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Japanese Restaurant Goshi
(146)
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo
Granada Bistro
(129)
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Californian | San Luis Obispo
BRANZINO
(177)
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Spanish | San Luis Obispo
Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(129)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
Mistura
(123)
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Peruvian | San Luis Obispo
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
(303)
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Steakhouse | San Luis Obispo
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Willow Pismo Beach
Willow Pismo Beach
(62)
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Californian | Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach

Fish sandwich & Moscow smiles the favs. Fish & chips just okay. More

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Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos
Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos
(92)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

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La Mia Cucina
1. La Mia Cucina
(571)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Every time we are on the Monterey coast it is a must. The food is wonderful as is service and the owners More

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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
2. Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
(1349)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Such a beautiful location. The gardens are amazing, so much to see. We really enjoyed all the roses in bloom. It was fun to look at the chef’s herb garden too. My husband and I had lunch on the deck, so pleasing to all the senses. I had the grilled chicken and brie focaccia sandwich. Mike had the bass, so well prepared and presented. We shared the lemon tart. Our expectations were more than met. Wonderful flavors and textures. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. He was happy to answer our questions about the ranch and history of the area. I would definitely come back again. We are even thinking about staying at the ranch. A real jewel! More

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Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
3. Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(652)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

The seared albacore was marvelous. More

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Bouchon - Santa Barbara
4. Bouchon - Santa Barbara
(3040)
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Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Decadent meal, impeccable service. Do not miss Bouchon if you are visiting Santa Barbara. More

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Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
5. Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(440)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley

Traditional style Italian and the quality can't be beat. Great local restaurant! More

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Foxtail Kitchen & Bar
Foxtail Kitchen & Bar
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Inspired by a passion for classic cocktails, craft beer, and Mediterranean cuisine, Foxtail Kitchen & Bar introduces a one of a kind twist of all three to Santa Barbara! More

Mestiza
Mestiza
Mexican | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

A cultural mix. A blend of European, Spanish, and Indigenous influence that forged today’s vibrant and modern Mexico. From our culinary offerings to our cocktails, Mestiza celebrates the subtle complexities found at Mexico’s heart.More

The Black Cat - Cambria
The Black Cat - Cambria
Californian | Cambria, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles



Open since July 4th, 2002, Black Cat Bistro is known for serving Innovative Farm Fresh Fare. The menu changes often as Black Cat Bistro consistently strives to present fare that is reflective of seasonal, local produce and organically raised or sustainable product.The food is especially cognizant of wine pairings to electrify the palate. The Black Cat has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for nine years in a row.

Black Cat Bistro is small with 45 seats and this is part of what makes it such an intimate dining experience. The service is attentive, unpretentious and refined. The dining rooms are decorated in soothing colors and fabrics. Down pillowed benches frame the edges of two of the three rooms. Candle light adorns the tables covered with white linen. Food is served on white china and wine in crystal Riedel stemware.
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The Black Cat Bistro Too- Paso Robles
The Black Cat Bistro Too- Paso Robles
Californian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles



Open since July 4th, 2002, Black Cat Bistro is known for serving Innovative Farm Fresh Fare. The menu changes often as Black Cat Bistro consistently strives to present fare that is reflective of seasonal, local produce and organically raised or sustainable product.The food is especially cognizant of wine pairings to electrify the palate. The Black Cat has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for nine years in a row.

Black Cat Bistro is small with 45 seats and this is part of what makes it such an intimate dining experience. The service is attentive, unpretentious and refined. Candle light adorns the tables covered with white linen. Food is served on white china and wine in crystal Riedel stemware.
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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.