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!
9520 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA 95485
First opened in the 1880s when Upper Lake, California was a stagecoach stop, the now historic saloon became a popular watering hole until being torn down during prohibition. Rebuilt to match a 1870s-era back bar recycled from a pub in Pennsylvania, the Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant’s expansive black walnut bar and dining tables were built on-site by local craftsmen from a 100+year-old tree harvested from the property. Old-growth redwood wainscoting found hidden behind layers of paint and wallpaper during the hotel’s renovation, was rescued and reused in the saloon. The authentic look and feel of the Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant’s …
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 …
1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
In winter of 2009, Baker & Banker made its debut in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco on the corner of Octavia and Bush Street. Baker & Banker is a follower of the growing farm-to-table movement that has captivated the San Francisco dining scene. Virtually all of the ingredients found in Baker & Banker’s kitchen have been obtained from local producers. This restaurant is the manifestation of the owners’ dreams to provide their clientele with artisan-made, high quality food in a hospitable and warm atmosphere. For a quick breakfast, pay a visit to the adjacent bakery where you can …
1199 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Beretta in the Mission District offers hungry patrons inventive cocktails, thin crust pizzas, and contemporary Italian comfort food, which is delicious in its own right. The dinner menu is filled with exquisite Italian fare. Satiate your appetite with dishes such as Eggplant Caponatina, Risotto with prosciutto, leaks, and goat cheese, and Dungeness Crab Arancini with calabrese aioli. Guests can also share one, or two of Beretta's mouth-watering pizzas topped with only the freshest ingredients, like squash, rosemary, prosciutto, basil, goat cheese, and more. Every day, Beretta has a single main dish that rotates, such as Rock Cod with Roasted Tomatoes …
3450 3rd Street, Unit 4D, San Francisco, CA 94124
For almost 30 years, Taste Catering has been the leading source for San Francisco’s event planning needs. This Bay Area institution actively supports local growers and purveyors, engaging in the use of organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Beyond backing the region’s independent agriculture community, Taste is fully committed to representing their clients’ unique style and vision. From a dramatic and romantic wedding to a lively yet professional corporate event, Taste will execute every detail with a flair for creativity and a standard of professionalism. Leave your next catering needs to Taste and savor the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ that come from …
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 …
2049 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
As the self-proclaimed “modern American restaurant with a New Orleans accent,” The Elite Café offers Southern-inspired dishes in an Art Deco dining space. You may reminisce about being in the Big Easy while you enjoy the house-made Biscuits and Gravy, the Fried Oyster Po-Boy, or the Roasted Quail with Cornbread. A cocktail list with the likes of a Cajun Martini – made with jalapeno-infused Skyy Vodka and jalapeno-stuffed olives – might even inspire you with a Southern sense of hospitality too. And let’s not forget the 100-bottle wine list either. The Elite Café hopes it can draw out the Southern …
50 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Wine Cellar in Los Gatos is a trendy restaurant specializing in California cuisine. Journey downstairs to the underground seating that captures the feel of an aged Italian wine cellar. The lively outdoor patio features views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and nearby shops. Wine Cellar is known for its extensive wine list, live music, and delicious cheese fondues. A local favorite is the Traditional Swiss & Gruyere Fondue, served with bread, fruit, and an assortment of veggies. Other signature dishes include the Fresh Sautéed Abalone, Grilled Painted Hills All-Natural Filet Mignon, and Duck Confit with Pan Roasted Breast. The Today’s …
694 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Luna Park is a hip and lively place for visitors and San Franciscans to dine. Its cuisine is mostly French- and Italian-based with American and Asian influences. Their signature dishes include a Warm Goat Cheese Fondue, Hawaiian Tuna "Poke" with wonton chips, and Make Your Own S'mores for dessert. This restaurant turns into a fun-filled bar scene as the night goes on, which is perfect for singles to mingle. Luna Park is also suitable for a date with its intimate and dimly lit atmosphere and lush velvet curtains and chandeliers.
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. …
398 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Located in Hayes Valley, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar combines elements of fine French dining with the laid back atmosphere of a Parisian café. Absinthe recalls an earlier time when food and spirits were homemade and without preservatives, and when one could dine on a fine meal without worrying about all the etiquette. The name itself brings to mind nostalgia of a time long past, but certainly not forgotten. The pressed tin ceilings and copper table tops shine amidst the traditional French design and are an ideal setting for the restaurant’s American-inspired French and Northern Italian cuisine.
860 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
This sophisticated American bistro specializes in California comfort food with a French flair. Chef Ola Fendert uses classic cooking techniques to prepare dishes like All Natural Baby Back Ribs and Lamb Daube. Oola Restaurant and Bar features these hearty bistro favorites while using organic meats and produce, as well as artisan cheeses and wines. Picked by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Hot Spots” around the country, this split level space is sleek and mature. Recycled wood, exposed stone, rust-toned light fixtures and plenty of candlelight produce an alluring and sexy atmosphere.
399 The Embarcadero South, San Francisco, CA 94105
With a breathtaking view, floor-to-ceiling circular aquariums featuring an impressive array of marine life from the Pacific Ocean, an extravagant cascading raw bar, a hand-blown glass “caviar” chandelier, and a lively open kitchen, Waterbar is not merely a restaurant, it is an experience. Located on San Francisco’s scenic Embarcadero, Waterbar offers fresh, seasonal and sustainable whole fish and crustaceans served roasted, grilled, boiled or chilled. Owner and Executive Chef Mark Franz and restaurateur Pat Kuleto, both well-known for their highly successful restaurant Farallon, have created another masterpiece in design while remaining true to the natural essence of the sea.