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The Oak Grill | Hotel Cerro

Nestled in the vibrant heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, Hotel Cerro offers a luxurious stay halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

This hotel is not just a place to stay but a destination itself, with sixty-five luxurious rooms and suites that provide picturesque views of the downtown area, surrounding mountains, and the hotel’s Edible Gardens.

The amenities at Hotel Cerro include a rooftop pool, a spa, outdoor furniture, and a fitness center, ensuring a stay filled with relaxation and indulgence​​​​.

Within this charming hotel lies The Oak Grill, a restaurant that embodies the essence of California coastal cuisine, with a focus on sourcing from local bounties and blending international flavors.

The restaurant prides itself on offering mainstay dishes customized with ingredients sourced from the abundant agricultural life of the Central Coast, including hand-picked selections from the hotel’s own Edible Gardens.

The award-winning chefs at The Oak Grill aim to provide guests with a journey of discovery through each taste and drink​​.

We were recently invited to Sunday Brunch at The Oak Grill, and were so impressed with everything from the decor to the delicious food. Every detail, small or significant, was thought through and made for an incredible meal and wonderful experience.

What We Ordered

  • Berry Apple Pressed Juice
  • Latte
  • Seasonal Berry French Toast
  • Three Egg Breakfast
  • Roasted Potatoes

Whether you’re staying at Hotel Cerro or just passing through San Luis Obispo, The Oak Grill offers a dining experience that celebrates the local agricultural bounty and culinary artistry of the Central Coast, and worth adding to your list of new restaurants to try in 2024.

Location + Contact

1119 Garden St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 592-3880


The Oak Grill is open for brunch on Sundays from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., offering delicious options like Smoked Salmon Bagels and homemade Eggs Benedict.

Dinner is served daily from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., featuring robust offerings that highlight local fare. The dinner experience is enhanced by craft cocktails and wine pairings that create the ideal dining experience.

For those looking to enjoy a relaxed ambiance by the pool, the Pool Bar operates from Thursday to Sunday, 11:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., weather permitting.

The restaurant also offers a Hand-Crafted Happy Hour from Monday to Thursday, 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., featuring a selection of popular hand-crafted cocktails, wines, and draft beers.

The all-day bar menu, available from 11:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Monday to Sunday, includes favorite items from both the lunch and dinner menus​​.

BrunchSunday8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
DinnerMonday – Sunday3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pool BarThursday – Sunday
(weather permitting)
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Happy HourMonday – Thursday4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All Day Bar MenuMonday – Sunday11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We love San Luis Obispo County, and San Luis Obispo Guide was started as a way for us to share why we love living here and why tourists love coming here to visit. There are so many wonderful people, amazing places, and incredible products to share (not to mention all the fantastic food, drink, and wine!), and we want to promote that through our website, social channels, and podcast so everyone can discover what makes SLO County so special.

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