Paso Robles Restaurants Cheat Sheet

Top spots for farm-to-table cuisine, comfort food, winery dining, light and heavy breakfasts.

No need to wade through thousands of user reviews. Here are the top Paso-area restaurants in a nutshell.  

Truly Special

The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar
Burgers, rotisserie meats, cool cocktails.  American $$$

Il Cortile
Flavors to savor; excellent wine list.  Italian $$$

Les Petites Canailles
Bistro and other favorites from husband-and-wife team with major culinary cred.  French $$$ 

McPhee’s Grill
Ribs, steaks, chops, and fish grilled with finesse.  American $$$

Among Paso’s Best

BL Brasserie
French classics in handsome space.  French $$$

Cello Ristorante & Bar
Upscale experience at Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles.  American $$$$

Pier 46 Seafood
Freshest of seafood at market and restaurant.  Seafood $$$

Thomas Hill Organics
Wine a big part of the experience at farm-to-table restaurant.  American $$$

Winery Restaurants

Barton’s Kitchen Window
Cubanos, bacon mac and cheese, pulled-pork sandwiches, and other comfort delights.  American $$

Diners at Niner Wine Estates Restaurant take in views of vineyards and an organic garden.

Niner Wine Estates
Lunch alfresco or indoors at winery with an organic garden.  American $$$

The Restaurant at JUSTIN
Elegant winery setting for multi-course fine dining.  American $$$$

Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery
Starters, salads, sandwiches, and sides served in tasting room (garden courtyard if weather is fine).  American $$

Comfort Food

Fish Gaucho
Seafood-oriented Cal-Mex cuisine.  Cal-Mex $$ 

Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ
Kickin’ barbecue in an open-air space; Paso Mac & CheeseSteak a local fave.  American $$

La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant
Craft cocktails, intense flavors from Il Cortile chef.  Spanish-Latin $$

Breakfast Light and Heavy

Joe’s Place
Old-school breakfast joint.  American $

Spearhead Coffee
Best lattes in town?  Coffee $

Helpful staffers and cheeses from around the world at Di Raimondo’s.

Specialty

Di Raimondo’s
Cheeses from around the world, cured meats, bread, and gourmet foods. $

Vivant Fine Cheese
Cheese tasting room; picnic boxes and baskets for winery trips. $


See Also

Paso Robles Basics
Paso Robles Lodgings Cheat Sheet
Paso Robles Wine Facts
Tablas Creek Vineyard

This story first appeared online in 2017; it was fact-checked and updated in 2019. Lead photo is from Cello Ristorante & Bar.

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