Best American Restaurants in Central Coast

Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(625)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(1041)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(355)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(185)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(613)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(398)
$$$$
American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1480)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(808)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(80)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(237)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2201)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(154)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(129)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(546)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Coast

Tre LuneTre Lune
(509)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(467)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1883)
$$$$
Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1152)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2303)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(1039)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(933)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(613)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(280)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(828)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
ConvivoConvivo
(515)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(96)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

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

They have done a fabulous renovation of the restaurant and motel. We went for dinner and loved the restaurant — gorgeous setting, great food, and friendly service. I would recommend to everyone. I would love to stay at the motel. The rooms are beautiful. More

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La Mia Cucina1. La Mia Cucina
467 reviews
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Found this gem on Open Table and I am so happy we chose it. Food was excellent and service exceptional. Highly recommend. More

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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel2. Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
763 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Definitely a special occasion place. We are vegan and they were very accommodating. Creative, fresh cuisine, and beautifully presented. More

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The Gathering Table3. The Gathering Table
508 reviews
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Californian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Another great meal at a relatively low-key restaurant. More

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Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria4. Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
280 reviews
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley

Consistent food and service. Everyone should give it a try. More

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Stella Mare's5. Stella Mare's
673 reviews
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French | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Always enjoy dining here. There are few French restaurants in the area and this one provides a terrific menu, lovely ambiance, and great food. The service is always very good as well. More

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Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge / SpeakeasyEleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge / Speakeasy
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Cocktail Bar | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Reservations are not required to join us at 1122, walk-ins are always welcome if you don't see available time slots! 1122 is an upscale speakeasy/cocktail lounge modeled after the 1920's-1930's prohibition era speakeasies of NY, Chicago and SF. Our bar staff specializes in seasonal craft cocktails and the classic cocktails dating back to the early 1900's. 1122 is proud to offer over 100 whiskey's and scotches, as well as rare and highly allocated spirits. Please contact us directly via email at donovan@eleven-twentytwo.com. Please note we only accept reservations 14 days prior and on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday's. Friday and Saturday's are 1st come, 1st serve. We look forward to hosting you for cocktails soon!More

Eos Estate WineryEos Estate Winery
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Wine Bar | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

The Foley Food & Wine Society Cafe at Eos Winery
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JUSTIN Downtown Tasting RoomJUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room
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Contemporary American | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Elegant, stylish and modern, our new space captures the essence of JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery. Try a tasting at the bar, choose an intimate spot for a quiet drink, or join your friends in our cozy dining area.
Try a selection of our award-winning Bordeaux-style wines by the glass or bottle, including winery-exclusive releases that are not available in stores.
While you explore our world famous vintages, enjoy a taste of The Restaurant at JUSTIN, considered one of the finest winery restaurants in California. You can choose from two seated dining experiences: a tasting menu paired with with signature wines, or a rotating a la carte menu.More

P.F. Chang's - MontereyP.F. Chang's - Monterey
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Asian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

The Clubhouse Grill at Carmel Valley RanchThe Clubhouse Grill at Carmel Valley Ranch
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American | Carmel Valley, Monterey / Carmel

In the spring of 2013, our golf clubhouse went through a $1 million redesign. Not only did we enhance the great room and outdoor patio spaces, but we also completely reimagined our Clubhouse Grill and menu. Conveniently located near the 9th and 18th holes, The Clubhouse Grill offers quick and delicious breakfast, light fare dining all day with sandwiches, salads, tacos, beer on tap and a full bar. The Clubhouse is ideal for leisurely afternoon dining on the expansive patios overlooking the hills of Carmel Valley or a quick bite before or after your round.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.