Restaurants in California

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Located at the Singletree Inn, this small diner serves breakfast all day. There is not much in the way of decorations, but patrons come for the... Read More

They say the third time’s the charm, and so it is for the third branch of this top-notch local temple to neo-Vietnamese cuisine. The location is... Read More

Spanish chef Perfecto Rocher is a master paella maker, so you'll want to stop by for Sunday paella nights at this authentic Catalan hotspot. During the... Read More

Known for its farm-to-table California cuisine, this full-service restaurant is housed inside the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter hotel. The... Read More

Located on California Street at Divisadero, the Solstice Restaurant & Lounge beckons diners with its name lit up in the window and a sun emblem.... Read More

Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck opened his flagship California cuisine restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in 1982, later moving it to this location in... Read More

Order the chowder in a sourdough bread bowl at this tiny spot. Read More

A16’s sister restaurant, SPQR, opened in September 2007 and serves—as you might guess from its name, which refers to the seat of government... Read More

Husband-and-wife team Charles and Candace Nelson left their investment banking careers for the cupcake industry in 2005, opening this flagship... Read More

Neighborhood swells wash down grilled bavette steak and sinful duck fat–fried potatoes with big-ticket Cabs with prerecession abandon at this... Read More

This funky breakfast/lunch spot began as a purveyor of artisanal jams enjoyed on thick brioche toast. But the menu has now broadened to include... Read More

This off-the-beaten-path eatery turns out an extraordinary brunch that manages to be both decadent and healthy. Relish steel-cut oatmeal topped with... Read More

Amid the vintage Victorian houses on nearby Summerland's main shopping street, Stacky's Seaside stands out like a grounded trawler. Fortify yourself... Read More

Small plates are served dim-sum style at this popular eatery (read: book a table ahead of time). An array of small bites crafted by the James Beard... Read More

Stefan Richter was everyone’s favorite villain—and eclectic Finnish/German chef—on Season 5. Even though he didn’t win (he... Read More

Make a beeline for the back display cases and order Stella’s signature sacripantina, a hard-to-find Genoese specialty. The rum-soaked sponge cake,... Read More

Fourth-generation islander Steve Bray opened this seafood and steak restaurant, just steps from the pier, in 2001. The upstairs dining room has... Read More

The Hollywood location of this burgers-and-brews chainlet is open until 4:00am nightly, which makes it an ideal pit stop for the club crowd spilling out... Read More

This local chainlet is helmed by renowned sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa, who scours the fish market each morning for the best catch. He cleaves to a... Read More

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