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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

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Wonderful Birthday Dinner!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
sowdogs
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Long Beach, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Hayward, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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118 reviews 118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 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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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, Romantic, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?