Restaurants in California

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The baristas pull organic, single-origin, shade-grown espresso at Blue Bottle's Ferry Building café and coffee counter. The main café is... Read More

Long lines are the norm at this tiny, cash-only outpost of Blue Bottle Coffee, located down a quiet alleyway in the Hayes Valley neighborhood. Named... Read More

Sit right over the lake and watch the sun set over the bouillabaisse or the sake-steamed clams with cilantro-lime butter. Read More

An unexpected perk along a lonely stretch of warehouses in Culver City, this bakery's shaded patio and turquoise window frames are reminiscent of a... Read More

Premium beef, wine by the glass, and a location with a view mark this Santa Monica Blvd. Located just feet from the beach, the Pier, and the 3rd... Read More

Sister restaurant to nearby Piperade, this tiny tapas bar is located in Jackson Square just a few blocks from the Embarcadero. Behind a light-green and... Read More

Fight the winter chill with St. Louis–style barbecued ribs. Read More

Set just off Highway 121 in a cheery, bright red farmhouse, the Boon Fly (part of the lovely boutique Carneros Inn) is packed around the clock. The... Read More

There might only be two entrées and a handful of starters on the menu, but each dish captures the essence of the season. The duck comes from... Read More

A pared-down pizzeria with an endless array of toppings (sausage, potato, and egg, to name a few). Read More

In the Fall of 2008, Food Network celebrity chef Michael Chiarello launched this low-key dining room with wood-beamed ceilings and Venetian-plaster... Read More

Stop for moules frites on a sunny day. Read More

A bustling open kitchen filled with copper cookware and a single communal table serves as the centerpiece of this tiny restaurant, housed inside the... Read More

Boulevard makes its home in the late 19th-century Audiffred Building along San Francisco’s Embarcadero. This symmetrical, red-brick structure... Read More

Pig is something of an obsession at this petite café at the back of Copperfield’s Books. You can get the house-made bacon on a salad, in a... Read More

Meat-centric small plates reign at Box and Bells, the latest from chef James Syhabout of Michelin-starred Commis. Try the country pork rillettes and... Read More

Set in the Westfield Century City shopping mall, this bakery-meets-restaurant boasts a wood-paneled ceiling, sheer amoeba-like light fixtures, and tall... Read More

Chef-owner Brenda Buenviaje calls on her New Orleans roots to create refined, Creole-influenced fare at her namesake French soul food restaurant. The... Read More

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