The Central Coast Restaurants

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71 Palm Restaurant

  • $$$
  • French

This elegant restaurant occupies a 1910 house, and it still has touches that make it feel like a home: lace curtains, wood floors, a...

Arigato Sushi

  • $$$
  • Japanese

You might have to wait for a table at this two-story restaurant and sushi bar—locals line up early for the wildly creative combination...

Artisan

  • $$$
  • American

Innovative variations on traditional American comfort cuisine and an urban vibe have made this bistro a hit with winemakers, locals,...

Azu

  • $$$
  • Mediterranean

Slick furnishings, piped-in jazz, craft cocktails, and local beers and wines draw diners to this artsy Mediterranean bistro known for...

Big Sur Roadhouse

  • $$$
  • Eclectic

The chef at this colorful bistro perks up California favorites with seasonal Big Sur ingredients such as lemons, grapefruit, chanterelles,...

Bistro Laurent

  • $$$
  • French

Owner-chef Laurent Grangien's handsome, welcoming French bistro occupies an 1890s brick building across from City Park. He focuses on...

Black Cat Bistro

  • $$$
  • American

Jazz wafts through the several small rooms of this intimate East Village bistro where stylish cushions line the banquettes. Start with...

Brophy Bros.

  • $$$
  • Seafood

The outdoor tables at this casual harborside restaurant have perfect views of the marina and mountains. Staffers serve enormous, exceptionally...

Brophy Bros.

  • $$$
  • Seafood

The Ventura outpost of the wildly popular Santa Barbara restaurant provides the same fresh seafood-oriented meals in a spacious second-story...

Café Zack

  • $$$
  • American

A local favorite for anniversary and other celebratory occasions, Zack's serves classic European dishes in an intimate, two-room 1930s...

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