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“Fine Dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koberl At Blue

Koberl At Blue
998 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3205
805-783-1135
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Ranked #13 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Buffalo, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Fine Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband, son and daughter in law enjoyed a fine meal. It was nice to be able to have a conversation without raised voices. We sat on the upper level of the restaurant which is dimly lit,quiet and nicely appointed. The menu and wine list is extensive. We asked for the vegetarian menu and were so pleased to have so many choices. Im a vegan and there was no problem omitting the cheese and butter from the dish. My daughter in law had the rack of lamb which she said was outstanding. The service was very attentive. It is our first time visiting San Luis Obispo and we look forward to a repeat dining experience.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good for an adult party and adult couples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were in town for my mother-in-laws 75th birthday. While there are many good restaurants on the central California coast, some do not take reservations even for a party of eight, Blue has always outperformed on their service. They have fit us in on short notice and always make us feel like we're the most important group in the room - even after four years the proprietor still remembered us. Thank you Patricia! Great meal enhanced by awesome company. If you happen to go on game night, be sure and ask for the Murray scrabble game (which they still have). If it doesn't have all the pieces (REQUIRED) let me know so I can send a replacement from Texas. Enjoy!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Avila Beach, Ca.
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fine Dining but Disappointing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Koberl at Blue is probably THE fine dining restaurant in SLO. The ambiance is wonderful - an old brick building beautifully maintained, nice place settings, tablecloths. The waitstaff was attentive but not hovering. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. She had the seafood medley served with risotto (overdone). The seafood was bountiful and well prepared. I had the pork chop which was slightly overcooked - not nearly as tender as I have experienced elsewhere. The dinner with a bottle of wine was close to $200. There are a number of other restaurants in SLO and the surrounding area which to me are more satisfying with respect to the menu, the view, and the ambiance.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have eaten here multiple times and the food is great! It is a bit pricey but you can see the quality in the food and you can see why you are paying more. We usually eat at the bar because we enjoy the atmosphere and the service is wonderful. Kimmy is usually the waitress that serves us and and we couldn't be more impressed with her service. We look forward to eating here again!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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voxboston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sadly off the mark on a recent visit...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I've eaten and drank at Koberl many times, and usually I've been impressed by the bar and quite enjoyed the food.

This time, something was amiss. It was a Saturday, and unusually quiet in the bar. The waitstaff seemed, basically a bit clueless and less pro than usual. We ordered several classic drinks we've had well prepared @ the bar before - they arrived unrecognizable and un-tasty. Pours of spirits were oddly stingy.

Food was a solid 'meh' - again weird because while maybe not having the most inventive menu, Koberl always delivered good flavors and nice execution in the past.

So, not sure what to say... Was the 'B-Team' on duty this night? If so, why were they working on a Saturday? Why the lack of customers?

I hope this was a one time thing and the restaurant returns to former glory.

Message to ownership: - fix the bartending situation, and get the front of house and cooking staff back on point or Koberl's in trouble.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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