Paso Robles Restaurants Cheat Sheet

Best Paso Robles restaurants for farm-to-table cuisine, comfort food, winery dining, and 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

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

In bloom
Novel preparations of largely local ingredients; nice wine by-the-glass choices local and beyond. Modern American $$$ 

Tempura shallots with tomatillo remoulade at In bloom.

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

French cuisine, adventurous wine list at Les Petites Canailles.

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

Among Paso’s Best

The Alchemist’s Garden
Artisanal cocktails and exquisite bar bites.  American $$

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

Town favorite BL Brasserie serves elevated bistro cuisine.

Buona Tavola
Northern Italy’s greatest hits, with many pasta and seafood selections and a popular tiramisu. Italian $$$

Cello Ristorante & Bar
Upscale Tuscan-inspired cuisine at Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles.  American $$$$

Wood-grilled tacos, plus ceviche, burritos, and seafood and other casual dishes from Baja and Sonora.  Mexican $$

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

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

The wine list at Thomas Hill favors local producers.

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 $$

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

Diners at Niner’s restaurant take in views of vineyards and the organic garden.

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.


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

8 Reasons to Visit Paso Robles Now
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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