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...

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

Brophy Bros.

  • $$$
  • Seafood

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

Café Zack

  • $$$
  • American

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

Cracked Crab

  • $$$
  • Seafood

This traditional New England–style crab shack imports fresh seafood daily from Australia, Alaska, and the East Coast. Fish is line-caught,...

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...

Foremost Wine Company

  • $$$
  • American

A hip combination restaurant, wine bar, lounge, and wine shop in the Creamery building, a former dairy, Foremost focuses on community-linked...

Il Cortile

  • $$$
  • Italian

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

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