The Marisol

4.7
219 reviews
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$50 and over
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International
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Notable Wine List
"Marisol" has become a landmark on the map of fine dining in North Carolina. We specialize in using the freshest seasonal foods prepared in creative ways. During our 15 years, we have garnered the respect of a faithful clientele as well as high marks from Triad critics.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
International, French
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Hours of operation

Tuesday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(336) 852-3303
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tim Thompson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MacKay Rd
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Entertainment
We feature Mike Evans on the piano Friday and Saturday nights.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous, as always.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Fairly good. Just a smidge expensive to comparable restaurants in the area. Very creative cuisine. Very good staff. Taste is above average, but not as good as the atmosphere and service. For comparing to its peers: 4.0/5.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Always creative and delicious! The whole staff is friendly and very accommodating. Peaceful and charming ambiance. It will be your forever favorite restaurant in the Triad, possibly all of North Carolina! You will always find some new and amazing treat!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Outstanding! Food is only half of the dining experience, but combined with exceptional service, and a nice atmosphere, you've found dinner at The Marisol.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Wonderful restaurant! Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Meghan was our server and she was amazing. She knew the menu like the back of her hand and was very detailed and helpful when choosing dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great service. Excellent food. Great find if you can find it.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Without a doubt, among the very best tasting food, best flavors, best prepared food and best service, certainly in central NC and most probably in NC and the southeast. Every time we
finish our meal and depart, the most often used
word to describe our experience is “wow!”
And that really doesn’t give the experience full justice. Always memorable.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This spot was recommended to us by gentleman we had met at furniture land, and we’re glad that he did. My wife and I went there for dinner and were amazed for such a small place what a great meal they serve. Our waiter and I think also what is the maître d’ had been there for 20 and was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. The food in his presentation where excellent and the wine selection was very good. Our waiter took us through the specials and the menu for the night he was very friendly and we enjoyed her conversation with him. If we’re back in that area again I would definitely go there for dinner it’s worth the experience

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is a delightful find!! If you are able to make it by, you won’t be disappointed

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great as always. The best!!!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The Marisol is a small, locally owned bistro located between High Point and Greensboro, NC. While it is small in size it is huge on service and quality. We have never had a meal there that we didn’t enjoy. Our recent visit, a birthday celebration, was no exception.

We were presented with an amuse-bouche after being seated. It was a miniscule version of Insalata Caprese. One bite was all you got, truly just a starter to our meal. House made bread basket was offered with a selection of rolls and breads. We tried the Italian roll and the fig and nut sourdough. Both were excellent. Passing on a salad we selected the seafood bisque, which was superb. For our entrees we selected the crispy duck and the corvina (or drum fish). Both of our proteins were garnished by a sauce and vegetables (asparagus and zucchini) were included on the plate.

By the time our dinner ended we were too full for desert, although they had some wonderful sounding ones on the menu. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This continues to be our favorite restaurant any where. We lived in Atlanta for56 yrs with many great restaurants.
We know live in Clemson SC & try to get to Marisol at least once a year.
Food & service is the best.
Ed & Jane Duckworth

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Sauces and sides missed the mark. Same sides served with every entree. (Odd). Duck confit delicious, but snapper would have been better not buried in curry sauce. Veal Milanese needs to be pounded much thinner to be fork tender.
Lovely rolls and amuse bouche.
Would stick with filet mignon or rack of lamb.
Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food is always good. Never sways from being excellent. Did feel a little rushed this time not because too many people were there but maybe just because we had such good service but would have like to have slowed dinner down a bit.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Marisols never disappoints. The food, cocktails, service and ambiance are the very best.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

My new and, probably, all time favorite place to dine! Everything is close to perfect!!!

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Crab cake over sautéed. Lobster bisque had very little flavor. Great dessert and cappuccino. Nice menu. Great service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I always look forward to an opportunity to dine at The Marisol and they never disappoint. I am looking forward to my next wonderful experience at the Marisol!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Absolute perfection. Food, ambiance, service. We never miss eating here when in Greensboro.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Simply the best in the Triad

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Comfortable environment with excellent service. The food was outstanding starting with Crab Bisque followed by NC Snapper. A fine meal and lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Our favorite restaurant, always a fantastic dining experience

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was outstanding as usual, but the service was rushed at first and then slow, erratic overall. We consider ourselves to be regular customers here and we had one of our favorite servers. But we did not feel welcomed that night from the time we walked into the door. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and the restaurant had been informed of such, but they seemed not to care in their service for our table of five. Because there were gifts presented, they seemed irritated to have to deal with that interruption. And they didn't deal with it. They just went right along with their service, not noticing what was going on at our table. The restaurant was empty when we arrived, not busy, with only one other 4 top table seated later and which they seated right next to us. We purposefully came very early when the restaurant opened so we wouldn't be in a crowded room when we wanted to reminisce and open a couple of gifts and so we wouldn't impact the service for ourselves or others. They left the bottle of wine we ordered on the brick fireplace and did not pour more than once, so we did not see the bottle until leaving when it was knocked over and spilt. Our children were very disappointed in the evening they planned for us, particularly because this was the restaurant we said we wanted to go to!

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Highly rated restaurant and the food was as promised. However, the maître d and server was brusque and rude. We would ask for something and he would walk away instantly and left us wondering if he heard. He did hear and fulfill our needs, but he was obviously put out that we were there and kept pushing both food and order choices at us. Amazingly as we were one of the two last tables left before closing, he summarily turned the lights up bright.

The food was fine dining, the price was accordingly, but it might as well been a lousy McDonalds for service and the rude treatment. Shame on the restaurant for allowing this.

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

When the chef can prepare food up to the level her bartender can make a cocktail, then the prices she charges will be justified.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had in my life. The chef/owner, Robin Upson, offers an incredible array of amazing dishes from her kitchen. Our server had the entire menu memorized, and offered terrific guidance and suggestions throughout the meal. From the fresh-baked bread, to the truffle-flour gnocchi (out of this world!), all the way through dessert - everything was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding job for Robin and her staff. The worst part is having to decide what not to eat, because it all sounds so wonderful and I haven’t been disappointed yet.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Small bistro environment. Few if any of the tables could be called “secluded.” The food was amazing and our server was very helpful in narrowing our choices when asked. Didn’t have the opportunity this time to enjoy their cozy piano lounge but could seeing us coming back just for drinks. Our pre-dinner cocktails were poured in the classic style with a heavy hand. This place is perfect for the true gourmand looking for something a cut above the typical Triad dining options.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

We give this restaurant a 10 out of 10 for food and service. There wasn’t a bite we didn’t enjoy. Quite expensive but well worth it, especially for a special occasion. Very sophisticated menu. The duck is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

The best in greensboro! So good went two nights in a row. Service and food were amazing! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Second visit- just as great as the first. Superb food and excellent service; great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2017

The food and service was on point. Waiter was knowledgeable and each course came out with perfect timing. We will be back to enjoy again.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was outstanding. The menu offered items you don't often see in Triad restaurants -- nothing too exotic, just very upscale and done with great attention to detail and ingredients. The wait staff was excellent as well. Good wine list.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved the atmosphere. Food was expense, but excellent. Many choices of fresh caught seafood; large number of different choices to pick. Nice wine list; excellent desserts. Truly enjoyed our anniversary celebration; would return for another special occasion .

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

We have been dining at Marisol for over 10years now and each time is even a little better than the last. The menu is forever changing and morphs into whatever the chef can find that is fresh and in season. Heather has been our server since our very first time and even if we go for a long period without coming in she never forgets us and what our favorites are. When she recites the menu of the evening it’s like someone reading poetry. My wife and I joke that we never look at the menu because every night there are so many specials, some delicacies, that it’s a waste of time to bother looking. This restaurant is pricey but way worth the culinary experience as well as the wine choices.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was good, but I think it was extremely overpriced. The entrees were around $40, but did not include a salad. The "sides" that came with the entrees were small portions and were all the exact same (and nothing to write home about). Salads were an additional $10-12. If the entrees came with specific sides and were served with a basic side salad, then maybe ~ $40 would have been appropriate.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

This was my 1st time to the restaurant. The food was phenomenal. The lamb just melt in your mouth and all you needed was a butter knife to cut the filet. The cauliflower soup was out of this world and to top the meal off - the Scharffen Berger Liquid Center Chocolate Cake for desert was an absolute winner. Service was excellent. Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

This was our first visit and we were wonderfully pleased. We were celebrating my mothers birthday and it was a great choice. The oysters were to die for and I usually am not a fan of oysters. Everyone was beyond pleased with their food. Our waitress was beyond amazing. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Visited on 09/02/17. This is truly a gem for this area. Service was absolutely old school perfect!! The food delivered wonderfully. Fresh, exciting dishes were outstanding. Cannot say enough good things about our visit.

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