The Bay Area Restaurants

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  • 1. Chez Panisse Café & Restaurant

    $$$$ | North Berkeley | American

    Alice Waters's legendary eatery is known for its locally sourced ingredients, formal prix-fixe menus, and personal service, while its upstairs...Read More

  • 2. Fish

    $$ | Seafood

    Unsurprisingly, fish—specifically, fresh, sustainably caught fish—is the focus at this gleaming dockside fish house a mile north of downtown...Read More

  • 3. Hog Island Oyster Co. Marshall Oyster Farm & the Boat Oyster Bar

    $$$ | Seafood

    Take a short trek north on Highway 1 to the gritty mecca of Bay Area oysters—the Hog Island Marshall Oyster Farm. For a real culinary adventure...Read More

  • 4. Manresa

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    Los Gatos is home to one of the country's finest restaurants, David Kinch's three-Michelin-starred Manresa, which serves an exceptional nightly...Read More

  • 5. Osteria Stellina

    $$ | Italian

    Chef-owner Christian Caiazzo's menu of "Point Reyes Italian" cuisine puts an emphasis on showcasing hyperlocal ingredients like Marin-grown...Read More

  • 6. Sam's Chowder House

    $$$ | Seafood

    This East Coast–style waterfront seafood joint may not be textbook Cape Cod, but that's okay—dine here, and you'll get the best of both coasts...Read More

  • 7. Café Reyes

    $$ | Pizza

    Sunny patio seating, hand-tossed pizza, and organic local ingredients are the selling points of this laid-back café. The semi-industrial dining...Read More

  • 8. Coast Cafe

    $$ | American

    Decked out in a nautical theme with surfboards and buoys, the Coast serves weekend brunch and dependably good American lunch and dinner fare...Read More

  • 9. Equator Coffees and Teas

    $ | Café

    This is the prime spot for a pick-me-up (and people-watching) over a picturesque view of downtown Mill Valley and Mt. Tam. The owners are as...Read More

  • 10. Gather

    $$$ | Downtown | American

    All things local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable reside harmoniously under one roof at Gather. This haven for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores...Read More

  • 11. Gaumenkitzel

    $$ | Downtown | German

    This convivial locale for organic, slow-food German fare is also the spot for the Bay Area's best variety of German beers. With dishes like...Read More

  • 12. Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant

    $$$$ | Rockridge | Italian

    Some of Oakland's finest chefs have come through the ranks of this locally renowned eatery that anchors Market Hall in the Rockridge neighborhood...Read More

  • 13. Pasta Moon

    $$ | Italian

    A coastal dining stop between San Francisco and Monterey, this casual upscale restaurant serves farm-to-table Italian dishes in a spacious setting...Read More

  • 14. Playa

    $$ | Mexican

    Modern Mexican farm-to-table creations and inspired cocktails are the focus of this festive indoor-outdoor space that's popular for its fire...Read More

  • 15. Rivoli

    $$$$ | North Berkeley | American

    Italian-inspired dishes using fresh California ingredients star on a menu that changes regularly. Inventive offerings are served in a Zen-like...Read More

  • 16. Station House Cafe

    $$ | American

    In good weather, hikers fresh from the park fill the Station House's lovely outdoor garden as well as its homey indoor tables, banquettes, and...Read More

  • 17. Pine Cone Diner

    $ | American

    Just off the main drag, this oh-so-cute diner serves great traditional breakfasts as well as Mexican specialties such as huevos rancheros. At...Read More

  • 18. Tony Tutto Pizza

    $ | Pizza

    Some of the best pies in Marin—all vegetarian and mostly organic—are to be had in this simple, pleasant eatery where the focus is all on the...Read More

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