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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."
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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
12th and Pine
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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....
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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