About The Marisol
Greensboro, NC 27407
"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.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 9:30pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We feature Mike Evans on the piano Friday and Saturday nights.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Marisol Ratings and Reviews
We went to Marisol for a Birthday celebration having heard such great things about it. I had the duck and I must admit it was a little dry. Still good considering I never prepare duck at home. Next time I would try the seafood choices, though. The main waiter was wonderful. The hostess was a bit underdressed considering the caliber of restaurant this is supposed to be. Still, though, everything was very good and we will go back.
We have eaten at Marisol for over 15 years. It is probably the best restaurant in our area. On this occasion, they were very busy which caused our service to suffer. My wife's salmon was excellent as usual, but I ordered the special- a strip steak that was only average. The desserts were excellent when they finally arrived. I hope that this experience was an aberration and not the start of deterioration of quality and service.
Best meal I've had in Greensboro in a long time. Came with a Foodie meetup group. There were twelve of us , two tables of six. Everyone tried a different dish. All were very pleased with the food. Marisol is pricey but each dish was expertly prepared. The menu is small but the fresh daily specials were plentiful, creative and very well prepared. Even the bread baked fresh daily in house is amazing!
We never miss a chance to eat at The Marisol. It is absolutely one of the best, if not THE best restaurant in NC. Chef Robin is amazing. Everything served to us, you could taste every ingredient. Perfectly balanced cuisine. Scott and Heather are the most professional and well informed servers you could hope for. Whatever they recommend, take it. Not to be missed in your dining travels.
Menu food and service were all very good. The only issue I had was that they announce a specials menu daily, which is quite large, and makes the customer work hard at trying to remember everything and keeps the waitstaff at the tables for an inordinate amount of time.
Drinks are huge and very good. Food is creative and well executed. The wine list is really good and large for the size restaurant that it is. All in all, I would definitely go back.
This is our favorite restaurant. We absolutely love it. Come here for all special occasions. Very expensive but worth every penny. Now that the new interstate is open is a quick drive of about 10-15 minutes as before it used to take us almost 30 in Greensboro. Love this place. Just wish it was closer to Irving Park.
This is simply an amazing restaurant. We now live in Charlotte and it is a ways to go for dinner. We came last weekend for our anniversary. It took an hour and 40 minutes to get there based on the road construction but it was well worth the drive. The food is creative with many choices. But as amazing as the food always is, the service is even better. We had Scott, who is a favorite of ours. We had not been for a couple years but he remembered us. He has the uncanny knack of being friendly and professional at the same time. I don't recall getting better service ever than he regularly gives his customers.
It's a long way to go for us, but we say every time -- we need to do this more often. Thanks Marisol and thanks Scott for your amazing service! You are a wow!
Without a doubt, the best restaurant I've found in North Carolina! I can't imagine why it is not packed every night!!! It was very quiet when I took my aunt there, and we had the most delicious meal, with attentive and pleasant service, in a lovely setting. It is a little bit tucked away, but worth finding for sure! It is truly "fine dining", starting with the "amuse-bouche" and ending with a fantastic chocolate soufflé for dessert. We had eaten there a year or so ago, and I think it was even better this time! Marisol compares very favorably with any restaurant I've been to in California, where I live. I would highly recommend it.
Dining at Marisol's is always a treat. The service and food are always outstanding! The wait staff always make you feel special, and interact just enough to be personal, but without being overbearing. They take the extra step to memorize all of the specials, and describe them in such detail that you can almost taste them! The food is always prepared beautifully, using fresh ingredients to both compliment and bring out all of the flavors of the main ingredient of the dish. We have never been disappointed!
Scott our waiter did an exceptional job, we were all amazed at his thoroughness and knowledge of the menu choice. The soft crabs, reck fish, crab cake, angus steak were all great meals. The presentation of the menu items to all of the diners was super. The honorees were very pleased with the evening and stated they would dine there again.
This is our second time at this restaurant. Next time I think I'll be trying something from the "verbal menu" as they all sounded very tempting. As it is I had the foie gras followed by a Goat Cheese salad, with Rack of Lamb as the main course. The wine was a 2015 Willamette Pinot Noir. Everything was delicious, and our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. One of our favourite restaurants in the area. Highly recommended.
We were astounded by the flavors and quality of the food. The gnocchi in a sage brown butter with lobster chunks was just perfect as a appetizer - I could've eaten it as a main course. We also ordered the oysters - they were spicy - but not too much. I had the lamb - and it was so tender and perfectly cooked - I had some as leftovers two days later and it was still tender. My dining partner had the duck - wow! Neither of us really wanted to share - especially me - mine was better ;) We ordered one of the least expensive wines on the list and it was delicious.
It is a bit pricey but if you want true gourmet in Greensboro - go there. I can't wait to go back.
We've been coming here since it's opening 17 years ago. Unfortunately the founding chef died a few years ago and there was a lot of concern about the future of this restaurant. I am pleased to say it has both survived and thrived and is at its full glory still. Original waitstaff are still the faces that greet you. There's great attention to detail. The menu is expansive and ever-changing. There were six set appetizers and eight special appetizers on the night we were there. I believe they were half a dozen dinner specials as well.
We had a three course dinner over about two hours without being rushed. Highlights of this night included baked oysters, a veal Milanese as well as many other excellent courses. Still probably the best food in the Triad
The food and service is always outstanding at Marisol's. We never go away disappointed. It's a small restaurant, so you really feel like family when you dine there. Our server, Heather, is incredibly knowledgable about the menu items, both food and wine, and she will never steer you in the wrong direction!
My only complaint is that I wish there were more French varietals of wine on the menu.
I stayed at Grand Resort and hosted a client dinner recently at Marisol and was pleasantly surprised at the menu diversity. For small place they offered a wide range of options all with great taste variations and solid presentation. Our group mixed it up and there was plenty of sharing around the table all to rave revues, might I add we are all in the Produce Business and not easily impressed. Overall it was a great experience and we will definitely go back if ever in the area!
Whenever we want a creative, delicious meal in an inviting atmosphere with excellent service we head for the Marisol. The staff is always welcoming, Scott and Heather are attentive and helpful without hovering, and the food is fresh, local and inventive. We have immensely enjoyed every one of our visits and never hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
The Marisol is hands down the best restaurant in the Triad! The food, service, wine and atmosphere are all spectacular. I have traveled to most major cities in the US and several abroad, and I would put this culinary gem up against any 5 Star Restaurant that I have experienced. An evening at the Marisol is truly a dining experience!
My husband and I have been coming to Marisol for the last 12 years. It's our special occasion place - in part because it's quite expensive, but mostly because on a special occasion you want to do something special and Marisol's food, service and ambiance have always been special. We dined for my birthday on March 19, 2016. While we were greeted like old friends and had wonderful service from Heather, our food was very good but not outstanding. I had the bass, which tasted less than fresh and really had nothing distinctive about its preparation. My husband had the trigger fish, which tasted fresher and had a light breading, but was still not spectacular. My duck confit appetizer was excellent, but rather a large portion for an appetizer, or first course. We shared the goat cheese salad and it was, as always, excellent. Finally, I had the clafouti for dessert. It was too hot, but that's the way those things are served at Marisol, so I wasn't surprised. I read another review that complained strongly about it, but I don't object to it as much. My hsband had chocolate mousse and it was very good.
I guess I'll finish by saying we'll probably keep it as our special occasion restaurant at least for one mor time to see if we have a different experience.
Scott is truly great waiter. He always makes our dining experience special. I had the duck confitt starter, the fried goat cheese salad and the rack of lamb. All was unbelievably good. Scott's recommended wine was perfectly paired to all of the above. Couldn't have been better.
We went to the Marisol to celebrate my 54th birthday. My wife had a shrimp bruschetta for appetizer, Filet Mignon entrée, and Clafoutis for dessert. I began with a Lemon drop Martini, followed by Foie gras on French toast appetizer, fried goat cheese salad, and roast duck with strawberry coulis entrée. The wine was a bottle of Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir (2014). I followed the waiter's recommendation and had the key lime mousse for dessert, accompanied by a glass of Dolce dessert wine and a couple of double espressos (my wife had a cappuccino). Everything was delicious, the waiter was very friendly and attentive.
We will definitely be back, although the price (about $260 for this meal) means that it will remain a "special occasions" restaurant for us. The portion sizes were not huge, but I was quite happy with this. I ended the meal feeling satisfied but not over-full. I had come to experience a variety of great-tasting food, and I certainly got what I came for.
The next time we come, I intend to try one of the entrees from the "verbal" menu (which changes every night, apparently). It pays to book early. We booked our table for 6:00P on a Friday night, and were the only ones there when we arrived. About an hour later, the restaurant was full, and by the sounds of things there were quite a few regulars.
In summary, great food, great (and friendly) service. They've been around for 19 years: here's to another 19!
Our food was excellent. We both had the salmon which was prepared perfectly with a very delicate sauce. The wine list was ample. We felt a little rushed through our meal, would have liked a little more time to enjoy our wine between courses, but otherwise our evening was superb!
I have now been three times and have not had Marisol hit it out of the park yet. With entrees in the high $30 range, I was certainly hoping to be wowed by the cuisine. Not terrible but not OMG worthy either. In my three trips, ive had fishy tasting fish, greasy duck and unspectacular pork dishes. I will say the appetizers are delicious, especially their homemade sausages. Deserts are nice too. But the core entree leaves much to be desired for the price. Our server was outstanding and remembered us from prior visits on this most recent experience. Very knowledgeable about the dishes. He and been there for years and and it show. Really nice. If I went back again I would eat apps and have drinks in the bar. Nice atmosphere in there.
My wife and I have been dining at Marisol ever since it opened about 18 years ago. In our opinion the food is the best in Greensboro/High Point and nothing else comes close. Both the food and the service are always outstanding, and frequent updates to the menu present an exciting variety of choices. There's always something new. Also, the wine list is excellent and very well thought out. For a couple, expect to spend $200 and up, depending upon your choice of wine and cocktails. If that's a little steep for everyday dining, try it for special occasions. You'll be glad you did.
I had heard that this was top restaurant in NC. The menu was compelling, but ultimately the dishes were bland and failed to meet expectations. The market seafood catch was overcooked and dry; sad. While the wait staff service was exceptional, the host did not want to the be there that night which accordingly affected the dining experience - creating a rushed experience. Good wine selection, but ultimately the restaurant was akin to one located at a nice hotel seeking to offend none - the restaurant did not meet or exceed expectations. The restaurant is resting on its laurels by playing down to its broader local competition and not its peer group across the state and country, disappointing.
On a Friday the restaurant started quietly but got busy by the time our meal was over. We had appetizers and entrees that can't easily be found locally. Service as always was wonderful and we felt unique. They had our wine of choice. Portions were just right. Not inexpensive, but quality that stands alone in our area.
Been coming to Marisol for many years. The food is always phenomenal. Not a drinker so I cannot attest to the wine list, but I'm sure it's just as impressive. It's upscale, yet casual. I'm from Virginia, but mom lives in Greensboro. We always make a point to visit while I'm in town. The service is great. Home baked focaccia bread is really, really good. They always seem to have my favorites on the menu in some form....this visit had the fois gras appetizer with mini waffles and apple jelly type sauce and lamb chops in a cherry sauce. Mom had a heirloom tomato tart for appetizer which was great and a roulade of flounder with crab. Restaurant in a small strip mall type building and the road has been under construction quite a bit for at least a year, but it is worth getting there.
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