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Villa Creek Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
686 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (805) 238-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tim Veatch

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Cross street

    12th and Pine

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 686 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. CA

    CASteelerFan

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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.

  2. d

    daniela

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  3. JM

    JimM

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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.

  5. GD

    GrandmaD

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience2

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

  6. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    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.

  7. a

    andrea524m

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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.

  8. SB

    SuzetteB

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2017

    overall1food4service1ambience3

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

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience1

    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.

  10. T

    Trufoodie

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    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.

  11. e

    eatdrinklocal

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  12. P

    Pasowinelover

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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!

  13. A

    Andy123

    San Diego

    143 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

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

  14. L

    Local

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  15. A

    Alberto

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    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!

  16. JS

    JessicaS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  17. D

    Dana

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. B

    Bobbyyeo

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  19. o

    oaklandauthor

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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.

  20. BO

    BOXER

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    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.

  21. JK

    JosephK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  22. OC

    OCVisitor

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner! The octopus and fried chicken was outstanding.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!!!

  24. m

    mlwh

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    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.

  26. JK

    JackK

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3

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

  29. d

    dparkinson

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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!!

  31. r

    ranchopeckito

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  32. ZJ

    ZakiyaJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  33. t

    tonim

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    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.

  34. RK

    RobK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    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.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience3

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

  36. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    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....

  37. JV

    JoanV

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3

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

  38. TS

    TamaraS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  39. l

    loomzoom

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

  40. AR

    ARCucina

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    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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Villa Creek Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 686 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    12th and Pine

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Hours of operation

    Open Tuesday - Saturday

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

    Closed - Sunday and Monday

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Veatch

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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