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Best American Restaurants in Central Coast

Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(528)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(926)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(300)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(557)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(110)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(347)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(62)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1304)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(757)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(223)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2020)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(96)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(103)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(49)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Coast

Tre LuneTre Lune
(422)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(380)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1666)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(970)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(1979)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(911)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(828)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Favaloro's Big Night BistroFavaloro's Big Night Bistro
(406)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(175)
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(748)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(541)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(483)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(383)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
CadizCadiz
(615)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Popular restaurants in Central Coast

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Coast's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Japanese Restaurant Goshi1. Japanese Restaurant Goshi
87 reviews
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Food is the best in town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

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Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn2. Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn
464 reviews
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Organic | Big Sur, Big Sur

What a fabulous way to spend Valentine's Day. The food was great. The menu changes daily. The roasted winter cabbage was packed with flavors. I had the smoked trout and potato soup. The smoky flavor was just run. I also had the the pork entree which was oh so tender and wonderfully flavorful. This was also true of the rock fish entree. The sauces on both entrees were out of this world. Both desserts (pear panna cotta and a peanut butter bar with toasted meringue) were the perfect finish to a perfect meal. The service was great. Jesus was wonderful, checking with us frequently to ensure our desires were being met, keeping our wine and water glasses filled, and more. The restaurant manager Sean stopped at our table and also took the time to introduce the sommelier. The view is great and they don't rush you so there is ample time to enjoy it. We were not in a rush so spending 2 delightful hours for lunch was great. The $75 price for lunch is reasonable for the food and service provided especially for a special occasion. BTW, there are some excellent wines on their list that are nicely priced. We definitly plan on going back for our next special occasion. More

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

Excellent food & great service. A+++ More

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Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn4. Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn
528 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Very surprised when we walked in. Nicer than what we expected because of the name barn. Excellent service and food. Prime rib better than Lawrys in Los Angeles. Husband had the pork chop and he said it was delicious. More

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Lucky's5. Lucky's
877 reviews
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Steakhouse | Montecito, Santa Barbara

Great food! The steaks and seafood .....excellent. Fun atmosphere. Abalone appetizer, fantastic. Excellent service. Great for a business customer venue More

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Central Coast restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Ca' Dario Cucina ItalianaCa' Dario Cucina Italiana
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Italian | Goleta, Santa Barbara

Anything grilled is "divine" and the rest of the menu is "delectable" at the "charming" Italian in Santa Barbara known for its "excellent" execution of "simple" pasta, meats and other classics plus a "fantastic" wine list with many available by the glass; it's a local "favorite", so reservations are a must.More

HopeRanchGrillHopeRanchGrill
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Farm-to-table | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

The All You Can Eat BBQ PopUp hosted by Chef Ross of HopeRanchGrill will be an unusual pop-up event that will take place on a gorgeous afternoon. On Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 75 people, casually dressed will come to dine in a public, yet secret place in Santa Barbara, California. All guests will eat in splendor at a location they’ll only learn about minutes before they arrive.

All the produce is organic and locally grown and picked the day of the event from John Givens Farm.More

Solvang Brewing Co. - LompocSolvang Brewing Co. - Lompoc
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American | Lompoc, Santa Maria Valley

Our newest location and home to our state of the art brewing facility. Come by for a burger and a beer or take the mind-blowing brewery tour.More

Solvang Brewing CompanySolvang Brewing Company
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley

Located in the heart of Solvang, this is where it all began. Serving up the best beers and food, we’re open seven days a week. Stop by and join us for a beer the next time you’re in town.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.