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Hemingway's, Paso Robles, CA

Hemingway's

4.3
4.3
176 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 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for Groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot Spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Notable Wine List

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Special Occasion

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Excellent food, great looking restaurant, however, the server did not know much about the restaurant background, and most importantly, she had no idea about the wines they were serving! I asked about 3 wines, she was not helpful! Not very attentive either! Plus at 7:15PM they had run out of spoons for the soup! What restaurant runs out of spoons? I had a fantastic pork chop that made up for the lack of service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chowder bread bowl was delicious. Best Cesar salad I’ve had. Always great to see people we know when we treating ourselves to date night.
  3. RS

    RichS

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from Andrew and Stephanie was great. We loved the atmosphere and the food.
  4. NS

    NickS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, patient and attentive wait staff.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it all. New menu items were delicious. Give Hemingway steakhouse a try when you your willing to spend some extra cash but know your getting quality experience. Worth the price.
  6. CT

    ChristineT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Overrated for a steakhouse. I would Pass and try other restaurants
  7. TN

    TammyN

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great service but long wait for food and dessert.
  8. w

    willh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the dry-aged ribeye was excellent, and great work was put into a simple baked potato. all the staff were attentive and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable and professional.
  9. DW

    DavidW

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    We had reservations for dinner on a Monday night. Most restaurants in Paso Robles are closed on Monday. The weather was cold. We were seated close enough to the front door that we got a chill every time the door opened. The door does not close very easily but has to be pulled closed. The tables are too close together which was not comfortable for us. There's barely more than a foot between tables. The restaurant is one big room with high ceilings and bright lights so any elegance they try to portray with waters in butler suits is lost. Half of the restaurant is a giant bar and so the restaurant is very, very noisy. The Caesar salad was excellent and so was the filet mignon. The food is all Ala carte and expensive but they give you big portions so we could barely finish our main courses. My filet was extremely tender and my guests had the French onion soup which they said was delicious. They also had the 16 oz New York Steak which they split and said it was also very tender. All in all, I'm not in a hurry to go back there. We prefer a cozier more comfortable environment.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not a good experience for the price at all. Both steaks served cold. Appetizer (calimari) over breaded and over done, and the squid itself wasn’t particularly good. Staff also had to be reminded to bring out the to go box after packing the leftovers. This would all be forgivable at about a quarter of the price. It’s absurd at a restaurant this expensive.
  11. LT

    LeonT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great meal at Hemingway’s. Great staff and very accommodating. The chef’s table is nice and quiet and a great experience.
  12. LB

    LisaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful addition to the restaurants in Paso! Our family loved everything we ordered and the staff were warm and friendly. The ambience is the best!
  13. g

    gallib

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    First the table type we wanted was not available to us, and yet it sat open for almost an hour while we ate at a high top table which was not ideal. The hostess, waiter, and all the staff were very friendly and tried to make us feel special as it was our anniversary. However, after a party of 8 showed up right next to us they got all of our waiters attention and we were left to our own devices. To ask for sauce, to ask for drinks, to ask that our plates get cleared and left overs get boxed. And then we even had to ask to get our left overs brought to us as the staff forgot! Additionally, our waiter was very confusing in regards to what we wanted to order. It seemed as if what we wanted was not the right thing and he was telling us how we should order, but he was not clear about this at all. Overall, great look and feel to the restaurant. The lights were a bit bright for the ambience they are trying to achieve. And for the prices, they need more wait staff to make it worth it.
  14. DL

    DominiqueL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Hemmingway's. It was our 3rd visit.
  15. a

    alfinky

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Best Caesar presentation ever. Ribeye was great.
  16. MF

    MariaF

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I had been looking forward to having a meal at this restaurant. We've been to the other steakhouse in Paso and we were so disappointed. I will say our server was fantastic. Unfortunately, the food was not at the level expected. Things were salt or dry. For the price point you expect more. We also engaged with people at tables next to us and we all felt pretty much the same.
  17. MW

    MichelleW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Service was great and food was good. Way too loud!! Could not hear ourselves during conversation. But, when one of our guests asked for additional balsamic for her salad AND was charged $1.00 convinced me to never go again. So unfortunate, Paso needs another great steakhouse!
  18. LS

    LocalSLOCOdude

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and staff, 5 stars absolutely, you should be lauded! For the price, I've had filet mignon with much more flavor and bigger than a 3-4 oz. portion, sauces are a nice touch Love the Hemingway's vibe, unfortunately the bar was so loud, at our table of 4 by the kitchen we couldn't hear each other and had to lean into the table to have any type of conversation, that totally sucked as this was an important business dinner, I thought a place like Hemingway's would be quieter than the typical brew pub... NOT AT ALL! You folks need to get this fixed. for the cost of being at Hemingway's, I expected much more.... and you're lucky I don't take this to social media... just saying Probably not coming back until you decide whether to be an upscale restaurant or beer bar
  19. DB

    DanielB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner, nice to see a new restaurant in Paso
  20. JE

    JohnE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, the server was very knowledgeable of the menu and made great recommendations. The French Onion soup was amazing. The Dry aged steak was very tasty and cooked to perfection. The cocktails were amazing.
  21. L

    Lnmarie

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This new place is very cool and elegant! Our steaks were perfect and so wonderfully tender with nice sides. My husband also loved his wedge salad. Service was attentive and nice. As the evening moved forward it got quite loud and we also were not a fan of the high top table-it’s awkward moving the barstools.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our expectation was high but experience was low. Slow service, especially bar drinks. We enjoyed the beautiful room we dined in but that’s the best I can say about it.
  23. r

    rickpalmsprings

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Everything was just so-so , and for the prices they are asking, I'll pass next time. Steaks were cooked o.k, but small. The "everything" potato was stood on it's end, maybe for dramatic purposes, but everything ran out as soon as you broke into it. Tables need candles or something else to dress them up. Even the tablecloths can't hide the feel of the cheap tabletops beneath. Perhaps a pad under each tablecloth would give a more elegant feel to the table. Great pictures of Hemingway lined the walls, but the lights above each picture was off.
  24. VD

    VictoriaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time ever eating there, and the food was phenomenal. The servers were amazing and entertaining. Thanks for the great experience. We also enjoyed our night at the masquerade ball after dinner. We got to meet the owners at the ball. They were very accommodating. By the way Happy 50th!!
  25. D

    Dxb007

    DO NOT USE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place 👌🏼
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Service, food, attention to detail. Chef came to the table to make sure the steaks were perfect, and they were. Thank you
  27. JK

    JimK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! The restaurant was recommended to us and we enjoyed the atmosphere, the prompt service and our table. Our server, Courtney, was a delight and very informed on the items of the day. The Caesar salad was a surprise in its presentation. Will definitely come here again when we’re in town picking up wine shipments.
  28. JM

    JohannaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner. Filet Mignon was perfection, perfectly cooked as requested and the chimichurri sauce was out of this world! It is hard to find that sauce done well. The loaded baked potato was really unusual and absolutely wonderful. Never had them prepared that way before. Our waitress was lovely and did a great job. The only so-so part of the evening was the cocktails and the bread order. The $6 bread basket was 5-6 little 1.5-2" boring bread balls (don't bother ordering) and although the restaurant was not full (it's smaller sized) and they had 3 bartenders, the cocktail service was quite slow. They did not have cocktail onions so could not make a gibson (didn't even know what one was and asked us) and the portions were tiny for the price. $20+ for a vodka martini that was barely half full! I would definitely go back and just order wine with dinner. Overall I really enjoyed the restaurant and loved the dark décor. Very atmospheric.
  29. BB

    BirgitB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nic, our bartender & server, was absolutely amazing. Food was equally amazing - happy we stumbled upon your lovely restaurant - well done everyone!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Worst food in Paso Robles we had. We will never go back. It’s super expensive snd the was awful. Super disappointed.
  31. S

    Sally

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    everything was great, however we ordered two prime rib dinners, that was the special for the night and our meat was cold, they were nice enough to make us a new one, we will be back.
  32. KE

    KariE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danny was great! Very quick witted and took his position seriously. Food was excellent also.
  33. LJ

    LyndaJ

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The wagyu tomahawk was perfectly cooked and worth it. The mashed potatoes were too fancy for the steak….just regular mashed potatoes would have been good. Likewise with the mushrooms. It didn’t need the carmelized onions. Too many fancy sides takes away from the beef. Overall, excellent experience. Would definitely go back!
  34. LL

    LindaLuBeautyBardotcom

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent starter of seafood tower. We then shared the tomahawk steak... Superb. Great mashed potatoes. Servixe was great, even on a Fri night. water was always poured
  35. DX

    DrXray

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Filet and wedge salad delicious. Bull by the Horns great pairing
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun time at Hemingway’s! Great foods, better service!
  37. LT

    LeonT

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Their new locals only format is brilliant. A little spendy on other nights, but they put their hearts into the place. Well worth it.
  38. LZ

    LindaZ

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were on vacation in Paso Robles and looked up steak dining options. We were able to get a reservation on a high top table at Hemingways ! The service was a little slow, but they were busy. We had a great server Cade who apologized for the wait. He was very attentive. The food was very good , we enjoyed our time there.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance was amazing! Our server August was terrific! The manager was not friendly or welcoming in the beginning but she warmed up later. The Caesar salad was excellent as well as the sides. My only complaint would be that the steak while seasoned nicely and cooked perfectly was tough. Not what I would expect for a $62 steak.
  40. KR

    KatandRich

    Central Coast

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary and had a great meal, the food was coursed perfectly.

FAQs

Hemingway's is rated 4.3 stars by 176 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 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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