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“Don't hesitate . . . try it sooner not later--you'll be glad you did.” 5 of 5 stars
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Robert's
1218 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-5556
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Ranked #1 of 151 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Price range: $15 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th street
Transit: AMTRACK train station directly 2 blocks south
Description: A Fresh Approach to Classic American Cuisine. Open Every day lunch 11a-2p (fri-sat/2:30) & 5p-10p. Downtown Paso near the park gazebo, outside patio dining. Ambiance feels both "uptown and right at home" with plush upholstered chairs and captivating black and white photography. Executive Chef Justin Picard's team is highly experienced in wine industry hospitality creating meals that are beautiful, abundant and freshly created, using locally grown produce and proteins. The professional designed interior is plush and unusually comfortable. The friendly servers wear nice jeans, adding to the overall theme of "approachable" fine dining. The menu is sensitively priced and portions are large. Extensive local wine list of delicious wines changes bi-monthly, with majority offered by the glass with tastes. Unusual boutique wineries as well as the grand and prominent are featured. Private parties, rehearsal dinners welcomed. Large Wedding production Division with 5 years of wedding coordinating and catering.
Lodi, California
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“Don't hesitate . . . try it sooner not later--you'll be glad you did.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The last time we were passing through the area we scoped the place out but settled on an old standby. With hindsight this was a mistake--we now have a new old standby. On this visit at first blush we again thought that the dinner house decor didn't quite fit with our plans for a more casual lunch spot on day one of a getaway at the beach . . . but we took a chance.

From a warm greeting to a cheerful thank you and goodbye we enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere very comfortable, the music controlled and appropriate for the setting, the service good but not perfect but our food was excellent. And on a 104 degree day the highly efficient air-conditioning was merciful! At least for lunch on a week day it seemed like the clientele is probably mostly north of 50 (and we increased the number somewhat). However, I imagine that the appeal is somewhat broader between Friday and Sunday when numerous oenophiles are exploring the numerous nearby wineries.

Anne enjoyed a fabulous seared ahi salad--great fish cooked to perfection, a wonderful lemon based dressing and nice accent touches. I broke training somewhat spoiling myself with a roasted pork sandwich served on a great roll with pineapple, caramelized onions, an interesting melted cheese and aioli--served with seasoned fries (not quite crisp enough). The quantity and quality of both meals was outstanding and priced reasonably for what we enjoyed.

We can only guess, but we think this would be a great place for dinner while enjoying a good selection of wines.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Really good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were a large group and visited in July of 2014. The food was very, very good and the service was outstanding. It is difficult to please each one of six people, but Robert's staff was able to do so. There are people in the area who will not go to this restaurant, but I believe that that is a mistake-there is little reason to make the servers and everyone who works there suffer, especially when the food is this good.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Second dining occasion here and still excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Consistently top shelf. Highly recommend. Menu is not inexpensive but worth it for us. Service staff and owner are excellent!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Friendly atmosphere, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were traveling through Paso Robles and came across Roberts. The food and service were first rate.

Visited April 2014
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CA
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“Top notch service...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our server, Robert, spoiled us the entire evening. Everything was delightful, from the interesting and artfully prepared food, to the sinfully delicious complimentary anniversary dessert. We loved the wine selection, and the opportunity to try such a variety. A beautifully decorated space, we look forward to another meal here. Classy.

Visited July 2014
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