Bernick's Prime Steakhouse [Paso Robles]
- PolarBear Feb 5, 2008 04:43 PM
Just noticed a wine tasting dinner at this place I've never heard of. Any locals have a firsthound experience or insight?
What caught my eye was the bone-in rib-eye and the hanger steak, also the wine list had a couple of notables, Alban Syrah and Windward Pinot.
835 13th Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Bernicks has only been open a few weeks. I have been by there, but have not eaten there. I have a friend who went the first and suggested we wait a month or so to let them work out their kinks. It is located on 13th Street, next to Vic's cafe which is a popular family owned diner. It is not uncommon for new places to be packed during thier first weeks of business. If you are just looking for a good steak, I would recommend Cool Hand Luke's on Riverside. The most expensive item on the menu is $22 bucks for a porterhouse and they raise their own beef on their ranch in the Central Valley.
My husband and I ate at Bernick's during their soft opening. We found the feel of the restaurant to be quite appealing. They didn't have a ton to offer at that point.... still getting the kinks out, but I think the overall rating was quite good considering. Paso needs a decent steakhouse and no offense to the reply below.... but Cool Hand Lukes is hardly that, nor do they raise their own beef in the valley, I've eaten twice and was told that they used Harris Ranch Beef.
As for the winelist, well it's quite good and I LOVE the fact that they're not stuck in the local only wine mindset, it's nice to have a change.
I wouldn't put much value in to the fact that they may source their beef from Harris Ranch. As far as I have ever seen, Harris Ranch is more or less a source of typical supermarket meat. You don't mention how the beef in this steak house tasted. Curious to know what the USDA grade is on the meat they sell and whether it is dry aged or wet aged.
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It has to be the worst hamburger, worst bar service, and management was like the patients running the asylum. The newest news is that it is for sale and I am not shocked one bit.