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Easter Brunch SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA

Soak in the California springtime this Easter at one of our favorite Bay Area brunch restaurants. Whether you're looking for an intimate affair to share with close family, or an out-of-doors afternoon spent drinking orange juice and eating scrambled eggs, you're sure to find that perfect place for Easter brunch with the help of our extensive list of San Francisco restaurants, cafés, and bistros.

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SAN FRANCISCO CITY

A16 Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at A16, San Francisco, CA 2355 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Cozy Marina hot-spot --- and sister to SPQR --- serves authentic Campanian dishes and Neapolitan-style pizza, and features a well-chosen Italian wine list. More...

Americano Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at Americano, San Francisco, CA Hotel Vitale
8 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Embarcadero views, an after-work scene and Italian-influenced cuisine. More...

Anzu California
13/20
Dining Room at Anzu, San Francisco, CA Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Upscale hotel restaurant offering Asian-influenced California cuisine in a contemporary environment. More...

AQ Restaurant & Bar New American
15/20
Dining Room at AQ Restaurant & Bar, San Francisco, CA 1085 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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AQ’s sleek décor will change seasonally along with its menus. More...

Balboa Cafe American
13/20
3199 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Marina and Cow Hollow locals enjoy this casual spot---the burger is a hands-down favorite. More...

Bar Agricole California
15/20
Dining Room at Bar Agricole, San Francisco, CA 355 11th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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With inventive food, creative cocktails and modern décor, Bar Agricole is a stylish hideaway. More...

Beach Chalet Brewpub
12/20
Dining Room at Beach Chalet, San Francisco, CA Beach Chalet
1000 Great Hwy.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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The draw here is the spectacular 180-degree view of the waves crashing on Ocean Beach. More...

Bistro Boudin Seafood
13/20
Boudin at the Wharf
160 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Sleek, modern bistro at Boudin Bakery's flagship store offers better food than most restaurants on the Wharf without exorbitant prices. More...

Brasserie S&P California
14/20
Dining Room at Brasserie S&P, San Francisco, CA Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
222 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco restaurant offering all-day dining in the Financial District. More...

The Brixton California
14/20
2140 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Lively, upscale neighborhood spot offering a good happy hour, late-night menus and creative cocktails. More...

Cafe des Amis French
13/20
2000 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Bustling brasserie serving traditional French cuisine interspersed with reinvented classics. More...

Campton Place Restaurant French
15/20
Dining Room at Campton Place Restaurant, San Francisco, CA Campton Place Hotel
340 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Chef Srijith Gopinathan focuses on inspired fusion fare grounded in French technique. More...

Chaya Brasserie California
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Brasserie, San Francisco, CA 132 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Flavors melding French and Japanese cuisines in a sleek room that looks out at the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. More...

Cliff House Bistro American
13/20
Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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San Francisco classics including creamy clam chowder, Crab Louis with seasonal fruit and traditional cioppino are served up with spectacular ocean views. More...

Cocotte French
13/20
1521 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Rustic French fare in a warmly welcoming space. More...

Dosa on Fillmore Indian
14/20
Dining Room at Dosa on Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 1700 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Anjan and Emily Mitra’s South Indian gem of a restaurant is a hit on Fillmore. More...

EPIC Roasthouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at EPIC Roasthouse, San Francisco, CA 369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Big views, charm and New American cuisine cull the elite to this show-stopper on the Embarcadero. More...

Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana Ligurian
13/20
Dining Room at Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, San Francisco, CA 3560 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This rustic-chic Italian eatery serves Ligurian cuisine including hand-made pastas and traditional focaccia. More...

The Franciscan Crab Restaurant Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at The Franciscan Crab Restaurant, San Francisco, CA Pier 43 1/2
San Francisco, CA 94133
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House-made burrata, whole roasted Dungeness crab and a salumi bar make The Franciscan Crab Restaurant a destination for locals as well as tourists. More...

Garden Court California
11/20
Sheraton Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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This beloved grande dame’s rarefied atmosphere turns brunch, tea or lunch into a special occasion. More...

Garibaldis California
14/20
347 Presidio Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Locals flock to this charming, consistently good neighborhood restaurant with an understated décor and windows that open onto Presidio Avenue. More...

Greens Vegetarian
14/20
Dining Room at Greens, San Francisco, CA Fort Mason
204 Bay St., Bldg. A
San Francisco, CA 94123
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If you are looking for a restaurant with distinguished food and a beautiful view, cast your eyes toward Greens. More...

Harry Denton's Starlight Room Gourmet Bar Food
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Harry Denton Sir Francis Drake
450 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Experience the glamour of Old San Francisco at this decadent 1940s-inspired bar on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake hotel. More...

Local Kitchen California
13/20
330 First St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Thanks to generous happy hour specials, good cooking, attentive service and a crowd-pleasing menu, locals help keep Local packed. More...

Luna Park American
13/20
Dining Room at Luna Park, San Francisco, CA 694 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Fun, flavorful comfort food in a hip, cocktail-driven restaurant on Valencia. More...

McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant Seafood
13/20
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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A restaurant in Ghirardelli Square with an encyclopedic seafood menu and panoramic views of the waterfront and San Francisco Bay. More...

Magic Flute California
13/20
3673 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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A restaurant perfectly at home in classy Presidio Heights. More...

Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery Brewpub
13/20
1398 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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After a renovation, this Haight Street classic has a different look and an updated gastropub menu. More...

Mission Beach Cafe California
14/20
Dining Room at Mission Beach Cafe, San Francisco, CA 198 Guerrero St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Cozy neighborhood restaurant for seasonally progressive fare. More...

North Beach Restaurant Italian
14/20
1512 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Northern Italian cuisine in North Beach. More...

Parallel 37 Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Parallel 37, San Francisco, CA The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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High-touch, artfully presented American contemporary cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. More...

Plow American
13/20
Dining Room at Plow, San Francisco, CA 1299 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Lovely neighborhood spot with soaring ceilings and striking views of the city serves up breakfast and lunch. More...

Presidio Social Club American
14/20
Dining Room at Presidio Social Club, San Francisco, CA 563 Ruger St.
San Francisco, CA 94129
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Celebrate the good life at this retro bar and restaurant set in historic Presidio military barracks. More...

Le P'tit Laurent French
14/20
Dining Room at Le P 699 Chenery St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
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Le P’tit Laurent offers well-prepared, old-fashioned French cooking. More...

RN74 California
15/20
Dining Room at RN74, San Francisco, CA Millennium Tower
301 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Michael Mina and Rajat Parr deliver their vision of California French food with an extensive and exceptional wine list. More...

Scoma's Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Scoma Pier 47
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Seafood fresh off the boats, local produce and organic meats set this Wharf eatery apart from its tourist-driven neighbors. More...

Slow Club American
14/20
Dining Room at Slow Club, San Francisco, CA 2501 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Slow Club has maintained a devoted following, never wavering from delivering a well-done meal. More...

Spruce American
16/20
Dining Room at Spruce, San Francisco, CA 3640 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Contemporary American cuisine is given an imaginative makeover and complemented by a 2,500-bottle wine list and chic environs. More...

Sutro's Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sutro The Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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This oceanside restaurant features a California menu with plenty of seafood and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. More...

1300 on Fillmore Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at 1300 on Fillmore , San Francisco, CA Fillmore Heritage Center
1300 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Slow soul food and balanced cocktails mark this stylish dish of a restaurant and lounge, evoking 1940s jazz glamour. More...

Top of the Mark California
13/20
Dining Room at Top of the Mark, San Francisco, CA InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
1 Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Striking 360-degree panoramas are only part of the story at this classic, romantic rooftop retreat. More...

Town's End Restaurant American
13/20
Dining Room at Town 2 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Enjoy the view of the Embarcadero. More...

Triptych American
12/20
1155 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Half-priced wines on Tuesday evenings and modern American cuisine every night at this colorful “warehouse café.” More...

Twenty Five Lusk California
13/20
Dining Room at Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco, CA 25 Lusk St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Strikingly designed restaurant that has quickly endeared itself to San Francisco's style savvy crowds. More...

Universal Cafe New American
14/20
2814 19th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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A casual but classy destination for California spins on New American cuisine. More...

Urban Tavern American
13/20
Dining Room at Urban Tavern, San Francisco, CA Hilton San Francisco
333 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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A modern spin on the traditional pub, offering dressed-up comfort food in a sophisticated setting. More...

Waterbar Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Waterbar, San Francisco, CA 399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Gorgeous views, bold flavors and a whimsical interior have made Waterbar a seafood-lover's dream. More...

Zazie French
12/20
Dining Room at Zazie, San Francisco, CA 941 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Casual French restaurant with the perfect setting for a sunny brunch. More...

Zero Zero Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Zero Zero, San Francisco, CA 826 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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This SoMa pizza place sets a high bar that even extends to desserts. More...

Zuni Cafe Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA 1658 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This legendary San Francisco restaurant is famous for its roasted chicken with warm bread salad. More...

MARIN COUNTY

Brick & Bottle American
No Rating
Dining Room at Brick & Bottle, Corte Madera, CA 55 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Bustling and clubby, this large restaurant has become a hip destination for cocktails, pizzas, and California and American cuisine. More...

Buckeye Roadhouse American
13/20
Dining Room at Buckeye Roadhouse, Mill Valley, CA 15 Shoreline Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Creative twists on modern American comfort food attract crowds to this hunting lodge-style restaurant. More...

Insalata's Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Insalata 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Chef-owner Heidi Krahling's Mediterranean fare is some of the most exciting in Marin County. More...

Le Garage Bistro French
13/20
Dining Room at Le Garage Bistro, Sausalito, CA 85 Liberty Ship Way, Ste. 109
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Le Garage’s setting on the Sausalito waterfront, with palm trees and dozens of boats, makes it feel like a hangout in the South of France. More...

Left Bank French
14/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Larkspur, CA Blue Rock Inn
507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Roland Passot's elegant Left Bank delivers satisfying cuisine of the sort that a French grand-mère would cook. More...

Nick's Cove Seafood
13/20
23240 Hwy. 1
Marshall, CA 94940
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This charmingly restored roadhouse way out on Tomales Bay is worth the drive. More...

The Spinnaker Seafood
13/20
100 Spinnaker Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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The Spinnaker’s main dining room features a terrific view and a menu of California cuisine and seafood. More...

Wildfox California
13/20
225 Alameda Del Prado
Novato, CA 94949
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Big, welcoming, rustic bistro with a menu of full-bodied American and California dishes. More...

EAST BAY

A16 Rockridge Italian
14/20
Dining Room at A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA 5356 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
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Oakland's sister restaurant to San Francisco's A16. More...

Aunt Mary's Cafe American
13/20
4307 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
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Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner in a roomy-yet-homey neighborhood space. More...

Cafe Rouge American
13/20
1782 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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Classic, rustic yet invigorating cuisine with an emphasis on meat dishes. More...

District Wine Bar
13/20
Dining Room at District, Oakland, CA 827 Washington St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Elegantly inviting, this East Bay outpost of a popular San Francisco wine bar attracts a loyal crowd of locals. More...

Gather California
No Rating
Dining Room at Gather, Berkeley, CA 2200 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

A lively and bustling restaurant that gives equal thought to vegan/vegetarian and omnivorous dishes. More...

Haven American
14/20
44 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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Creative flavor, texture and ingredient combinations make farm-to-table magic on the Oakland waterfront. More...

Joshu-Ya Brasserie Japanese
13/20
2441 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Eye-poppingly fresh seafood stars in savvy, cutting-edge Japanese fare. More...

La Note French
13/20
2377 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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La Note is a breath of Provence in the middle of downtown Berkeley. More...

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, Oakland, CA 1520 Lakeside Dr.
Oakland, CA 94612
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A prize waterfront location, historic building and vibrant atmosphere give this friendly seafood restaurant, bar and grill multifaceted appeal. More...

Lark Creek Walnut Creek American
14/20
Dining Room at Lark Creek Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA 1360 Locust St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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A warm, sophisticated Lark Creek property featuring the group's inviting farm-to-table American cuisine. More...

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards Contemporary
14/20
5050 Arroyo Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
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Casually elegant surroundings, notable food and a great wine list. More...

Yankee Pier Lafayette Seafood
13/20
Lafayette Mercantile Building
3593 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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A family-friendly, bright and bustling seafood house with New England flair. More...

PENINSULA

Bay 223 American
13/20
Sofitel San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
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A hip, sophisticated spot for dinner and drinks that is perfect for both small business gatherings and date nights. More...

Calafia Cafe & Market A-Go-Go New American
13/20
Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real, Ste. 130
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Former Google chef Charlie Ayers offers fast and healthy options for "Meat Eaters" and “Plant Eaters" alike. More...

Cetrella Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at Cetrella, Half Moon Bay, CA 845 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Charming coastal restaurant that touts a warm, inviting ambience and serves sophisticated-yet-playful cuisine. More...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
13/20
Stanford Shopping Center
180 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94304

This chain, specializing in corn-fed beef and an extensive wine list, appeals to business diners. More...

LB Steak Steakhouse
13/20
898 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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LB Steak updates classic steakhouse favorites. More...

Left Bank French
13/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Menlo Park, CA 635 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Classic French brasserie dishes make Left Bank a popular spot for lunch, dinner and an extended happy hour. More...

Madera Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Madera, Menlo Park, CA Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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California rustic meets pastoral luxury at this Menlo Park hot-spot that also boasts an attractive cocktail lounge. More...

Mayfield Bakery & Cafe California
13/20
Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Bakery-driven dishes and desserts top the offerings at this quality casual eatery from the owners of The Village Pub. More...

Moonraker California
13/20
Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044

Pacifica eatery with prime views and California cuisine. More...

Osteria Coppa Italian
13/20
139 S. B St.
San Mateo, CA 94401

Spacious Italian restaurant serving up creative handmade pastas that run the gamut from traditional to exotic. More...

Quattro Restaurant & Bar Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Quattro Restaurant & Bar, East Palo Alto, CA Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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East Palo Alto enclave appropriate for a power breakfast, elegant lunch or upscale dinner. More...

The Village Pub California
16/20
Dining Room at The Village Pub, Woodside, CA 2967 Woodside Rd.
Woodside, CA 94062
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Peninsula destination for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. More...

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