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Japanese Restaurant Goshi
(128)
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
(276)
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Steakhouse | San Luis Obispo
Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn
(130)
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American | San Luis Obispo
Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(89)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
Granada Bistro
(118)
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Californian | San Luis Obispo
Mistura
(135)
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Peruvian | San Luis Obispo
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Willow Pismo Beach
Willow Pismo Beach
(74)
$$$$
Californian | Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach

Food at the Willow was very good, however, when serving a buffet, the server should make sure the used plates are removed before the customer brings another plate of food to the table. Also, new silverware should be provided before customer returns with new plate of food. it is absolutely necessary that the table be clean at all times. More

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Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos
Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos
(105)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Excellent experience! Outstanding service and delicious food and drinks! More

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Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
1. Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(668)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

This was a Birthday Celebration lunch. As always, really good food! More

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Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
2. Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch
(1420)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

One of our favorite restaurants ever. In fact I think it is top 5 in the USA we’ve ever experienced. Service A+, atmosphere spectacular & classy. Food came out very promptly. As always superb! Cheers More

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Olivella - Ojai Valley Inn
3. Olivella - Ojai Valley Inn
(289)
$$$$
Californian | Ojai, Ojai

We sat outside and the atmosphere was wonderful. The service was timely but not rushed. The food was delicious. More

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SY Kitchen
4. SY Kitchen
(1483)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

We had a great night. Dario the GM is amazing and set us up for a great meal and celebration of our anniversary. If you are in Santa Ynez do not miss out on this restaurant. More

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Lucky's
5. Lucky's
(1247)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Montecito, Santa Barbara

Portions were too generous but delicious we enjoyed it all and took a doggy bag home More

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Embermill
Embermill
Caribbean | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Caribbean Cuisine in downtown Santa Barbara!

Serving dishes from West Indies that are influenced from the French, Spanish, English and African by chef Harold Welch

Chef Harold creates delicious fine-dining gourmet foods with the freshest local & organic ingredients and expert skills. World Cuisine Express & Events creates healthy food for people who love to eat!

Chef Harold has put together a unique offering of gourmet delights in a fusion of tastes from all around the world.

All meals are fresh-cooked, made-to-order, and personally prepared by the World Cuisine Team. All ingredients are local and organic when possible, never frozen, and carefully prepared by Chef Harold Welch.More

OKU
OKU
Californian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Tina Takaya and Ted Ellis, co-proprietors, welcome you to our newest two story restaurant on the water. We both feel the key to success is our passion for creating the highest quality food and warm friendly service with a commitment to consistency.
We hope you will enjoy your experience as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.
Our menu draws from Asian favorites that inspire and excite such as Wagyu Steak, Japanese Sushi, Chinese Dumplings, Thai Noodles and fresh local seafood.
We are located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Waterfront and Funk Zone Districts. Come enjoy lunch or dinner, soak in the sun by day at our waterfront rooftop bar while sipping on a refreshing cocktail surrounded by our beautiful ocean vista and by night, enjoy lounging by the fireplace after a delicious meal and a great glass of wine.
Our chef uses the freshest ingredients from central coast farmers and local fisherman to create dishes with the best of what California has to offer. More

Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza
Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Welcome to Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza . Description coming soon!More

Somerset Grill at the Vespera on Ocean
Somerset Grill at the Vespera on Ocean
American | Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach

Somerset Grill evokes the charms of old-world craftsmanship. Panoramic ocean views, breezy patio seating, and elevated comfort fare characterize this timeless destination restaurant. Market-fresh, regionally-inspired, classic seaside cuisine is served all day from the showcase open kitchen, centered with a wood-fired grill. Custom furnishings, plush booths, and subtly sophisticated décor define the newest hub for explorations of California’s Central Coast.More

Stationæry
Stationæry
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Stationæry is a neighborhood restaurant in Carmel, California operated by husband and wife team, Anthony & Alissa Carnazzo. Tucked between San Carlos and Mission Streets in the San Carlos Square, this intimate 34 seat space is a haven for locals. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we celebrate comforting flavors with elegant presentation. Led by Chef Amalia Scatena, we primarily source from Monterey & Santa Cruz County farms and ranches, according to what is fresh and in season.

As a neighborhood restaurant, we love to keep tables open for walk-ins. We offer a limited number of reservations available here on Open Table. If you don’t see what you are looking for please call us at 831-250-7183. We will look at the schedule and do our best to accommodate your request. For groups larger than 6, email info@thestationaery.com.

We have outdoor patio seating available on a first-come-first-served basis. There are no heaters or umbrellas, so seating is weather dependent. 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.