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Brasserie SLO at Hotel Cerro, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Brasserie SLO at Hotel Cerro

4.5
4.5
234 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Brasserie SLO serves modern coastal cuisine with a particular emphasis on creating a casual French dining experience, not without venturing into other exciting flavors and ingredients. Our mainstay dishes utilize ingredients sourced from the abundant agricultural life on the Central Coast, along with produce from our own Edible Gardens. At Brasserie SLO we offer quality food, local beer, and wine from independent makers worldwide. We strive to create an inviting and relaxed environment where we can share our love of food. Come dine with us at Brasserie SLO.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 592-3880

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Derek Brooks

  • Catering

    Hotel Cerro’s Special Event Menus are designed to cater for gatherings of 20 or more guests. For gatherings of 10-14 guests, Hotel Cerro provides the option of a pre-fixe menu or ordering a la carte from the amazing Brasserie SLO menu. Reservations are required. For parties of 14-19 guests, you may select a pre-fixe menu from Brasserie SLO or a custom menu. Gatherings of 20 or more guests will be accommodated in one of the Hotel’s private events spaces: The Olive Terrace and Room, the Pool Deck or the Fig Patio. A Food and Beverage Minimum spend is required for all private events. Events hosted on the Pool Deck will utilize our melamine plate-ware and unbreakable glassware. No glass or china is permitted on the Pool Deck. Full property and Brasserie SLO buy-outs are available upon request; inquire with your Sales Manager for more information on exclusive buy-out options: salesmgr@hotelcerro.com

  • Private party facilities

    Events at Hotel Cerro are hand crafted and bespoke, catering to the unique desires of our guests. Our event menus are inspired by the Mediterranean-vibe of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Brasserie SLO, drawing inspiration from the Central Coast and the abundance of the region’s artisanal purveyors. All special requests including: vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, allergies and aversions, are accommodated with care and ease by Chef Derek Brooks and his culinary team. Chef Derek is well versed in many regional and international cuisines and he welcomes the opportunity to create menus that meet your unique desires and expectations. When paired with the perfect signature cocktails and amazing wine, every event will create a memorable experience for all. Our expert Mixologists and Sommelier will assist our clients in pairing the perfect wine and creative, custom cocktails sure to suit everyone’s taste. Please email our Events Manager: salesmgr@hotelcerro.com for more information

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Cross street

    Garden Street

  • Parking details

    We suggest parking in the Public Parking structure on Marsh St. or in one of the metered spots along the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 234 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for Groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Healthy

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    College tour
  2. JM

    JimM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Truly wonderful meal. Explored new tastes and were rewarded with new pleasant experiences
  3. j

    jmcintyre

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service was attentive and pricing would be fair however, oysters nor fish were the freshest. Additionally, halibut was overcooked. With that said, all of the vegetables on both entrées as well as cocktails as dessert were completely on point.
  4. MD

    MarvinD

    Central Coast

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We are always looking for a French Restaurant close by. The service was very good. The outside seating is really great on a nice day. Food was very good, not outstanding, but better than avarage. the salmon bisque very good, the empanadas good. Quiche I wouldn't order again again service was excellent and staff very friendly
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was ok, for the price it was not great. They were out of several dishes on the menu.
  6. w

    weboni

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for lunch. We sat outside in beautiful weather and enjoyed our food and beverages!
  7. KH

    KristinH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our server was ok, forgot to bring drinks a couple of times, but had great recommendations for food!
  8. IN

    INGRIDS

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The portions are very small and the prices are very high. We shared a salad and added salmon. The salad portion which is supposed to be like a meal was like an appetizer and then you split it and it’s like a sample plate. The soups were tasty but the potion of the bowl was smaller than a cup. We spent $72 for lunch for two. We did not even have wine, just Ice Tea.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The air conditioning is on so it blows right through open space. Poor planning. Needed bigger opening and less velocity. You get a nice hot meal. Put your jacket on and eat before food cools down. Would have preferred booth arrangement.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. Service and food was fantastic.
  11. SL

    SLOguy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, and excellent service for a mother's day lunch. The Crudo and a Buratta salad where excellent, but the main course, a lobster risotto was watery and bland, under-seasoned and a bit disappointing, (not in keeping with other meals we have had there.)
  12. LL

    LindaL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Mother’s Day.
  13. s

    slofoodie

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Fantastic meal with beautifully presented, well-crafted dishes but the service fell short. You could tell everyone’s intentions were good, but it wasn’t fine dining. Not only did we interact with more than four different employees, they weren’t able to describe the menu, didn’t provide needed utensils, didn’t ask if we were interested in dessert or provide water refills. I’ll chalk this up to current staffing woes and try again but it was disappointing!
  14. R

    Renaissance

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening in a clean, airy, modern , neat environment. The food was wonderfully fresh combining a pop of two or three intense flavors that were perfect together with a well thought out and beautiful presentation. French with a fresh twist. Brilliant! Service by Athena was perfect and very friendly, attentive, and spot on. Every employee was kind and helpful. Wonderful touch of the chef stopping to check in with tables! The spot does a lot right and hits many points one likes to see during their dining experience.
  15. SC

    SCfoodie

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We haven't spent much time in SLO, and found this Brasserie on Open Table and decided to give it a try. We came early and it wasn't too busy on a Friday night. Got seated outside which was nice for a beautiful evening. Heater worked great! Food was delicious, with specials using fresh ingredients. We shared the ricotta appetizer and I had the halibut, my husband had the NY steak, which was definitely enough for two. We also enjoyed cocktails and wine by the glass. Our server, Oscar was friendly and helpful and all the other staff that we interacted with were quite nice. We would definitely go back!
  16. S

    Serena

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had brunch here with a group of locals and tourist friends. Back patio and food was lovely! The staff were not as knowledgeable about the menu items or wine/champagne as we had hoped… there were several mix ups from opening the incorrect bottles of wine for us and not bringing the correct bottles until halfway through the meal. They also were incorrect with several of the ingredients which was a challenge to work around. Again, the food was great though!
  17. L

    Lassie

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Chicken fricassee and veg pasta not good. Overly salty too
  18. s

    slob

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were one of e first customers at 5:00 pm. We ordered cocktails witch took a long time to reach the table. The manager comp us with a plate of raw oysters I which we sent back with thanks since none of the party ate raw oysters. The waiter suggested we split an order since they were large. We did this with salad and the meat course. The food was very good. The price was about $150 for two with wine Cocktails. I will go back again.
  19. PS

    PaulaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved the food. We had incredible service. My husband complained about price, but then he’d rather have mountains of B- food. My daughter and I truly enjoyed everything we chose. We were happy with delicate servings of A++ food. She and I will be back!!! Also we appreciated the respectful way her 8 year old daughter was treated.
  20. DO

    DeirdreO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch menu, very tasty, great service and very nice ambiance. Would definitely go back!
  21. FL

    FoodLoverWith3Kids

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brasserie SLO was fantastic - everything from their flexibility with our changing the # of our party and the time we were arriving, to the excellent service and delicious food. When we arrived, the restaurant was bustling, but it was not loud so we could carry conversations without having to strain our ears. Gannon our server was very attentive and on top of everything without being intrusive. We all enjoyed our meals - didn't have a bad choice on the menu, and the cocktails were also creative and delicious. Highly recommend having dinner here - definitely fit for a special occasion!
  22. P

    Paul

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    My wife and i had our monthly date day brunch at Brasserie. The food was excellent, but the service as not
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  24. JD

    JDSAN

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice modern restaurant with excellent indoor and outdoor dining. Serving staff were friendly but weren't all that familiar with the menu, putting out steak knives when serving steak. Despite this, a very good restaurant in the center of town.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and loved the music!
  26. C

    Catherine

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, good food and great service
  27. l

    localdiner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service! Great cocktails Delicious food cooked perfectly Not really French though Would have liked to seen Steak Frites on menu Will definitely come back Nice job all around
  28. AE

    AmyE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Needs improvement. Overtried on the service, we had 3 servers attending to us. Food was cold, beef was clearly reheated and a poor cut. Dessert was a standout as was wine. Overpriced and disappointing
  29. F

    Fun2bme

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really loved the lunch we had. The artichoke is amazing. The chicken was a little too dry. But the rest (ambience, server etc) was great.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Two plates with raw potatoes, lackadaisical service and otherwise fairly mediocre food. Incredibly expensive though, particularly the wine list. $40 for a 1/2 liter carafe of house red? Seriously. Don’t bother with this place.
  31. K

    Kimonster

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubs and I have walked by this restaurant a few times and decided to finally try the Brasserie. We got appetizers - the cheese and charcuterie platter, the crispy bacon plate, the potato leek soup and the butter lettuce salad. The cheese platter was quite a bit. More than enough for three or four people. The gouda and blue cheeses were lovely - the apricot jam that came with it paired beautifully with both cheeses. The crispy bacon is more a slab of pork belly, crisp outside and creamy inside with the accompaniment of blackberry compote (sort of) that also was lovely with the gouda. The potato leek soup was creamy, delicate and comforting on a cold night. The salad was light with plenty of goat cheese and the vinegrette didn't overwhelm. We split the salted caramel chocolate tart which was really good - not super sweet and tasty. Our server was terrific as were the bus staff.
  32. CT

    CourtneyT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous except for our main courses. Our waiter was great - just the right amount of attention. We loved our starters and our drinks. However, the main courses were poorly prepared - the Beef Bourguignon was tough. I had trouble cutting it with a knife. That is just not right.
  33. JT

    JacquelynnT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by an enthusiastic server; she anticipated everything we could have needed. Food came quickly, hot and delicious. Beautiful hotel as well - wish I had an excuse to stay there!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super friendly and attentive staff.
  35. G

    Giuseppe

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I really enjoyed the graciousness of the hostess, Oscar our server and Craig the manager. We interacted with Derek Brooks the Executive Chef and his execution was wonderful. We have a delightful dinner. Thank you and....See you soon!
  36. AC

    AnneC

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place.
  37. BJ

    BJDLRL

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an extraordinary experience! Lovely service, excellent food/drinks and beautiful indoor and outside dining. A must for both locals and tourists.
  38. JS

    JosephS

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Menu is limited with options. Food was ok, not great.
  39. K

    Kelly

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Good selection of menu items, and the plates were full. I ordered the stuffed acorn squash and it came with HALF an acorn squash! That is how you do it my friends! No, "oh here are two slices of squash." Really good, very happy. Wines were well priced and, again, good selection. Service was attentive and friendly. Quiet inside, which I prefer. Comfortable seating. Will definitely come back.
  40. KC

    KathyC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food outside and happy to bring the pup along.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Brasserie SLO at Hotel Cerro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 592-3880.

Brasserie SLO at Hotel Cerro is rated 4.5 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Brasserie SLO at Hotel Cerro

1125 Garden Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3508

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Garden Street

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We suggest parking in the Public Parking structure on Marsh St. or in one of the metered spots along the street.

  • Executive chef

    Derek Brooks

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 592-3880

  • Catering

    Hotel Cerro’s Special Event Menus are designed to cater for gatherings of 20 or more guests. For gatherings of 10-14 guests, Hotel Cerro provides the option of a pre-fixe menu or ordering a la carte from the amazing Brasserie SLO menu. Reservations are required. For parties of 14-19 guests, you may select a pre-fixe menu from Brasserie SLO or a custom menu. Gatherings of 20 or more guests will be accommodated in one of the Hotel’s private events spaces: The Olive Terrace and Room, the Pool Deck or the Fig Patio. A Food and Beverage Minimum spend is required for all private events. Events hosted on the Pool Deck will utilize our melamine plate-ware and unbreakable glassware. No glass or china is permitted on the Pool Deck. Full property and Brasserie SLO buy-outs are available upon request; inquire with your Sales Manager for more information on exclusive buy-out options: salesmgr@hotelcerro.com

  • Private party facilities

    Events at Hotel Cerro are hand crafted and bespoke, catering to the unique desires of our guests. Our event menus are inspired by the Mediterranean-vibe of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Brasserie SLO, drawing inspiration from the Central Coast and the abundance of the region’s artisanal purveyors. All special requests including: vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, allergies and aversions, are accommodated with care and ease by Chef Derek Brooks and his culinary team. Chef Derek is well versed in many regional and international cuisines and he welcomes the opportunity to create menus that meet your unique desires and expectations. When paired with the perfect signature cocktails and amazing wine, every event will create a memorable experience for all. Our expert Mixologists and Sommelier will assist our clients in pairing the perfect wine and creative, custom cocktails sure to suit everyone’s taste. Please email our Events Manager: salesmgr@hotelcerro.com for more information

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