Restaurants in California

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Located on Venice’s chic Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Axe (pronounced ah-shay) is a simple, no-frills restaurant named after an old Yoruban saying... Read More

Only in San Francisco would you find a Moroccan restaurant that touts the sustainable pedigree of its ingredients: the lamb and beef (grass-fed, of... Read More

Small plates (tomato-and-basil-stuffed artichokes; smoked salmon on baguette) make up the menu at this diminutive tapas bar inspired by chef Laurel... Read More

Since moving to a new location on Main Street in 2008, Azzurro Pizzeria has a more streamlined, slightly industrial setting with blue, black, and white... Read More

The more casual option of Bacara Resort's restaurants, The Bistro serves Mediterranean and Continental cuisine in both indoor and patio settings, with... Read More

"Surrealist chic" is the prevailing vibe at this bar and lounge located in Jose Andres’ innovative Bazaar complex. Ground zero for upscale... Read More

Bar Jules, a brightly colored, neighborhood café in Hayes Valley, serves a new menu daily, written on the café’s signature... Read More

Bar Lubitsch is a covert-feeling bar decorated in shades of red and gold, and further outfitted with crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. The... Read More

Part of the iconic Chateau Marmont hotel, this restaurant and cocktail lounge is a magnet for Hollywood’s A-list, with former patrons... Read More

Located in the downtown Bel Aire Plaza shopping center, this restaurant is owner Gene Tartaglia’s ode to Memphis-style slow-cooked barbecue.... Read More

On Oakland’s restaurant row, in the Temescal neighborhood, this tapas bar serves authentic small plates from Catalonia—pa amb tomà... Read More

A locavore’s paradise, this all–regionally sourced, all-sustainable restaurant (set in a soaring, modern version of a red barn) takes haute... Read More

Located within the Mount View Hotel in downtown Calistoga, Barolo is a small restaurant with red leather booths, a marble bar and tabletops,... Read More

The sultry lounge has artisanal cocktails (try the Alpine Blood Orange Cosmo), house-made charcuterie, and remarkably good live jazz. Read More

An offshoot of the original Beach House restaurant in Laguna Beach, the Beach House in Cardiff by the Sea opened in 1993 and was designed by architect... Read More

This dockside restaurant on manmade Lake Arrowhead dates to 1982 and specializes in sweet and savory Belgian waffles, including a play on Benedict, with... Read More

The cavernous, casual restaurant has an open-air dining patio, tasting bar, and a barrel aging room. Sunday brunch, with its carving station, pastry bar... Read More

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