Celebrity Spotting Restaurants
Osteria Al MareAddress: 32 Cannery # 1H, Monterey, CA 93940
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating
Down by the San Carlos beach on the edge of the pier, sits Osteria Al Mare (Restaurant at the sea, in Italian). Come enjoy the beautiful pier, sea lions, and the taste of the old country. All of our ingredients are locally sourced and are as fresh as could be found. While our menu does change to reflect the freshest of ingredients, we offer such stables as Fritto Di Calamari, Stinco di Maiale alla Birra (beer braised pork shank) and our Pan-seared salmon. These items Maurizio perfected in Italy more than 30 years ago.
Mimosa TwoAddress: 3320 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Mimosa Two Located on Grand Avenue is an Elegant Cocktail Retreat & the only one of its kind. M2 masters what other Bay Area Locations Aspire be!
Pastis BistroAddress: 447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
$$$ 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!
The Valencia RoomAddress: 647 Valencia St, SF, CA 94110
Assemble MarketplaceAddress: 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804
The BubblyAddress: 164 San Francisco way, SF, CA 99176
Stockmens ClubAddress: 56 S Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550
Quinn's Light HouseAddress: 1951 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
Rio Bistro @ the Village InnAddress: 20822 River Blvd, Monte Rio, CA 95462
$$$ Recommended New Outdoor Seating
Blue Line PizzaAddress: 415 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008-2013
$ Recommended New
World Famous HotBoys - Walnut CreekAddress: 1394 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA
Pandora Karaoke & BarAddress: 50 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Davenport Roadhouse RestaurantAddress: 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport, CA 95017
$$ 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.
Chambers Eat + DrinkAddress: 601 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Chambers Eat + Drink is a restaurant and lounge inside San Francisco’s iconic rock n’ roll hotel, the Phoenix, and provides a menu, décor, and ambiance that is both chic and full of substance. Executive Chef Trevor Ogden—formerly from Mission Beach Café and Umami—has constructed a menu that is laden with seasonal entrees derived from California with influences from Japan, the Mediterranean and France. Examples are the Sizzling Kobe Tri-Tip and the Lamb Saddle—English peas, Israeli couscous, baby white carrots, chard leeks, pea tendrils and lamb jus. The menu complements the aesthetics, providing scenery that is modern with two indoor …
The Stinking RoseAddress: 325 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94113
Vampires beware! The Stinking Rose is known throughout San Francisco as being the number one restaurant for fans of garlic and excellent food. Located in North Beach, the restaurant goes through over 3,000 pounds of the garlic each month, and diners visit again and again to indulge in the Californian-Italian cuisine. The Stinking Rose is best known for its Dungeness Killer Crab: a fresh crab weighing over two pounds and roasted in a secret garlic sauce until succulent and juicy. The garlicky goodness extends to the rest of the restaurant’s menu, which includes seafood skillets, tureens, surf and turf, pastas, …
Restaurant LuluAddress: 816 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Set in an old transformed warehouse in SoMa, just a mere block from the Moscone Convention Center, Restaurant Lulu evokes the feeling of being in Provence while still staying true to its urban cityscape. Most notably recognized for its wine selection, this French eatery boasts a selection of 500 bottles and over 70 wines by the glass from all around the world, and a slew of awards from Wine Spectator. The seasonal Provençal menu is served family-style on rustic blond wood tables, the bold flavors of the food the ideal complement to the colorful and contemporary space it occupies.
PostrioAddress: 545 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
$$$ Top 10 Recommended
Centrally located on Post Street just off of Union Square, Postrio is the sort of restaurant San Francisco is famous for. Innovative food that draws from a myriad of cultures, a wine list that has both breadth and depth, a well-designed interior adorned with the works of famous local artists, and an atmosphere at once refined and relaxed makes Postrio one of the finest restaurants in the Bay. Priced reasonably enough for regular fine dining, the restaurant also offers standout dishes to turn any occasion into a special one.
The Slanted DoorAddress: 1 Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, CA 94111
For over a decade the Slanted Door has been one of the most sought after dining experiences in San Francisco. Executive Chef Charles Phan blends his passion for Vietnamese cooking with top quality ingredients, showcasing the abundance of produce and ecologically farmed fish, game, and poultry sourced by local farms. Many of his recipes are inspired by his mother’s cooking, along with ideas he has picked up from his travels to Vietnam. If you are looking for irresistible food and a lively atmosphere, the Slanted Door may become your new favorite.
One Market RestaurantAddress: 1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$ Special Offer
One Market makes for one exquisite dining experience. With stunning views and upscale atmosphere, One Market is one of the few restaurants in San Francisco with an unbeatable location to serve some of the city’s most exciting cuisine. Executive Chef Mark Dommen has created a menu that appeals to a variety of culinary interests and budgets, featuring seasonal American fare with an emphasis on fresh, organic, and local ingredients. The food, the service, and the ambiance are truly exceptional and will keep one coming back for more.