I'm pretty easily satisfied with most dining experiences. Give me decent food at a reasonable price with intelligent service and I'm set. Unfortunately, the Marina Restaurant scored low in all these areas.
My wife and I visited the restaurant this past Friday, and thank goodness we were using a gift certificate! If we had paid full price, I think I would have croaked.
Let's start with the food. I ordered a New York Steak ($24). I was served a steak with no seasoning, some boiled russet potatoes with no seasoning, and some steamed broccoli with (you guessed it) no seasoning. Fortunately, there was butter and s&p on the table. My wife ordered the Alaskan salmon and it was similarly flavorless.
Service: Slow. We had an appetizer and main course and were there for almost exactly two hours. Our waitress was curteous and helpful, but apparently overworked (or maybe the kitchen was understaffed).
Ambience: Tired and somewhat dated. Nothing exciting except for the view. We were on a kind of mini-balcony with a table just below us and inches away. I could tell you all about the lives of the people who were at that table.
Price: Seriously overpriced for what you get. Our total tab was $62 for 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, and 1 drink.
Conclusion: Avoid The Marina and go straight to Anthony's for similar prices and far superior food, atmosphere and service!