Restaurants in California

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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

Perched high above the city in Banker’s Hill, Bertrand at Mister A's has been a local favorite for years. Featuring a modern American menu with French... Read More

The Parker Palm Springs (like its sister property, the Parker Meridien in New York), is known for its secret restaurant. You'll find Mister Parker's, an... 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

As in a small-town version of Cheers, you’ll see the same faces reading the paper or tucking into a bowl of homemade granola. Read More

Opened by the chef-owner of Michelin-starred Aziza, this is one of downtown San Francisco’s new dining destinations. Diners are in for a treat at Mourad... Read More

Established by movie producer turned barbecue master Jonathan Burrows, Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs has a Sherman Oaks branch on Ventura Boulevard.... Read More

The second outpost of this famed, nouveau-Chinese eatery—helmed by chef, artist, and Renaissance man Michael Chow—actually lives up to the... Read More

For meat lovers, Mr. Lyons offers a thorougly modern and updated take on a classic steakhouse environment. Dishes include grass-fed proteins like... Read More

Late-night revelers push aside the tables after dinner to dance. Read More

Given the name of this eclectic Culver City café, it's not surprising that there's lots of attention given to just-picked produce. But in... Read More

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