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“High Quality Food And Amazing Views!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1602
8057738900
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Ranked #9 of 93 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Spyglass Drive
Description: Lido Restaurant and Lounge at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is one of the top sought after dining locations in Pismo Beach. The mesmerizing ocean view provides the perfect backdrop for a casual yet elegant dining experience. Come and experience the most spectacular sunsets Shell Beach has to offer while sitting on the Lido Patio. Executive Chef Pandee Pearson has perfected her California Coastal Cuisine showcasing a variety of world class products that can be found right in the San Luis Obispo region. Chef Pandee has developed relationships with local farmers who provide produce freshly picked from their fields as well as with local ranchers and artisans so that she can provide the freshest and most natural cuisine. With over 300 wineries from the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys to the Edna Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey appellations, there are countless exciting and unique local wines to pair with Chef Pandee’s cuisine. Lido is committed to bringing all of the farmers and wineries together in order to celebrate the endless bounties of our region.
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“High Quality Food And Amazing Views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Yesterday we had the pleasure of dining at Lido @ The Dolphin Bay Resort. We have had previous lunches and dinners here in the past and everything has always been very nice. The weather in Shell Beach was exceptionally warm yesterday, we opted for a table outside with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

For my entree I ordered the Sea Scallop appetizer which was a nice sized portion with 3 scallops and delicious sauce. A glass of local Chardonnay went nicely with this. Service throughout our meal was attentive and professional and the Chocolate Souffle with Pistachio Bark and Pumpkin ice cream was a perfect ending to our great lunch.

Lido is one of the nicest places for a meal in this area and The Dolphin Bay Resort is one of the nicest places to stay in the area. Loved Lido..... again! :)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Todd B, Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Thank you form Team Lido!
What a wonderful review. I want to personally thank you for your kind words, we appreciate the glowing remarks. Our goal is to offer an exceptional experience to all of our guests and it is always encouraging to hear such positive remarks. We welcome you back again soon.
Happy Holidays, Todd.
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Columbia, Missouri
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“High quality elegant restaurant with wondefull views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Food is first rate, creative, and well plated. Service is courteous and efficient, but "how are you guys" is still utilized and there is still a lack of that extra level of professionalism such place demands. In the end, still a great choice.

Visited November 2012
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Todd B, Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience at Lido Restaurant on Trip Advisor. It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests, your review is important to us in so many ways. Please feel free to contact management with any questions or concerns at any time. We hope to see you on property again soon.
Cheers from the entire Lido Team.
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“Pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This restaurant caters to people with money. Drinks are too pricey compared to the Cliffs Hotel which is next door. Views are just okay and the food could be better for the money.

Visited September 2012
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Todd B, Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Blanca,
Thank you for posting your recent experience on Trip Advisor. It is always our intention to exceed guest expectations, and it seems that we have fallen short in this case. We greatly value all of our guest feedback as this is what continually allows us to improve our operations at Lido. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!
Warm Regards,
The Lido Restaurant Team
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife and I dined here for dinner on an overnight stay in Pismo. We were welcomed by the manager and shown to our table. It was a Thursday night, and not overly busy, yet they had a live jazz trio playing!
The wine recommendation was excellent, as were the savoury tarts we tried as a starter.
The Entrees were the real stars of the night - both my wife's selection of the pork chop, as well as my steak frites were cooked to perfection.
It is a tad on the pricy side, but then I have had much worse dinners in more expensive restaurants.

Highly recommended!

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Todd B, Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you for posting your recent experience on Trip Advisor! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and atmosphere at Lido. Executive Chef Jacob Moss will be happy to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your entrees. We hope to welcome you back to the resort again soon!
Warm Regards,
The Lido Restaurant Team
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“Great for Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I took my boyfriend here as a surprise for his birthday. The outdoor seating has a beautiful view of the ocean, and it feels like you are staying at a tropical resort. I was very impressed by how reasonably priced their menu was, considering the quality of the food. I ordered the yogurt parfait and it probably was one of the best I have ever had.

If you are ever in the Pismo Beach area you have to check out this restaurant!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Todd B, Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Megan,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Lido Restaurant! It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We are so happy that you chose Lido Restaurant for your boyfriends birthday celebration and we hope to welcome you back to Lido again soon!
Warm Regards,
The Lido Restaurant Team
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