Restaurants in California

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Santa Monica native Josiah Citrin opened Mélisse in 1999, and it remains one of the city’s last bastions for fine dining. The space is... Read More

Open since 1979, this former fine dining establishment recently loosened its tie for a more "upscale-casual" audience. But the insanely delicious burger... Read More

Top Chef Masters-contender Traci des Jardins serves up Mexican street food at Mijita, located in the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. A popular dish... Read More

Millennium is a rare, high-end vegetarian restaurant, located just west of Union Square. Designer Charles deLisle captured Millennium’s eco... Read More

Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miró inspired this upscale, dinner-only restaurant at northern Santa Barbara’s ritzy Bacara Resort. Chef de... Read More

Arrive early on Tuesday afternoons for the fried chicken stuffed with herbs at Miss Ollie’s. The day’s special at this airy, Cali-Caribbean... Read More

Mister Parker’s is an eclectic bistro located just off the lobby of the Parker Palm Springs hotel. Beyond the velvet curtain entrance is a dining... Read More

Located in the artistic SoMa district, Mixt Greens is a casual, eco-friendly eatery housed in a high-ceilinged space with light wood accents. Part of a... Read More

The confoundingly underrated Ricardo Zarate—a Lima, Peru, native and former sushi chef—works wonders with Peruvian ceviche at this hidden... Read More

This new sleek bistro offers sophisticated dining in a modern, casual, and warm setting. Traditional French dishes abound for brunch and dinner, but... Read More

Despite its unassuming strip mall location, Monte Alban’s affordable and authentic Oaxacan dishes have made it a popular choice for Mexican... Read More

"Charlie Chaplin slept here" is a frequent—and often untrue—SoCal refrain, but it's apt at the Montecito Inn, which the famous actor built... Read More

On the ground floor of 100-year-old Truckee Hotel, Moody’s Bistro & Lounge emphasizes local and organic produce with such dainty dishes as the... Read More

Juice is the nectar of the hipsters at this trendy juice haven with outposts in LA's coolest 'hoods. The menu lists the health benefits of the raw,... Read More

Starry-eyed couples flock to this Malibu beachfront restaurant to dine to the sound of the waves. Cozy up on one of the day beds on the deck to watch... Read More

Minimalist décor and maxi-prices mark this West-LA sushi spot featuring traditional Japanese cuisine with California influences. Unassuming in... Read More

This wildly popular dining venue at the new California Academy of Sciences, in Golden Gate Park (sister restaurant to the neighboring Academy Café... Read More

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