Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Named after the warm wind that blows across southern France and Italy, the fine-dining, dinner-only restaurant at Loews Coronado Bay Resort focuses on southern French and northern Italian cuisine built around naturally raised meats and organic local produce. Fifth-generation French chef Patrick Ponsaty presents a menu that ranges from arugula salad with figs and lavender honey, to grilled prime beef tenderloin and salmon with lobster emulsion. A well-edited wine list and house-made desserts like profiteroles with Valrhona chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream complete the experience. The decor plays up the sweeping views of the bay visible from every table.