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Restaurants in California, USA

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California: In-N-Out Burger

Various Locations in California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona

www.in-n-out.com

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2009, #3414, "Simply THE BEST fast food we've had! For a really good meal pair it with a nice Californian red wine."

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California, Berkeley: Downtown Restaurant

2102 Shattuck Avenue, Phone: (510) 649-3810

www.downtownrestaurant.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2005, #1395, "Interesting menu, very good food, excellent service. Live (jazz) music occasionally in the evenings."

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California, Beverly Hills: Coupa Cafe

419 North Canon Dr., Phone: 310.385.0420

www.coupacafe.com

Wendy and Rob from CA, 2011, #3774, "Our first visit was lunch al fresco and the second was for a Sunday brunch. Wonderful combinations and taste-bud awakening flavors are a few of my memories. "

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California, Calistoga: Miguel's

1437 Lincoln Avenue, Phone: 707- 942-6868

Ms Ot from PA, 2011, #3711, "Mexican food that can't be beat."

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California, Campbell: Mama Mia's

200 E. Hamilton Avenue, Phone: (408) 379-3333

www.mamamias.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2008, #2796, "This is a small family-owned restaurant serving a variety of good Italian food. Their Mediterranean pizza is delicious!!"

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California, Capitola: Dharma's

4250 Capitola Road, Phone: (831) 462-1717

www.dharmaland.com/restaurant

Closing day: Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2010, #1763, "Casual vegetarian and vegan restaurant with good food. Inexpensive."

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California, Carmel: Cantinetta Luca

Dolores Street, Phone: 831.625.6500

www.cantinettaluca.com

Old Review: Amy from MA, 2009, #3171, "Excellent Italian food in a stylish yet informal setting. Food in all price ranges, pizza to steak. Great antipasti, pizzas, pasta."

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2007, #2549, "Cantinetta Luca offers casual, informal dining, featuring menu items such as delicious pizza, a dozen or so varieties of salumi and handmade pasta."

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2007, #2287, "We have found a taste of Tuscany in every bite."

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California, Carmel: Casanova Restaurant

5th Street between Mission and San Carlos, Phone: 831-625-0501

\www.casanovarestaurant.com

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3421, "A great place for ladies to lunch, families to brunch, lunch or dine, and couples to have a romantic meal"

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California, Carmel: Little Napoli

Dolores Street. and 7th, Carmel, Phone: 831-626-6335

www.pepeinternational.com/littlenapoli.html

Closing day: none

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3423, "Traditional Italian menu, loved by many locals and a popular place for visitors."

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California, Carmel: Lugano Swiss Bistro

3670 The Barnyard, Phone: (831) 626-3779

www.swissbistro.com

Closing day: Open everyday in the summer, closed on Mondays after September

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2007, #2518, "From soups, sandwiches and vegetarian platters to Schnitzel, Fondu, and Doggie meals, the menu offers many options. Come taste a bit of Switzerland in Carmel."

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California, Carmel: Rio Grill

101 Crossroad Boulevard, Phone: (831) 625-5436

www.riogrill.com/

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2007, #2286, "California cuisine with a twist to the Southwest."

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California, Fremont: Salang Pass Restaurant

37462 Fremont Boulevard, Phone: 510-795-9200

www.salangpass.com

Old Review: Eden from CA, 2008, #2886, "An Afghani restaurant that introduces diners to the cuisine of Afghanistan. The soft (floor) cushion seating adds to the ambience. Service is great."

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California, Glen Ellen: Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar

13670 Arnold Drive, Phone: 707-996-6409

www.glenelleninn.com

Closing day: none

Old Review: cindylearuth from AK, 2008, #3024, "Great restaurant in the small town of Glen Ellen, just north of Sonoma."

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California, Glen Ellen/Sonoma: Garden Court Cafe

13647 Arnold Drive, Phone: 707.935.1565

Old Review: Pauline from NM (moderator), 2005, #1126, "Good local restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Breakfast until 2pm."

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California, Half Moon Bay: Sam's Chowder House

4210 North Cabrillo Hwy, Phone: (650) 712-0245

www.samschowderhouse.com

Closing day: None

Jonathan from UK, 2012, #4042, "Wonderful food; great view if you're lucky with the weather!"

Old Review: Roz from USA, 2010, #3428, "The food is so good that it almost makes you forget about the amazing view."

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California, Healdsburg: Cena Luna

241 Healdsburg Ave., Phone: 707-433-6000

www.cenaluna.com

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: cindylearuth from AK, 2008, #3027, "A great Italian restaurant right in the heart of Healdsburg, CA."

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California, Healdsburg: Restaurant Charcuterie

335 Healdsburg Ave., Phone: 707-431-7213

Closing day: none

Old Review: cindylearuth from AK, 2008, #3026, "Restaurant Charcuterie is a small restaurant right in downtown Healdsburg, CA serving good food and wine."

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California, Jenner: River's End

11048 Highway 1, Phone: (707) 865-2484 ext. 111

www.ilovesunsets.com

Closing day: Tuesday and Wednesday

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2005, #1947, "Wonderful restaurant atop a cliff overlooking the Russian River and the Pacific Ocean. The food and view are incredible!"

Old Review: Pauline from NM (moderator), 2004, #1123, "Very good food in a great seaside location."

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California, Long Beach: The House of Madame JoJo

2941 East Broadway, Phone: (562) 439-3672

www.houseofmadamejojo.com

Closing day: Monday

Old Review: WilliamSD from CA, 2007, #2531, "The House of Madame JoJo's should be on your "must do" list at least once in your life."

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California, Los Alamos: Full of Life Flatbread

225 West Bell Street, Phone: (805) 344-4400

www.fulloflifefoods.com/restaurant

Closing day: Monday - Thursday

Old Review: Shannon from CA, 2010, #3469, "Delicious flatbread pizzas and other dishes, all made with local ingredients"

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California, Los Angeles: Ca' Brea

346-348 LaBrea Avenue, Phone: (323) 938-2863

Old Review: teachick from CA, 2006, #1834, "Overpriced wine, tasteless sauces, no knowledge of bar drinks, and to top it off, the valet gave me back my car with an empty gas tank!"

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California, Los Angeles: Il Grano - Ristorante Italiano

West Los Angeles/11359 Santa Monica Blvd., Phone: 310.477.7886

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2003, #497, "Superb food, excellent service and convivial atmosphere! Il Grano specializes in fresh seafood dishes."

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California, Los Angeles: Pizzeria Mozza

641 N. Highland, Phone: (323) 297-0101

www.mozza-la.com

Closing day: Open Noon-Midnight daily

Old Review: Robert Rainey from CA, 2007, #2297, "Fabulous Pizza and a great wine list in LA!"

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California, Los Angeles: RockSugar, Pan Asian Kitchen

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Phone: 310-552-9988

www.RockSugarPanAsianKitchen.com

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3501, "A restaurant for the senses"

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California, Los Angeles: The Bazaar

465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Phone: 310.246.5555

www.thebazaar.com/experience

Wendy and Rob from CA, 2011, #3776, "The Bazaar is an evenings’ entertainment. There are different rooms offering, many, different delights. A Jose Andres venture.... much more than a restaurant"

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California, Los Gatos: Aldo's Ristorante & Bar

14109 Winchester Blvd., Phone: (408) 374-1808

www.aldos-ristorante.com

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: cubbies from CA, 2009, #3207, "Unpretentious Italian place with a local crowd."

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California, Los Gatos: Valerianos Ristorante

160 W. Main, Phone: (408) 354-8108

www.valerianos.com

Closing day: Daily, dinner only

Old Review: cubbies from CA, 2009, #3180, "Classy California casual Italian restaurant with good food and service"

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California, Los Olivos: Brother's Restaurant at Mattei's Tavern

2350 Railway Avenue, Phone: (805) 688-4820

www.matteistavern.com

Old Review: Niknjerms from CA, 2006, #2186, "The best steak of my life!"

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California, Los Olivos: Los Olivos Cafe

2879 Grand Avenue, Phone: (888) WINES4U

www.losolivoscafe.com

Closing day: Open every day

Old Review: tdandmd from CA, 2006, #1802, "Due to lack of other options in town, it's good, but food definitely doesn't live up to ambiance or wine list."

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California, Los Osos: Celia's Garden Cafe

1188 Los Osos Valley Road, Phone: (805) 528-5711

Closing day: Open daily

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2009, #3176, "Small roadside cafe serving good food. Nice outdoor patio dining area."

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California, Los Osos: La Palapa Mexican and Seafood

1346 2nd Street, Phone: (805) 534-1040

Amy from MA, 2012, #3935, "Very good Mexican restaurant with fresh seafood."

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California, Mammoth Lakes: The Restaurant at Convict Lake Resort

Convict Lake Road, Phone: (760) 934-3803

Old Review: marta from WA (moderator), 2004, #1151, "A relaxing gourmet restaurant located in spectacular Eastern California location."

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California, Marina del Rey: Killer Shrimp

523 Washington Street, Phone: (310) 578-2293

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2006, #1941, "Killer Shrimp has killer food! :D Limited menu; extended tastiness."

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California, Mendocino: Frankie's

44951 Ukiah Street, Phone: (707) 937-2436

www.frankiesmendocino.com

Closing day: none

Jonathan from UK, 2012, #4043, "Friendly organic café: pizzas, falafel and ice cream."

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California, Montecito: Here's The Scoop

1187 Coast Village Road, Phone: (805) 969-7020

Closing day: Sunday

teaberry from USA, 2011, #3794, "If you want to taste the very best gelato and sorbetto in the whole wide world, come here."

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California, Monterey: El Estero Snack Bar

777 Pearl St., Phone: 831-372-8446

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3504, "The best cheeseburgers in Monterey and probably some of the least expensive."

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California, Monterey: Massaro and Santos

32 Cannery Row, Phone: 831-649-6700

www.massaroandsantos.com

Closing day: Monday lunch

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3422, "Great views, terrific service and a wide variety on the menu will bring us back."

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California, Morro Bay: Taco Temple

2680 Main St, Morro Bay, Phone: (805) 772-4965

Closing day: Tuesday

Old Review: softdrink from CA, 2006, #2288, "California Fusion with incredible desserts"

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California, Napa: Bistro Don Giovanni

4110 Howard Lane, Phone: (707) 224-3300

www.bistrodongiovanni.com

Old Review: Colleen C from NY, 2007, #2476, "Another very good meal in Napa. Casual food that is done the way it should be."

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California, Napa: Morimoto Napa

610 Main Street, Phone: 707-252-1600

www.morimotonapa.com

Old Review: Roz from CA, 2010, #3579, "Uniquely creative and delicious menu, but be prepared to pay for the experience!"

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California, Napa Valley: Farmstead Restaurant

738 Main Street, St. Helena, Phone: (707) 963-9181

www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant

Shannon from CA, 2012, #3867, "Excellent farm to table cuisine in the Napa Valley"

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California, Oakland: Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar

4238 Park Blvd., Phone: 510-336-1180

www.bellanico.net

Closing day: lunch Saturday and Sunday

Old Review: Tourmama from CA, 2010, #3473, "A friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant serving creative twists on rustic Italian standards, using seasonal, local, sustainable and organic products."

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California, Ojai: Azu

457 East Ojai Avenue, Phone: (805) 640-7987

www.azuojai.com

Old Review: tdandmd from CA, 2006, #1804, "Slick and fun yet local and comfortable with good food to boot!"

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California, Ojai: Suzanne's Cuisine

502 West Ojai Avenue, Phone: (805) 640-1961

www.suzannescuisine.com

Closing day: Tuesday

Old Review: tdandmd from CA, 2006, #1803, "Huge portions of good food, but you have to be willing to sit on plastic chairs to get it."

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California, Pacific Grove: 17th Street Grille

617 Lighthouse Ave (at 17th Street), Phone: (831) 373-5474

Closing day: Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2004, #576, "Casual cafe with great tortilla 'wraps' and burgers."

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California, Pacific Grove: Fifi's Cafe and Bistro

1188 Forest Avenue, Phone: 831-372-5325

www.fifisbistrocafe.com

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3407, "We are putting this into our mix for a regular place to have lunch ... Very attentive service and great choices on the food and wine menu."

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California, Pacific Grove: Passionfish

701 Lighthouse Avenue, Phone: (831) 655-3311

www.passionfish.net

Old Review: Marta from WA, 2007, #2339, "Great sustainable seafood with an outstanding wine list priced at retail."

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California, Palo Alto: Joya Restaurant and Lounge

339 University Avenue, Phone: 650.853.9800

www.joyarestaurant.com

Old Review: cubbies from CA, 2009, #3341, "A relatively new restaurant in downtown Palo Alto featuring tapas and a "Modern Latin" menu."

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California, Pasadena: La Grande Orange

260 S Raymond Avenue, Phone: (626) 356-4444

www.lgostationcafe.com

Closing day: Monday

teaberry from USA, 2011, #3800, "We ate here at a Slow Travel GTG and can't think of a better venue - great food, great atmosphere, friendly attentive service. A winner!"

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California, Paso Robles: Artisan

1401 Park Street, Phone: (805) 237-8084

www.artisanpasorobles.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2007, #2381, "Loved the food and service at this restaurant! A sophisticated menu - very well executed."

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California, Paso Robles: Cowgirl Cafe

1316 Pine St.,, Phone: (805) 238-6403

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2007, #2548, "Wonderful restaurant in Paso Robles for hearty breakfasts - just what you need to start your day in wine contry off well!"

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California, Paso Robles: Deborah's Room at Justin Winery

11680 Chimney Rock Road, Phone: 805.238.6932

www.justinwine.com

Old Review: Chiocciola from DC, 2008, #3130, "Wonderful food in a beautiful setting."

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California, Pescadero: Duarte's Tavern

202 Stage Road, Phone: (650) 879-0464

www.duartestavern.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2009, #3057, "Awesome artichoke soup and crab sandwiches! A great place to stop along the coast between San Francisco and Santa Cruz."

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California, Pismo Beach: Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana

891 Price Street, Phone: (805) 773-2870

www.giuseppesrestaurant.com

Closing day: None

Old Review: tdandmd from CA, 2006, #1795, "A "nicer" restaurant in a very casual town with good food and great drinks."

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California, Pismo Beach: Old Vienna Restaurant and Beer Garden

1527 Shell Beach Road, Phone: (805) 773-4521

www.oldvienna-usa.net

Closing day: Sunday and Monday

Old Review: tdandmd from CA, 2006, #1796, "Beer garden - yes; restaurant - no."

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California, Pleasanton: Oasis Grille

780 Main Street, Phone: (925) 417-8438

www.oasisgrille.com

Old Review: Sonia from CA, 2006, #2267, "The best Afghani Restaurant Ever. The authentic flavors of the kabobs will make you come back for more."

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California, Rutherford (Napa Valley): Alex Italian Restaurant

1140 Rutherford Road, Phone: 707-967-5500

www.alexitalianrestaurant.com

Closing day: Sunday Lunch & Monday

Roz from CA, 2011, #3849, "Not really bad, just disappointing, given the many other excellent restaurants in this area."

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California, Sacramento: Biba

Sacramento/2801 Capitol Avenue, Phone: 916.455.2422

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: Chris from CA (moderator), 2003, #432, "Biba Caggiano's own restaurant serving the food of Emilia-Romagna featured in her cookbooks and television programs."

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California, Sacramento: Mason's

1116 15th Street, Phone: 916-492-1960

www.theparkdowntown.com/index.php

Old Review: Shannon from CA (moderator), 2008, #2833, "A hip bar and restaurant with tasty food in downtown Sacramento."

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California, Sacramento: Michelangelo's

1725 I Street (17th St.), Phone: (916) 446-5012

Old Review: MarciaB from US, 2006, #2313, "Michelangelo's is a charming Italian-style trattoria in mid-town Sacramento."

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California, San Diego: Blind Lady Ale House

3416 Adams Ave., Phone: 619-255-2491

www.blindladyalehouse.com

Old Review: Shannon from CA, 2009, #3224, "Yummy pizza and a large selection of craft beer - plus a little wine."

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California, San Diego: Hash House a go go

3628 5th Avenue, Phone: 619 298-4646

www.hashhouseagogo.com

Closing day: Monday nights

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #3413, "This popular San Diego serves self-described 'twisted farm food with attitude'. Huge portions of unique food keeps the customers lining up!"

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California, San Diego: South Beach Bar and Grill

5059 Newport Avenue, Phone: (619) 226-4577

www.southbeachob.com

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #3410, "Said to have the best fish tacos in the US - drop by to judge for yourself!"

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California, San Diego: The Oceanaire Seafood Room

400 J Street, Phone: (619) 858-2277

www.theoceanaire.com

Closing day: Open daily

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2009, #3177, "Outstanding seafood restaurant. Cool and elegant atmosphere; excellent service from professional yet friendly waitstaff."

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California, San Diego: The Prado at Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, Phone: 1-619-557-9441

www.cohnrestaurants.com/restaurants/theprado/

Closing day: Dinner on Mondays

Old Review: teaberry from PA, 2010, #3429, "Set in beautiful Balboa Park, this gem of a restaurant offers delicious food and ambiance, and good service."

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California, San Diego: The Vine Wine Bar and Cafe

1851 Bacon Street, Phone: 619-222-8463

www.theobvine.com

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #3411, "Billed as a wine bar with attitude - we'd add great food to that description! A great place to meet friends in Ocean Beach!"

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California, San Diego: Urban Solace

3823 30th Street, Phone: 619.295.6464

www.urbansolace.net

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2008, #3412, "Sophisticated and grown-up, yet unpretentious, Urban Solace embraces the comfort concept with happy results."

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California, San Francisco: Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

398 Hayes Street @ Gough, Phone: 415.551.1590

Closing day: Monday

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2003, #498, "Great place for a delicious meal or an elegant cocktail. Perfect for pre- or post-symphony dining."

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California, San Francisco: Boulevard

1 Mission Street, Phone: (415) 543-6084

boulevardrestaurant.com

Old Review: jgk from FL, 2007, #2369, "Fabulous food in a warm and friendly Belle Epoch atmoshphere. Everything we tasted here was wonderful. Excellent wine list, especially for California wines."

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California, San Francisco: Cafe Majestic

1500 Sutter St. at Gough, Phone: (415) 441-1280

www.thehotelmajestic.com

Closing day: Sunday & Monday

Old Review: cubbies from CA, 2008, #2842, "This hotel restaurant serves outstanding seasonal food to a few hotel residents and San Franciscans in the know."

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California, San Francisco: Chez Papa Resto

414 Jessie Street, Phone: (415) 546-4134

www.chezpapasf.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2008, #3054, "Love this place! Good location with great food, atmosphere and service."

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California, San Francisco: Colibri

438 Geary Street, Phone: (415) 440-2737

www.colibrimexicanbistro.com

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2007, #2553, "Excellent, fresh Mexican food served in a tastefully decorated restaurant. Be sure to try one of the 300 types of tequila."

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California, San Francisco: Crustacean

1475 Polk Street, Phone: (415) 776-2722

www.anfamily.com

Old Review: Jane from CA, 2007, #2802, "Probably the best preparation of dungeness crab EVER - this from a crab lover. When we go to SF, this is a must do."

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California, San Francisco: Daily Grill

347 Geary Street, Phone: (415) 616-5000

www.dailygrill.com

Closing day: None

Old Review: cubbies from CA, 2009, #3391, "Solid choice for Union Square area"

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California, San Francisco: Dottie's True Blue Cafe

522 Jones St, Phone: (415) 885-2767

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2005, #1948, "The best breakfast I have ever tasted was in this hole-in-the-wall restaurant close to the Union Square area."

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California, San Francisco: Fino Bar & Ristorante

1 Cosmo Alley, Phone: (415) 928-2080

www.andrewshotel.com/fino.html

Old Review: Marian from NJ, 2008, #2841, "This is a cozy "neighborhood" Italian restaurant in the midst of the Union Square area and the theater district. Good food, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices."

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California, San Francisco: First Crush

101 Cyril Magnin St., Phone: 415-982-7874

www.firstcrush.com

Old Review: Tourmama from CA, 2010, #3590, "Wine bar/restaurant conveniently located near theater district and Union Square, offering wonderful meals and quality wines at reasonable prices."

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California, San Francisco: Garcon!

22nd & Valencia, Phone: (415) 401-8959

www.garconsf.com

Old Review: Goldengate from CA, 2006, #1814, "Wonderful neighborhood French restaurant. Great, friendly atmosphere, excellent food and service."

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California, San Francisco: Grandviews Lounge

345 Stockton Street

www.grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2010, #2799, "Great 'view bar' overlooking the city and the bay."

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California, San Francisco: Kuleto's

221 Powell Street, Phone: (415) 397-7720

www.kuletos.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2006, #1853, "Very good Italian restaurant. Always busy, and can be noisy, but a good standby for the Union Square area."

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California, San Francisco: La Ciccia

291 30th Street, Phone: 415-550-8114

www.laciccia.com

Closing day: Monday

Tourmama from CA, 2011, #3777, "A touch of Sardinia in a San Francisco neighborhood. Wonderful food and a friendly staff made for a fantastic dining experience."

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California, San Francisco: NOPA

560 Divisadero Street, Phone: (415) 864-8643

www.nopasf.com

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2007, #2551, "Nopa is a San Francisco gathering place north of the Panhandle, serving urban rustic food and specializing in organic wood-fired cuisine."

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California, San Francisco: Pazzia Ristorante & Pizzeria

337 Third Street, Phone: (415) 512.1693

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2003, #550, "Varied menu, delicious food, good service!"

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California, San Francisco: Pres a Vis

1 Letterman Dr. (Presidio), Phone: (415) 409-3000

www.presavi.com

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2007, #2552, "This restaurant may be hard to find, but you'll be happy you made the effort. Get a table by the windows for the excellent view of the Palace of Fine Arts."

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California, San Francisco: Rue Saint Jacques

1098 Jackston Street, Phone: (415) 776-2002

www.ruesaintjacques.com

Closing day: Monday

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2008, #3050, "Intimate French restaurant in Nob Hill. Interesting menu with traditional French choices, too. Fresh and flavorful food."

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California, San Francisco: SPQR

1911 Fillmore Street, Phone: 415-771-7779

spqrsf.com

bettini from CA, 2013, #4092, "SPQR is still good!"

Old Review: Sharon L from CA, 2008, #2882, "Wonderful Roman cuisine in SF. I had heard glowing reports about this restaurant. I recently had the opportunity to eat there, and it did not disappoint. "

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2008, #2876, "Delicious Roman food in a casual atmosphere. Good service. Great wine selections. Reasonable prices."

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California, San Francisco: The Slanted Door

1 Ferry Building #3, Phone: (415) 861-8032

www.slanteddoor.com

Old Review: JDeQ from Canada, 2007, #2550, "Gloriously fresh, interesting food; light, airy ambiance; good view of the Bay and passenger ferries; affordable prices and just about the nicest servers ever!"

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California, San Francisco: Tony's Pizza Napoletana

1570 Stockton Street, Phone: (415) 835-9888

www.tonyspizzanapoletana.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA, 2010, #3316, "If you like pizza GO TO TONY'S. I promise you will not be disappointed!"

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California, San Jose: Pizza Antica

334 Santana Row, Phone: (408) 557-8373

www.pizzaantica.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2009, #1789, "Good menu variety and great tasting thin crust pizza. Reasonable prices and good service."

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California, San Jose: The Left Bank

377 Santana Row, Suite 1100, Phone: (408) 984-3500

www.leftbank.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA, 2010, #3409, "This brasserie just gets better and better. I keep finding new dishes to love!"

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2008, #2870, "My favorite French-style brasserie in California. Always great food and service, in a bustling atmosphere. Their outdoor tables are popular any time of year."

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California, San Juan Capistrano: Fish Market & Grill

27221 Ortega Highway G, Phone: (949) 248-0055

fishmarketandgrill.com

Old Review: Pokey from MA, 2005, #1758, "Quality food in a casual and relaxing atmosphere. Fresh seafood market, too."

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California, San Luis Obispo: Jaffa Cafe

1212 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, Phone: (805) 543-2449

www.jaffacafe.us

Closing day: Saturday and Sunday

Old Review: softdrink from CA, 2007, #2300, "Mediterranean style cuisine...cheap and delicious. This place is a well-kept local secret."

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California, Santa Barbara: Backyard Bowls

331 Motor Way, Phone: 805 845 5379

www.backyardbowls.com

teaberry from USA, 2011, #3793, ""Better life through better food" - the restaurant's slogan says it all."

Old Review: Shannon from CA, 2010, #3470, "Yummy smoothies and fruit bowls with all organic ingredients"

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California, Santa Barbara: Cielito

1114 State Street, Phone: (805) 965-4770

www.cielitorestaurant.com

Amy from MA, 2012, #3938, "Mexican small plates in a hyper-stylish setting."

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California, Santa Barbara: Julienne

138 East Canon Perdido, Phone: 805-845-6488

www.restaurantjulienne.com

Closing day: Monday and Tuesday

Amy from MA, 2012, #3937, "Charming small restaurant serving inventive though thoughtful seasonal food."

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California, Santa Barbara: La SuperRica

622 North Milpas Street, Phone: (805) 963-4940.

Amy from MA, 2012, #3936, "Even at off-hours, people still come from near and far to line up for super-fresh and excellent Mexican food at this informal neighborhood place."

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California, Santa Barbara: Louie's

1401 De La Vina St., Phone: 805 963 7003

www.louiessb.com

Closing day: weekend lunch

teaberry from USA, 2011, #3799, "Really great food in this upscale restaurant on the first floor of the Upham Hotel."

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California, Santa Barbara: Pizza Guru

3534 State Street, Phone: 805-563-3250

www.pizzaguru.com

Old Review: Shannon from CA, 2010, #3471, "Not your average pizza"

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California, Santa Barbara: Taqueria La Colmena

217 Milpas Street, Phone: (805) 845-6970

Amy from MA, 2013, #4107, "Tiny place just up the street from the more famous La Super Rica. Excellent food, friendly local vibe, no line."

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California, Santa Cruz: Cafe Mare

Downtown/740 Front Street #100, Phone: 831.458.1212

www.cafemare.com

Closing day: Open Daily:11.30am-2.30pm/5pm-10pm

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2009, #573, "Simple and elegant atmosphere; friendly staff serving Wonderfully fresh and flavorful Italian food."

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California, Santa Cruz: Portola House

3326 Portola Drive, Phone: (831) 476-2733

Closing day: Open daily @ 5:30pm

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2006, #1764, "Steak and seafood restaurant with good food, reliable service, and reasonable prices."

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California, Santa Cruz: Soif

105 Walnut Avenue, Phone: (831) 423-2020

soifwine.com

Old Review: jgk from FL, 2007, #2370, "Fun for wine tasting and totally good food. This place is casual with lots of wines by the glass, small plates and full meals. Good service, too."

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2009, #1202, "Great wine bar and wine store. Helpful staff. Reasonable prices."

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California, Santa Cruz: VinoCruz Wine Bar

725 Front Street, Phone: (831) 426-8466

www.vinocruz.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2010, #2800, "Great small wine bar and wine store, selling and pouring only Santa Cruz Mountain wines."

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California, Santa Cruz: Zoccoli's Deli

1534 Pacific Avenue, Phone: (831) 423-1711

www.zoccolis.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2008, #2797, "Wonderful Italian deli serving prepared foods and sandwiches in downtown Santa Cruz."

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California, Santa Monica: Anisette

225 Santa Monica Blvd., Phone: 310-395-3200

www.anisettebrasserie.com

Old Review: Shannon from CA, 2008, #3085, "Great French bistro"

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California, Santa Monica: Back on the Beach Cafe

445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Phone: 310-393-8282

www.backonthebeachcafe.com

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3502, "With our toes in the sand and the sun on our shoulders we enjoyed a casual on-the-beach lunch."

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California, Santa Monica: Musha

424 Wilshire Blvd., Phone: (310) 576-6330

Old Review: Pauline from NM, 2005, #1210, "Very good Japanese food in a lively restaurant."

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California, Santa Monica: Urth Cafe

2327 Main Street, Phone: (310) 314-7040

www.urthcaffe.com

teaberry from USA, 2011, #3795, "Sandwiches, salads, local ingredients, home baked goods, organic coffees and teas. Great taste of California."

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California, Santa Monica: Valentino

3115 Pico Boulevard, Phone: (310) 829-4313

www.pieroselvaggio.com

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: Colleen from CA (moderator), 2006, #1994, "We loved everything about this place! One of the best meals ever ... professionalism of the highest standard and excellent food. A 5 star experience."

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California, Santa Rosa: Syrah

Downtown/205 5th Street, Phone: 707.568.4002

Closing day: Monday

Old Review: Marta from WA (moderator), 2003, #634, "A creative restaurant highlighting the bounty of both food and wine from the Sonoma region."

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California, Sherman Oaks: Cafe Bizou

14016-Ventura Blvd, Phone: (818) 788-3536

www.cafebizou.com

Closing day: open lunch weekdays, brunch weekends, dinner daily

Old Review: Debra from CA, 2006, #2307, "There are 2 locations for this restaurant and we have tried them both. We much prefer the Sherman Oaks location. Good value for good food, and $2 corkage fee!"

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California, Sherman Oaks: Mistral

13422 Ventura Blvd, Phone: (818) 981-6650

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: RobertR from CA, 2007, #2766, "Fabulous French Bistro"

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California, Silicon Valley: Aqui Cal-Mex

3 locations in Santa Clara Valley

www.aquicalmex.com

Old Review: Colleen from CA, 2010, #3152, "Casual restaurant with interesting menu of fresh and organic food."

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California, Sonoma: Cafe la Haye

140 E.Napa Street, Phone: (707) 935-5994

www.sterba.com/sonoma/lahaye/

Old Review: gloria from CA, 2006, #1811, "Small restaurant with great food."

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California, Sonoma: Harvest Moon Cafe

487 First Street West, Phone: (707) 933-8160

www.harvestmooncafesonoma.com

Closing day: Tuesday

Jonathan from UK, 2012, #4044, "Imaginatively prepared food, beautifully prepared and vividly flavoured."

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California, Sonoma: Maya

101 E. Napa Street, Phone: (707) 935-3500

www.mayarestaurant.com

Old Review: gloria from CA., 2006, #1961, "Great Mexican restaurant in Sonoma's town plaza."

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California, Sonoma: the girl & the fig

110 W. Spain Street, Phone: 707-938-3634

www.thegirlandthefig.com

Closing day: none

Old Review: cindylearuth from AK, 2008, #3025, "A great restaurant right in downtown Sonoma."

Old Review: Pauline from NM, 2004, #1124, "Very nice restaurant with good food. On the plaza in Sonoma."

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California, Thousand Oaks: Akio's Sushi

215- N. Moorpark Road, Phone: (805) 496-7106

Closing day: Monday

Old Review: Debra from CA, 2007, #2305, "Absolutely the best sushi around. Akio's has been here for many years and tripled in size several years ago ... lucky for us here in Ventura County."

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California, Thousand Oaks: Marcello's Ristorante

140 W. Hillcrest Drive, Phone: (805) 371-4367

Closing day: Open 7 days dinner, weekdays lunch.

Old Review: Debra from CA, 2007, #2303, "Well prepared Italian food from the Venetian chef, Giancarlo. Owned by two Italian cousins who serve good food in a small and elegant setting."

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California, West Hollywood: BOA Steakhouse

9200 W. Sunset Blvd., Phone: 310-278-2050

www.boasteak.com

Old Review: Wendy and Rob from CA, 2010, #3503, "We enjoyed a lovely lunch outside at this hip and upscale restaurant."

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California, West Hollywood: Galanga Thai Fusion

7440 Santa Monica Blvd., Phone: (323) 851-4355

Closing day: Sunday

Old Review: teachick from CA, 2007, #2299, "For fabulous and inexpensive authentic Thai food in Los Angeles, this is the only place I go. Period."

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California, Yountville: Bouchon

6534 Washington Street, Phone: (707) 944-8037

www.bouchonbistro.com

Old Review: Colleen C from NY, 2007, #2474, "Bouchon offers excellent, well prepared food. We enjoyed our meal here and would happily come back."

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California, Yountville: Mustards Grill

7399 St Helena Highway (Highway 29), Phone: (707) 944-2424

www.mustardsgrill.com

Old Review: Colleen C from NY, 2007, #2468, "Excellent food and drink at Mustards Grill. This restaurant was in our top three best meals during our thirteen day trip to California."

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California, Yountville: Redd

6480 Washington Street, Phone: (707) 944-2222

www.reddnapavalley.com

Old Review: tdandmd from CA, 2006, #1807, "Superb food and service in a minimalistic setting that works."

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California, Yountville: The French Laundry

Yountville/6640 Washington Street, Phone: 707.944.2380

Old Review: tuleppy from MN, 2003, #538, "A DINING EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!"

Old Review: ChrisV from CA, 2003, #499, "Fabulous Chef's Tasting Menu."

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California, Yountville: The Wine Garden

6476 Washington St., Phone: (707) 945-1002

Old Review: Jen from CA, 2005, #1415, "Yountville's best new restaurant - The Wine Garden"

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