The Central Coast Restaurants

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Bistro Laurent

  • $$$$
  • French

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

First &; Oak

  • $$$$
  • American

Create your own custom tasting menu by choosing among five different groups of eclectic California-French dishes paired with local wines...

McPhee's Grill

  • $$$$
  • American

Just south of Paso Robles in tiny Templeton, this casual chophouse in an 1860s wood-frame storefront serves sophisticated, contemporary...

Nepenthe

  • $$$$
  • American

It may be that no other restaurant between San Francisco and Los Angeles has a better coastal view than Nepenthe, named for an opiate...

Olio e Limone

  • $$$$
  • Italian

Sophisticated Italian cuisine with an emphasis on Sicily is served at this restaurant near the Arlington. The juicy veal chop is popular,...

Root 246

  • $$$$
  • American

This chic restaurant's chefs tap local purveyors and shop for organic ingredients at farmers' markets before deciding on the day's menu.

Sierra Mar

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  • American

At cliff's edge 1,200 feet above the Pacific at the ultrachic Post Ranch Inn, Sierra Mar serves cutting-edge American cuisine made from...

Suzanne's Cuisine

  • $$$$
  • European

Peppered filet mignon, linguine with steamed clams, and pan-roasted salmon with a roasted mango sauce are among the offerings at this...

The Hitching Post II

  • $$$$
  • American

You'll find everything from grilled artichokes to quail at this casual eatery, but most people come for the smoky Santa Maria–style...

The Restaurant at Ventana

  • $$$$
  • American

The Ventana Inn's restaurant sits high on a ridge, and magnificent terraces offer stunning ocean views and a full-service outdoor bar.

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