Food recs for Paso Robles and Ojai
My husband and I are heading to Paso Robles next weekend for my birthday. We are looking for something lively and fun for Friday and something nice for my birthday on Saturday. On Sunday we head for Ojai and are looking for a romantic place with a fun vibe.
We've had three meals so far at Thomas Hill Organics in Paso Robles and they've all been wonderful. Might fit the bill for your Saturday night. We live 7+ hours from there and are trying to think of reasons to go back - "it's just a little out of the way, right?"
Thomas Hill Organics
1305 Park St, Paso Robles, CA
Thomas Hill has a really interesting menu (lots of locally sourced stuff, Middle Eastern influenced preparations) and good wines by the glass. But FYI: if there is a 6-top of obnoxiously loud, wasted people who are spilling glasses of wine into their dinner plates, bumping into the wait staff and generally ruining the experience of everyone within earshot on the night you're there -- don't expect the staff or management to do anything other than offer a limp apology after they have staggered out, when it's far too late to do anything. We ate at Artisan the previous evening and it was lovely.
I know this is long overdue, but we went to Ojai recently and enjoyed both Suzanne's Cuisine and Azu.
502 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023
457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023