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“another pleasant discovery!”
Review of Villa Creek Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Villa Creek Bar & Grill
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th and Pine
Description: Working with local farmers since 1998. Villa Creek's Chef Tom Fundaro prepares local, organically or sustainably farmed products in rustic preparations. A local and international compilation of wines and a premium bar selection complement the fresh inspiring cuisine. "It seems that practically everyone visiting Paso Robles wine country passes through Villa Creek. That's easy to understand, because this winemaker hangout serves up youthful energy, satisfying food and an exciting wine list with excellent prices." Wine Spectator.
Reviewed July 27, 2013

As we stopped in Paso Robles on our return journey North, my daughter and I were caught in an extreme heat wave that reached 113 degrees. We gave up pursuing wineries in the area, the heat took away our whole desire to go anywhere tasting 'red' wines.

We still needed a good dinner, though, and pacing around the main square, we peaked into Villa Creek and liked the atmosphere, the decor, and the friendly welcome we received. The menu was captivating and original (with Peruvian influence). We ordered: guacamole, a salad of just greens that was simply superb, and a savory sea bass cooked to perfection, we shared all dishes, and drank an excellent chilled white.

We were so enthusiastic that we returned the following night and this time ordered: tasty boquerones, the same fantastic salad of mixed greens, and an impeccable ahi tuna ceviche and drank another bottle of chilled white from their own vineyard.

The service was invariably professional and amicable. Discovering this restaurant was the highlight of our stay in Paso Robles.

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Thank mnick68
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Our meal and the service was really good at Villa Creek. My husband I shared and appetizer and entrée. Our appetizer was burrata (a type of cheese) and grilled stone fruit served on a bed of lettuce. And for dinner we had fried chicken and waffles. It sounded intriguing and we weren't disappointed. It's a great combo of crunchy, salty chicken and sweet Belgian waffles. This was our first time at Villa Creek and we were glad we tried it.

Thank LoveBirds25
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Was there two nights ago. Bartenders had too many of their buddies in there to pay attention to other paying customers. Taco Tuesday is good but pricey for the tiny "street tacos" that are served. They were ok tasting. The dinner menu didn't appeal to us either. One example is a dinner for two; one half baby chicken, pressed with a brick (big deal) with acoutrimonts. I think it may have had Rice and veggies. Price $45.00! For a half of chicken? Chicken? No thanks, I'd rather grab some at El Pollo Loco and save the cash and aggravation. I've decor was nice inside though with nice patio seating. We left and found another place to enjoy the rest of our night, and ate dinner.

1  Thank MrStogie
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We tried Villa Creek on the recommendation of friends. It was a great recommendation. The chef clearly has some original ideas and tries them out with excellent results. l had a rabbit mole with a chile, wonderful. The wine list is extensive with wine from their own vineyards, others in the area and from overseas.
Service was prompt, cheerful and professional.
There is a popular sitting area in the bar as well as the sit down restaurant area. A small outside terrace is also an option. On this particular evening both were well attended. It appears locals like to eat here which is always a good sign.
Dinner for two with bottle of a very good local rose, two entrees, one starter, one dessert and an espresso about $100.

Thank Eurotraveler280
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This place came highly recommended by friends here at home and by the proprietor of the B&B where we were staying. Although, I wasn't crazy about the table location or the drapery wall I was next to, the restaurant is really good looking inside and nicely appointed. We just got the least desirable table.

The food was delicious and our server (Brittany) was excellent and knew what was cooking! We couldn't stop talking about how helpful and first rate she was. We ordered the wild mushroom bolognese and the top sirloin - both were delicious; the flavors mouthwatering.

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Thank FoggyMonday
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