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Bistro Laurent

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1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2242
+1 805-226-8191
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Capitola, California
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The one special place we reserve for a special dinner. Owned and run by a French chef. Intimate atmosphere with an old west backdrop being in an old brick building. Suggest to order a dinner from the prixe fix men selection, a set menu of well-paired dishes. Though the cost may seem a bit high initially, it is well worth... More 

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Encinitas, California
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We were infuriated with Bistro Laurent after they took our reservation (2 months prior) and, when we showed up, offered us a seat outside in the 100 degree heat because they accepted some big parties that night. No thank you. We will never go back to this restaurant again. It's not even the best rated restaurant in Paso. Look elsewhere!... More 

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1 Thank Diane O
San Luis Obispo, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Quite, quaint and classy. We heard it was Barbara Striesand's hot spot. Expect a slow dining experience and pricy but worth it.

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1 Thank Nursenat67
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We walked into Bistro Laurent on a whim and could not have been more satisfied. We had no idea what the tasting menu consisted of and were pleasantly surprised with every course. The 5-course meal with wine pairings was very reasonably priced. We added the cheese plate before dessert and experienced outstanding cheeses with a nice port. Great service. Highly... More 

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1 Thank JimRhino
Rancho Santa Fe
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2015

The wine prices start at 50 but a decent wine begins at over 75 Wines by the glass at 15 were insultingly small. 4 oz ...Paso is not Manhattan. The food and service were very good but they need to rethink their wine menu in a wine country Mecca. We won't be back; there are many other exceptional choices in... More 

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San Francisco
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is an attractive restaurant with a outdoor patio that we noticed when we were passing through Paso Robles 2 days earlier. We were disappointed. The wait staff was indifferent.. No energy. We both ordered chicken salad and iced tea. The menu did not list the price for the Iced Tea...$4.50!! For that price I would expect Mariage Freres or... More 

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Thank SFarabella
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I recently had dinner here with a friend and it was perfect! I have been here before and each time was wonderful. I always order the chef's tasting menu with 4 items paired with wines. Truly enjoyable relaxing experience. Very attentive staff and I look forward to next meal there!

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This restaurant offers a unique opportunity. Although there are ala carte selections, the restaurant is really a prix fixe restaurant. More importantly, what the restaurant pushes is a prix fixe choice where the chef chooses for you. You have several choices (1) four courses or five; (2) with matching wines or without; (3) bring your own wine and let the... More 

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Bistro Laurent and what a wonderful choice. Great service and the food was terrific. We chose the four course dinner with wine pairings - where the Chef surprises you with each course - everything was simply delicious. I definitely recommend Bistro Laurent and we will surely return upon on next trip to Paso Robles... More 

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Napa, California
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152 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We went to this place with a friend in the restaurant business who knew the manager and chef well. We were surprised how indifferent and stuffy they were to him, and to us. The place was almost empty, but we felt very rushed. The tables are very close to each other, and they still sat us right next to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: +1 805-226-8191

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?