Restaurant Reviews

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…

Napa-Inspired: TRUSS Restaurant + Bar

Casual elegance at the Four Seasons in Calistoga Perched above the ornamental pools across from the hotel reception at Four Seasons Napa Valley, TRUSS is now in its second year presenting a…

Ernest San Francisco Defines Destination Dining

Ernest, the elevated-casual restaurant from star chef Brandon Rice, is not exactly centrally located. It’s not positioned along any sort of thoroughfare, and it doesn’t attract foot traffic. Those who fill its…

Menlo Tavern Has South Bay Soul

Hotel restaurants often receive a bad rap, with a reputation of existing merely to serve uninspired food and drink to tired travelers. Such is not the case for Menlo Tavern at The…

Lafayette Luxe: Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa

Lafayette, California might not be the first place one considers when planning a bit of rest and relaxation. But the quiet East Bay town with its Mt. Diablo backdrop, miles of hiking…

Savor the Season at Lucia

Helmed by a new chef, the dishes at Lucia Restaurant & Bar in Carmel Valley impart a sense of time and place.

Estiatorio Ornos

Savor the moment at Michael Mina’s restaurant where guests can experience the vibrant cuisine of Greece.

High Spirits for the Holiday Season

Helmed by a new chef, the dishes at Lucia Restaurant & Bar in Carmel Valley impart a sense of time and place.

In Conversation With Sharon Seto

By Sharon Seto Photos by Robert B Richards Summer in San Francisco is actually during FALL when I partake in a multitude of fun activities that LEAF me smiling! September and October…

BROMA Highlights the Flavors of Iberia

BROMA’s Spanish-Portuguese menu takes guests on a culinary exploration through the Iberian Peninsula. After a consistent, 8-year, Michelin-star run at Mountain View’s Chez TJ, chef Jarad Gallagher felt inspired to explore a…

Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke FUEGO Menu is Fire

Though currently shrouded in Millennium Tower scaffolding, International Smoke was easily found by the guests who packed the place on a recent Sunday night. No visible signage? No problem. Diners had no…

Home Court Advantage: Tyler Florence’s Miller & Lux

The Food Network star’s Thrive City fine dining restaurant exudes throwback glamour that guests find irresistible. It’s early Friday evening prior to a Golden State Warriors playoff game and Thrive City’s Miller…

Harris’ Restaurant – The San Francisco Steakhouse

Savor the swanky Since 1984, we San Franciscans and our numerous visitors have gathered at Harris’ Restaurant – The San Francisco Steakhouse to experience an elegant meal with a timeless charm that…

Graubunden Switzerland’s Sustainable Gastronomy Movement

Graubunden is not only blessed with spectacular natural beauty, but also a variety of climates and ecosystems that lends to a bounty of diverse agricultural offerings and a distinctive regional cuisine. This, coupled…