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“Poor food”
Review of Hoppe's Garden Bistro - CLOSED

Hoppe's Garden Bistro
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: European, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Hoppe’s Garden Bistro has been serving the highest quality Continental cuisine and the finest International and local wines, from our historic location in the heart of Cayucos, for over 13 years. Our team of professional, knowledgeable servers have devoted themselves to pampering our guests and delivering a sophisticated level of attentive service. The kitchen and bakery are abuzz early each morning as our chefs start their daily craft of making virtually everything by hand: breads, pizza dough, ice cream, cakes, pastries, stocks, sauces, pasta, smoked meats, sausages, cured fish – it all begins from scratch with our dedication to fresh flavors and creative seasonal cuisine.By the time Chef Wilhelm Hoppe opened Hoppe’s Garden Bistro in 2000, he was already recognized as one of the Central Coast’s most cutting edge chefs. His years in Morro Bay at Hoppe’s 901 and Windows on the Water won over the palates of many critics and the dining public. Chef Hoppe’s uncompromising use of the finest ingredients, skillful saucing and masterful plating won him respect as someone truly devoted to his passion. Chef Hoppe graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and trained in Switzerland before settling here. His numerous accolades include Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Le Cordon Bleu. Sadly, Chef Hoppe passed away in 2010.Today, Hoppe’s honors the man and his legacy: sourcing fresh, high quality ingredients, creating seasonally inspired flavors, and building long lasting relationships with growers, winemakers and patrons.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Used to be a high end restaurant, but now very expensive & worse the food was terrible. Had pasta I couldn't eat, tasted so bad.
Waited way too long for everything!!!

Thank DianeZO
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We were in Cayucos visiting from L.A for the first time for a 4 day getaway and this place was recommended by a local who said it was comparable to Los Angeles restaurants. Compared to L.A restaurants I would give it an average to good based on the food/$., but compared to the other restaurants in the area it's very good. We had the oysters, mussels, abalone as starters then the salmon, pork chop for entrees and the lemon pound cake w/strawberries for dessert. The bread seemed undercooked/doughy. The oysters were delicious but very tiny. The mussels had a very heavy rich cream sauce with enough sauce to coat a plate of pasta but only 6 mussels. The abalone was tasty. The Salmon was fine nothing exciting the pork chop was a thin cut and lacked seasoning but had the makings of a great dish as it read on the menu. Service was great. They have a beautiful back patio ask for it if weather is nice. Just a note we did not eat at the Cass House because we didn't feel like a chef's tasting menu only dinner.

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Thank italaingirl
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have been here for both dinner and Sunday brunch and it is worth the long drive from my home about 2+ hours away. Dinner was my first visit and I was enthralled by the setting and food and so took a friend back there for Sunday brunch, which was even more exquisite. We were seated outside in a lush flower garden and dotingly attended to by the waiter. The meal was 3-courses plus a glass of wine or equivalent for a reasonable $30. As it was a set meal, we could indulge, knowing it had all been paid for. The menu was imaginative and varied, and the food delicious. Live music (guitar) added to the ambience. For scrumptious food in a magical setting, this is where you want to be.

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Thank Kazzy888
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We've been eating at Hoppe's for 20+ years - first at the Morro Bay location and now in Cayucos. I had hoped for halibut for a birthday dinner, and they assured me that it would be on the menu. And it was, but the piece of halibut that i was served was thin and overcooked. The roasted carrot soup was outstanding, but it didn't make up for the main course. And the service was not great. We won't return.

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Thank milasmom
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Great place to have a casual fine dining experience. White table cloths, amazing food, but doesn't feel like a super stuffy dinner place. We enjoyed our 5th anniversary at Hoppe's and weren't disappointed. Will have to go back and try the abilone as they are one of the few restaurants on the Central Coast to offer that. The menu is local and seasonal, so everything was delicious and fresh.

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Thank Lindsay P
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