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Bistro Laurent

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1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2242
+1 805-226-8191
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Classic French cooking with French and local wine list. The steak and French fries is one of my favorite lunches. Chef Laurent does French peasant food at lunch, changing the special every week. The best deal for dinner is the fixed-price four- or five-course meal with wine. Last night I had scallops in a red wine reduction sauce for the... More 

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1 Thank Dorothy S
Hayward, California
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

We hadn't been here in a few years and had forgotten how good it was. We did the tasting menu with wine and were encouraged to give some guidelines and then trust the chef. We did make a few requests like no mushrooms and please chocolate for dessert, but from there, trust the chef. We had an awesome 4 courses... More 

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1 Thank anselandyosemite
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We came here on a Saturday evening based on our innkeepers' recommendation. The host quickly informed us that we would be enjoying a 4 course tasting menu - not something we typically do, but we were feeling adventurous. The food and the wine pairings were delicious, cooked well, and accompanied by great service. A nice French gem off the town... More 

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2 Thank jkohari
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

If you are visiting Paso Robles, this is a must go to for supper. We had the chef's surprise tasting menu with accompanying wines and we were not disappointed with any of it. Both the chef and Sommelier are at the top of their game. Simple food, bursting with flavour and amazing wines to accompany each delicious tasting menu course.... More 

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3 Thank Elaine H
Palm Springs, California
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Ok....I am really into food and wine..worked in restraunts myself and reseived culinary training at Culinary Institute of AMERICA, and dined at many to the finest restraunts in the world. Chefs like Keller, Robuchon,Savoy. I say this not to brag but to put in perspective my review. Came in late like 8pm..on a saturday night and while crowded they extend... More 

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4 Thank hawaiidan
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

We have eaten here many times on our annual wine tour of Paso Robles. Generally, we have loved the restaurant and been extremely enthusiastic about recommending it. No more. We ate there a few weeks back. We had a reservation and walked into an empty restaurant. They put us near the kitchen--the least desirable table. We asked to move to... More 

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3 Thank Michael D
Thousand Oaks, California
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105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner, but we were disappointed that Laurent's highly touted tasting menu is offered only on a "let the chef surprise you" basis. Most guests went that route, but in our experience, surprises are not always delightful... If you do go that route, by all means add the wine pairing...it's a bargain compared to splitting a bottle! The... More 

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1 Thank GLennox
San Jose, California
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213 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

We arrived on Saturday with a group of 15 - totally unplanned. (Our flying club landed at Paso Robles after diverting from another fogged in airport.) The restaurant handled our large group well - we outnumbered the other patrons in the restaurant. The food and atmosphere are fantastic. The menu had a number of excellent traditional items as well as... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Chef retains a deft hand with sauces! Prix Fixe Valentine's Day Dinner, though pricey and a surprise not mentioned at the time I made reservations, was professionally staffed, well-orchestrated, and a palate pleaser! Had planned to taste the Bistro's standing menu fare which looked to be intriguing, so the surprise Prix Fixe approach was a disappointment, as was not being... More 

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1 Thank RussellPomona
Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

You - and I'm writing this for anyone who finds themselves hesitating at the thought of dining at a French inspired restaurant - will love this place. Leave all of those preconceptions that are giving you pause back in the hotel room and go to Bistro Laurent. Yes there are tablecloths but they are not white! Yes they serve the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: +1 805-226-8191

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