The Central Coast Restaurants

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Café Zack

  • $$$
  • American

A local favorite for anniversaries and other celebrations, Zack's serves classic European dishes in an intimate, two-room 1930s cottage...

Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

  • $$$
  • American

The candle-lighted, creaky-floor restaurant in the main house at the historic inn of the same name is a Big Sur institution. It serves...

Ember

  • $$
  • American

A barn-style restaurant with high ceilings and an open kitchen, Ember enjoys a red-hot reputation for Italian-inflected dishes prepared...

First &; Oak

  • $$$$
  • American

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

Il Cortile

  • $$$
  • Italian

One of two Paso establishments owned by chef Santos MacDonal and his wife, Carole, this Italian restaurant entices diners with complex...

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...

Nocciola

  • $$$
  • Italian

Authentic northern Italian dishes with a California twist, a cozy fireplace dining room in a century-old Craftsman-style house, and a...

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.

Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Restaurant

  • $$$
  • Seafood

Cambria's best place for seafood fills up soon after it opens at 5:30 (no reservations taken). Those in the know grab seats at the oyster...

Sierra Mar

  • $$$$
  • 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...

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