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Bistro Laurent

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1202 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2242
+1 805-226-8191
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recommended making reservations to dine at bistro laurent with friends who had never been here. We have enjoyed this establishment for many years and thought it to be a superb choice in Paso Robles and knew our guests would too. We have dined here no fewer than a dozen times including a party we hosted for 20 people in... More 

Thank Mary Ann W
Paso Robles, CA
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445 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bistro offers excellent food and service, with a reasonable priced option for lunch. If the weather is good, seating is outside; if not, inside is available. The lunch menu is not long but very adequate. There is a Bistro Special that appears to change weekly; each time it has been an excellent option. Cannot wait to go back!

Thank paso57
silicon valley
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

I came here for lunch mid-week as a solo diner and was very impressed with the food, service, ambience, and comfort. Most of the indoor seats are soft and comfortable, not like so many restaurants these days that have stiff, though hip, rock-hard wooden chairs that poke your body. Even the outdoor patio seats looked ergonomically acceptable. The server was... More 

1 Thank relaxed53
Miramar Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! Can't compliment enough! Superb service, food and drink! Best on our long trip from Florida... Had chicken and steak with great desert .. Don't miss this one!

1 Thank bigbaddad69
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We had heard about this place and the recommendations were spot on. We elected to order ala carte rather than the very tempting tasting menu. The started tart was flaky and melted in your mouth, lamb was excellent. The service was attentive without hovering. Looking around downtown, this has to be the best option. We would return if in town... More 

1 Thank Ron C
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Thursday night, no reservation, we wander in around 8 pm. My husband puts his fate in the hands of the chef for a 5 course tasting menu. I did the 4 course tasting menu that was offered during restaurant month. The food was well-prepared and presented. The wine pairings were phenomenal. Just a point or two off for providing back-to-back... More 

1 Thank AmyF91764
Denver, Colorado
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Now we are talking great food and service and ambiance here!! Don't delay- just go there and for sure try the mussels!!!

1 Thank Whyland1
South Carolina
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our party of three had an amazing evening...definitely go for the set menu option with wine pairings. The food/wine is divine and plentiful. What was best? Salmon, salad, pork, dessert...? Quaint, comfortable and walkable from Hotel Cheval.

1 Thank Alleycat0
Delray Beach, Florida
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163 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Each time we travel to Paso Robles, we make a dinner stop at Bistro Laurent to enjoy well prepared French food. Our dinner was superb. We ordered al la carte this time although the choices on the tasting menu looked interesting but we were not that hungry. The wine list is excellent and offers many reasonably priced wines from the... More 

1 Thank Carol B
Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Arguably the best restaurant on the Central Coast if not the best restaurant, hands down, between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This sublimely refined french bistro restaurant rivals anything you will find in Paris. Charming, sophisticated and cozy, the cuisine, the service and the open wine list and the menu wine pairings are beyond description. So, just go there for... More 

2 Thank Stephen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?