Restaurants in California

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Locals arrive early to avoid waiting in line for the famous brunch at popular Cheeky's in Palms Springs. The 20-seat restaurant, with an outdoor patio... Read More

An offshoot of the Cheese Board Collective and located just two doors down, the Cheese Board Pizzeria makes only one kind of vegetarian pizza each day... Read More

As Alice Waters travels the world, spreading her gospel of “local, seasonal, sustainable,” Chez Panisse chugs steadily along in its two... Read More

The owners of Chez Papa Bistrot in Potrero Hill look to recreate their family dinners in Southern France with simple, classic French dishes. Red walls... Read More

The high wooden gates at Chez Spencer in SoMa give way to a garden full of herbs, flowers, and olive trees and a heated courtyard filled with fairy... Read More

This atmospheric neighborhood bistro serves hearty French and Italian classics like beef bourguignon and sausage rigatoni paired with an excellent... Read More

Set amidst a myriad of food stalls in the Mercado la Paloma, an unassuming warehouse-style building in South LA, this family-owned eatery is renowned... Read More

The décor at this spunky new restaurant is reminiscent of an Asian night market, with sneakers dangling from string lights. Dishes such as xiaolongbao ... Read More

Chow Church in the Castro neighborhood is a casual gathering place for the budget-minded. The setting is relaxed and bright with green walls, wood... Read More

This long-standing Monterey Park restaurant specializes in the lip-tingling cuisine from China’s Sichuan province. The dining room is spare, with... Read More

Serving a contemporary take on French bistro cuisine, this eatery loccated inside a New-York-style loft space in east downtown. Church and State... Read More

This French bistro is the next best thing to hopping a plane to Paris. Smoky mirrors and strings of glowing bulbs suspended overhead transport you to... Read More

One of Napa’s most recognizable restaurateurs, Cindy Pawlcyn opened this restaurant as an ode to her culinary-inspired globetrotting. Originally... Read More

The Riviera Palm Springs hotel received a $70 million makeover in 2008, and its marquee dining option is Circa 59, designed to evoke a retro Hollywood... Read More

Opened in 2004, Circolo is a multi-level restaurant and bar in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Bamboo and metallic curtains separate the main... Read More

Local icon Elizabeth Falkner has reopened Citizen Cake in the Pacific Heights. The fire-engine red store front gives way to a sparse interior with an... Read More

For more than half a century, this old-school cafeteria has been serving hearty comfort foods inside a space with redwood forest décor. Clifford... Read More

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