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Novo Restaurant
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Global, International | San Luis Obispo
Japanese Restaurant Goshi
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo
Granada Bistro
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Californian | San Luis Obispo
Ciopinot
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Seafood | San Luis Obispo
Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
La Esquina Taqueria
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Mexican | San Luis Obispo
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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
465 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
761 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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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

Nautical Cowboy at the Carlton HotelNautical Cowboy at the Carlton Hotel
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Seafood | Atascadero, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

A local fave for seafood and steaks. Situated within the Historic Carlton Hotel, The Nautical Cowboy is an elegant space for a casual meal, complete with a lively bar and exceptional food. The perfect place for locals and guests to mix and mingle over dinner and drinks.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 Club House at Carmel Valley RanchThe Club House 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.