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“Winning Recipe. Combine good food/service and great 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.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“Winning Recipe. Combine good food/service and great views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had Easter Brunch with our daughter, her husband and 3 grandkids. We appreciated Todd Brown arranging to get us in on such a busy day. We had expected a buffet since it published as "Easter Brunch". There was a set 3 courses with a good selection. Between us we had a good variety and I had a chance to taste many items. They were all free, I particularly enjoyed the lamb chops... cuison as ordered and very tasty. The pineapple upside down cake was delightful. Would love to go back next time we are in the area. Service was good.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Hi Dennis!
It was my pleasure to accommodate you and your wonderful family. Holidays are some of my favorite days as we get to meet so many wonderful people and their families. Have a wonderful day and be sure to stop in and say "Hi" when you are back in the area.
Todd Brown
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San Jose, CA
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We dine here every time we come to Pismo and stay at Dolphin Bay. The food taste and quality are exceptional. The service is impeccable. The ocean view is relaxing. The prices are a bit high but everything I ate (and the food I ate off my family's plates) were always tasty and flavorful. We can't wait to come back.

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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you!
I am very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. It is also reassuring to know that I am not the only one that steals from my families plates! That is why I make them all order something different. In all seriousness, we appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts and hope that when you return to the area you will be sure to dine with us again.
Cheers!
Todd Brown
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Carpinteria, California
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“Expensive but worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Oh gosh where do i start, beautiful ocean front view, food that will surprise your taste buds, and staff that goes above and beyond. The only down side is it quite expensive

Visited April 2014
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Todd B, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Good day Paul,
Thank you for your glowing review on Trip Advisor. We take great pride in the effort and preparation that our team takes in delivering an unforgettable experience for our guests. We hope that you will join us again soon.
Have a wonderful day!
Todd Brown
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“Another Lovely Lunch At Lido!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Yesterday we enjoyed another wonderful lunch at Lido @ the beautiful Dolphin Bay Resort. It was raining and we dined inside this time. The $9 lunch special was a delicious wrap with a side of White Asparagus soup. We brought in a bottle of wine that The Sea Venture Resort gave us and our corkage fee was complimentary. Such an appreciated touch!

Our service was welcoming slow, we really enjoyed a slower paced lunch here and were in no hurry. Service was very enthusiastic and friendly. It is always a pleasure to dine at Lido while in the area for business and pleasure. :)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 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, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post you glowing review on Trip Advisor. Many people think of dining at the coast with perfect weather but some of my favorite moments are sitting in a calm, relaxing dining room while watching a tumultuous storm over the ocean. It makes the soup and fresh baked bread taste even better. As for value, please don't forget our Happy Hour and nightly dinner specials.
Cheers!
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Atascadero, California
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“Cheers to 21 years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We celebrated our son's 21st birthday with the three course brunch and bottomless mimosas...yum!

The food was outstanding! We were a larger party so had a little of everything from the Pecan Stuffed French Toast to the Omelette Funghi Misti, and even a Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Wrap with sweet potato fries, Bread Pudding, Creme Brulee...delish!

Our waitress Nina was terrific, she kept the mimosas coming and definitely made us feel like VIPs (she even took the time to humor our 1 year old) and to top it off, we had not one, but two restaurant managers stop by to wish my son a happy birthday!

Oh, and the views weren't half bad either ;)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 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, General Manager at Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Happy Birthday!
Thank you for choosing Lido for you special occasion. I will make sure Nina is aware of your great review and accolades for her. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. Have a wonderful day
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