned. The food is very good (he always has the latest and greatest seafood (e.g. Monterey Bay Salmon) and produce (ymmmmm artichokes). His calamari is the BEST in Northern California. And the desserts also should not be missed. Great wine list (not extensive but just good selections) to compliment the dishes.... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Long story short I'm eating Fritos in my room after paying $175+ for a horrible dinner. Go see my yelp review for details. Avoid this place at all costs.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been here twice and cannot see how it has such high ratings. The first time we wanted to start with a dessert and hadn't decided if we wanted dinner or not, the restaurant was empty but they refused to serve us unless we were for sure going to order an entree, this in and of itself would not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As locals we eat here many times a year. Whenever my wife or I need a sand dab fix, we head here. The service is friendly, there is a full bar, and the pasta with pesto is wonderul. The pizzas are also in a class above your normal pizza shops. You can also get a nice steak here. We have... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Staff was as friendly as the food was tasty. Lovely environment, high quality food and the manager was very personable. Well priced.

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Redding, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

BEWARE! Make sure you check your credit card receipt after visiting this place! I was charged an extra $4 on my credit card account. I have the actual receipt in hand. It looks like the owner (who waited on us) thought he deserved a larger tip! When actually, he was rather rude and gave us very poor service! I recommend... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You don't usually expect to find a great restaurant tucked into an unassuming shopping area in a town near a former military base. The restaurant offers a wide variety of continental dishes (you can't narrow it down to a particular nationality), as well as drinks. Very laid back, not formal, but they focus on dining and providing an environment conducive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933-3286
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina
  • Phone Number: 831-883-1207

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?