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Dishes Bistro & Grill

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice and pricey

The service is very welcoming and personal. The menu is varied and good. Quite pricey, but if you want to make an evening of it in Marina it's a nice place to go. Maybe we didn't choose their specialties, but the food was good but nothing to really get excited about. The caipirinha was quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Pcorgi06
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Sacramento, California
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Dishes is the spot we head to when we want to relax and enjoy some very good food. We've had consistently good food and service on each of our five or six visits for dinner. The filet mignon I had at Dishes a couple of months ago was as good as I've had anywhere else. We brought some friends here... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The service is very welcoming and personal. The menu is varied and good. Quite pricey, but if you want to make an evening of it in Marina it's a nice place to go. Maybe we didn't choose their specialties, but the food was good but nothing to really get excited about. The caipirinha was quite delicious, though.

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Thank Pcorgi06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

If only I could cook swordfish the way the chef did. The dinner was exceptional. Ambiance was low key. Quiet. Great dried tomato pre-dinner spread. We've been coming here for years. Husband and wife team are very welcoming. Thanks for the no cell phone policy. Well priced and reasonable wine list - great selection. A must do to escape the... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The food and service were both very good. Recommend the pesto ravioli and goat cheese bruschetta. The tiramusu was absolutely delicious! Only downside was the tomato soup - a bit bland. We loved the ambiance and music, and the owners were both incredibly nice and friendly to all of us. I also appreciated this restaurant's request to not use cel... More 

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Thank canose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We visit Dishes on every trip to the Monterey area, and it never disappoints. This time we had the swordfish and it was the best we've ever had. Wonderful husband wife team actively work the front and back of the house. Prices are very reasonable, atmosphere is casual, and you are made to feel at home. Bravo Dishes!

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Thank Al T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The hotel staff recommended we try Dishes. The the food was really good and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The portions were large. I was a little taken back that there is a sign at the door that says cell phones cannot be used in the restaurant. The decor is a bit eclectic with movie posters on the walls and brown... More 

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Thank Babybear71
Seaside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed dinner here a few times and have not been disappointed. Excellent French onion soup! Very light broth style sauces with the pasta and seafood dishes was delicious. Lovely couple own and operate this shop. Thank You!

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Thank Kim H
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I decided to travel for the Fourth of July weekend and have dinner in a place that would be a little further away from the busy Carmel and Monterey tourists. We were told by a friend about Dishes Bistro in Marina. He highly recommended the place. I must say, he was absolutely right. It was a great... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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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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Thank Carl W
Monterey, California
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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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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?