Restaurants in California

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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

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

Founded in 1919, this landmark eatery is located in its original spot along the star-inlayed sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. The bar is known for its... Read More

Chef Niki Nakamaya stands out for her artful approach to kaiseki. She grows her own organic vegetables, and the dishes take your taste buds on a... Read More

Naked Fish in Marina breaks with the typical Japanese restaurant both in decor and cuisine. Techno music and a plasma TV vie for each diner's attention... Read More

Named in homage to the neighborhood's beatnik past, this North Beach lunch counter serves up a short but inventive menu that changes by the day. Soups... Read More

Situated in the Historic Napa Mill district established in 1884, the Napa General Store contains several operations: a restaurant serving breakfast and... Read More

Located in the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, this upscale restaurant serves coastal-inspired California cuisine amid panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.... Read More

The Nectar Wine Lounge in Marina serves up ambrosia for the soul—with 800 bottles to choose from. Back-lit honeycomb wine racks give way to red... Read More

Enjoy an “Ambrosiaburger” on the terrace of a house reputedly once owned by Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. Read More

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