A Nola State of Mind
Alba Ray’s conjures up some southern Louisiana revelry in this cool West Coast city. The Cajun restaurant feels like a warm summer night—airy and sultry. Lush ferns decorate wrought iron archways, antique chandeliers dangle from the exposed beams of a lofty, jade-colored ceiling and the scuffed floor and smudged walls lend patina. King-size, charbroiled Gulf Coast oysters arrive swimming in herbed butter, and the jambalaya is mixed and dished out tableside. Laissez les bon temps roulez. 2293 Mission St., 415.872.9409
CASTRO CANELA BISTRO AND WINE BAR
Spanish/ Tapas This elegant restaurant in the Castro neighborhood serves traditional tapas and modern Spanish dishes, sourcing ingredients from sustainable California markets, farms and fisheries. The wine list is carefully curated to pair with the extensive menu, and the dim, thoughtfully decorated dining room has a romantic feel. Brunch (Su), D (nightly), closed M. 2272 Market St., 415.552.3000.
California Serving modern California cuisine in a neighborhood setting, acclaimed Frances serves delights like chestnut soup with roasted ciopollini and house- cured pancetta; slow-roasted beef with creamed winter greens; and ling cod crusted with Boccalone lardo, squash and apples. D (nightly). 3870 17th St., 415.621.3870. $$$
CHINATOWN R&G LOUNGE
Chinese This bustling spot has a colorful lounge and cheerful, modest decor in the dining room downstairs. The Hong Kong-style menu includes tank-fresh seafood. The Travel Channel’s “No Reservations” host Anthony Bourdain visited the restau- rant on his show and raved about the salt and pepper crab. L, D (daily). 631 Kearny St., 415.982.7877. $$
CIVIC CENTER/ HAYES VALLEY ESPETUS BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE
Steaks Pace yourself: This authentic Brazilian steakhouse offers all-you- can- eat skewers (“espetus” in Portuguese) of slow-roasted beef, lamb, pork, chicken and shrimp for a fixed price. The giant salad buffet is included. L, D (daily). 1686 Market St., 415.552.8792. 710 S B St., San Mateo, 650.342.8700. $$$
American Named for its location North of the Panhandle, this expansive, hip restaurant serves wood-fired rustic cuisine that epitomizes the best of San Francisco’s current food scene. One of the city’s best late-night dining options, it’s also popular for its brunch, burger and pork chops. Brunch (Sa-Su), D (nightly until 1 am). 560 Divisadero St., 415.864.8643. $$$
American Named one of the country’s top 50 new restaurants by Bon Appetit magazine in 2012, this James Beard Award-nominated hot spot is owned by a husband- and-wife team who serve unfussy, market- driven food in a lively atmosphere. Mustorder items include innovative snacks like sardine chips and porcini doughnuts and creative cocktails. D (daily). 199 Gough St., 415.355.9085. $$$
Mediterranean Three words: Get the chicken. This San Francisco institution has been in business for more than 35 years and is most famous for its cooked-to- order roast chicken for two (allow an hour), a true stand- out on the Mediterranean-inspired menu of roasted and grilled goodness. Watch the vintage street cars roll down Market Street through the floor-toceiling windows while you wait. Brunch (Su), L, D (daily), closed M. 1658 Market St., 415.552.2522. $$$
FINANCIAL DISTRICT KUSAKABE
Japanese For the ultimate in sushi, look no further than this Michelin-starred restaurant offering a prix fixe menu inspired by traditional Japanese “Kaiseki” cuisine. At $95 per meal, the Kusakabe experience isn’t cheap, but it is worth it—the restaurant offers an “Omasake” menu chosen specifically by the chef and prepared to order. 584 Washington St., 415.757.0155. ONE MARKET
American This ever-popular restaurant on the Embarcadero waterfront across from the Ferry Building offers contemporary presentations of American classics from chef/partner Mark Dommen, showcasing farmfresh ingredients, heritage meats, artisanal cheeses and an all-American wine list. 1 Market St., 415.777.5577. $$$
California From the same team behind the enormously popular Boulevard restaurant, this polished and spacious spot, also helmed by executive chef Nancy Oakes, serves California cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable environment. The enormous square bar and communal dining options cultivate a lively atmosphere, perfect for happy hour or an after-work dinner. Couples can sit at a cozy booth by the large windows and watch the world go by. D (nightly), closed Su. 300 Spear St., 415.247.7770. $$$$
American Step inside celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s handsome three-story restaurant and be transported back in time. Built with bricks salvaged from the streets of the devastated city after the 1906 quake, the eatery channels the Barbary Coast era with
American fare inspired by the San Francisco restaurant scene of the late 1800s. The menu features a raw bar and dishes like grilled sardines, salt-roasted bone marrow, organic fried chicken and the classic Hangtown Fry. Don’t miss the banana pudding for dessert and the hand- crafted cocktails. L, D (daily). 558 Sacramento St., 415.772.9060. $$$
FISHERMAN’S WHARF/ WATERFRONT ALIOTO’S
Seafood One of San Francisco’s oldest restaurants run by one of the city’s most prominent families, this Fisherman’s Wharf landmark has magnificent views of the San Francisco Bay and a reputation for great cioppino and fresh seafood. Don’t mess around with the menu: Get the Dungeness crab. Cracked, caked, stuffed or stewed, it’s impossible to get your fill. L, D (daily). 8 Fisherman’s Wharf, 415.673.0183. $$
BEACH STREET GRILL ORGANIC RESTAURANT
American Known for its warm hospitality and all- day breakfast, the key word at this diner is homemade, from meltin-your-mouth blueberry pancakes to gravy-smothered biscuits. The outside patio is a great spot to enjoy a break from city life. B, L (daily), D (SaSu). 380 Beach St., 415.867.1711. $$
American Seasonal cuisine and sourdough- crust pizzas dominate the menu at the famed bread-maker’s two–story flagship facility, which also houses a sourdough-bread museum and an exhibition bakery and a café and gourmet market downstairs. Saddle up to the gorgeous oyster bar for fresh oysters, baked and topped with mignonette or shucked and served straight up. L, D (daily). 160 Jefferson St., 415.351.5561. $$
THE BUENA VISTA CAFE
American This wharf institution by the Hyde Street cable car turnaround is famous for first introducing Irish coffee to the U. S. in 1952, and it has served millions of the hot cocktails since. B,L, D (daily). 2765 Hyde St., 415.474.5044. $$
FRANCISCAN CRAB RESTAURANT
Seafood Floor-to- ceiling windows provide spectacular bay views from every table in this three-tiered, spacious mid- century modern gem. Menu highights include fish and chips, sizzling iron skillet mussels and whole roasted Dungeness crab. Free parking with validation. L, D (daily). Pier 43 1/2, 415.362.7733. $$$
HOG ISLAND OYSTER COMPANY
Seafood This lively and attractive waterfront spot in the Ferry Building is known for its happy hours and unconventional, exceptional clam chowder with whole manila clams and a light, flavorful broth. Although fresh raw oysters are the star, the po’ boy sandwich, grilled cheese and grilled oysters also shine. L, D (daily). 1 Ferry Building, 415.391.7117. $$
JACKSON SQUARE COTOGNA
Italian This casual cousin to the acclaimed two Michelin star Quince restaurant next door opened under the same chef- owners. The rustic Italian eatery serves a seasonally changing menu that features spit-roasted meats and game birds, wood- oven pizzas, house-made pastas and fresh local seafood. All wine bottles on the prix fixe wine menu are under $40. L (M-Sa), D (nightly). 490 Pacific Ave., 415.775.8508. $$
Italian Elegant without being stuffy, this intimate two Michelin star restaurant with a superb wine list serves sophisticated Italian fare, such as a silky ricotta-filled ravioli in butter sauce and sole roasted on a fig leaf. A five- course tasting menu is available, and dining a la carte is also an option. D (nightly), closed Su. 470 Pacific Ave., 415.775.8500. $$$$
JAPANTOWN/ LOWER FILLMORE THE PROGRESS
New American Named after the Progress Theater that occupied the same building over a century ago, this is the second restaurant from the team behind the national smash-hit State Bird Provisions, and it’s located just next door. The boundary busting, international menu is served family style (choose six dishes for $62 per person) and features dishes like lamb merguez with yellow eye beans, octopus and crispy squid. If you don’t manage to snag a reservation, the bar is walk-in only. The Progress is a 2015 James Beard Award winner. 1525 Fillmore St., 415.673.1294.
STATE BIRD PROVISIONS
American It’s worth the effort to get a reservation at Bon Appetit magazine’s 2012 Restaurant of the Year (and the 2013 James Beard Award winner for Best New Restaurant), run by one of Food and Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2013, Stuart Brioza, along with his wife Nicole Krasinski. This creative and innovative Michelin star restaurant does dim sum, American-style. Carts wheel around small plates, and diners can point to choose what they’d like. The menu changes frequently based on seasonal availability, but
the house specialty remains the eponymous “state bird,” a crispy half quail served with seasonal “provisions.” D (M-Sa). 1529 Fillmore St., 415.795.1272. $$$
MARINA/ COW HOLLOW ATELIER CRENN
French This modern upscale restaurant from the world’s only two Michelin-star female chef blends the line between food and art, presenting garden- centric dishes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate and menus that read like poetry. Giving center stage to the food, the 40-seat dining room has an earthy, minimalist appearance with teak tables, fig trees and glass orbs that provide soft lighting. Diners can select from one of two multi- course tasting menus. D ( Tu-Sa). 3127 Fillmore St., 415.440.0460. $$$$
MEL’S DRIVE- IN
American A classic since 1947, this diner is known for staples such as chicken pot pie, meatloaf, burgers and milkshakes. It’s open late, serves breakfast all day and even has a fresh-squeezed fruit juice bar. The vinyl and chrome decor, jukebox and cheerful servers make for a fun, nostalgia-filled dining experience. The Lombard Street and Geary Street locations offer free parking. 2165 Lombard St., 415.921.2867; 3355 Geary Blvd., 415.387.2255; 801 Mission St., 415.227.0793; 1050 Van Ness Ave., 415.292.6357. $
MISSION DISTRICT AL’S PLACE
California Cuisine Named America’s best new restaurant of 2015 by Bon Appetit magazine, Al’s Place is a casual, 46-seat restaurant located on an unassuming corner in the outskirts of the Mission District. Chef and owner Aaron London, a Sonoma native who’s worked at acclaimed restaurants like Ubuntu, creates vegetable-focused and seafood main dishes, offering meat as a side. 1499 Valencia St., 415.416.6136.
Italian This bustling neighborhood trattoria is a local favorite that pioneered San Francisco’s farm-to-table movement. It has received rave reviews since its opening in 1998 and still packs the house (and outdoor patio) each night. D (nightly). 3621 18th St., 415.552.4055. $$$
FLOUR + WATER
Italian A haven (or heaven) for artisan pizza and pasta lovers, this incredibly popular, welcoming spot serves exceptional Neopolitan-style, wood-fired pizzas and housemade pastas. D (nightly). 2401 Harrison St., 415.826.7000. $$$
California Never was the old dinner-and-a-movie done so artfully, or so deliciously. The vast, bohemian- chic space suits the always excellent California- Mediterranean cuisine. A heated, covered patio screens a rotation of classic, foreign and independent films projected onto one of three walls, and speakers on each table allow you to adjust the volume. Meandering through the changing exhibits in the adjacent gallery is the perfect way to wait for a table. Brunch (Sa-Su), D (nightly). 2534 Mission St., 415.648.7600. $$$
Sushi Celebrated as one of San Francisco’s top sushi destinations and izakayas, Ichi Sushi is the place to go for traditional nigiri, sashimi and an extensive sake list. Sustainability is a huge focus here, and the recently renovated space features a wall-sized mural with playful instructions on how to eat sushi correctly. D (M-Sa). 3282 Mission St., 415.525.4750.
New American This popular Mission District restaurant describes itself as a “modern American fine- dining dinner party.” It started as an underground venue in 2009 and opened its first permanent location in 2014. The tasting menu changes weekly and ranges from $100-150 per person and features about 12 courses. Past menus featured dishes like halibut with asparagus, Perigord truffle and fingerling potatoes; and lamb with mustards, farro and garum. 3416 19th St., 415.874.9921.
LITTLE STAR PIZZA
Italian Famous for its deep dish, Chicago-style pizza with a slightly sweet, cornmeal crust, this place draws a stream of addicted regulars. Valencia St.: L, D (daily). Divisadero St.: L (F-Su), D (nightly). 400 Valencia St., 415.551.7827; 846 Divisadero St., 415.441.1118. $$
TARTINE BAKERY & CAFE
Dessert/Coffee This popular artisan bakery serves freshfrom-the- oven pastries all day, as well as pies, cakes, artisan bread and coffee. Breakfast quiches, gourmet sandwiches, classic pastries and an addictive bread pudding keep folks lining up. B, L (daily). 600 Guerrero St., 415.487.2600. $
Steaks This swanky, sprawling steakhouse with a striking Art Deco interior is located just across the street from Grace Cathedral in the storied Nob Hill neighborhood. Menu standouts include dry-aged steaks and buttery Dungeness crab. D (nightly). 1177 California St., 415.771.6776. $$$
SWAN OYSTER DEPOT
Seafood Founded in 1912, this seafood market and oyster bar is a San Francisco institution. There’s almost always a wait at this intimate, 18-stool oyster bar, but you’ll be rewarded with a pint of Anchor Steam beer and a lunch of a dozen oysters on the half shell. L (M-Sa), closed Su. 1517 Polk St., 415.673.2757. $$$
NORTH BEACH CAFE ZOETROPE
Italian Owned by legendary film director and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola, this neighborhood Italian restaurant is named after his famous production company and located in the same steelframed structure, the Sentinel Building. L, D (daily). 916 Kearny St., 415.291.1700. $$
Italian Dubbed America’s oldest Italian restaurant, Fior d’Italia has been serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine since 1886. It has has more than 20 varieties of pastas to choose from, most of them made in-house. L, D (daily). 2237 Mason St., 415.986.1886. $$
Italian This upscale Italian restaurant serves housemade pasta, roasted meats and wood- oven pizzas. The San Francisco location is a multiple-time recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Brunch (Sa-Su), L, D (daily). Levi’s Plaza, 1265 Battery St., 415.986.0100; 327 Lorton Ave., Burlingame, 650.375.8000; 223 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, 415.927.4400; 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto, 650.853.3888. $$
NORTH BEACH RESTAURANT
Italian This classic restaurant serves generous portions of hearty Tuscan cuisine from its extensive menu. The award-winning wine list boasts over 500 bottles to pair with house specialties such as chicken al mattone with Italian herbs, filet of lamb alla Bruno and cioppino alla pescatora. The four dining rooms cater to a variety of occasions, from a power lunch
to a first date. 1512 Stockton St., 415.392.1700. $$$
SOTTO MARE OYSTERIA & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Seafood One of Tony Bennett’s favorite San Francisco restaurants, Sotto Mare is an authentic Italian North Beach experience. The seafood restaurant serves up oysters and clams on the half shell, Boston-style clam chowder, baccala, crab cioppino, Louis salads, seafood pastas and more. Sotto Mare’s daily fresh fish can also be purchased retail if you feel like cooking yourself. L, D (M-Sa), close Su. 552 Green St., 415.398.3181.
THE STINKING ROSE
Italian Follow your nose to one of the city’s most interesting dining experiences, where garlic is king. This restaurant goes through more than 5,000 pounds of the pungent ingredient each month. Specialties include 40 clove garlic chicken, pork chops, roasted Dungeness crab and even garlic ice cream. L, D (daily). 325 Columbus Ave., 415.781.7673. $$
RICHMOND/ OCEAN BEACH
American Near Ocean Beach and Lands End Trail, this iconic historic site located on a headland above the coastal cliffs is home to two restaurants and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean (whale and sea lion spotting is a possibility) and Sutro Baths. The camera obscura on the deck is on the National Register of Historic Places. Sutro’s offers an upscale setting, while The Bistro offers a more casual experience, with burgers, sandwiches and other California favorites. B, L,D (daily). 1090 Point Lobos Ave., 415.386.3330.
SOMA ARCHIVE BAR & KITCHEN
American Housed in the historic, pre- earthquake Atlas Building, Archive offers a menu designed with shar-
ing and socializing in mind. Pizzas are the focus, but the restaurant and bar hybrid is also known for its sliders, salads and charcuterie as well as seasonal cocktails and local and craft beers. 602 Mission St., 415.987.5770.
California With roots in agriculture, Bar Agricole (Farm Bar) is a contemporary tavern serving ingredient- driven dishes, excellent wines and some of the best artisan cocktails around. Nose-to-tail Northern California cuisine prepared with the day’s foraged produce is washed down with traditional mixed drinks from spirits that celebrate the tradition of farmhouse distilling or wine from more than 20 estates. D (nightly), closed M. 355 11th St., 415.355.9400. $$
American This three Michelin star restaurant distills fine dining down to the elements most relevant to modern diners: exquisite ingredients, unique flavors, precise technique and attentive service. It offers inspired, progressive American cuisine in a historic, cleanly designed space. The a la carte menu allows for individualized customization, and the tasting menu varies between 8-12 courses, reflecting seasonality and evolution. D ( Tu-Sa). 22 Hawthorne St., 415.685.4860. $$$$
California This upscale urban neighborhood restaurant in the heart of the museum district is a modern interpretation of the classic American brasserie. The menu features fresh, simple fare emphasizing a nose-to-tail cooking philosophy. Local ingredient sourcing extends to the wine list. Dishes include grass-fed beef burgers and steaks, apple-fed pork with cheddar grits and several selections of house-made charcuterie
and salumi. L, D (daily). 1 Yerba Buena Ln., 415.547.1111. $$$
American Located on the fifth floor of the Palomar Hotel, Dirty Habit is a sexy, glamorous bar and restaurant with a film noir-inspired dining room and rooftop patio. While known for its craft cocktail menu and seasonal bar bites, it also features a dinner menu. 12 4th St., 415.348.1555.
American Named after the 1913 building in which this restaurant and bar is housed, The Keystone serves up sophistated American fare including bar bites or lunch and dinner options ranging from Thai style fried chicken to New York steak. The beverage program highlights hand- crafted cocktails as well as a large selection of whiskeys. 68 4th St., 415.777.1200.
American This popular neighborhood bistro (sister restaurant to the acclaimed Park Tavern) just moved into sleak new digs in the SoMa district. The market- driven menu is known for upscale comfort foods like the famous burger, crispy brussel sprout chips and deviled eggs. L (MF), D (nightly). 500 Brannan St., 415.777.1413.
French Designed to mirror the rustic road that runs through Burgundy, this spot serves nearly 3,000 wines and a menu featuring Michael Mina creations such as glazed duck confit and olive oil poached halibut. L (M- F), D (nightly). 301 Mission St., 415.543.7474. $$$
American The inspired contemporary cuisine at this superlative three Michelin star restaurant is derived from obsessively sourced ingredients and integrated into the nightly prix-fixe menu with upwards of 20 courses. The
pristine tuna loin is smoked for 30 days, the squab salted and air- dried for three weeks and the fresh herbs foraged daily. Come for a special occasion. D ( Tu-Sa). 178 Townsend St., 415.828.7990. $$$$
Italian This new Italian restaurant specializes in their Naples-style pizzas. Their name, originating from the ‘secret ingredient’ flour used to make pizza and pasta in a small town in Italy for hundreds of years, Zero Zero is the newest craze South of Market Street. L, D (nightly). 826 Folsom St., 415.348.8800. $$
UNION SQUARE BURRITT ROOM + TAVERN
American This intimate Charlie Palmer tavern adjoining the Burritt Room bar has curtained booths and dark corners, creating a film-noir vibe (the place was named for Burritt Alley from “The Maltese Falcon”). Like an old-fashioned speakeasy, the den-like tavern serves obscure classic cocktails, as well as originals like the Smokin’ Hops. Dinner brings dishes like 36-hour lamb shoulder with goat cheese polenta, grilled Duroc pork chop with bacon bean ragout and grilled bone-in rib eye. L (M- F), D (nightly.) 417 Stockton St., 415.400.0561.
British Pub Food Located in Hotel Zetta near Westfield San Francisco Centre, this posh, atmospheric London-inspired brasserie, a 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist, was created by the duo behind the popular and critically acclaimed restaurants Marlowe and Park Tavern. B, L,D (daily). 360 Jessie St., 415.321.6000.
Seafood This classic Pat Kuleto restaurant in Union Square has been enchanting guests for 18 years with carefully crafted details that capture the life aquatic. Blending casual and high- end coastal cuisine, Farallon offers fresh seafood options and simple raw preparations from the oyster bar. Beyond the welcoming spot’s dinner menu, find an approachable wine list, one of the largest collections of single malt whiskeys in the city and inventive desserts. D (nightly). 450 Post St., 415.956.6969. $$$
American Founded in 1908, this casual steakhouse is one of the city’s oldest restaurants, steeped in San Francisco history. It served as a setting for the classic book and movie, “The Maltese Falcon.” The framed black-and-white photographs and news clippings hung throughout serve as a veritable museum of San Francisco memorabilia. Live jazz every night. L, D (daily). 63 Ellis St., 415.986.0069.
Thai A contender for Bon Appetit magazine’s list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America for 2014, this authentic Thai spot serves dishes made from seasonal produce and sustainably raised or caught meat and fish. Standout dishes here include ribs made with housemade curry paste, rabbit green curry and a pad Thai made with local Dungeness crab. Expect plenty of unique dishes not found at many other Thai restaurants. 55 Cyril Magnin St., 415.362.7456.
NEW DELHI RESTAURANT
Indian Decorated like a Maharajah’s private banquet room, this regal restaurant serves northern Indian food, with recipes culled from royal menus dating back 400 years. Chef- owner Ranjan Dey creates daily specials with his six gourmet spice blends. The bar has drawn downtown professionals since the ‘80s with its Double- HappinessHappy Hour, 5:30-7:30 pm and 10 pm-midnight. Try the Madras Madness or Oh! Calcutta. L (M-Sa), D (nightly). 160 Ellis St., 415.397.8470. $$
SONS & DAUGHTERS
California The brainchild of two young chefs, this restaurant on the cable car line brings contemporary fine dining to Union Square. An open kitchen is centered in the middle of the sleek dining room, turning out inventive dishes like sweetbreads with lobster claw, lavender pork belly and scallop with mushrooms and veal tea. D ( W-Su). 708 Bush St., 415.391.8311. $$$
VAN NESS CORRIDOR HARRIS’ STEAKHOUSE
Steaks This iconic restaurant represents classic steakhouse dining, but chef Michael Buhagier adds a California sensibility, The Kobe rib eye, cut from select Japanese cattle reared for optimal marbling, has a rich and delicate texture. A red cabernet butter melts on its seared surface, typifying a subtle flair for the unexpected. 2100 Van Ness Ave., 415.673.1888.
BAY AREA 7 MILE HOUSE
Located in Brisbane, 7 Mile House is a family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar and live music venue. The historic site is more than 163 years old and was originally built as a stagecoach stop seven miles from the San Francisco Ferry Building. Today, the restaurant is known for Filipino dishes including sisig and adobo, as well as live jazz performances three times a week. 2800 Bayshore Blvd., Brisbane, 415.467.2343.
California Don’t forget to make reservations for Chez Panisse, the famed Berkeley restaurant founded by Slow Food movement chef Alice Waters. The wait for a table at the main restaurant can be up to a month! If you’re looking for a more casual experience, however, the cafe below offers similarly organic, gourmet meals at an affordable price. 1517 Shattuck Ave., 510.548.5525.
COPITA TEQUILERIA Y COMIDA
Mexican Located in the heart of downtown Sausalito, this neighborhood restaurant and tequila bar is the vision of legendary restaurateur, Larry Mindel, and San Francisco TV personality and cookbook author, Joanne Weir. Enjoy elevated versions of seasonal traditional Mexican cuisine and inventive cocktails in this comfortable, open space complete with an outdoor patio. Brunch (Sa-Su), L, D (daily). 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.7400.
Italian This traditional Italian trattoria in the seaside town of Sausalito features comfortable neighborhood charm and destination- caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients and property- grown organic herbs and vegetables, the daily changing menu features classics of Northern Italy, simply and earnestly prepared. B,L, D (daily). 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.7771. $$
THE RESTAURANT AT WENTE VINEYARDS
California Located at the famous Wente Vineyards in Tri-Valley Wine Country, this restaurant features California wine country cuisine. Enjoy seasonal dishes made from ingredients sourced from the vineyard’s magnificent herb and vegetable garden, along with numerous wine pairings for each dish. L (MSa), D (nightly), brunch (Su). 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925.456.2450.