Restaurants in California

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Escape the bustle of the city completely at this organic Italian restaurant tucked into woodsy Laurel Canyon. Sultry red walls, candlelight, and... Read More

The large, red-framed front windows of Pacific Catch in the Marina open up to wood floors, burnt-orange walls, and bright blue mosaic accents. Here the... Read More

A Los Angeles landmark since 1921, this traditional steakhouse is located in a replica railway dining car adorned with overstuffed armchairs, plush... Read More

Ensconced in a rail car replica from the 1920s, this Los Angeles institution is known for its flame-grilled steaks and 24-hour service. Dark period... Read More

Palate is a restaurant, wine lounge, and retail wine shop, all housed on the ground floor of a 1920’s industrial space. The restaurant’s... Read More

Begin the day with lobster eggs Benedict at this downtown joint. Read More

Located off the beaten path in Yucca Valley, this historic “canteen” was first built in the 1940’s as part of Pioneertown, an... Read More

Housed in an early-20th-century brick building, Parkway Grill serves a dressed-up menu of American cuisine in two dining rooms of soft lighting and live... Read More

For dinner, pull the kids away from Bubba Gump and head for Passionfish in neighboring Pacific Grove. On the menu: more grown-up dishes such as sea... Read More

Pasta Pomodoro in Laurel Village is the perfect family restaurant: authentic Italian food, quick service, and reasonable prices. While the stainless... Read More

Located in the basement of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, this Michelin-rated restaurant is a downtown favorite for pre-theater... Read More

Authentic, homemade Italian classics are what distinguish Brentwood’s Pecorino. Inside the dining room, iron chandeliers hang overhead from wooden... Read More

Ice cream seems like less of a guilty pleasure at this one-of-a-kind shop, where it's churned by bicycle! Join their Peddler's Club to pitch in, burning... Read More

An 880-seat banquet hall installed in the same Chinatown complex as the Asian Cultural Center and Library, Peony prepares Hong Kong-style dishes as well... Read More

Located near the Embarcadero beside its more casual sister restaurant Barbecco, this high-end eatery offers fresh, authentic fare inspired by the... Read More

Fuel up the morning of the trip on homemade strawberry jam and pecan-topped waffles. Read More

Farm-to-taco? Yes. This rockin' taqueria sources its produce from organic farmers’ markets and its own rooftop garden. It also has quite the chefly... Read More

The restaurant is hidden beside a Crown Escrow outlet in a derelict mini-mall. Despite the lack of signage, the long, narrow room is jammed from noon to... Read More

Also known as Kevin's Noodle House, this family-owned restaurant serves an extensive menu of authentic, affordable Vietnamese fare. At this Outer Sunset... Read More

Vibrant accents of red, orange, and green call attention to this quick-service Venezuelan eatery at Oxbow Public Market. Modeled after a... Read More

Adds a twist to classic soul-food, like buttermilk fried chicken—ask for a side of truffled honey to drizzle on top. Read More

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