Restaurants in California

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A Mediterranean influence dominates the 120-seat formal dining area within the larger Auberge du Soleil Resort. A yellow and amber color scheme with... Read More

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

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant is run by James Beard Award nominee Carl Schroeder and feels like a neighborhood restaurant, but with contemporary gourmet... 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

On the vanguard of the fermentation revolution, Noma alum Kwang Uh serves highly original takes on kimchi fried rice and a gruel-and-beets dish called... Read More

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

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