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10 8 Avanti Restaurant

Address: 1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Avanti Restaurant
$$$ 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.

10 8 Boulevard

Address: 1 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Boulevard
$$$ 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, ...

10 8 Pastis Bistro

Address: 447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Pastis Bistro
$$$ 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!

10 8 Commonwealth

Address: 2224 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Commonwealth
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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 ...

10 8 The Grill on the Alley

Address: 172 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
The Grill on the Alley
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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, ...

10 8 PortaBella

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10 8 Navio at The Ritz Carlton

Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, San Francisco, CA 94019
Navio at The Ritz Carlton
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Enjoy fine dining at its finest at Navio located inside the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay. Navio offers guests Northern California coastal cuisine that features the freshest catch from neighboring town Princeton Habor and California’s best varietals and produce grown along the Bay Area coastline. Navio has floor-to-ceiling windows featuring a breathtaking ocean view and an open kitchen for guest to view what’s happening behind the grill. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Navio offers guest a fine dining experience that will take your breath away.

10 8 Campton Place Restaurant

Address: 340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Campton Place Restaurant
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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 ...

10 8 Fifth Floor

Address: 12 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Fifth Floor
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The chic Fifth Floor restaurant acts as a culinary and visual bridge connecting the Bay area and executive chef Laurent Manrique’s native Southwestern France. The menu is both refreshingly modern and faultlessly traditional, with one dish having a provenance traced to King Henry IV’s table. Fifth Floor’s décor enhances the experience of regional pastiche, with a color scheme that evokes the landscape of both regions. Cool ocean blues mingle with sandy ochres and wine reds, colors that embody not only the surrounding Bay area, but simultaneously transport the diner to Southern France. An evening at Fifth Floor is an exploration ...

10 8 Espetus Churrascaria

Address: 1686 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Espetus Churrascaria
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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 ...

10 8 Spruce

Address: 3640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Spruce
$$$ 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.

10 8 Tamarine

Address: 546 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Tamarine
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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 ...

10 8 The Village Pub

Address: 2697 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062
The Village Pub
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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 ...

10 8 E'Tutto Qua

Address: 270 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
E'Tutto Qua
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While traditional, classic, Italian cuisine has been a hit with diners all over the world for centuries, the owners and chefs at È Tutto Qua strive to infuse cutting edge recipes and techniques from Rome into their menu. Located in the heart of North Beach, È Tutto Qua does an excellent job keeping up with the latest trends in Italy, but the focus is always on quality ingredients and superb service. Meats and fish arrive fresh daily, pasta is made in-house from scratch, and many ingredients aren't added to your dish until right before it heads to your table. Knowing ...

10 8 La Ciccia

Address: 291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
La Ciccia
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Taste another side of Italy at La Ciccia, where the flavors of the island of Sardinia take center stage. Husband and wife team, Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan, introduce patrons to the tastes of their home land, and retain authentic cooking styles and ingredients. The Fregua cun Cozzasa e Zaffaranu is a fregula with mussels in a tomato sauce with San Gavino saffron, and the Pezza de Angioni cun Tuvara is a seared lamb tenderloin with mushrooms. Over a quarter of the Italian-centric wine list is devoted exclusively to Sardinia labels, and the earthy tones of the drink selections only ...

10 8 Cafe Gibraltar

Address: 425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94019
Cafe Gibraltar
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This gem of the San Mateo coast sparkles with the numerous honors and awards it has enjoyed throughout the years. Fresh, authentic, and intriguing Mediterranean fare is served up in an equally fresh and intriguing dining space. Rich earth tones bath the walls, and flowing panels drape down from the ceiling to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Similarly, the menu entices patrons with culinary delights that span the entire Mediterranean region. The Tunisian Kaskasu Bi’l Lahm is a slow-braised Victory Ranch lamb sholder, and the Manti is a Turkish dish of house-made dumplings. There is much to explore and ...

10 8 Baker & Banker

Address: 1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Baker & Banker
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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 ...

10 8 Cetrella

Address: 845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Cetrella
$$$ Top 10
Just south of San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean lies the city of Half Moon bay where agriculture and big wave surfing are the popular attractions in town. When it comes to food, Cetrella is the areas destination point. With French and Mediterranean undertones, Cetrella draws from local growers and purveyors to seasonally create dishes from land and sea. Freshly harvested Oysters on the Half Shell, Mussels, Grilled Octopus and the Beet Salad are light items that represent its closeness to the ocean and plentiful fields. Entrees like the Lamb Shank, Pork Chop, Duck Confit and Gnocchi Parisienne also allow ...

10 8 Comal

Address: 2020 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Comal
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In the heart of Berkeley you will find Comal, an authentic Mexican restaurant, and at the heart of Comal you can find Executive Chef Matt Gandin. He brings a modern twist to southern Oaxacan food and is inspired by neighboring coastal states as well. This is evident on the menu with Local Halibut Ceviche, Wood-Grilled Fresh White Shrimp, House-made Chicharones and Compressed Watermelon and Padron Peppers. There are traditional Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Tamales and Tacos, but also “Platos Fuertes”. These are large plates for two to three people like a Whole Spit-Roasted Fulton Valley Chicken. A wide variety of Mexican craft ...