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Japanese Restaurant Goshi
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Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
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Vegetable Butcher
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Big Sky Café Inc.
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Contemporary American | West Los Angeles
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Willow Pismo BeachWillow Pismo Beach
45 reviews
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Californian | Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach

Beautiful views of ocean, waiters-service excellent, very good food, spacious and decor, nice. More

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

We had such a great meal at Norman. We were a bit worried because it was 3 families, and all the kids are under 7 years of age, but our waiter totally took care of us and took away any worried feelings we had about having so many little ones with us. It helped that we were there at 5pm, but regardless, we felt so welcomed and taken care of. Additionally the drinks and food were great! Must try the Hen of the Woods Chickenless Nuggets! 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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Japanese Restaurant Goshi2. Japanese Restaurant Goshi
219 reviews
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

So so good. And they work very hard to help with food allergies. I highly recommend. More

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La Mia Cucina3. La Mia Cucina
529 reviews
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Fantastic service and delicious food. Will make it a point to stop by every time I’m in Monterey. Great for special occasions and perfect noise level. I celebrated my birthday here and they made it a point to get us a great table and greet me for the occasion, too. The food was outstanding, from the bruschetta and crab and prawn cakes, to the lobster ravioli and tiramisu. More

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

What a meaty treat! Go starving and expect to leave full. Excellent ingredients paired in glorious ways leaves one's belly full - nap time. They're known for their bacon steak (a super thick slab of bacon--forgot 'crispy' bacon breakfasts, this is a meal in itself). Otherwise, a decent menu, even have salad (with salmon) but at least someone from your table needs to go for the gold. Nice beverage selection as well and cute little patio (4 4-tops) so if you have a pooch, you're in luck! One note - they're so popular they need to be sticklers about their reservation policy - if you come after 2pm without one, you're likely out of luck. They're only open for lunch and close at 3, so book early! No frill inside ambience, you can bring kids but it's a foodie spot so just keep in mind. More

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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel5. Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
796 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

One of the best meals I’ve ever had from a very talented kitchen. More

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Caruso's -  Rosewood Miramar BeachCaruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara

For dinner, as the sun sets, the candlelit atmosphere will evoke the utmost chic and sophisticated setting, providing a refreshing energy and undeniable buzz in the room. Caruso’s will be a destination and, ultimately, this timeless restaurant’s commitment to celebrate life will make it unique and irreplaceable. To enhance the experience of our guests, we kindly ask to respect our Business Casual dress code. We suggest collared shirts for gentlemen. We consider hats, shorts, overly provocative clothing, and flip-flops too informal. Thank you for helping us provide an exceptional dining experience. Examples of unacceptable items:  Athletic wear  Hats  Open-toed shoes (men)  Overly-provocative clothing  Shorts  Tank-tops  Torn/ripped jeans More

Malibu Farm -  Rosewood Miramar BeachMalibu Farm - Rosewood Miramar Beach
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Californian | Montecito, Santa Barbara

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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
Pate di AnatraMore

SoupCake KitchenSoupCake Kitchen
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Fusion / Eclectic | Templeton, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

He makes the food, but she makes the dough. We are a chef & baker duo offering creative vegetarian/vegan experiences through catering and pop-up events.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.