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“Fresh food nicely prepared”
Review of Robin's Restaurant

Robin's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Indian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Center Street
Description: International fare and farmer's market fresh. Located in a vintage home in the East Village of Cambria, Robin's has been committed to serving handcrafted global cuisine since 1985. Our commitment to seasonal, fresh, sustainable food & gracious service keeps delighted guests visiting time & time again. Experience authentic curries alongside Latin, and European flavors complemented by a fine, local, heavy wine list. Cozy indoor seating or dine in our lovely heated & covered patio. Sunday brunch & regionally themed monthly Prix Fixe dinners. We have a beautiful garden for small weddings & special events. Additionally, dining with your pooch is available in our garden.
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fresh food nicely prepared”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stopped here on our first night in the area and had a nice dinner. We shared 3 dishes, starting with the crispy calamari which was perfectly cooked and tasty, very lightly breaded. The garden salad was fresh with a nice Asian style dressing. I had a Bellini cocktail, properly prepared with pro secco. Our main was the short ribs, nicely prepared (however not served on a hot plate so it cooled quickly) which could have been more flavorful. Quaint surroundings and decor.

  • Visited January 2014
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California
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Decent Food, But What A Wait!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had heard a lot of nice things about Robin's over the years and finally decided to have lunch there while in the area. Sipping on our drinks, we waited for out food. And waited. And waited. People who had entered at the same time were eating, people who had entered after us were eating, and we were still waiting. We're very patient, but finally we had to inquire after nearly an hour. A lady came out and apologized, saying that our order evidently didn't make it to the kitchen. Our food finally arrived, and was pretty good I must say, but not really anything special. We were not offered anything bug an apology, but still left a decent tip. I guess we just dropped through a crack in the floor. But it's really inexcusable for customers' orders to get overlooked like this; it is not a large place at all. We will not be back, nor will we recommend it to any friends, but we will be quick to share our experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Grants Pass, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We celebrated our son's birthday dinner at Robin's at his request. We were visiting he and his family who live in SLO, and this was the restaurant of his choice. The food was delicious and very fresh, with great unique variety. They were very kind to our 4 and 6 year old grandkids as well, which was lovely. Very, very nice.

  • Visited December 2013
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Carpinteria, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Yummy Dinner”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Salmon Bisque was all world. I had the Tandoori Chicken (they have tandoori ovens on site) and my guest had the lobster enchiladas. Mine was so good I fell to picking up the leg to get the last bite. There was a big piece of lobster in every bite of my guest's meal. Highly recommended food with a great ambiance.

Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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21 reviews
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“Great food. Great ambiance.”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

The restaurant is always packed, there is always a line. We got there early enough and got a table within 10 minutes. It was a bit chilly out but the patio was nice and warm. Our waiter let us sample some wine before we decided on a bottle. We had the vegetarian lasagna which was big enough for two and superb. We sat next to a couple who was eating other items on their menu who still felt hungry...so I guess it pays to be vegetarian sometimes ;)

Visited December 2013
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