198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford, CA 94301
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Coupa Cafe opened at the Stanford Golf Course on May 1, 2013. Located in the foothills above the Stanford University Campus and housed in a 1930’s Bakewell & Brown building, Coupa Cafe offers extensive menus featuring Coupa Specialties such as the Coupa Burger, Crepes, Tequeños and Venezuelan Pabellon. The menus also offer delicious Paninis, Salads, Pasta, Venezuelan Arepas, Quesadillas, Tacos, and a great selection of Beer, Wine and Cocktails.
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating
Pastis, restaurant and wine bar, is your little piece of France located at 447 California Avenue in Palo Alto. Discover an amazing French cuisine in an authentic bistro ambiance. Enthusiastic service, charming decoration, outdoor seating… you’ll definitely be coming back!
340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Centrally located in the buzzing business district of San Francisco’s Union Square, Campton Place provides the opportunity for a quick business lunch, cocktails, or a 5 course sit-down tasting dinner. The restaurant serves a great deal of upscale fare like Caviar, rare wines, and delectable desserts with blown sugar accents as well as scrumptious main courses. Head Chef Srijith uniquely adds a Mediterranean flare to his California cuisine by infusing balance into each dish that is made from fresh locally grown ingredients. Campton Place is surely a winemaker’s and wine lover’s destination as the restaurant’s wine list boasts some of …
12 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
The chic Fifth Floor restaurant acts as a culinary and visual bridge connecting the Bay area and executive chef Laurent Manrique’s native Southwestern France. The menu is both refreshingly modern and faultlessly traditional, with one dish having a provenance traced to King Henry IV’s table. Fifth Floor’s décor enhances the experience of regional pastiche, with a color scheme that evokes the landscape of both regions. Cool ocean blues mingle with sandy ochres and wine reds, colors that embody not only the surrounding Bay area, but simultaneously transport the diner to Southern France. An evening at Fifth Floor is an exploration …
1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Nestled in one of San Francisco’s most distinguished luxury hotels, Big 4 restaurant embodies soft romanticism, rich history, and innovative cuisine. Named after the four top nineteenth century railroad tycoons, this mahogany-accented restaurant will transport you with its historical artifacts, live piano music, and forest green banquettes. Their contemporary American menu is carefully crafted to reflect the seasons by talented Executive Chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls, a previous recipient of the “Chef of the Year" award by the National Executive Chefs Association. Menu items include light temptations such as the Vietnamese Maine Lobster and Prawn Spring Rolls for the health-conscious, or Rack …
1177 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
“Food is our passion.” If your passion is food as well, look no further than Betty Zlatchin Catering; their slogan speaks to their creative flair for presentation and commitment to using locally-grown, organic foods. The happy result is delicious, fresh dishes that aim to please every palate. Specializing in weddings, the company tailors each menu to match the needs and style of their clients and have been praised by Food and Wine Magazine. Dedicated to buying from sustainable sources and local vendors, you may find one of Betty Zlatchin’s staff at the farmer’s market looking for produce or collaborating with …
100 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Located at the San Jose Marriott, Arcadia serves up a contemporary twist to classic staples of the modern American steakhouse. Breakfast specials consist of the Broken Yolk Fried Egg Sandwich, Arcadia French Toast and the Crispy Malted Waffle. Lunch features the Power Lunch, which offers diners a choice of salad or soup as well as an entrée for a low price. A la carte selections include Steak Frites, Truffle Risotto, Cobb Salad, as well as a number of burgers and sandwiches. Dinner finger foods such as the Lobster Corn Dogs, Truffled Popcorn, and Oysters Rockefeller will prime your appetite for …
221 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
$$$ Top 10
Kuleto’s embodies the vintage charm and refined class of historic San Francisco. Lavish marble floors and cathedral-like vaulted ceilings greet diners and immediately plunge them into an atmosphere of sublime sophistication. A 40-foot-long carved wood bar is a highlight, transported from the Palace Hotel and steeped in a history that precedes the 1906 earthquake. While the atmosphere is almost regal in its ostentation, Kuleto’s Northern Italian-inspired menu embodies the satisfaction of a home-cooked meal, albeit with masterful execution. Kuleto’s is an exercise in true sensual gratification, an immensely pleasurable feast for the eyes and the taste buds.
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Located at the Marriot in Santa Clara, Parcel 104 has served guests American cuisine utilizing farm fresh ingredients for more than a decade. A full bar offers those looking the whet their whistles a wine list featuring 500 wines, an extensive selection of spirits, as well as seasonal house specialty cocktails. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offers drink specials and a bar menu. Parcel 104 serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. and on the weekends from 7:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30a.m. to 2:00p.m. …
710 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
With this cozy yet lively eatery in the Financial District, Executive Chef and Owner Gerard Hirigoyen brings his native Basque cuisine to the San Francisco restaurant scene. Come during lunch to enjoy a pair of bocadillos (small sandwiches) that come in such mouth-watering varieties as Chorizo with Walnut Spread and Catalan Sausage. At night, a traditional tapas-style menu takes over, featuring classic Northern Spanish small plates. The restaurant also boasts a lengthy wine list with a focus on Spanish wines. The seating at Bocadillos is mostly at large communal tables or at the bar, making it a great place to …