OpenTable’s “100 Best Restaurants for Foodies” list just came out, honoring the restaurants that are serving “delicious dishes, from rustic to refined, meant to be shared with both forks and phones,” they said. The list was culled from “more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.” To no one’s surprise, Southern California has a significant presence—8 out of 100, to be exact. We’ve listed the top California restaurants below so you know exactly where to make reservations.
San Diego, CA
A staple of the San Diego fine dining scene, Addison is as elegant in its seasonal, contemporary French menu as it is in its lush Grand Del Mar resort setting.
Los Angeles, CA
A perennial favorite for its rustic Italian fare and its inviting ambiance, Angelini Osteria packs in the pasta lovers, with good reason.
Fishing With Dynamite
Manhattan Beach, CA
Fresh seafood and Manhattan Beach are a natural fit, but chef-owner David LeFevre does it better than most in this South Bay gem.
Redondo Beach, CA
Foodies come from outside the South Bay (unheard of!) for northern Italian specialties and a wine list that’s been recognized as one of the best in the country.
Palm Springs, CA
If you’re looking for classic Palm Springs panache, complete with Louis XV furnishings and one of the most inviting patios in the city, this fine French restaurant is a must-go.
Costa Mesa, CA
This upscale French bistro serves up an authentic taste of France with a little something extra: No pressure to leave. Forget the turn and burn; here you can luxuriate over every bite of your multi-course meal. And you will.
Market Restaurant and Bar
Del Mar, CA
This is contemporary California fare at its best with a focus on seasonal dishes and locally grown ingredients.
Top Chef Master Michael Cimarusti is co-owner and chef of this fine seafood restaurant that’s earned a reputation for its tasting menus and white tablecloth service.
If you’re seeking adventure on a plate, look no further. Bon appétit!