California Restaurants

106Cafe Montana

Address: 1534 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90403   Make a Reservation
Cafe Montana
Whether you are out on the town for a lively night of entertainment or you’re settling in for a lazy Sunday with the morning paper, Café Montana is eager to suit the occasion with its subtle SoCal charm and distinguished California cuisine menu. Weekend visitors may savor the thoughtful brunch menu that caters to multiple palates and diets. Dishes like the Lox Benedict and the Montana Angus Beef Burger are worth getting out of bed for. The evening menu is equally eclectic and satisfying with highlights like the Seared Scallops, the Pumpkin Ravioli, and the Blackened Prime Rib. And did ... Learn More »

107Ocean and Vine

Address: 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Ocean and Vine
Opened in March 2005, Ocean and Vine is located in the gorgeous Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, next to Santa Monica pier. The swanky lobby sets the scene for an upmarket experience. The split-level, low-ceilinged room is attractive; the top level is dominated by a steel chimneyed fire pit, with striking artworks adding to the ‘wow’ factor. The cuisine, from Head Chef Robert Trester under the watch of Executive Chef Gregg Wangard, is Californian; each dish a showcase of local, seasonal ingredients. Dishes are near-faultless, and although prices are high, it’s worth coming here for a splurge or special occasion. Learn More »

107Blair's

Address: 2903 Rowena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90039   Make a Reservation
Blair's
Blair's in Silver Lake is just the sort of wine bar and restaurant that you would expect to find on a Manhattan street corner. Fortunately, you only have to travel to Silver Lake to find upscale comfort food paired with an excellent beer and wine menu in a cozy candlelit atmosphere. The crowd is a mix of neighborhood regulars, Hollywood starlets looking for somewhere low key and off the beaten path, and hip Silver Lakers meeting up for a drink and snacks at the bar before a night out. Learn More »

106Pete's Cafe and Bar

Address: 400 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA  90013   Make a Reservation
Pete's Cafe and Bar
This New York-style bistro has become a popular hangout for locals and late-night diners. The massive dining room features high ceilings and a gorgeous art-deco bar, which gives a festive atmosphere. The classic American fare gets a modern twist with such dishes as Mac & Cheese with white cheddar, asiago, and goat cheese, and the Flat Iron Steak with Bleu Cheese Fries. Regulars also return for the attentive staffs’ service, as well as the delicious food. The restaurant is open until 2am so swing by after a night out to people watch on the outdoor patio and grab some satisfying ... Learn More »

107Whist at the Viceroy

Address: 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Whist at the Viceroy
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Classy meets comfortable at Whist, located at the Viceroy Santa Monica, a restaurant offering elegant Coastal Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Not only do menu items offer variety, but in order to ensure individual levels of comfort guests are offered several choices in seating locations including the traditional formal dining room, casual poolside tables as well as private chef cabanas for a more intimate experience. Whist is an eatery known for its significantly stylish décor which fuses vintage and modern furnishings. The restaurant excitedly welcomes new Executive Chef, Tony DiSalvo to the team, who uses his vast ... Learn More »

106Bloom Cafe

Address: 5544 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90019   Make a Reservation
Bloom Cafe
Bloom Café was born from the vision and inspiration of Arnaud Palatan and Jean Louis Bartoli. Answering the call for inviting local organic fare, Bloom Café offers an airy and calming space to savor a menu created around locally grown ingredients and invigorating flavors. Cool your head with one of the many fresh smoothies blended daily, and satisfy your taste buds with a crunchy sandwich, comforting bowl of pasta, or steaming pizza. Breakfast diners may be drawn to the Simple Tofu Scramble, the Chicken Chorizo Burrito, or the Fresh Blueberry French Toast. Other favorites include the Greek Lamb Burger and ... Learn More »

107BLVD 16

Address: 10740 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90024   Make a Reservation
BLVD 16
Chef Simon Dolinky brings a lot to the table with every dish he creates: His commitment to environmental sustainability and his energetic vision for flavorful cuisine blend quite nicely on the plate. Simple elegant presentations allow the rich and vibrant flavors of his food to shine as diners mingle in a dining space equally refined and satisfying. Deep earth tones bathe the walls in subdued sophistication, while energetic splashes of green pop up in the strategic placement of leafy plants. Small plates of artisan cured meats and cheeses warm the palate, and comforting soups and savory entrée selections warm the ... Learn More »

106Sur

Address: 606 North Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Sur
Situated just off of Melrose Ave in West Hollywood, Sur attracts exactly the crowd you would expect from this area: the young and trendy and, of course, celebrities. Inside you’ll find a cozy respite from the bustling streets outside. The stunning dining room is eclectically adorned, mixing romantic French touches like dazzling chandeliers and long, dramatic curtains with statues of Hindu gods and lots of dripping candles. The menu offers contemporary American dishes inspired by classic Mediterranean cuisine such as Taboulé Couscous with Ahi Tuna or Crab Gorgonzola Risotto, which can be accompanied with a glass off the extensive wine ... Learn More »

106Wilshire

Address: 2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90403   Make a Reservation
Wilshire
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Wilshire elevates the warmth of a neighborhood restaurant to the elegance of haute cuisine. Thomas Schoos’ décor skillfully balances the historic, rough hewn architecture with opulent materials, juxtaposing exposed brick walls with lush leather, hard wood, and amber lighting. Chef Andrew Kirschner’s California fusion menu reinforces the ideal of local sophistication, emphasizing organic ingredients from local producers. Although local in origin, Kirschner’s creations are anything but ordinary, elevating fresh, seasonal ingredients to the heights of epicurean refinement. The outdoor garden and fire-heated private terrace provide a refreshing dose of greenery in Santa Monica’s urban landscape. Learn More »

106Park Grill

Address: 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA  90067   Make a Reservation
Park Grill
Offering an atmosphere of casual elegance and attentive service, The Park Grill, offers the French-inspired California cuisine, accompanied by an impressive wine selection. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in the dining room or in the Garden. Try a Belgian Waffle with Honey-Vanilla Poached Pears or the 8oz Flat Iron Steak with white truffle mac and cheese, glazed baby carrots and wild mushroom demi. Or come for lunch and try a Bento which includes ½ a soup, ½ salad, ½ a sandwich, and assorted mini pastries. Whether you’re just visiting or a local, try Park Grill for a relaxing and ... Learn More »

106Nic's

Address: 453 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Nic's
Nic’s takes the feeling of upscale grandeur and mixes it with the smooth feeling of the current surfer youth of Los Angeles. Patrons can enjoy private vodka dining lounges to go along with the martini bar. The food is mainly American fare with a few distinctive international twists. The main idea of Nic’s is to have fun. The restaurant illustrates just that with its exquisite menu and the wild outfits of those in the vodka lounge. Live music is provided on Monday, Thursday, and Friday with leanings towards jazz and R&B. That having been established, cocktail parties and dancing are ... Learn More »

108Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen

Address: 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica offers patrons a regularly changing menu utilizing dishes motivated by Farmers’ Market ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers, and fishermen who practice sustainable agriculture. With a wine list centered on boutique wineries from around the world, offerings are handpicked by proprietor and owner Josh Loeb. With twenty options of wine by the glass, rotated on a regular basis, guests can expect something new to try with each visit. Food, plated with the intention of sharing, allows restaurant goers to order for the table and embark on a tour of tastes. ... Learn More »

106The Ivy

Address: 113 N Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
The Ivy
The Ivy’s disarmingly rustic décor and chic Californian twist on American comfort food entice both L.A.’s rich and famous, and their adoring public. The charming white picket fence and fragrant roses of its front patio evoke a by-gone era of simplicity and nostalgia, a glaring, but welcome contradiction amidst the ultra-chic posturing of Beverly Hills. The Ivy’s menu is made similarly appealing by its culinary juxtapositions, creating a balance between hearty comfort and refreshing innovation. The Ivy’s star-studded people watching possibilities, its quaintly romantic atmosphere, and its deeply satisfying cuisine ensure a dining experience that is both delightfully homey and ... Learn More »

106Cinespace

Address: 6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90028   Make a Reservation
Deep in the heart of Hollywood, four-year old Cinespace is a unique venue that features traditional favorites in a modern atmosphere. Customers can choose to sit in the futuristic-feeling lounge, the open-air patio or the dark and moody screening room. The latter option features a free, intimate film-viewing experience. Executive Chef Stephen Rea’s movie-themed menu is a combination of modern takes on both American and Californian staples. Specialty cocktails are served at the full bar, and a DJ performs live nightly. Learn More »

107Cézanne

Address: 1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Cézanne
Whether you’re staying at the Le Merigot Hotel and Spa or are simply searching out a fabulous dining experience, Cezanne is the restaurant to visit. Parisian charm and elegance is served up in abundance here, along with a captivating menu of fine French fare. Massive glass-molded chandeliers, plush upholstered bench seats, and impressive architectural features all make for a subtly dramatic atmosphere complemented by similarly stunning cuisine. Come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner any day of the week and savor your very own bite of French goodness at Cezanne, in Santa Monica. Learn More »

107Bistro 45

Address: 45 S. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101   Make a Reservation
Bistro 45
Don't be surprised if you see the ever-present owner Robert Simon welcoming you to his restaurant. The cozy atmosphere is paired wonderfully with the classic, luxurious appearance of the restaurant. Some tasty bistro classics like baked brie and apples and maple leaf farm duck two ways are great dishes to try. Don’t leave without trying their chocolate soup, a chocolate soufflé served with vanilla bean ice cream. While the restaurant does offer great bistro classics, a majority of the food is a fusion of French and California tastes and cooking styles. With creative and delicious dishes, you will want to ... Learn More »

109Cuistot

Address: 72597 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA  92260   Make a Reservation
Cuistot
Cuistot of Palm Desert is an illustrious diamond in the rough. Renowned Chef Bernard Devrieux is a native of France dedicated to crafting the finest of old world French cuisine. This restaurant boasts a vast wine selection of over 650 international varieties and in-house sommelier. Embark on an exceptional dining experience with starters such as the Avocado Fan with warm goat cheese in a shallot, drizzled with olive oil and cracked black pepper dressing. Premium entrees include the Young Duck Oven Roasted with Spices, Roasted Rack of Lamb, and the California Roasted Quail Stuffed with Sweetbreads. Seafood lovers will rejoice ... Learn More »

106JAR

Address: 8225 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
JAR
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Chef Suzanne Tracht’s has rejuvenated proverbial American cuisine through her newest bistro, Jar, creating tangy and zestful editions of classic favorites. Her signature Kansas City Steak and Prime Porterhouse can be sided with her award winning French Fries, made scrumptious by being dusted with garlic and parsley, or the Creamy Spinach, both buttery and rich. The delectable menu ties in well with the warm setting, wrapped in browns and hues of orange. The minimalist décor allows one to experience the retro-modish theme of Jar’s 1940’s-premised dining room. Come enjoy this new twist on American cuisine. Learn More »

106Gladstones

Address: 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA  90272   Make a Reservation
Gladstones
Treating diners to panoramic views of the ocean and located on the Pacific Coast Highway, Gladstones Malibu is one of the most popular restaurants on the Southern California coast. Known for oversized portions, regulars swear by the famous Mile-high Chocolate Cake, huge bowls of crab chowders, and giant lobsters weighing in at up to 6 pounds. The restaurant is also known for their iconic mojitos, including flavors like watermelon, pineapple, and dragonberry; and the restaurant has been voted the best place to watch Monday Night Football on the Westside. So if you’re looking for a memorable meal, head to Gladstones ... Learn More »

107Bacaro LA

Address: 2308 S Union Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90007   Make a Reservation
Bacaro LA
Just North of the University of Southern California on South Union Avenue, Bacaro LA Wine Bar serves California Fusion cuisine and fine wine. A nice selection of European and domestic wines as well as imported and craft beers are available. Plates are served tapas style and include customer favorites such as Bacon & Brie Pizza, Lamb Stuffed Eggplant, The Bacaro Burger, and Nutella Panini. Happy Hour between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday is a crowd favorite and features all plates for only $5! The place is popular with the local students, so a quiet evening may be ... Learn More »