Restaurant Reviews

A Taste of Vienna in Palo Alto

The newest branch of a beloved South Bay restaurant marries European tradition with Californian sensibilities.

Escape to Half Moon Bay

Experience a luxurious overnight stay in this charming coastal town As the warm sun rises over the glittering Pacific Ocean, the coastal town of Half Moon Bay in California beckons with its…

Kiln

Right now is the time to snag reservations at one of the city’s best new offerings, where less is dazzlingly more.

Michelin Magic: San Francisco’s Sons & Daughters

San Francisco’s Sons & Daughters has long held Michelin acclaim, yet the popular Nob Hill restaurant was recently bestowed with yet another honor from the revered restaurant guide. Executive Chef Harrison Cheney…

Seafood-Centric Aphotic Captivates

As at many fine restaurants, guests are often presented post dining with a menu of the dishes they enjoyed during their meal. Such is the case at Chef Peter Hemsley’s sublime, Michelin-starred…

Porterhouse San Mateo’s New Location & New Menu

San Mateo’s Porterhouse has found a new home, where fans are also finding a new menu. The local institution, first opened in 2007, has moved to a historic 1924 bank vault at…

In-The-Know & Oh-So-Fab Omakase: Delage Oakland

Well-known East Bay restaurateur and kaiseki chef Chikara Ono believes in the adage that great things come in small packages. That belief is shared by fans of Ono’s Delage restaurant located in Old…

Romance & Charm at Hotel Yountville Resort & Spa

Napa Valley is home to many of life’s greatest indulgences, and one need not venture beyond the tiny and tony town of Yountville in order to experience it all. Often described as…

Graduate Palo Alto Receives Straight A’s

Palo Alto’s buzzy, intellectual energy is palpable, thanks to it being the birthplace of the tech and information revolution. That the town is home to Stanford University also supports the extra-charged vibe.…

ROOH Palo Alto Elevates Indian Cuisine

For those whom ‘Indian Cuisine’ simply means butter chicken and tikka masala served over Basmati rice with a side of naan, ROOH Palo Alto is a revelation. This progressive Indian restaurant helmed…

Original Joe’s: The San Francisco OG is Better Than Ever

From its perch at the corner of Union and Stockton where its neon sign overlooks Washington Square Park, Original Joe’s presents as, well, a North Beach original. It seems as if the…

Monterey Plaza Hotel is a Dining and Spa Destination

Featuring a world famous aquarium, gorgeous bay and ocean views, and of course the John Steinbeck-memorialized Cannery Row, Monterey attracts tourists from all over the world who are lured by the region’s…

The Matheson is Healdsburg’s Gathering Spot

With its street-level, fine dining the Matheson restaurant and its more casual Roof 106 rooftop bar and lounge, The Matheson has quicky become a Healdsburg favorite. Offering cuisine, cocktail, and wine options…

San Francisco’s Gozu Gives New Meaning to Wagyu

It’s common to think only of beef when encountering the word ‘wagyu.’ Most regularly associated with succulent cuts of melt-in-your-mouth steak, wagyu, in the hands of Chef Marc Zimmerman, takes on expanded…

The Awesome Aura of Auro at Four Seasons Napa Valley

New to the fine dining scene in Calistoga     As rows of grapevines flashed their autumn brilliance, wine country’s newest fine dining experience made its debut at the Four Seasons Resort and…