The Central Coast Restaurants

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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...

Azu

  • $$$
  • Mediterranean

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

Barbareño

  • $$
  • American

Determined to push the boundaries of farm-to-table, three college friends who worked at the same Los Angeles eatery banded together in...

Big Sky Café

  • $$
  • Eclectic

Family-friendly Big Sky turns local and organically grown ingredients into global dishes, starting with breakfast. Just pick your continent...

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...

Boccali's

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  • Italian

Edging a ranch, citrus groves, and a seasonal garden that provides produce for menu items, the modest but cheery Boccali's attracts many...

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...

Buona Tavola

  • $$
  • Italian

Northern Italian dishes are this casual spot's specialty. You might find homemade pumpkin-stuffed tortellini in a creamy mascarpone sauce...

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