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“Wonderful flavors-Excellent Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marinus At Bernardus Lodge - CLOSED

Marinus At Bernardus Lodge
Price range: $35 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Laureles Grade
Solvang, California
Level Contributor
90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful flavors-Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had my birthday dinner at Marinus at the Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley. When making reservations they ask if it is for a special occasion, and I told them it was for my birthday. When we arrived, we were given menus and mine was a special birthday menu with my name on it. They give you the menu at the end of dinner along with a card singed by the staff. Nice touch. The food and service were absolutely wonderful. The beet salad was the best ever, according to my wife. I had the portobella mushroom soup with goat cheese and truffle oil. It was so thick and rich, absolutely delicious. My wife ordered turbot, delicate and beautifully presented and I had venison loin, prepared perfectly. One of the best dinners we’ve had. And like everywhere on the Bernardus property, the staff was amazing, so helpful, friendly and welcoming. It was a great evening.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Stephen U
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English first
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
1 review
“Great Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Ambience was great, food was delicious, and they had a huge selection of wine list. Portion of food should have been larger. My husband ordered scallops from entree menu and was served with 2 scallops.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JustBeMe2013
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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best special occasion meal we have had in quite sometime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

from the cocktail to the wine selection and finally the Black Truffle Risotto - over the top. Just exquisite.

Visited September 2013
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Thank DanielsonD
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San Jose, California
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Exceptional restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I did ordered the tasting menu. Everything was absolutely delicious. I wanted to lick the plates clean! The dessert was underwhelming. It was smaller than I imagined. I know after 5 courses of delicious food, guests might feel full. But I felt the chocolate buttermilk cake should have been larger.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Bluesushi76
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Level Contributor
46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Extraordinary food. While not cheap, it is a GREAT value. Would go back tomorrow. Fabulous wine list. Extraordinary presentation.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Gdmack2
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