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.
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, 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!
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
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
In Japan, Omakase (お任せ) “entrust the chef” is a popular style of dining, where the guests entrust the chef with the meal selection. As this is a great honor, the chef in turn vows to use the freshest ingredients, masterful techniques and bursts of innovation, to create a truly memorable dining experience. Oma San Francisco Station is proud to present this simple, yet elegant way of dining to all of our guests.
172 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Tucked into the Fairmont Hotel, The Grill on the Alley serves the San Jose locals martini and steak fixes all day long. Upholding steakhouse traditions, The Grill offers a selection of steaks with the option of sides and a vegetable, but also includes indulgences such as Loaded Mac and Cheese and Roasted Brick Chicken. Of the red meat selection, the New York steak, served with bacon on top, excites any carnivore’s taste buds. For a hearty beginning to a meal, diners can choose between American Kobe Sidekicks, Spinach and Artichoke dip, as well as other appetizer staples. As a bonus, ...
161 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended
Ozumo is nestled into the heart of San Francisco’s Embarcadero District. This restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine in a serene and sophisticated environment. Guests can choose to to sit in a variety of rooms that each offer a unique dining experience and ambience. The Robata Grill features unique small plates of a variety of meat and vegetables that are cooked over traditional robata charcoal grills. For private dining, Ozumo offers sake tasting in their exclusive, glass-enclosed Sake Tasting Room. Those seeking a more traditional and exotic experience than the golden hued main dining room can be seated on zabuton cusions ...
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 ...
1686 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Red means stop, green means go…and bring me more meat while you’re at it. At Espetus Churrascaria, an authentic Brazilian steakhouse, you get to unleash your inner carnivore. With two locations, one in San Mateo and the original just east of Hayes Valley, patrons get to enjoy fresh cuts of meat prepared over an open flame and carved tableside. Options like Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast, Pork Loin crusted with Parmesan, Filet Mignon and Sirloin keep you seeing red (meat). A 20-item salad bar with traditional and exotic roughage along with side dishes like rice, black beans and fish stew will ...
252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
$$$$ Top 10
With its white marble stairs, towering Roman-style columns, and expansive dining room, Michael Mina is a monument to gastronomy. Its décor, awash in a subdued mauves, brown leathers, and soft creams, manages to be highly modern and chic, while still evoking a timeless, stately elegance. Chef de Cuisine Chris L’Hommedieu, who has had extensive experience working under Executive Chef Michael Mina in the past, expertly executes Mina’s New American culinary vision, presenting decadent prix-fixe menus showcasing fresh ingredients, culinary creativity, and epicurean artistry at its finest. Michael Mina’s namesake restaurant delivers a decadently pleasurable culinary romp in a calmingly demur ...
3640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
$$$ Top 10 Special Offer
Simplicity is bliss: local ingredients, fresh flavors, and charming surroundings, converge to offer a truly blissful experience at Spruce. This communal watering hole encourages diners to dine, socialize, and relax, with the help of a menu that highlights the very best of contemporary American cuisine. The in-house temperature controlled curing room caters to the impressive charcuterie selection, and up to 80% of the produce used at any time may come from the restaurant’s own private farm. Savory delights include the Hot and Cold Foie Gras, the Buttered Main Lobster, and the Charred Berkshire Pork Tenderloin.
2697 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062
The Village Pub not only serves the appetite for food, but it also hopes to satisfy the entire being. Whether you’re looking to tread new ground, or you’re simply hoping to be greeted by the familiar, The Village Pub has the menu and character to keep you intrigued. Executive Chef Mark Sullivan constructs his contemporary American cuisine by drawing from classic French and Mediterranean traditions, and locally cultivated ingredients. The dinner menu highlights dishes like the Shaved Foie Gras Torchon, while the pub menu offers lighter fare – the Pork and Garlic Sausage is made in-house. The truly staggering wine ...
2348 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Toi Sawatdee, owner and head chef of Lemongrass Thai Cuisine, has worked diligently to provide diners with authentic Thai fare at her restaurant in the Russian Hill District since opening in 1994. Toi takes great pleasure and pride creating her signature dishes, such as her original Thai curries, fresh seafood like prawns sautéed with basil and a combination seafood platter, and spicy noodle dishes and soups. In addition, she offers traditional vegetarian fare for those who want Thai cuisine without the game, such as sautéed broccoli in oyster sauce and eggplant and tofu with garlic chili sauce. The dining room ...
546 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
When searching for a twist on Vietnamese cuisine in Palo Alto, head straight to Tamarine. The menu features food and beverages that infuse a fruity flavor into traditional Vietnamese dishes. Beginning with the appetizers, diners can enjoy a green papaya salad with dried beef or mushroom cupcakes, made with mushrooms and scallions, before tackling an entree. For something a little different, the Tea Leaf Beef starter plate offers a meaty snack. As for entrees, local favorites include Miso Chicken with a sweet sauce and yam chips, or the Clay Pot Cod. The sides served also impress the palate. The Empress ...
6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
Bouchon of Yountville comes from the family of Thomas Keller Restaurants and strives to bring the French tradition of cozy, family owned bistros to the area. A dark, intimate interior starts diners off on their quest for traditional French cuisine as they are given a menu that consists of classic dishes. A list of Fruits de Mer, Caviar, and other Hors D’Oeuvres guide guests through a beginning course, leading up to the stars of the meal: Les Plats Principaux. This section of the menu features the French bistro classic, Steak Frites, as well as traditional entrees like Croque Madame and ...
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 ...