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About Permanently Closed - Villa Creek Restaurant

This restaurant is permanently closed. Working with local farmers since 1998. Villa Creek prepares local, organically or sustainably farmed products in rustic preparations. A local and international compilation of wines and a premium bar selection complement the fresh inspiring cuisine. Contact 805-238-3000 for more information.
"It seems that practically everyone visiting Paso Robles wine country passes through Villa Creek. That's easy to understand, because this winemaker hangout serves up youthful energy, satisfying food and an exciting wine list with excellent prices."
Wine Spectator.

1144 Pine St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday - Saturday

Tuesday - Thursday 4:30-9:00
Friday- Saturday 4:30-10:00

Closed - Sunday and Monday

Cross Street:
12th and Pine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 238-3000

Website:
http://www.villacreek.com/

Executive Chef:
Tim Veatch

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Villa Creek Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (899)
Notable Wine List (719)
Vibrant Bar Scene (543)
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Special Occasion (534)
Neighborhood Gem (525)
Romantic (372)
Good for Groups (351)
Hot Spot (330)
Great for Outdoor Dining (305)
Late-night Find (63)
Great for Lunch (48)
Kid-friendly (48)
Local Ingredients (20)
Great for Brunch (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Scenic View (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (8)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (6)
Organic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was able to make a reservation on Open Table - then it was cancelled by ther restaurant, with no explanation. I figured it was a glitch - so I made ANOTHER reservation, and it took. Only to discover, one we had driven 4 hours, that the restaurant was CLOSED - all the windows papered up and "Stay Tuned" written on a window. Very disappointed that Open Table did not make it CLEAR in the initial cancellation WHY it was cancelled.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Restaurant was closedfor good, but you still could book it on opentable!!!! what a shame!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We had a confirmed reservation on 7/5/17 @ 7Pm confirmed and reminded by Open Table, we showed up, our first night in Paso, we were greeted by a paper sign in the window say they were closed.

We ate at Artisan across the street and had a great dinner watching may others being greeted by the closed sign at Villa Creek.

There won't be a second chance.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I made a reservation and when I arrived there was a note on the door that the restaurant was closed. Very disappointed, thus the rating.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It was very noisy. Lot more kids than I would have expected which made for little to no ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I've been to Villa Creek 3 times and it this was my last. It has gotten progressively worse. The service was terrible, our waitress didn't know what she was talking about so when we ordered food, it came out different than what she told us - not good if you have allergies or eating restrictions. Our waitress had an attitude with us from the start and was unavailable until we were paying the bill. We had to ask 3x just to get a glass of water, and when you are in wine country, water is important! I hope they can improve their service because it made our meal a terrible experience.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Was disappointed by the fact that they were out of the yellow carrot soup and the burrita for the appetizer when it was clearly not very busy, maybe 4 tables at 7 pm. Won't be back. Clearly poor planning in the kitchen. Sad disappointment when it was highly recommended. Nothing special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We had a bad experience with waiter and left. Attitude issue.

Tags: Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The menu is very limited- only 5 dinner entrees. I felt it was pricey, without the "wow" factor. We spent a lot to sit on hard wooden bench to eat. Underwhelmed to say the least.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The night we dined it was exstreamly quiet. It's a new chef that has created a new menu that changes. Food and service was great.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Chef Tim & Team have brought back create melding of flavors the the locally grown groceries!
bravo!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Love this restaurant and had a great dinner. Definitely miss some of the old favorites on the menu though - please bring back the Not Nachos and the Squash enchiladas and the delicious tortillas!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Driving thru Paso, old food stop, not lived up to memories. Food okay, service still good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We had a fabulous dinner and met the new chef Tim. Tim made us one of his signature desserts- Lime Pudding to share. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Traveling the world and being born in Italy, being a foodie is in my DNA. It all starts with the service: Tiffany is a great host and made us feel at home. Every request was acknowledged with a smile and satisfied in a timely fashion.
Then the food: even if paid for, the bread is amazing and the Sicilian cauliflower to write home about it! And then the entrees : very well chosen and balanced, despite of the limited selection.
Overall a great experience and the manager stopping at the table was informative and showed care.
A Restauranteur textbook experience!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Everything was great, but the desserts were the highlight! All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food and plenty of it. Great service. Wonderful evening.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Eli and the whole staff were great.
Food was outstanding!
Octopus was the best I have ever had.
Very creative; rivals Napa Valley restaurants.
Maybe better!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I have no particular complaints, but the waitress while very friendly was not especially helpful, and the food while perfectly good was nothing special. We were not pleased when they delivered our entrees before we'd finished first courses. And it's not inexpensive. However, it seems to be on par with the other restaurants in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Seated inside restaurant - at first seemed kind of cavernous and empty but then more tables arrived and it got warm and cozy. We split the fried chicken (waitress suggestion) and an order of their roasted potatoes - ALOT of food - chicken was very good. We each had a margarita (pretty good, but in short stubby glasses - not my fave) - I ordered the $25 red wine flight - 4 glasses of Villa Creek's reds - enjoyed them all. Would likelnreturn.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We selected multiple items off the appetizer menu and weren't disappointed by any.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great dinner! The octopus and fried chicken was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

EXCELLENT!!! We loved Villa Creek! The food was amazing, fresh, creative and delicious! Lots of options for vegetarians as well as meat eaters. We will definitely be returning over and over again. Thank you Villa Creek!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2017

We went to this restaurant on a Tuesday at 8pm. It was practically empty. The most I can say about the food was that it was bland and boring. Had the fried cauliflower appetizer, and it tasted like nothing. The unknown sauce on the plate was slapped on chuck wagon style. Same thing for the fried chicken. Carrots were served cold (not supposed to be). The potatoes were decent. Again, I won't call the food bad or inedible. It just wasn't noteworthy. Their presentation was also sloppy. Finally, they cut our server in the middle of the meal so it took exceptionally long to get our check.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We had a lovely evening with friends at Villa Creek. It was the perfect way to end a day of wine tasting at local vineyards. The food was excellent and the service was very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The food was good but a little overpriced. We dined on a Tuesday evening & there were few patrons in the restaurant which kept any noise level to a minimum, but the service was a bit pushy as if they would have liked to close rather then serve only a few customers. We did eat at better restaurants while in Paso Robles although I would still say that this is a good restaurant but not my favorite.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The cauliflower appetizer was amazing as was the sourdough bread. The fried chicken was deboned and the most succulent chicken ever

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 17, 2017

My only disappointment is it was my birthday and first time a restaurant didn't bring out a small dessert

Tags: Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great food. Loved the octopus appetizer and three of us had delicious perfectly cooked duck breast with red cabbage and tiny carrots. The lingcod was good too. Chris Cherry, the owner stopped by to pay his respects. We've met him but he wasn't doing it because of that. It's just good restaurant practice for the owner to be there and talk with the guests.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We enjoyed a great Valentine's Day dinner at Villa Creek. We ordered from both the regular menu and the special menu created for the occasion. Everything we ordered was fabulous in taste, presentation, use of local, healthy ingredients, and absolutely the freshest tastes. The food was sophisticated without being "stuffy". Our wait person was very friendly , professional and attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely go back to try other offerings from their eclectic and delicious menu. We love the festive atmosphere, but some might find the noise level to be annoying....they have gorgeous high ceilings and "mission" style architecture that is great but somewhat conducive to creating a noisy dining room. doesn't bother us!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The new chef rocks!! I'm still dreaming about the Chanterelle Risotto and the mouth-wateringly fantastic steak...

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Organic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My boyfriend and I had our NYE dinner here and they sat us at a corner table which was perfect, as we like to sit near each other. The food was good and the service was great. We never had to look for our server! The food came out promptly and met our expectations. I would definitely come back again the next time I'm in town.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Went for dinner New Year's Eve before a party. Loved the fried chicken and gumbo. Our server was very attentive and actually ran into some Buckeye fans. Will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

No longer near the top of Paso dining. The duck confit mole nachos are still a decent communal appetizer but items like the skirt steak with beans are a cold, unappetizing mess.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2016

The food was good but not great. We were the only party eating dinner.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We left feeling we didn't need to visit again anytime soon. The menu didn't resonate with us. It's a rather small menu, which sometimes can be made up for in breath (a good thing), but the menu felt both small and constrained. Food was fine, but didn't stand out either in innovation or presentation. Ambiance is meh....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2016

My husband and I each had different salads followed by the very tender, boneless shortribs over celery root mash. The flavors were superb!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

My friends and I had the best time at Villa Creek. We sat in the bar and had a great meal with great beer, wine and champagne. The food was outstanding and the service, exceptional. We will definitely return, again and again. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The Duck Confit Nachos were heaven! The wait staff attentive and cordial even though it was a very busy night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2016

A bit of a disappointment. Paid a visit this past weekend with my bestie. The restaurant and bar were bustling, which I took to be a good sign. The food was well, just really disappointing. Had some lavash with this teeny tiny little container of cheese, garlic and honey. It really just wasn't enough to give the dryness of the bread any life. Then I ordered the steak medium rare and it was soooooo well done on the ends and while the middle was a cool pink, it was so tough that it was just not fit to eat. Our server did seem graciously apologetic but said they could comp the $9 lavash but not the $40 steak that I didn't eat. And honestly, I get that; I could have powered through the middle that was cooked to order or said something earlier in the meal. As my grandmother would say, "Ain't no lesson like a bought lesson." Wouldn't go back...not really my thing.

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