This is a new restaurant in downtown Paso Robles. We frequent the area and are always interested something new and different. Heard they brought in a few of the Roberts employees, including a chef, so we said let's try it. Here's our thoughts:
They have two hostesses outside in a cold environment to solicit business instead of being inside at a large hostess area. We get trying to bring in customers, but they're out there without a heater? Hmm, does this give a clue as to their caring for their employees?
Going inside, they have a typical trendy looking restaurant that's becoming the norm for Paso. Again, nice looking atmosphere but no consideration to sound suppression. It is louder inside than what we feel is a comfortable level. If you can't talk to someone in your group, then it's a no-return. Why is it restaurants don't understand the part of the eating out experience is being able to enjoy your company in addition to the meal? Do we yell at our friends when they eat at our house? Hardly!
The food is prepared fairly well. The flank steak was "chewy" according to our friends who ordered that, but the pork chop was rated "good". The gourmet pizzas were good as well, but frankly $15 for a 9" pizza is a bit much.
Good wine selection (if you don't have one in Paso, just close shop), and fairly priced. You will find many choices to complement your meal.
Rated 3 stars for decent food, but with everything being a la carte, the price for a complete meal is looking close to $45, and in Paso, there are other choices that beat this establishment. Drop the cost point, or include as a full meal, and we'd rank it higher.
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