32 Cannery # 1H, Monterey, CA 93940
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating
Down by the San Carlos beach on the edge of the pier, sits Osteria Al Mare (Restaurant at the sea, in Italian). Come enjoy the beautiful pier, sea lions, and the taste of the old country. All of our ingredients are locally sourced and are as fresh as could be found. While our menu does change to reflect the freshest of ingredients, we offer such stables as Fritto Di Calamari, Stinco di Maiale alla Birra (beer braised pork shank) and our Pan-seared salmon. These items Maurizio perfected in Italy more than 30 years ago.
2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating
Chef Jesikah Stolaroff brings the feeling of home together with local ingredients and refined technique to create food that fills the heart. She specializes in thoughtful, New American cuisine with a nod toward her family’s Italian roots, joined by unforgettable, innovative desserts. A native of Santa Cruz, Jesikah got her start as a teenager making incredible cakes for birthdays and weddings, before moving north to hone her craft. She studied both the science and the art of food, with degrees in Nutritional Science from UC Berkeley and Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa. Jesikah cut her ...
198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford, CA 94301
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Coupa Cafe opened at the Stanford Golf Course on May 1, 2013. Located in the foothills above the Stanford University Campus and housed in a 1930’s Bakewell & Brown building, Coupa Cafe offers extensive menus featuring Coupa Specialties such as the Coupa Burger, Steak & Fries, Grilled Salmon and Venezuelan Pabellon. The menus also offer delicious Paninis, Hot Dogs, Salads, Pasta, Venezuelan Arepas, Quesadillas, Tacos, and a great selection of Beer, Wine and Cocktails. Among other options, you can enjoy Rack of Lamb, Surf and Turf, Sea Bass or our Pasta dishes for dinner. Chicken and Waffles and a Bloody ...
1 Davenport Ave, Davenport, CA 95017
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating
Delicious and affordable California coastal cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from neighboring organic farms is the hallmark of our kitchen. Just 10 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz.
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating
Pastis, restaurant and wine bar, is your little piece of France located at 447 California Avenue in Palo Alto. Discover an amazing French cuisine in an authentic bistro ambiance. Enthusiastic service, charming decoration, outdoor seating… you’ll definitely be coming back!
1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$$$ Recommended New
At Avanti Restaurant, we have been committed to the local food culture since 2019. We serve you organic vegetables, sustainable seafood, pasture-raised meats and poultry, organic milk, butter and eggs, locally roasted coffee, and house-made desserts. We have a full bar featuring seasonal cocktails and a variety of spirits.
5633 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
Russian restaurant with dancing and tasty food. Hermitage Banquet Hall can also accommodate a wide variety of private dining options.
1 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$ Top 10 Recommended
Entering Boulevard’s doors is like stepping inside of a Toulouse-Lautrec painting. With its elegant mosaics, stylized wood accents, and softly glowing atmosphere, designer Pat Kuleto has captured the romance of the iconic Parisian bistro, elevating the historic building to the heights of its period artistry. Chef Nancy Oake’s culinary creations are themselves works of art. Each French-influenced dish is like a sculpture, consisting of layered components in a delicate balance of color and flavor that is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. Dripping with Belle Époque glamour and the flowery beauty of Art Nouveau, ...
542 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
$$ Recommended Editor's Pick View
A coastal and southern Mediterranean cuisine. Our menu consist of many small plates and changes almost daily with focus on local and organic ingredients. Our diverse wine list designed by our owner sommelier offers high quality wines from our local Monterey County appellation and from around the world. The shims + session cocktail program is very well recognized as solid very innovative.
9520 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA 95485
First opened in the 1880s when Upper Lake, California was a stagecoach stop, the now historic saloon became a popular watering hole until being torn down during prohibition. Rebuilt to match a 1870s-era back bar recycled from a pub in Pennsylvania, the Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant’s expansive black walnut bar and dining tables were built on-site by local craftsmen from a 100+year-old tree harvested from the property. Old-growth redwood wainscoting found hidden behind layers of paint and wallpaper during the hotel’s renovation, was rescued and reused in the saloon. The authentic look and feel of the Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant’s ...
1737 Post St #337, San Francisco, CA 94115
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
In Japan, Omakase (お任せ) “entrust the chef” is a popular style of dining, where the guests entrust the chef with the meal selection. As this is a great honor, the chef in turn vows to use the freshest ingredients, masterful techniques and bursts of innovation, to create a truly memorable dining experience. Oma San Francisco Station is proud to present this simple, yet elegant way of dining to all of our guests.
2224 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
One of the definitions for the word “commonwealth” is organizing for the common good. Chef Jason Fox and his staff at the aptly named Commonwealth have come together to make common food great. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, Commonwealth showcases a “Progressive American” menu that doesn’t rely on a singular type of food or technique. The kitchen has the freedom to give birth to a wide variety of foods that aren't normally seen together on a menu. The combination of a la carte items like Grilled Rabbit Sausage, Geoduck, Sea Urchin, Waygu Beef and Hen are a ...
1042 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Unlike other sushi places that offer generic imitation rolls, Sawa Sushi goes above and beyond all expectations. Nestled in a strip mall, the exterior features a sparten décor. However, once diners walk inside, they find themselves lost in an in-depth exploration of seafood and sake. Named one of Forbes Top 100 U.S. restaurants, Sawa Sushi prides itself on practicing “Omakase” or “trust the chef” service. Head chef Steve creates a selection of sushi focusing solely on high-end ingredients and presentation exclusively for each table. Highlights include Steamed Monkfish Liver, Uni, and Salmon Sashimi, in addition to non-seafood options such as ...
172 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Tucked into the Fairmont Hotel, The Grill on the Alley serves the San Jose locals martini and steak fixes all day long. Upholding steakhouse traditions, The Grill offers a selection of steaks with the option of sides and a vegetable, but also includes indulgences such as Loaded Mac and Cheese and Roasted Brick Chicken. Of the red meat selection, the New York steak, served with bacon on top, excites any carnivore’s taste buds. For a hearty beginning to a meal, diners can choose between American Kobe Sidekicks, Spinach and Artichoke dip, as well as other appetizer staples. As a bonus, ...
448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Alexander’s Steakhouse in the SOMA (South of Market) District is a high-end American steakhouse with a hint of Japanese influence that doesn’t skimp on anything. This menu covers the gamut of decadence from items like Caviar Parfait and Shigoku Oysters on the half shell for appetizers to Day Boat Scallops and Maine Lobster for prolific entrees. However, when it comes to steak, be ready to be blown away. Alexander’s has “Wagyu” on the menu, and specializes in prime, aged steaks to intensify the flavor. Five different types of “Wagyu” are on the menu with the Sher Australian Steak leading the ...