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“Beautiful Garden Patio”
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: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Pico Rivera, California
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful Garden Patio”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Absolutely loved the garden paito where we were able to dine with our dog. This is a 5 Star restaurant with great food, and great service.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Kathy S
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful place for a wedding reception”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Attended a wedding reception here, and had breakfast here the following morning. The setup for the reception (in their large and beautiful garden) was lovely, and the food was fantastic. Great service, too. For breakfast the following morning (at the bakery), I really enjoyed the Bacon Chevre Waffle. Delicious hangover cure!

Visited August 2014
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Thank JFBWDogs
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Centennial, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience at Hoppes Garden Bistro!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We've been hearing rave reviews about Hoppes from our friends in the area, and finally made it there this summer. We were seated in a cozy outside garden patio area with twinkling lights, which made things more comfortable with our 2 dogs. I ordered the Butter Lettuce salad and King Salmon, my husband ordered the Morro Bay Oysters and Pan Seared Scallops, and my daughter ordered the Quinoa, corn and spinach dish (without cheese to accommodate her vegan diet). Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. My only suggestion would have been to offer a rice option to compliment the Asian-inspired seasonings. The service was impeccable, and we were treated like royalty! Would highly recommend Hoppes for a special occasion!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank KikoSadie
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Grover Beach, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poor food”
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!!!

Visited August 2014
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Thank DianeZO
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Los Angeles, CA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“best bet in the area”
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.

  • Visited August 2014
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