Palo Alto. 650/326-7762. Enjoy coastal cuisine
enhanced with flavorful Cuban influences and fantastic
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Real, Menlo Park. 650/304-3880. This chic eatery
showcases the region’s agricultural abundance in an
airy indoor-outdoor setting. $$
Parkside Grille, 884 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
650/529-9007. Tucked among the redwoods, rustic
but elegant setting serves up California comfort
food with fresh local ingredients. $$
Piacere Restaurant, 727 Laurel St., San Carlos.
650/592-3536. Piacere serves fresh, locally sourced
fare along with a wide selection of Italian and California
PY Kitchen + Wine Garden (DoubleTree by
Hilton), 1995 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell. 408/559-
4300. Featuring locally sourced cuisine and regional
wines, this casual spot is popular year-round. $$
Quattro (Four Seasons Hotel), 2050 University
Ave., East Palo Alto, 650/470-2889. Well-prepared
California cuisine with an Italian twist. $$$
Scroll Bar Waterside Kitchen (Pullman San
Francisco Bay), 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood
City. 650/598-9000. Globally inspired
Californian cuisine and full bar put this waterfront
restaurant on the map. $$$
Shadowbrook, 1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola-by-thesea.
831/475-1511. Visitors to one of the nation’s
100 most romantic restaurants, enjoy Old World
charm and award-winning cuisine. $$-$$$
Sun of Wolf, 406 California Ave, Palo Alto.
650/325-8888. Serving a variety of dishes with
Californian-Mexican influences, this
eclectic eatery’s vibrant atmosphere
is as lively as the flavors
on the menu. $$
31st Union, 5 S. Ellsworth
Avenue, San Mateo.
650/458-0049. A popular
locavore eatery featuring
artisanal California food
and drink with seasonally
changing plates. $–$$
Village Pub, 2967 Woodside
Road, Woodside. 650/851-9888.
Local favorite features a gorgeous
interior and a menu that shows a serious
devotion to meat dishes. $$$
Verge (Toll House Hotel), 140 South Santa Cruz
Ave., Los Gatos. 408/884-1054. California-atheart
cuisine featuring a fresh and unique combination
of cultural regions and styles of preparation.
Viva, 15970 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos. 408/356-
4902. Upscale neighborhood eatery fuses diverse
California and Mediterranean cuisine with comfortable
family-style dining. $$
Chez Sovan, 2425 South Bascom Ave., Campbell.
408/371-7711. This authentic, delicious food will
make you a permanent convert! Among favorites is
the popular Cambodian dish Amok. $$
Cha Cha Cha Cuba, 112 S. B St., San Mateo.
650/347-2900. Authentic, zesty Cuban flavors are
served up in a vibrant, friendly space. $$
Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar, 642
Ramona St., Palo Alto. 650/329-9533. Tropical
cocktails, music and authentic Caribbean dishes
quickly get diners in the island mood. $$
La Bodeguita del Medio, 463 California Ave.,
Menlo Tavern is Menlo Park’s new convivial
restaurant and bar that celebrates the age-old tradition
of gathering over delicious food and drink.
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Chef Chu’s, 1067 North San Antonio Road, Los
Altos. 650/948-2696. Savor great food at this popular
restaurant, such as the outstanding signature
minced shrimp in lettuce cups. $$
Din Tai Fung, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. (Westfield
Valley Fair), Santa Clara. With its ultra-chic
interior and shareable plates, South Bay’s hottest
dumpling house is a first-date destination. $$
Fey, 1368 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. 650/324-
8888. An expansive selection of traditional Chinese
favorites as well as specialties featuring beef, lamb,
chicken, duck and seafood. $–$$
Royal Feast, 148 El Camino Real, Millbrae.
650/692-3388. Led by award-winning Chef Zongyi
Liu, this hidden gem serves Sichuan recipes and
“Aristocratic Cuisine,” featuring such delicacies as
abalone, eel and sea cucumber. $$
Sino, 377 Santana Row, San Jose. 408/247-8880.
Lunch specialties include dim sum and a la carte
dishes. The dinner menu offers contemporary Chinese
regional cuisines. $$$