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French Laundry -  Built in 1900 as a saloon that later became a French steam laundry, the rustic two-story stone cottage is surrounded by a lush country garden. Thomas Keller's serves his spectacular Contemporary American-French food  in this charming turn-of-the-century stone building,  The epitome of French-California cuisine. This is one of the top 10 restaurants in the world.

Melisse - Located in Santa Monica. Magnificent traditional French cuisine with New American influence. A truly extraordinary dining experience. The menus reflect seasonal and specialty items, carefully selected and intricately prepared by Chef Josiah Citrin and his experienced kitchen staff.
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Antonello Ristorante - Excellent traditional northern Italian cuisine. Romantic setting and impeccable service. Classical menu of antipastos, soups, salads and fresh pasta dishes, as well as its ample variety of  fish, poultry, veal and beef entrees. Proprietor Antonio Cagnolo is a multiple winner of the Golden Scepter Award and Circle of Fame Awards.
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Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar - At Flaherty's...Fish is Everything! We know good seafood, we know how to buy it and we know how to prepare it. Here, you will experience a small town, comfortable, family atmosphere, where high quality ingredients and excellent preparation come together with great service. Both restaurants are located side by side in the heart of Carmel-by-the-sea.
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Epic Bar & Lounge is set to be the hottest NEW restaurant in Sherman Oaks. We have carefully designed a beautiful space for our patrons to enjoy delicious food designed by the incredible chef John Palmer, soft, live music by various artists and an overall happy environment for you to unwind and enjoy yourself. With one of the biggest patios in the city, you can enjoy the long summer nights sipping on your favorite cocktails and enjoying some of the best Italian desserts in the city.
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180blũ is an oceanfront dining lounge featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the blue skies across the horizon. Perched 162-feet above Salt Creek Beach, 180blũ is the perfect Southern California experience to enjoy refreshing hand-crafted beverages, small plates from Raya and a little slice of heaven on earth! Live music is presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Map & Reviews

Miro at Bacara Resort - Bacara’s four-star restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine with an evolving style of cooking built on classical techniques with a focus on regional ingredients, in a spectacular Pacific setting. Adjoining is a spacious terrace with panoramic ocean views. Miró Wine Cellar houses an extensive collection of wines, upwards of 12,000 bottles featuring 1,200 labels spanning 13 countries and 75 international appellations.  
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La Spiga is a magnificent Tuscan-style villa surrounded by rose gardens and fruit trees. Owners Vince and Connie Cultraro provide splendid cuisine to the best clientele in the whole valley. Vince is a multiple award winning Chaine des Rotisseur chef who has cooked for prime ministers, heads of state & celebrities. As hostess, Connie ensures each and every guest receives impeccable service.
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River Grill at the Alisal - Located in Solvang, CA. A wonderful golf club restaurant that serves great food. The view is spectacular and the service is friendly. the River Grill Restaurant can comfortably seat 80 guests. Its high-beamed ceiling, wall-to-wall windows and beautiful stone fireplace creates a warm and inviting setting for an intimate dinner party. The patio can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit-down dinner event and 250 for a stand- up reception. Map & Reviews

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood - Gordon Ramsay has recreated the Hollywood culinary scene, with fine dining inspired by the sunny, savvy and social setting of LA. From his Michelin-starred restaurant and private dining rooms, to poolside and in-suite dining, cuisine is truly superb, highlighting California’s fresh bounty of produce. Map & Reviews

Yoshi's - Executive Chef Shotaro 'Sho' Kamio has created a new dining experience at Yoshi's with a new generation of modern Japanese cuisine. Using only fresh, high-quality, seasonal ingredients delicately combined with traditional spices, Chef Sho prepares each dish with his culinary philosophy: "Seasonal, Simple, Surprise". Guests who are dining prior to a performance in the Jazz Club receive complementary reserved seating.
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Raya is a restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval with Chef de Cuisine Greg Howe at the helm. Located at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Raya showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, grass fed meats and Chef Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors. Awe-inspiring restaurant with a view - 162 feet above sea level. Map & Reviews

Vino Tapas & Wine Bar - Come and enjoy our restaurant where we serve excellent tapas, fresh, savory, and delightful treats. Let us cater your next event. We've got everything you need to entertain at your next gathering, so make it special with fantastic food that your guests will be talking about on Monday morning. All our vegetables, meats, pastries, and spices are hand picked by our chefs locally. Map & Reviews

The Blue Plate
Comfortable interior displays the work of San Francisco artists and provides a casual venue for enjoying good food and good wine. The kitchen stays committed to using the highest quality local produce and meats in their classic American and rustic Mediterranean dishes. Through a working friendship with Bay Area farmers, the Blue Plate in San Francisco is expanding the notion of blue plate special to include dining that is casual, affordable and responsible.
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Anaheim White House - Best Italian restaurant in Orange county. Located just minutes from the Disneyland Resort, Honda Center, Angels Stadium, and The Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim White House Restaurant has become one of the premier dining restaurants. Owner Bruno Serato was awarded Restaurateur of the Year by the S. California Restaurant Writers Association. It is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Orange County, CA.  Map & Reviews

TusCA Ristorante is a casual Tuscan style restaurant with a California influence. TusCA specializes in cheeses, salads, pasta, pizza and oven-baked home style dishes prepared fresh daily in the spectacular show kitchen.  TusCA takes its inspiration from the hearty cuisine of Tuscany. Through simple preparation techniques such as braising and roasting, the seasonally procured ingredients of California are transformed into satisfying, recognizable, and comfortable meals.
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Ocean & Vine – the chic restaurant and lounge at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. With its exclusive beachfront setting, sleek furnishings, and fire-pit bar area, it promises to become “the hottest place on the beach.” Dine on the patio while taking in the Santa Monica sun. Fireside Dinner, innovative menu with both small and large plates expertly paired in 4/8/16 oz servings. Superb regional California cuisine and magnificent views of the Pacific.

Cannery Seafood of the Pacific - A historical landmark that overlooks the harbor in Newport Beach. Fresh & delectable seafood dishes in a cool, authentic cannery setting. Upstairs in the Asian dining room, sample an array of Japanese specialties from the sushi bar. In the Grill Room, try the delicious steaks & chops prepared with flare and imagination. Map & Reviews

The Broiler has been Sacramento's definitive steakhouse since 1950. Step back in time to the supper club era of Frank Sinatra & dry martini's. Always a place to see and be seen, The Broiler  remains a destination for deals and dates, anniversaries and reunions for more than five generations.

Rivoli - Wendy and Roscoe operate this excellent restaurant with simple and creative food, carefully selected wines and comfortable service. Rivoli’s distinction comes from the heart and soul of its owners and staff. The menu relies on what is seasonal, local and fresh, using mostly organic produce, sustainably caught fish and naturally raised meats and poultry.
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Flea St. Café -  has been dedicated to local, seasonal, organic, sustainable and naturally delicious cuisine for 28 years. A favorite for private and business gatherings for it's loyal clientele, including Stanford University and Silicon Valley Businesses because of its quiet, elegant, and casual atmosphere.  chef-owner Jesse Cool’s dishes are not only environmentally responsible but delightfully delectable. Map & Reviews
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George's at the Cove - Creative, sensational Californian cuisine. Popular and classy. Spectacular ocean views accentuate three distinctive dining experiences. Experience innovative food at its peak of freshness, a memorable evening awaits at California Modern, featuring an ever-changing menu from one of San Diego’s most admired chefs, Trey Foshee. Chef/owner Trey Foshee was awarded "Chef of the Year" in San Diego by The California Restaurant Association.

The Grill at Meadowood - Located in St. Helena with a wine country resort setting. Romantic & comfortable. Meadowood cuisine is created to showcase Napa Valley wines. It offers a casually elegant dining experience featuring a modern approach to Napa Valley cuisine by Chef Christopher Kostow. "Approachable, dynamic, evocative and playful." It is fresh, beautiful, healthy and delicious and inspired by the bounty of estate-grown and regional ingredients.

Dal Rae - The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. A piano bar with live entertainment & a dance floor. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak,Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis.
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Clearman's Steak ’n Stein Restaurant: The destination for celebrations of all kinds. The legendary Pico Rivera dining landmark has served generations of Southern Californians since 1946. Elegant surrounding with a roaring fire in the round, gleaming copper fireplace. Dining rooms of dark wood and exposed brick walls feature museum-quality oil paintings. Highly recommended.
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Piqueo's Restaurant - Chef Carlos Altamirano incorporates his natural understanding of authentic Peruvian ingredients with his passion for cooking to create for you a truly unique Latin American culinary experience. Outstanding Tapas, the best Peruvian Cuisine in town.

enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring only the highest quality ingredients. All the steaks are from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. enoSTEAK also highlights artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of fine wines.  Map & Reviews


Top Restaurants of California

  180blũ Restaurant Anaheim White House

Antonello Ristorante

Cannery Seafood of the Pacific Restaurant Cellar Door Restaurant at The Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park   .Clearman's Steak ’n Stein  Dal Rae Restaurant .
enoSTEAK at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Epic Bar & Lounge Flea St. Café French Laundry
George's at the Cove Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood La Spiga   . Melisse
Miro at Bacara Resort Ocean and Vine Piqueo's Restaurant Raya at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
River Grill at the Alisal Rivoli Restaurant    The Blue Plate    The Broiler
The Grill at Meadowood TusCA Ristorante Yoshi's  

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