Formerly the Monterey firehouse, Montrio is the sexiest dining room on the peninsula, with cool metal sculptures, high ceilings, and a good-looking crowd of bon...more
Hollywood history infuses every red leather booth and surly waiter at this old-time steak house. Catering to all walks of celebrity life since 1919, it still...more
Inventive upmarket twists on pub grub are the hallmark of this downtown gastropub. Deviled eggs get dressed up with pink salt and artichoke mousse, popcorn is...more
Perched 800 feet above the Pacific on a spectacular promontory (once ownedat separate timesby Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth), this place has been a...more
Wildly popular Nopa draws the city's youthful bon vivants for its rustic-urban cooking and inventive cocktails. The kitchen sources the best of northern...more
Call ahead to this artisanal food shop for a gourmet box lunch, complete with focaccia sandwich (choose from ten varieties); pasta salad; olive-and-cornichon...more
The always-packed Opal is known for its eclectic world-influenced cuisine and extensive wine list, with 300 vintages and 30 wines served by the glass. The bar...more
This Italian love child of Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton is just what you'd expect a duo of star chefs to dish up: dazzling, ambitious, and perhaps a wee bit...more
Chef Ted Walter and his wife, Cindy, have stacked up an impressive number of awards for their humble little restaurant in Pacific Grove, the seaside town just...more
When Frank Gehry's magnificent concert hall opened in October 2003, it brought a new sense of excitement to Los Angeles. And it wasn't just because of the...more
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