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“Upscale but Relaxing Lunch in Paso Robles” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Robert's Restaurant & Wine Bar - CLOSED

Robert's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th street
Transit: AMTRACK train station directly 2 blocks south
Description: Step inside Roberts and congenial servers will welcome you. Dine in an elegant, yet refreshingly relaxed atmosphere of glossy woods, exquisite decor, and captivating photography. Experience the wine region of Paso Robles at the sleek handcrafted wine bar that features an impressive list of top wines and beers with an emphasis on local stars. Roberts celebrates the best of American traditions by providing you with beautifully prepared foods that are satisfying yet sensitively priced. Gather with your friends and family in a dining room that makes you feel both uptown and right at home. New extended lunch hours 11-4pm
St. Louis
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Upscale but Relaxing Lunch in Paso Robles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

On a recent trip, we had lunch at Robert's twice, because our first experience was so good. We ate outdoors, the wine list of wines by the glass was perfect (and the waiters were very knowledgeable about it). The Mahi-Mahi tacos were perfection, so were the crab cakes and the cheese plate. The service was excellent. Perfect venue for a weekend lunch in Paso Robles.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank EpicureoEducado
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Lodi, California
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Don't hesitate . . . try it sooner not later--you'll be glad you did.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Thank Randall-Anne
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Carlsbad, California
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399 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Really good”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 Thank floribel1
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
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“Second dining occasion here and still excellent.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

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

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Richard B
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 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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Thank John T
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