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Bistro Laurent

1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8191
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Ranked #7 of 149 restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We got the chef's tasting menu and it was just OK. The portions for a four course tasting were too large and when the main course came we were too full to eat it!

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Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had to wait a while but I wanted to sit on the inviting patio. It was worth the wait. I had a very nice salad and desert with a glass of sparkling wine and left with a smile.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This anniversary celebration will be remembered as one of the best meals we've shared. We let the chef create a wonderful 6 course meal with wine parings. Truly an amazing experience! We dined on the outdoor patio - the weather was perfect. The service was excellent. We can't wait to return. Thank you Bistro Laurent!

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Calabash, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were so looking forward to this restaurant and were quite disappointed. We had the tasting menu with wine. The service was extremely disappointing. The staff seemed bored and offered us no description of what they were serving. We had to call the wine server back twice because he mumbled something as he poured the wine and took off before... More

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Sisters, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great chef's tasting menu which can be paired with wine. Food and presentation extremely well done. Service also extremely well done. Wine list is extensive so if you're a serious wine person, I'd suggest using their web site to study ahead of time.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Delicious in every way. Beautiful , classy dining room. EXCELLENT SERVICE. First class ingredients served in a beautifully creative way. Every bite was OH LA LA..C'est Bon. One of us had the tasting menu and the other ordered off of the menu. No complaints here. This will be our place to DINE, when in Paso Robles.

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Visalia, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here during a weekend in Paso Robles. We went with the chefs choice 4 course option. The food was delicious and the wine pairings spot on. After our meal we asked the host to call a taxi. As this was wine fest weekend he thought would be a Long wait. The owner gave permission... More

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La Quinta, California
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is authentic French Cuisine with a minor exception. I had an excellent Croque Monsier, while my wife has the shrimp; which we accompanied with a bottle of Badoit... My only criticism is that a true salad Nicoise should not be made with fresh tuna, but rather canned tuna!

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We did the tasting menu and my husband had the wine as well. He was able to try wines that he had never had from both the US and Europe. The chef choices gave us a chance to try new things as well which we enjoyed very much.

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

What a welcome lunch surprise... an excellent and authentic French country cafe/bistro in Paso. We had two daily specials: a succulent Beef Marengo, braised with superb sauce, and a king salmon, again with tasty sauce. The ghost of Julia smiles. When we wander up from Santa Barbara we have a new destination.

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