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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:Passionfish, Ventana Grill, Fish Hopper
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Seafood, Latin American
Neighborhoods:Pacific Grove, Pismo Beach, Monterey
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$$$$·Seafood·
Pacific Grove
4,216 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
The menu had so many possibilities .....so two appetizers, one main course and a dessert later, I was certain I had arrived at four wonderful destinations! Oh yeah, I almost forgotRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in California Central Coast
54 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
$$$$·Latin American·
Pismo Beach
1,696 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Good food, prompt friendly food and bar service, nice atmosphere underscored by ocean views from all around the restaurant.
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in California Central Coast
32 people mentioned the Fish Chip
Table for 2 tonight
$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
2,056 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
amazing food, great service and beautiful views of the harbour! We were literally on the water!
91% recommended
Seafood in California Central Coast
50 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·European·
Carmel
1,486 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
We had such a lovely birthday celebration for my husband at Anton & Michel! Everything about the evening was perfect, and I do not throw that accolade around easily. The food wasRead more
88% recommended
Special Occasion in Monterey / Carmel
117 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
$$$$·Californian·
Monterey
2,943 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food and service are excellent; one of the best meals I've ever eaten!
96% recommended
Most Booked in California Central Coast
130 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·French·
Santa Barbara
748 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is a lovely bistrot located at the end of a quiet street by a wildlife sanctuary. Historic building redone to the nine's by Michael's Waterside which used to occupy the spaceRead more
99% recommended
Special Occasion in California Central Coast
19 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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$$$$·American·
Monterey
1,606 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Fabulous food, attentive,knowledgeable servers and beautiful setting...
95% recommended
Great for Lunch in California Central Coast
25 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·Californian·
Santa Barbara
312 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
This is our go to place in Santa Barbara. The area is outside and just a great spot for dinner. You will not go wrong trying out this place.
87% recommended
Outdoor Dining in California Central Coast
4 people mentioned the Korean Fried Chicken
$$$$·Italian·
Santa Barbara
1,155 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Olio is always outstanding. The food; the service; the quiet ambiance.
92% recommended
Italian in California Central Coast
34 people mentioned the Duck Ravioli
$$$$·European·
Pacific Grove
2,418 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
We were greeted with smiles and seated promptly. Delicious dinners again! Great wine/cocktail list. The setting and decor are lovely. Staff was attentive, friendly and professiRead more
90% recommended
Romantic in California Central Coast
139 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
$$$$·Spanish·
Santa Barbara
619 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Best Spanish restaurant in California!! Wonderful patio.
96% recommended
84 people mentioned the Paella
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$$$$·Seafood·
Santa Barbara
491 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
The food was exceptional and it came out from the kitchen hot and in a timely matter. The service was attentive, but not annoying.
Scenic View in California Central Coast
18 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Grove
2,226 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
This restaurant has the best ocean view in Pacific Grove/Monterey. Sunset menu dishes are half price of dinner dishes. Available 4pm-5:30 PM every day. Shrimp appetizer is delicioRead more
94% recommended
Best Value in California Central Coast
60 people mentioned the Early Bird Special
$$$$·Italian·
Carmel
477 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
Great place, great food. My husband had the pork chop, tender and excellent sauce. I had the beef cannelloni, best ever. We brought our own wine, a very nice bottle. Their wine lisRead more
84% recommended
Notable Wine List in Monterey / Carmel
25 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·American·
Santa Barbara
854 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The food was excellent . The waiter was very knowledgeable about the local wines and the menu . Great bread and butter which in my experience is always a good indication of what thRead more
87% recommended
Healthy in California Central Coast
11 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
Santa Barbara
330 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The People were great. Our server was fantastic. We had sea bass and a Parmesan crusted pork chop both cooked perfectly. Great atmosphere and a super fun night out.
96% recommended
Steakhouse in California Central Coast
13 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
$$$$·American·
Santa Barbara
167 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The Mgr was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Small pours on the white wine. The Brussel Sprouts were too sweet for a veggie. We will try it again.
96% recommended
15 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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$$$$·Californian·
Los Osos
151 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Brunch was wonderful. Eggs Benedict with special homemade bread , and the crispy pork belly omelette, were the dishes we shared. Outdoors on a beautiful day. Has a pet friendly Read more
95% recommended
8 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·American·
Santa Ynez Valley
697 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Brothers at Red Barn will NEVER disappoint you. The food is ALWAYS exceptionally well prepared: their home made soups unbelievably good; their waitstaff extremely friendly. EvRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
101 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Steak·
Santa Barbara
290 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
After getting a slow start and having to wait a half hour for our reserved table, we had a really nice evening. You can’t beat the view from any table. I had the Hawaiian Chicken aRead more
Steak in California Central Coast
5 people mentioned the Cioppino
$$$$·Steakhouse·
San Luis Obispo
2,161 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Took my girlfriend for her birthday, was a great experience!
90% recommended
Hot Spot in California Central Coast
118 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Vegan·
Montecito
430 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
I love everything about Oliver’s! They have shifted their menu to align with the impulse to share dishes, something we always do. Tried the new Kung po cauliflower, it’s so good IRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in California Central Coast
16 people mentioned the Pad Thai
$$$$·French·
Carmel
451 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Food was delicious and staff very welcoming. Friendly local place.
95% recommended
Best Service in California Central Coast
23 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·Italian·
San Luis Obispo
661 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
This is a fine Italian restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo. I was impressed by the food, particularly our bruschetta with artichoke. The service was O.K., pleasant but not memRead more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
6 people mentioned the Calamari
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$$$$·Seafood·
Marina
350 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was fantastic, as well as the service. Innovative dishes, although the entrees were a bit on the larger side. We could have easily made a meal out of salads and soups.
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Monterey / Carmel
22 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Santa Barbara
409 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The staff were amazing and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing with the chicken flautas being our favourite. We would definitely go back when next in Santa Barbara.
100% recommended
12 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Fries
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Barbara
239 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Had a great time with my family and friends. Live music good food good ambience, kids loved it. Great locally owned spot!!
87% recommended
Hot Spot in California Central Coast
19 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala
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$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
3,036 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food and service. The Sommelier Rachel was helpful, knowledgeable and made the dinner especially memorable.
91% recommended
Special Occasion in California Central Coast
226 people mentioned the Abalone
$$$$·Californian·
Solvang
319 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
Service attentive and very friendly. The food was great, all ingredients tasted fresh, typical farm to plate. Delicious food, although we waited a bit longer for our entre than Read more
85% recommended
Romantic in California Central Coast
7 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Monterey
1,039 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent service, loved the atmosphere. Happy to get the unique beef Wellington. The best scallop starter
93% recommended
Steakhouse in California Central Coast
92 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
1,245 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
We went on a Saturday night. Glad we made reservations ahead of time! Got to sit by the window and have a view of the coastline just after sunset. Food and service was great. Will Read more
82% recommended
Seafood in California Central Coast
40 people mentioned the Cioppino
$$$$·Californian·
Carmel
1,303 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
We had an outstanding experience at Rio Grill. We had a large party booked at 8:00. The restaurant contacted us at 7:15 and said they could seat us early if we wanted. This was mucRead more
97% recommended
Great for Lunch in Monterey / Carmel
35 people mentioned the Skirt Steak
$$$$·Seafood·
Pismo Beach
1,590 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Oyster Loft has everything to make a great dining experience - great food, wonderful ocean view and knowledgeable friendly servers. We had the octopus salad, BBQ oysters and then Read more
94% recommended
Scenic View in California Central Coast
41 people mentioned the Black Cod
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pismo Beach
959 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Food and service was great. The ocean views are excellent.
90% recommended
27 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Italian·
Santa Barbara
441 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Great service. The staff was very attentive. Food was yummy!!
92% recommended
Good for Groups in California Central Coast
13 people mentioned the Gnocchi
$$$$·Italian·
Santa Ynez Valley
1,292 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Wonderful food, great atmosphere, and attentive professional waiter.
98% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
35 people mentioned the Octopus Salad
$$$$·Italian·
Santa Barbara
591 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Perfect venue for a business meeting. The staff was attentive. The food was delicious. Thank you.
86% recommended
Healthy in Santa Barbara
7 people mentioned the Focaccia
$$$$·Californian·
Santa Barbara
499 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Enjoyed our dinner. Farm to table Santa Barbara cuisine. We had the Panzanella salad with delicata squash and apples which was OK not great. Everything else was great, starting Read more
88% recommended
Best Service in California Central Coast
52 people mentioned the Tri-tip
$$$$·Seafood·
San Luis Obispo
191 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Dinner for 9 business partners from different countries, the experience was perfect and they all enjoyed the evening.
93% recommended
15 people mentioned the Cioppino
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$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Montecito
498 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Creative Cuisine
From the moment we entered the restaurant we were treated like royalty by the staff. The food was plentiful and delicious. Our waiter was very helpful in offering opinions and faRead more
89% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in California Central Coast
24 people mentioned the Paella
$$$$·Italian·
Paso Robles
2,017 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Always a favorite in Paso Robles. Excellent food and very professional service.
97% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
53 people mentioned the Veal Chop
$$$$·Italian·
Solvang
366 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
The overall experience of food and service was excellent! We had the specials for that evening and it was awesome and to top it off a super desert!
96% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
10 people mentioned the Cioppino
$$$$·Californian·
Carmel
787 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
In all my travels and experiences of foods from around the world, this meal will stand out in the top three meals of my life to date.
Best Food in California Central Coast
24 people mentioned the Abalone
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Barbara
187 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic unique food and impeccable personalized service. I will absolutely be back!
Contemporary American in California Central Coast
5 people mentioned the Flat Bread
$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Monterey
97 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Delicious brunch - we loved our Avocado toast and Bloody Mary drinks while watching the waves! Great place!
Scenic View in California Central Coast
2 people mentioned the Cioppino
$$$$·Californian·
Solvang
1,702 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mmmmm just go. It was perfect. We went to a food festival in Solvang so we were worried we were going to be too full for dinner. Everything was so yummy and amazing that we finisheRead more
91% recommended
Healthy in California Central Coast
36 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·Seafood·
Monterey
615 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
I enjoyed our meal. The owner recommended the Cioppino and it was delicious. Nice harbor views!
90% recommended
Seafood in California Central Coast
27 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Orcutt / Santa Maria
962 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Local Ingredients
Guadalupe was the best atmosphere. Now Orcutt is a bit too modern considering their competitors get to claim old Nipomo and Casmalia. The food and service are both outstanding thoRead more
95% recommended
Good for Groups in California Central Coast
22 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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$$$$·Peruvian·
Paso Robles
469 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was superb, better than we remembered. And the service was excellent. Helpful and very pleasant.
81% recommended
Best Food in San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
13 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·American·
San Luis Obispo
596 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
We enjoyed a lovely and delicious breakfast at the Apple Farm on our way from San Diego to home to Santa Rosa. It's a darling place to visit with a gift shop and beautiful groundsRead more
84% recommended
Great for Brunch in California Central Coast
15 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Organic·
Cambria
478 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is a very nice place to have a good dinner, the service is great.
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
43 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Ynez Valley
360 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
This restaurant has a very comfortable atmosphere. Th staff is all very friendly and professional and the food is amazing. Prices are beyond affordable for such an elegant restrainRead more
93% recommended
Special Occasion in California Central Coast
6 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
$$$$·Italian·
Santa Barbara
225 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This place was great!
95% recommended
13 people mentioned the Chicken Piccata
$$$$·American·
Solvang
441 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Wonderful, food, drink, service and ambiance. Will definitely be returning.
91% recommended
American in California Central Coast
23 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Carmel
333 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic meal. Salads were actually crisp and chilled. Loved the parsnips chips. The meat was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. Their mushroom sides are a must.
93% recommended
Steakhouse in California Central Coast
7 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·Californian·
Santa Barbara
706 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
Jane is just the best ! The food is always cooked to perfection, service is great and don't get me started on the coconut cake.... Love it !
97% recommended
Californian in California Central Coast
37 people mentioned the Coconut Cake
$$$$·Californian·
Buellton
329 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Looking for nice option in town and this is a real gem. You need to know it is here on a dead end industrial street. Huge bar and wine selection. New ordered every starter for oRead more
92% recommended
11 people mentioned the Bacon Wrapped Dates
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buellton
3,621 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for a Date
I enjoyed the best steak I’ve ever had. My steak was a little under cooked for medium well though. I recommend the artichoke appetizer for everyone, it was fabulous! ReservationRead more
91% recommended
Steakhouse in California Central Coast
132 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
$$$$·Spanish·
Monterey
250 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
So glad to have finally discovered this local gem!
90% recommended
45 people mentioned the Paella
$$$$·Californian·
Santa Ynez Valley
580 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Food was delicious. Had the mushroom appetizer that was out of this world. Ordered bread to sop up the sauce. 😊 The kale salad was also yummy, perfect amount of dressing and theRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in California Central Coast
18 people mentioned the Hamachi
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$$$$·French·
Carmel
677 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful dinner. I had the mussels appetizer and they were absolutely delicious. The duck two ways as a main course was great. Confit leg and thigh and breast grilled medium rareRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in California Central Coast
27 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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$$$$·Italian·
Carmel
1,597 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
We had an apple and gorganzola pizza that was good but might have been improved by pair instead of apple. The pasta with bolognese sauce was excellent! The wine was great! The rRead more
83% recommended
Notable Wine List in Monterey / Carmel
35 people mentioned the Salami
$$$$·Greek·
Monterey
237 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Service food everything was perfect. Our server was very helpful with menu advice and explanation and she was so amiable We will be back definitely
89% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in California Central Coast
16 people mentioned the Greek Salad
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$$$$·Californian·
San Luis Obispo
470 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
We have been to Granada many times. The server, Tanya, was excellent! The meat was ordered as “medium” and it was raw in many areas...
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in California Central Coast
5 people mentioned the Avocado Toast
$$$$·Italian·
Monterey
327 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Good food, good service.
Hot Spot in Monterey / Carmel
10 people mentioned the Calamari
$$$$·Italian·
Carmel
7 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Cozy
Delicious Italian food and the peaceful atmosphere and cute interior is perfect.
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$$$$·Organic·
Big Sur
560 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
I thought the food was just OK for the price. The view fabulous and great service.
92% recommended
5 people mentioned the Abalone
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$$$$·Italian·
Pacific Grove
415 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Love the place. Great food. I come here when I come to Pacific Grove!
94% recommended
10 people mentioned the Fried Avocado
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