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Japanese Restaurant Goshi
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Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosNorman at the Skyview Los Alamos
37 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

This was our first time at Norman's in the Skyview Motel (itself worth a stay!) We started at the bar with cocktails and then moved to a table for dinner. There was limited space, but our maitre d'hotel was more than gracious to let us sit at a larger table side by side. Nice accommodating customer-focused touch. We began with the charcuterie plate that was beautifully served on a wooden pallet. We then had the skirt steak entree and one of the other hors d'oeuvres lamb meatballs. We topped dinner off with a tasty apple tart. The food here is beautifully prepared and is simply delicious. Add to this attentive and superb service this restaurant is worth the drive and visit. More

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

Love the unique craft cocktails, amazing ambiance and stellar service! More

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Old Fisherman's Grotto2. Old Fisherman's Grotto
762 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Great place with great service. We were comped an appetizer plate because we booked on Open Table. Good deal! More

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

So delicious and the staff was very nice! More

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La Mia Cucina4. La Mia Cucina
488 reviews
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful food and warm and welcoming hosts/owners! Lots of free parking. A real gem! Can’t wait to eat there New Year’s Eve! More

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Mad & Vin5. Mad & Vin
175 reviews
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Californian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley

Mad & Vin -one of Solvang’s great restaurants. Details mean everything. On a Tuesday in Dec it was full of locals and hotel guests. My Gluten Free requirement was accommodated well and maintained the quality of every course. My husband had the Seafood Pot and without asking, Chef placed his toasted bread on the side in case he wanted to share with me. The Farmers Salad was one of the best salads I’ve had. Ribeye was perfect followed by a lovely GF Pot de Creme. Even the decaf coffee was freshly brewed. Bar has an extensive selection of whiskeys and 18 yr single malts reasonably priced. Lastly but not least, Service was spot on. Next best thing to dining in Copenhagen. More

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Carmel BoucheeCarmel Bouchee
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Classic French with a hint of California. Enjoy amazing food with the incredibly talented Chef Jacques Zagouri paired with some tremendous wines. Cheers!
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The Restaurant at the Monterey Bay AquariumThe Restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Relax in our beautiful restaurant with spectacular ocean views. It's the perfect spot to sip a glass of wine and savor inspired seasonal dishes. Aquarium Admission is required to dine. 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.