Restaurants in California

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Watch for the exuberantly tacky billboards for the Mad Greek. The silly Greek restaurant is surrounded by plaster statues, but the draws are its... Read More

Beer lovers congregate at Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery in the Upper Haight neighborhood. Brewmaster-owner Dave McLean produces artisan ales in the... Read More

Kyoto native Akira Hirose honed his culinary style under the tutelage of famed Frenchman Joel Robuchon and opened this refined Asian-influenced... Read More

It's like something out of Portlandia: this eatery at the end of the Malibu Pier is a place where the organic, free-range chicken you ordered was... Read More

Located on the north end of Malibu, this casual seafood market and café is popular with surfers and sunbathers. Mark Ridgeway and his partners... Read More

David Kinch has one of the great creative minds in American cooking, and for the past three years he’s had vegetables as fresh as his ideas. He... Read More

Set right over the ocean, La Jolla’s elegant Marine Room serves global cuisine rooted in classic French technique (try the leek and vanilla&ndash... Read More

At dinner, go for broke at Marinus, where you can enjoy an elaborate seafood-focused tasting menu by a roaring fireplace. Read More

Market Restaurant + Bar showcases the Asian-inspired California cuisine of renowned chef Carl Schroeder. Decorated in shades of persimmon, the... Read More

Originally opened as the casual compliment to partners Douglas Keane and Nick Peyton’s very formal Cyrus restaurant, Market was sold to executive... Read More

MarketBar serves up field-, ranch-, and ocean-fresh cuisine from its unbeatable location on the Embarcadero side of the Ferry Building, which opened in... Read More

This seafood shack perched on timber pylons offers a dining experience that’s low-key, the ultimate example of a certain kind of meal: unfussy,... Read More

Designed to resemble a traditional Italian trattoria, Marzano is housed in a white-stucco building with a terracotta-tile roof. Inside, glass demijohn... Read More

With over 25 years of service, Masa's near Union Square exudes Old World elegance, from the toile print fabric on plush chairs to the red silk... Read More

Locaated on La Cienega Boulevard’s Restaurant Row, this fusion concept was groundbreaking for Japanese-Peruvian cooking when Nobuyuki &ldquo... Read More

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s seasonal tasting menu restaurant features a singular item of California produce each month, and hones in on applications... Read More

Denim-and-diamond clad regulars dance the two-step to country bands and then chow down on sandwiches. Read More

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