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1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8191
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic tasting menu with wine pairings

We walked into Bistro Laurent on a whim and could not have been more satisfied. We had no idea what the tasting menu consisted of and were pleasantly surprised with every course. The 5-course meal with wine pairings was very reasonably priced. We added the cheese plate before dessert and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
JimRhino
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We walked into Bistro Laurent on a whim and could not have been more satisfied. We had no idea what the tasting menu consisted of and were pleasantly surprised with every course. The 5-course meal with wine pairings was very reasonably priced. We added the cheese plate before dessert and experienced outstanding cheeses with a nice port. Great service. Highly... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The wine prices start at 50 but a decent wine begins at over 75 Wines by the glass at 15 were insultingly small. 4 oz ...Paso is not Manhattan. The food and service were very good but they need to rethink their wine menu in a wine country Mecca. We won't be back; there are many other exceptional choices in... More 

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San Francisco
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is an attractive restaurant with a outdoor patio that we noticed when we were passing through Paso Robles 2 days earlier. We were disappointed. The wait staff was indifferent.. No energy. We both ordered chicken salad and iced tea. The menu did not list the price for the Iced Tea...$4.50!! For that price I would expect Mariage Freres or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I recently had dinner here with a friend and it was perfect! I have been here before and each time was wonderful. I always order the chef's tasting menu with 4 items paired with wines. Truly enjoyable relaxing experience. Very attentive staff and I look forward to next meal there!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This restaurant offers a unique opportunity. Although there are ala carte selections, the restaurant is really a prix fixe restaurant. More importantly, what the restaurant pushes is a prix fixe choice where the chef chooses for you. You have several choices (1) four courses or five; (2) with matching wines or without; (3) bring your own wine and let the... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Bistro Laurent and what a wonderful choice. Great service and the food was terrific. We chose the four course dinner with wine pairings - where the Chef surprises you with each course - everything was simply delicious. I definitely recommend Bistro Laurent and we will surely return upon on next trip to Paso Robles... More 

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Fairfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went to this place with a friend in the restaurant business who knew the manager and chef well. We were surprised how indifferent and stuffy they were to him, and to us. The place was almost empty, but we felt very rushed. The tables are very close to each other, and they still sat us right next to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Happened to be in Paso Robles during one of the major events - The wine festival. During these special weekends they don't offer the ala carte menus. So you have to go with the 4 or 5 course price fixed offering. Outstanding but you have to be adventurous. The Chef picks and prepares each course especially for each table/guest. You... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came here for a long weekend and hit up four popular restaurants and this was our favorite. They really push you into the tasting menu. There is a sample menu but nope, it's chef's choice. "Tell us what you hate". Well, I didn't want duck and I'm gluten free so... let's do it! Best choice ever. Some ridiculously good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 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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Additional Information about Bistro Laurent

Address: 1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone Number: 805-226-8191
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: 805-226-8191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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