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10 8 Vim Dining & Desserts

Address: 2238 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Vim Dining & Desserts
$$ 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 ...

10 8 Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant

Address: 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport, CA 95017
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant
$$ 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.

10 8 Muir's Tea Room & Cafe

Address: 330 S Main St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Muir's Tea Room & Cafe
$$ New Editor's Pick Private Room Outdoor Seating
Located in a lavishly restored historic Queen Anne Victorian, Muir’s is an extraordinary Tea Room in the English/Scottish tradition. Inspired by legendary Scottish born conservationist and tea lover, John Muir, Muir’s combines the beauty of nature with whimsical decor, a stunning cottage garden, and delicious artisan food. Using organic and fresh ingredients, our esteemed English Chef oversees our wonderful team of cooks and bakers to create plant-based savories and desserts that are unparalleled in their unique taste and presentation. Our English Farmer grows produce especially for Muir’s at his organic biodiverse Sebastopol Farm. Muir’s signature scones and sweets are baked ...

10 8 Blue Wing Saloon

Address: 9520 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA 95485
Blue Wing Saloon
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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 ...

10 8 jeninni kitchen + wine bar

Address: 542 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
jeninni kitchen + wine bar
$$ 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.

10 8 Hermitage Banquet Hall & Restaurant

Address: 5633 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Hermitage Banquet Hall & Restaurant
$$ 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.

10 8 Sonoma-Marin Fair

Address: 175 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952
Sonoma-Marin Fair
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The Sonoma-Marin Fair is happy to bring you Drive-Thru Fair Food. We'll have popular items like corn dogs, funnel cakes, slushis as well as some other favorites. Browse the menus below. There is no gate fee. You do not need reservations. Just drive in for your Fair Food Cravings.

10 8 Chianti Ristorante

Address: 217 Crossroads Blvd., , CA 0

10 8 Anton & Michel

Address: Court of the Fountains/Mission St, Carmel, CA 93921
$$ Editor's Pick
The menu, a showcase of fine continental cuisine, offers an array of inspired selections: fresh Monterey Bay seafood, filet mignon, fresh-farmed abalone and house specialties, to name only a few. Rack of lamb and Châteaubriand carved tableside in the classic European tradition highlight the impeccable service.

10 8 Bouchee

Address: Carmel-By-The-Sea Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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The 49-seat restaurant offers a menu highly influenced by the bounty of the local land and sea. Bouchée Wine Merchants features fine wines and spirits, ports and sherries from California, the United States, Europe and the world, as well as speciality wine gift items.

10 8 Montrio Bistro

Address: 414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
$$ Editor's Pick
Featuring innovative dishes like Dungeness Crab Cakes with spicy remoulade, Oven-Roasted Portabella Mushroom with ragout of vegetables and the taste-tempting Hazelnut Mint Vacherin, this bistro with big-city ambience has quickly become Monterey's favorite restaurant for all occasions.

10 8 Fandango

Address: 223 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
$$ Editor's Pick
Welcome to Fandango Restaurant. Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in the heart of Pacific Grove, California. Featuring Mediterranean & European Style cuisine. Enjoy our fresh seafood, black angus steak, and Fandango's famous rack of lamb...all on our wood burning grill. In addition to our hearty pastas, paella, lamb shank, osso bucco, and boullabaisse.

10 8 The Old Bath House Restaurant

Address: 620 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Robert Lindsey of the New York Times said: "My current favorite restaurant is the Old Bath House, a nicely restored old structure on Lovers Point overlooking the ocean in Pacific Grove. Aside from seafood, its specialties are French and European cuisine based on the experience of my three visits. I believe it is superb and a good value. There is a good selection of California wine at fair prices. Reservations are recommended."

10 8 Stokes Restaurant & Bar

Address: 500 Hartnell Street, Monterey, CA 93940
$$ Editor's Pick
In Chef Brandon's kitchen, dishes are created with inspiration from the Mediterranean crescent; Spain, Southern France and Italy’s Ligurian coast. Our menu includes Tapas & Crostinis, Wood-Oven roasted fish and meat, hearty soups and “live” salads, Tagines, Tortes, and more…

10 8 Casanova

Address: 5th Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Welcome to Casanova, a culinary experience that echoes the South of France & Northern Italy in the center of Carmel, California. Our style and ambiance is matched by a standard of excellence in food and service that has brought us worldwide acclaim. The hand dug Wine Cellar has received numerous awards for its outstanding selection of wines from all over the world.

10 8 Angele

Address: 540 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
$$ Editor's Pick
Angèle features a menu, layering elements from traditional recipes with contemporary influences. Its focus on rich and soothing French cuisine ranges from the classic simplicity of vegetable potage to the robust balance of veal stew.

10 8 Brix Restaurant & Wine Shop

Address: 7377 Street Helena Hwy, Yountville, CA 94558
$$ Editor's Pick
Brix's primary style could be defined as Seasonal California cuisine. Whenever possible, we use local produce, some of which comes from our vegetable & herb garden. Our Chefs believe in healthful and flavorful cooking, something that will challenge the palate without overcomplicating the experience.

10 8 Chandon

Address: One California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599
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A traditional foundation along with a hearty dash of creativity and passion makes this adventurous chef an exciting addition to The Restaurant at Domaine Chandon. Now planted among the vines in one of the valley's most established fine dining restaurants, he pushes his passions to new heights with exceptional regional and seasonally influenced cuisine and exciting wine pairings.

10 8 Pilar

Address: 807 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
$$ Editor's Pick
Located at 807 Main Street, near the new Third Street bridge and an integral part of the new Napa Waterfront District, Pilar is a major contribution to the renaissance of historic downtown Napa. The 49-seat restaurant is an oasis of cool re-straint to highlight the "contemporary Napa Valley" menu created by the husband and wife pair.

10 8 Press

Address: 587 Street Helena Hwy South, St. Helena, CA 94594
$$ Editor's Pick
PRESS serves prime dry-aged beef, whole roasted chicken, and other naturally raised birds, leg of baby lamb, wild fish, heritage pork and hand-fed veal, all prepared on the kitchen’s centerpiece, a custom wood-burning grill and rotisserie. Many of the dishes at PRESS will serve two or more and are carved tableside. Side dishes are served in their cooking utensils and are portioned for sharing.