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Hemingway's, Paso Robles, CA

Hemingway's

4.3
4.3
227 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ernest Hemingway was the original “Most Interesting Man in the World,” a globe trotter, a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner, who made a name for himself on 4 continents.

Hemingway’s Steakhouse & Cocktails takes you back to the 1920’s with its elegant classic steakhouse feel, injected with an energetic and inviting atmosphere. Hemingway’s offers the finest experience for our guests by combining the highest quality Prime and Wagyu Steaks, Fresh Seafood including our 2-story seafood tower and our very own farm to table vegetables. Hemingway's is proud to have the Central Coast's finest in house dry aging program that bring that unique flavor profile to our amazing cuts of meat. Come in tonight and enjoy a Tomahawk for 2 or a Wagyu steak along with our one of a kind sides

Our tantalizing cocktail list and vast selection of award winning wine were inspired by Ernest Hemingway and his adventures throughout the world.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 369-2094

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Casey Walcott

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 227 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for fine wines

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was fair, one member of our group waited till we were almost halfway done before getting her food. 3 of our 4 steaks were over cooked. They were out of several items on their menu. For the price we paid for our meal I was very disappointed in the quality of food and the service. I would not go back.
  2. BO

    BobO

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to go the Paso Robles for a last-minute getaway. With no itinerary at hand (other than the obvious wine tastings) dinner was a last-minute conundrum as well. I looked on Open Table for restaurants in the area and Hemingway's looked appealing and there was an available table that was not too late for a Steak Dinner. As soon as we opened the door, we know this place was going to be good. We were seated immediately (15 minutes ahead of our reservation time I might add), and the staff was attentive to our very need. The ambiance was right up my alley as well...Black and Gold decor, numerous photos of Ernest Hemingway living the life, and a well suited and stocked bar and Wine Cabinets of the very best the area has to offer. Our Cocktails were on point, as well as the burrata appetizer. We opted for the Tomahawk Rib Eye for two, with sides and it was cooked to PERFECTION and tender as they come. It was a dining experience that we will never forget, and we will definitely return. For a great meal, ambiance, and pay homage to Mr. Hemingway, do not pass this place up on your next visit to Paso Robles.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good, loved the decor. Food was very good. Did not have a bread basket?
  4. KC

    KellyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husband's Birthday. I had the filet and he had the ribeye. Both were done to perfection.
  5. JH

    JuliaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We ordered the tomahawk 40oz for 2 and the steak came cut up, only 2 prices approx 10oz had no fat. The remainder of steak was all fat. We explained this to waitress to which we received an apology and that she would see if Manager would “do something for us.” Manager never saw us and check did not reflect any credit. Disappointed in quality of the steak we ordered but what we ate was minus fat was excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely just delicious. Had pork chops best I’ve ever had. Husband had a ribeye very delicious. Service was excellent we had Cade as our server. Great experience great atmosphere. Would definitely go again and recommend it to anyone.
  7. t

    tomcat

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was ok, but not worth what they’re charging. Steak was tough, short ribs also tough-should fall off the bone, sides and veggies were ok; mashed potatoes had too much pepper-almost inedible. Desserts also just ok. Creme brûlée was bland. The seasonal crisp was disappointing. The crisp was merely some granules of something on top of the apples and berries. The apples were undercooked in a gooey sauce. The cinnamon ice cream was good but not with more cinnamon sprinkled on top, kind of like the overly peppered mashed potatoes. Service was ok, but for the prices I expect all entrees to be served at the same time, not one at a time. Overall a disappointing experience. Hope they get the food and service to match the beautiful interior.
  8. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Hemingway's. The staff went above and beyond. The dinner (Caesar Salad, Filet, Lobster, Baked Potato and Creme Brûlée) my wife and I shared was perfect! Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted incredible! Other members of our party had a few complaints about their food, which is why I only gave 4 stars. My sister-in-law felt her shrimp was over cooked in her shrimp dish but she really enjoyed the shrimp risotto! She also felt the Brussel Sprout vegetable dish was undercooked. Another party in our group felt the corn in the Corn Succotash side was raw and their Creme Brûlée was undercooked. I realize the restaurant has only been open a few months. We will definitely return!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was beautiful but food lacked flavor ordered a dry age steak medium it was so raw we could barely eat it. Mashed potatoes were just so so.. hopefully overtime food will improve
  10. DC

    DonnaC

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular. Cade was polite & attentive. And then Danny almost served our bottle of wine to the adjacent table … I noticed & informed him it was ours. Not a big deal. Hemingway’s has become a very popular foodie destination, consequently it has become popular & at times too crowded & noisy for a romantic dinner. Just an FYI … the dude next to us was watching a football game on his phone while having dinner with 3 other people. I realize that isn’t anything you can control, it was just distracting for us. Otherwise it was a delicious date night.
  11. AA

    AnthonyA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Horrible experience, staff is eager to rush you out.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Tomahawk was good and cooked well. Sides weren’t great and overall it’s expensive for what you get. I get it, it’s an upscale restaurant but I don’t think the mediocre food is worth the price.
  13. M

    Mollyd

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to Hemingway's to celebrate a birthday on January 5, 2023. Service was impeccable. Danny was a hoot and such a great waiter. We loved him! The restaurant did not have an A5 Wagyu steak that was listed on the menu and French fries were not house made - a little off-putting for a steak house. And where is the creamed spinach? We also enjoyed the Steak Tartare and Wedge Salad. Oysters were fantastic too. Overall, a wonderful experience - a little pricey but the aged Rib Eye steak was very good! Wine List was good.
  14. l

    luv2eatgreatfood

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Danny! Oysters, steak, and baked potato were perfect. Bartender made the perfect Old Fashion. A few more options for wine by the glass would be nice. Overall a great experience.
  15. MM

    MrsM

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courtney was a very nice server. They were out of some beef items featured on the menu, but our decisions to have the pork chops worked out beautifully! Oysters, yes!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My friend and I were celebrating his success with cancer treatment.
  17. T

    Teresaluz28

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a bit pricey but fantastic for celebrating momentous events. :D
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! We came in a few months ago when they first opened and weren’t too impressed by the food or the service, but we didn’t plan well for New Yars Eve and didn’t make reservations and everyone was booked. Hemmingways had an open reservation for 9pm for 2 people and we took it. A friend of ours wanted to join for drinks and we were worried it would be awkward since our table was only for two, but took a chance. The host was very accommodating and they were packed, our server was so attentive, if I needed anything I would just get eye contact and he would be come right to our table. The food was amazing, we ordered the steak and lobster and the drinks were top notch. I am glad that we gave this place a second chance!
  19. RF

    RhodoraF

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, great service. Little pricey. Definitely will come for especial occasions.
  20. CS

    CarynS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner! We were a party of six and were seated at their VIP table in the semi-private library room! What a treat! Cade and Wendy added to the pleasure of our experience with excellent service. The food was delicious. I had the short ribs that were rubbed in Cacao and fell off the bone. We will definitely be back!
  21. T

    Terry

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our server wasn’t super friendly, she was ok. Our steak was overpriced for what it actually was. After we ordered, our sever asked if we wanted to add salads because the wait time would be about 45 minutes. It seemed like an unusually high wait time for a restaurant that wasn’t full. We passed on the salads as we thought the entrees would be more than enough. We changed our minds after about 10-15 minutes and it was somewhat of a hassle to flag down our server. We ended up adding a non cooked appetizer thinking we’d have plenty of time to get it and eat it. The appetizer came out in a fairly timely manner as expected, but about 3-5 minutes later, our entrees were delivered. We wouldn’t have ordered the appetizer and wasted half of it if we had known a more accurate wait time for our entrees. The steak was super under seasoned, so thank god they offer sauces. My husband and I both wouldn’t ever order that steak again. We got steak fries which were ok. We didn’t taste the rosemary in them or get the sauce that was supposed to be on it or come with it so they weren’t super exciting. We also got the linguine in clam sauce. It came with two tiny clams, one was almost completely empty while the other one was sealed shut. We came in for NYE dinner and it was very underwhelming in ambiance for the occasion. Overall, not what we were expecting. We won’t likely return.
  22. C

    Critter

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were Nervous! We had not experienced Hemingways before and it was New Year's Eve. No worries! We were met at the door by a very cordial hostess, seated promptly and given a glass of bubbles! Dinner proceeded without a hitch and all the food was magnificent! Waygu steak exceeded my son's expectations and my Husband wanted to gnaw on his double pork chop bone after. My daughter said the salmon was some of the best she's ever had - cooked to perfection. We Loved Hemingways! Service and atmosphere could not have been better! We'll be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with 2 beautiful Martinis and steak tartar, which were both excellent. Our waiter, Cade, shared the nightly specials, decanted our bottle of Justification, cracked pepper on our Ceaser and wedge salads, and then served up our main campuses. My wife got the chicken, our guest ordered the A5 New York, and I had the most tender and tasty short ribs I’ve had to date! We finished the meal with a couple of slices of chocolate torte, which was really good. We would have stayed for an after dinner cocktail, but we had reservations at Serial Wines and had to go. Definitely recommend this place!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing food and service!
  25. L

    Leah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Ordered the wild game dinner and wagyu with rice pilaf. Staff was delightful and drinks were phenomenal.
  26. KO

    KenO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant! From the ambiance, to the service, to the food, everything was top notch. I highly recommend Hemingway’s.
  27. SN

    SamanthaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night- everyone was friendly. We enjoyed the Tomahawk for two and it did not disappoint! We will be back!
  28. DC

    DianeC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Chicken bread was dry. Whole dinner was over priced.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We had a late lunch and just wanted a small dinner. We ordered the French Onion soup and wedge salad. I think our waiter forgot about the wedge salad and the bread for quite a while, as we had to inquire and eventually decided to cancel. We wanted to order the pork chops, but they were out. We considered the chicken, but they were out. We looked for a small steak dinner to fit the bill, and they were out of that, too. We landed on seafood pasta. The waiter blamed the kitchen on the delay and a greater-than-expected holiday crowds for the lack of options. He didn’t really check on us or offer something to make up for it. Unfortunately it was an underwhelming experience. On the plus side, the Manhattans were good.
  30. j

    jordana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great time, good food and fabulous service. We will be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was good. The high top tables where most parties of 2 were seated were horrible and impossible to get seated in. My wife was too short to move the chairs and had to have someone help her get in/out of chair. All the guest were joking about how miserable it was sitting in them. If you replace the tables and chairs with normal ones the rating would be a 4/5.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food has to be recooked and soup was a little watery and service a bit slow but great atmosphere food good overall
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was bland. Talked with multiple tables and they had the same opinion. Chicken was super dry and the risotto was crunchy. The service was below average. If I’m spending $500, I expect a lot better than this. Very disappointing.
  34. MA

    MARGER

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience and wonderful food at Hemingway’s in Paso Robles. Great service, and food saver. Wendy was outstanding, professional, with a fabulous personality!
  35. KE

    KenE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Compared to other high end steak houses with similar prices, this was a big disappointment. I won’t be back
  36. JJ

    JJJ3

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there three days straight and, each time, Hemingway didn’t disappoint. Great addition to Paso dining experience. The best part was they are on open table and have last minute reservation available.
  37. t

    teachermom1954

    Central Coast

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our anniversary dinner. From the moment we sat down to leaving this was a great experience. Food was outstanding as was the service. Would recommend this to any steak lover
  38. LP

    LocalPasoMan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    My wife & I split the Wagyu ribeye for over $100 for just a steak it should have been incredible it was very average. Our second time just not very impressed with the steaks. The apps and salad were very good.
  39. AB

    AlexB

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service, drinks and especially steaks! Excellent Tomahawk!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    The ambience and steaks were great. The tables are TIGHT on the high tops. You’re back to back with people. The sides were not good. For a $300 dinner for two, i expect everything to be exquisite.

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Hemingway's is rated 4.3 stars by 227 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Hemingway's

1234 Park St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Casey Walcott

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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