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Bistro Laurent

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    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
Only if you want chef's choice 4-5 course menu

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
GLennox
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Thousand Oaks, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hayward, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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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Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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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Thousand Oaks, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 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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Paso Robles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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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Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Always exceptional in every way! The mussels gratin was served hot to perfection and the flavor was fabulous. The lamb was delicious. The apple beignet was so good that my husband wished that we had ordered two and not shared! We had two different reds by the glass, there are more available than are offered on the wine list ,... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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