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Japanese Restaurant Goshi
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo
Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(143)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
Granada Bistro
(125)
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Californian | San Luis Obispo
Vegetable Butcher
(81)
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Latin American | San Luis Obispo
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
(302)
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Steakhouse | San Luis Obispo
Mama's Meatball
(89)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
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Willow Pismo BeachWillow Pismo Beach
51 reviews
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Californian | Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach

We’ve been here a few times now. The service is always great. My boyfriend always gets the cheeseburger and likes it. I’m pescatarian and there are a lot of options. They brought out a special dessert for my boyfriend’s birthday. I recommend the berry froze! More

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Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosNorman at the Skyview Los Alamos
81 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

The service, ambiance and cocktails were fantastic. The food was ok, not awful, just not spectacular. More

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Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge / Speakeasy1. Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge / Speakeasy
22 reviews
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Cocktail Bar | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch2. Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
1307 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Beautiful atmosphere, romantic,elegant. More

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China Pavillion at Chapala3. China Pavillion at Chapala
42 reviews
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Chinese | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Good food. Great place to eat. Chicken egg rolls are wonderful. Hot mustard is really hot! More

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Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant4. Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
639 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

We were there for Taco Tuesday--three different tacos and each one delightful in their own right and the guacamole salsa was yummy: Bear Battered Avocado taco, Pork Belly Taco, and Ahi Taco. Probably more than you're used to paying for tacos but I'd say that these are unique. Very sweet waitress. More

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Japanese Restaurant Goshi5. Japanese Restaurant Goshi
230 reviews
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

The best sushi is San Luis Obispo, and one of the best sushi restaurants I've been to in general. The fish is always so fresh, and all their non sushi items are really good as well More

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Big Sur Lodge  RestaurantBig Sur Lodge Restaurant
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Contemporary American | Big Sur, Big Sur

When you dine at our Restaurant and Bar, you’ll be surrounded by the natural tapestry that defines Big Sur. You can enjoy exquisite dishes either inside our dining room with beautiful views of majestic redwoods or while relaxing with a glass of local California wine or craft beer on our outdoor patio that overlooks the Big Sur River.

Our expert culinary team uses local organic ingredients and sustainable agriculture when possible to prepare fresh, creative cuisine. Big Sur Lodge has the magnificent Monterey Bay and America’s Salad Bowl all around us. When you gently blend these wonderful factors with the best climate for growing and tending, you have the magic recipe for great food.More

Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella BarMezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Welcome to Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar. Chef Soerke Peters invites you in to enjoy daily house made Pasta, Mozzarella and Gelato.
Chef Specialties include
Buccatini Al’Amatriciana
N’Duja Linguini alla Vongole
Lamb Meatballs with Coke Family Farm Cannelini Beans
House made Charcuterie
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Dolce Sauce & Black Truffle Oil
Caesar Salad with Parmigiano Reggiano and White Anchovie
Mezzaluna Pasta with Butternut Squash, Brown Butter and Parmigiano Reggiano
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The Noodle PalaceThe Noodle Palace
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Vietnamese | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

The Noodle Palace started with Pho Restaurants in San Francisco and San Jose, which opened in the 90’s, bringing us authentic Vietnamese Noodle soup that we called “Pho”. When The Noodle Palace Carmel opened, in 2015, the Carmel residents and Tourists from around the world called it the best or one of the best Pho they ever had. Every dish is made to order using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Besides we also serve many delicious Asian dishes including House Combo Fried Rice, Crispy Egg-noodles, House Yellow Curry, Grilled Pork Rice Plates, Vietnamese Coffee, SpringRolls, EggRolls, and Banh Mi Sandwiches.

In addition we have one of the best Vegetarian Pho Noodle Soups for Vegan and Vegetarian customers.

We look forward to seeing you at The Noodle Palace Carmel. The Noodle Palace Carmel is located at 3678 The Barnyard Ste E-31 in Carmel California 93923. We are upstairs right next to the windmill -a hidden jewel definitely worth finding when you’re in Carmel By The Sea.More

The Silver BoughThe Silver Bough
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International | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Located inside the historic Montecito Inn in Santa Barbara, Ca. The Silver Bough is a fine-dining experience like no other from the minds of Chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas Lee. Drawing Inspiration from the tradition of storytelling of ancient Celtic folklore, The duo strives to excite diners over an 18-course journey with curated pairings that feature the best ingredients and vintners from around the world.

Serving dinner Thursday through Sunday, by appointment only. We are located in the Montecito Inn, at 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 within The Monarch restaurant.

After making a reservation, you will be contacted by our concierge to confirm the reservation, take a credit card to process, and answer dietary questions and inquiries.More

Discover California Central Coast

The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Discover California Central Coast

The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.