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Here are some restaurants that we recommend.  We have had an enjoyable experience eating at each of them.  Links to the restaurants' web sites are included wherever possible. 

CITY RESTAURANT PHONE ADDRESS COMMENTS
U.S.
ARIZONA
Cave Creek, Az. Satisfied Frog Restaurant and Saloon 480-488-3317 Frontier Town Ribs, large portions, informal
Grand Canyon, Az. El Tovar Dining Room Fabulous black bean soup!
Jerome, Az. The Asylum 928-639-3197   Fun Fine Dining!
Page, Az. Dam Bar & Grille & Gunsmoke Saloon 928-645-2161 644 North Navajo Drive  
Page, Az. Glen Canyon Steak House 928-645-3363 201 N. Lake Powell Blvd.  
Page, Az. Strombolli's 928-645-9007 711 North Navajo Drive Pizza & Italian Cuisine
Phoenix, Az. Vincent on Camelback 602-224-0225 3930 E. Camelback Rd. One of my favorite restaurants!  French/Southwest cuisine
Prescott, Az. The Rose Restaurant 928-777-8308 234 S. Cortez St.
Sedona, Az. Cowboy Club 928-282-4200 241 N. Highway 89A Southwest cuisine - Buffalo/Snake
Sedona, Az. Cucina Rustica 928-284-3010 7000 Highway 179 Italian Cuisine
Sedona, Az. Cafe Elote 928-203-0105 771 Highway 179 (in King's Ransom Hotel) Gourmet Mexican Cuisine
Sedona, Az. Heartline Cafe 928-282-0785 1610 W. Highway 89A I have their terrific cookbook.
Sedona, Az. L'Auberge de Sedona 928-204-4352 301 L'Auberge Lane Wonderful food in a gorgeous location!
Sedona, Az. Orchards Bar and Grill 928-282-1661 254 Highway 89A
Sedona, Az. Pizza Picazzo 928-282-4140 1855 W. Highway 89A Gourmet pizza and salads
Sedona, Az. Rene at Tlaquepaque 928-282-9225 336 Highway 179 A lovely restaurant
Sedona, Az. Shugrue's Hillside Grill 928-282-5300 671 Hwy 179 Especially nice for lunch on the patio, but also nice for dinner.
CALIFORNIA
Aliso Viejo, Ca. Opah 949-360-8822 26851 Aliso Creek Rd, #C Wonderful food.  My scallops with risotto were divine!
Aptos, Ca. Bittersweet Bistro 408-662-9799 at Rio Del Mar exit off Hwy. 1
Bakersfield, Ca. Benji's 661-328-0400 4001 Rosedale Hwy. French/Basque Restaurant
Belmont, Ca. The Van's Restaurant 650-591-6525 815 Belmont Ave. Great views.  Good Italian food.
Belmont, Ca. Vivace Ristorante 650-637-0611 1910 Ralston Avenue  
Berkeley, Ca. Chez Panisse 510-548-5525 1517 Shattuck Ave. World-renowned food.
Berkeley, Ca. Lalime's 510-527-9838 1329 Gilman St.
Campbell, Ca. Mama Mia's 408-379-3333 200 E. Hamilton Ave. Good traditional Italian food.  Reasonably priced.
Campbell, Ca. Capers 408-374-5777 1710 W. Campbell Ave. (in Kirkwood Plaza) Good for lunch. Not crowded.
Campbell, Ca. Orchard City Kitchen 408-340-5285 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 190 (in the Pruneyard) 2/2016:  Had a great lunch here!
Campbell, Ca. Sushi Zono 408-374-8366 831 W. Hamilton Ave. Good sushi
Capitola, Ca. Shadowbrook 831-475-1511 1750 Wharf Road Walk down steep hill to restaurant through lovely garden or take tram.
Capitola, Ca. Zelda's 831-475-4900 203 Esplanade Right on the beach.  We like their fish & chips.
Carmel, Ca. Casanova ( The web site has neat music!) 831-625-0501 5th Street between Mission and San Carlos Friends have highly recommended this restaurant, especially for its decor.
Carmel, Ca. The Forge 831-624-2233 S.W. Corner of 5th & Junipero Had a nice lunch here.
Carmel, Ca. The Grill on Ocean Avenue 831-624-2569 Ocean Avenue (between Dolores & Lincoln) Good for lunch.  Salads and sandwiches.
Carmel, Ca. Jeffrey's Grill & Catering 831-624-2029 112 Mid Valley Center Had a very good breakfast here.
Carmel, Ca. Rocky Point Restaurant 831-624-2933 36700 Highway 1 (between Carmel and Big Sur) Gorgeous ocean views - good food
Carmel Valley, Ca. Cafe Rustica 831-659-4444 10 DelFino Place Good salads and sandwiches for lunch.  Terrific for dinner!
Carmel Valley, Ca. Los Laureles Lodge Restaurant 831-659-2233 313 West Carmel Valley Road We had a wonderful New Years Eve celebration there (2001 & 2002).  Chef Lisa Magadini did a great job.  Sonny G. on piano in the bar was terrific!
Carmel Valley, Ca. Running Iron Restaurant & Saloon 831-659-4633 in the village
Carmel Valley, Ca. Solo Mio Trattoria 831-659-9119 3 Del Fino Place Italian cuisine.
Carmel Valley, Ca. Will's Fargo Dining House & Saloon 831-659-2774 16 W. Carmel Valley Rd. Great for dinner.
Cupertino, Ca. Alexander's Steakhouse 408-446-2222 10330 No. Wolfe Road (at Highway 280) at Vallco Fashion Plaza.  VERY expensive.  Wonderful steaks.
Cupertino, Ca. Aqui Cal-Mex 408-996-1443 10630 S. De Anza Blvd.  
Cupertino, Ca. Arya Global Cuisine 408-996-9606 19930 Stevens Creek Blvd. Persian, Italian, and American Cuisine.  Their Red Velvet Salmon was terrific!
Cupertino, Ca. Azuma 408-257-4057 19645 Stevens Creek Blvd. Japanese cuisine
Cupertino, Ca. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse 408-865-6970 10690 N. De Anza Blvd. Terrific Sesame Chicken Salad
Cupertino, Ca. Cafe Torre 408-257-2383 20343 Stevens Creek Blvd. (at Vista) Wine Bar & Restaurant.  Nice atmosphere.  Good food.  Friendly staff.  Open for lunch & dinner.
Cupertino, Ca. Fontana's 408-725-0188 20840 Stevens Creek Blvd. Italian cuisine
Cupertino, Ca. Fresh Choice 408-253-1605 10123 N. Wolfe Rd. (next to Sears) Serve-yourself salads and soups.  Good for lunch.
Cupertino, Ca. Hamasushi 408-446-4262 20030 Stevens Creek Blvd. Japanese cuisine.
Cupertino, Ca. Helios 408-873-1000 10030 S. DeAnza Blvd., cross street Stevens Creek, adjacent to Cypress Hotel
Cupertino, Ca. Hobee's 408-255-6010 21267 Stevens Creek Blvd. Good for breakfast or brunch
Cupertino, Ca. Mandarin Gourmet 408-725-8168 10145 N. DeAnza Blvd. Chinese cuisine
Cupertino, Ca. Miyake DeAnza Blvd. Japanese cuisine.  Reasonably priced.
Cupertino, Ca. One Pot Shabu Shabu 408-861-0688 19648 Stevens Creek Blvd. Shabu shabu
Cupertino, Ca. Panera Bread 408-996-9131 20807 Stevens Creek Blvd. Good salads and sandwiches for lunch
Danville, Ca. Marcello's  925-838-8144 515 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Traditional Northern Italian cuisine.
Death Valley, Ca. 19th Hole Grill   in Furnace Creek Ranch  
Death Valley, Ca. Furnace Creek Inn Dining Room   in Furnace Creek Inn Open mid-October through mid-May
Death Valley, Ca. The Wrangler Steakhouse   in Furnace Creek Ranch  
Half Moon Bay, Ca. Barbara's Fish Trap 650-728-7049 281 Capistrano Road Wonderful seafood
Half Moon Bay, Ca. (El Granada area) Cafe Gibraltar 650-560-9039 425 Avenue Alhamra Ocean View Dining.  Organic Mediterranean Cuisine
Half Moon Bay, Ca. Mezzaluna 650-728-8108 459 Prospect Way Italian Restaurant
Half Moon Bay, Ca. Pasta Moon 650-726-5125 315 Main St. Ristorante & Bar
Healdsburg, CA BACI Wine Bar & Cafe 707-433-8111 336 Healdsburg Ave. 6/13 We had a lovely dinner here.  I loved the restaurant.
Healdsburg, CA Dry Creek Kitchen 707-431-0330 317 Healdsburg Ave. (at Matheson St.) Charlie Palmer is the chef.  6/13 we had a nice dinner there.
Healdsburg, CA Cyrus Restaurant 707-433-3311 29 North Street HIGHLY recommended.
Homewood, Ca. West Shore Cafe 530-525-5200 5160 W. Lake Boulevard Beautiful place to eat outdoors on Lake Tahoe.
Indio, Ca. Jackalope Ranch 760-342-1999 80400 Hwy 111 Progressive Southwest BBQ & Steaks
Laguna Beach, Ca. C'est La Vie Restaurant & Bakery 949-497-5100 373 So. Coast Hwy Nice lunch on the patio with an ocean view
Laguna Beach, Ca Opah Restaurant & Bar 949-494-2545 230 Forest Avenue  
Livermore, Ca. The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards 925-456-2450 5050 Arroyo Rd. Lovely restaurant.  We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary here.
Los Altos, Ca. Akane 650-941-8150 250 3rd St. Japanese cuisine
Los Altos, Ca. Aldo 650-949-2300 388 Main St. Italian.  Small plates.  I loved it.
Los Altos, Ca. Ambience 650-917-9030 132 State St. Sounds wonderful.  Great reviews.  Very expensive.  Contemporary American.  Many small courses.
Los Altos, Ca. Beausejour 650-948-1382 170 State St. French cuisine.  Lovely dining room.
Los Altos, Ca. Brian's 650-941-0680 680 Fremont Ave., (in Los Altos Rancho Shopping Center)  
Los Altos, Ca. Bumble 650-383-5340 145 First St. Restaurant with healthy food.  Great for families.
Los Altos, Ca. Cafe Nur 650-917-2313 280 Main St. Turkish Casual Mediterranean
Los Altos, Ca. Cafe Vitale 650-559-1500 987 Fremont Ave. (at Loyola Corners) Salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta.  Open Mon - Sat 7 am - 9 pm.
Los Altos, Ca. Casa Lupe 650-941-7390 185 Main St. Mexican cuisine
Los Altos, Ca. Chef Chu's 650-948-2696 1067 N. San Antonio Rd. (at El Camino Real) Distinctive cuisine of China
Los Altos, Ca. Campagne One Main 650-946-2000 1 Main St. (in Enchante Boutique Hotel) 8/7/15 French Bistro opening to the public (not just hotel guests)
Los Altos, Ca. Cetrella 650-948-0400 400 Main St. Good food.  Expensive.  Lunch & dinner.
Los Altos, Ca. Esther's German Bakery 650-941-4463 987 N. San Antonio Rd. Wonderful German food
Los Altos, Ca. Fiesta Vallarta 650-559-5871 301 State St. Very good Mexican food.  Nice tables outside in back.
Los Altos, Ca. I Fratelli 650-941-9636 388 Main St. Italian cuisine
Los Altos, Ca. L'Acquolina 650-948-4600 397 Main St. (at First St.) Regional European Cuisine.  Terrific food and service.
Los Altos, Ca. La Gondola 650-941-7702 242 State St. Italian cuisine.  Open 1130 - 230 and 5 to 930.
Los Altos, Ca. Los Altos Grill 650-948-3524 233 3rd St. American Bistro, no reservations.  Good spit-roasted chicken and cornbread.  A wonderful salad with warm chicken.  Used to be Bandera.
Los Altos, Ca. Main Street Cafe 650-948-8040 134 Main St. Nice for breakfast and lunch
Los Altos, Ca. Maltby's Restaurant 650-917-8777 101 Plaza North (corner of State & 4th St.)
Los Altos, Ca. Opa! 650-209-5340 325 Main St. Greek cuisine - lunch and dinner
Los Altos, Ca. Oregano's 650-941-3600 4546 El Camino Real (at San Antonio) Wood-fired pizza
Los Altos, Ca. The Original Pancake House 650-559-9197 420 So. San Antonio Road The Dutch Baby is wonderful!
Los Altos, Ca. Rick's Cafe 650-559-1941 205 State St. Open for breakfast and lunch only.  Very good food.  Generous portions.
Los Altos, Ca. Ristorante Bella Vita 650-917-0300 376 First Street Northern Italian cuisine.  Charming decorations.  Outdoor patio.
Los Altos, Ca. Sumo Japanese Restaurant 650-941-9898 355 State St. Specialized Japanese Cuisine, Low sodium & Low fat, M-Th 1130-9, F-Sa 1130-930
Los Altos, Ca. Susie's Sushi 650-559-9218 4546 El Camino Real, A4 Japanese cuisine.  Sushi bar.  Open every day, 1130 a.m. to 930 p.m.
Los Altos, Ca. Turn Bar & Grill 650-559-8876 295 Main St. American cuisine
Los Altos, Ca. Urfa Bistro 650-397-5614 233 State St. Mediterranean & Turkish Food - lunch & dinner
Los Angeles, Ca. Cafe Bel-Air 310-476-6571 11461 Sunset Blvd. (in the Summit Hotel Bel-Air)
Los Gatos, Ca. Aldo's 408-374-1808 14109 Winchester Blvd. Excellent Italian food.
Los Gatos, Ca. Cafe Marcella 408-354-8006 368 Village Lane
Los Gatos, Ca. California Cafe 408-354-8118 50 University Ave.
Los Gatos, Ca. Dio Deka 408-354-7700 210 East Main St. Fine Hellenic Cuisine.  2014 We had a lovely dinner there.  Elegant restaurant.  Good Greek food.
Los Gatos, Ca. Donostia 408-797-8688 424 N. Santa Cruz Tapas
Los Gatos, Ca. Kuleto's 408-354-8290 210 East Main St. Italian cuisine
Los Gatos, Ca. Manresa 408-354-4330 320 Village Lane French and modern Catalan cooking.  A 4-course meal for $88.  The chocolate souffl� with butterscotch sauce was fantastic!
Los Gatos, Ca. Nick's Next Door 408-402-5053 11 College Avenue Nick's is my current FAVORITE restaurant!!  The food is great, the prices are reasonable, and Nick always comes around to greet everyone.
Los Gatos, Ca. Pigalle 408-395-7924 27 N. Santa Cruz Ave. French cuisine.  Their back room is like a cave.  Very cozy.
Los Gatos, Ca. Steamer's Grillhouse 408-395-2722 31 University Ave.
Los Gatos, Ca. Sweet Pea's 408-354-3144 453 No. Santa Cruz Ave. Very small.  Nice for lunch.
Los Gatos, Ca. Trevese 408-354-5551 115 No. Santa Cruz Ave. Modern American cuisine.  Recommended by a friend.
Los Gatos, Ca. Viva 408-356-4902 15970 Los Gatos Blvd. Los Gatos Neighborhood Eatery
Mammoth Lakes, Ca. Alpenrose 760-934-3077 343 Old Mammoth Rd. Max, Hilde & Myriam will take good care of you!
Mammoth Lakes, Ca. Cafe Vermeer in Schott's Bakery on Main Street Great sandwiches for lunch!!
Mammoth Lakes, Ca. Lakefront Restaurant 760-934-2442 in the Tamarack Lodge & Resort A very highly-rated restaurant.  Food was good - our service was not good at either dinner or breakfast.  May be just us.
Mammoth Lakes, Ca. Restaurant Skadi 760-934-3902 587 Old Mammoth Rd. (at Chateau Road)  Chef is Ian T.N. Algeroen.  The food is wonderful.  Try the chocolate sampler plate for dessert.  Skadi is the Viking God of Skiing and Hunting.
Mammoth Lakes, Ca. Whiskey Creek 760-934-2555
Menlo Park, Ca. Carpaccio 650-322-1211 1120 Crane St. In June 2012, we had a lovely dinner here with friends.
Menlo Park, Ca. The Duck Club 650-322-1234 100 El Camino Real (in the Stanford Park Hotel)
Menlo Park, Ca. Flea Street Cafe 650-854-1226 3607 Alameda De Las Pulgas California bistro
Menlo Park, Ca. Iberia 650-854-1746 1026 Alma St. Spanish cuisine
Menlo Park, Ca. Le Pot Au Feu 650-322-4343 1149 El Camino Real French cuisine
Menlo Park, Ca. The Left Bank 650-473-6543 Santa Cruz Ave. French bistro
Menlo Park, Ca. Mikasa 650-322-8223 1010 El Camino Real (behind Kepler's Books) Japanese cuisine
Menlo Park, Ca. Mike's Cafe 650-327-6453 150 Middlefield Road  
Menlo Park, Ca. Oak City Bar & Grill 650-321-6882 1029 El Camino Real (between Santa Cruz Ave. & Menlo Ave.) Terrific 4-course prix fixe lunch for only $12.00.
Menlo Park, Ca. The Red Currant 650-322-2626 75 Arbor Road (in Allied Arts Guild) Mediterranean Bistro.  Open Mon - Sat. Breakfast 10 - 12, Lunch 12 - 4
Menlo Park, Ca. Trellis Restaurant 650-326-9028 1077 El Camino Real Open for lunch and dinner.  Excellent food.
Mountain View, Ca. Amarin Thai 650-988-9323 174 Castro St. Thai cuisine.  Recommended by friends
Mountain View, Ca. Amber India Restaurant 650-968-7511 2290 W. El Camino Real (near Rengstorff, across from Carl's, Jr.) Wonderful Indian food, both lunch and dinner.  Buffet at lunch.
Mountain View, Ca. Austin's 650-969-9191 1616 West El Camino Real Texas-style barbeque
Mountain View, Ca. Cafe Baklava 650-969-3835 341 Castro St. Mediterranean grill.  Recommended by friends.
Mountain View, Ca. Chez TJ 650-964-7466 938 Villa St. Gorgeous old victorian house.  Fixed price meals.  Modern French cuisine.
Mountain View, Ca. Cucina Venti 650-254-1120 1390 Pear Ave., Suite D I had the Scallops for dinner and loved them. The service was great, and the restaurant is beautiful. It's a great location for having dinner before or after a movie at Century Cinema 16. It's an easy walk across the street from the theater.
Mountain View, Ca. El Calderon Restaurant 650-940-9533 699 Calderon Ave. We enjoyed sampling the Salvadorean food.
Mountain View, Ca. Fu Lam Mum Restaurant 650-967-1688 153 Castro St. Chinese Seafood & Dim Sum
Mountain View, Ca. Global Village Cafe 650-965-4821 209 Castro St.
Mountain View, Ca. La Fontaine 650-968-2300 186 Castro St. I had a really nice lunch here, although it was very noisy.
Mountain View, Ca. Le Petit Bistro 650-964-3321 1405 W. El Camino Real French cuisine.  Open for dinner 530 to 930. Closed Mondays.
Mountain View, Ca. Masa's Sushi 650-941-2117 400 San Antonio Road  
Mountain View, Ca. Mei Long 650-961-4030 867 E. El Camino Real (next to Ethan Allen Carriage House south of Hwy. 85) Fine Shanghai Cuisine
Mountain View, Ca. Ristorante Don Giovanni 650-961-9749 235 Castro Street Italian cuisine
Mountain View, Ca. Satsuma Restaurant 650-966-1122 705 E. El Camino Real Wonderful Japanese cuisine
Mountain View, Ca. Scratch 650-237-3132 401 Castro St. High quality American cuisine
Mountain View, Ca. Shiva's 650-960-5802 800 California St. (at Castro St.) Indian Restaurant & Bar
Mountain View, Ca. The Spice Islands Cafe 650-961-0628 210 Hope St. (across from post office) Malaysian food
Mountain View, Ca. Sushi 85 650-965-8898 1350-6 Grant Road Japanese Restaurant
Mountain View, Ca. Vaso Azzurro 650-940-1717 108 Castro St. Italian food
Mountain View, Ca. Vivaca Grill 650-318-8010 800 California St. (at Castro)
Mountain View, Ca. Xanh 650-964-1888 110 Castro St. Vietnamese cuisine.  Had terrific buffet lunch there.
Mountain View, Ca. Zucca Ristorante 650-864-9940 186 Castro Street A friend highly recommended this restaurant.
Oakland, Ca. Oliveto 510-547-5356 5655 College Ave. Wonderful food
Oakland, Ca. Soizic Bistro 510-251-8100 300 Broadway (at 3rd) Close to Oakland Metro for Oakland Opera Theater performances
Palm Springs, Ca. Workshop Kitchen + Bar 760-459-3451 800 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Highly recommended by a friend for our next visit to La Quinta.
Palo Alto, Ca. Baume Restaurant 650-328-8899 201 S. California Ave. Very elegant and expensive.
Palo Alto, Ca. Bistro Elan - Now at a new smaller location around the corner. 650-327-0284 2363a Birch St. Wonderful place for dinner.  French bistro food.  Good steaks and french fries.
Palo Alto, Ca. Cafe Brioche 650-326-8640 445 So. California Ave. Nice little place for lunch.  Some outdoor seating.  Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Palo Alto, Ca. Cafe Pro Bono 650-326-1626 2437 Birch (Just off California Ave.) Italian cuisine.  Nice for lunch or dinner. 
Palo Alto, Ca. Caffe Riace 650-328-0407 200 Sheridan Ave. Karen W's favorite.
Palo Alto, Ca. Calafia Cafe 650-322-9200 in Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Nice for lunch.
Palo Alto, Ca. California Cafe 650-325-2233 700 Welch Rd. California cuisine, great location for shopping
Palo Alto, Ca. California Pizza Kitchen 650-325-2753 136 Stanford Shopping Center I love the Thai Crunch Salad.
Palo Alto, Ca. CIBO Bar & Grill 650-494-2426 3398 El Camino Real (just south of Page Mill Rd.) Used to be Fresco and then Willow St. Cafe.  Nice for lunch.  Near HP Corporate.
Palo Alto, Ca. Empire Grill & Tap Room 650-321-3030 651 Emerson St. Nice patio for dining.
Palo Alto, Ca. Evvia 650-326-0983 420 Emerson St. Greek cuisine.  Can be hard to get reservations.
Palo Alto, Ca. The Fish Market 650-493-9188 3150 El Camino Real Seafood Market & Restaurant
Palo Alto, Ca. Fuki Sushi 650-494-9383 4119 El Camino Real Japanese cuisine.
Palo Alto, Ca. Il Fornaio 650-853-3888 520 Cowper (just south of University)
Palo Alto, Ca. L'Amie Donia - CLOSED 650-323-7614 530 Bryant St. (between University & Hamilton Ave.) Very small, French cuisine, our friends highly recommend it, open for dinner only
Palo Alto, Ca. La Bodeguita Del Medio 650-326-7762 463 California Avenue  (1/2 block from El Camino on the right) Cuban cuisine
Palo Alto, Ca. La Strada Italian Restaurant 650-324-8300 335 University Ave.  
Palo Alto, Ca. Loving Hut 650-321-5588 165 University Ave. Palo Alto's Organic Vegan Cafe
Palo Alto, Ca. Lure + Till 650-666-3320 180 Hamilton Ave. In The Epiphany Hotel
Palo Alto, Ca. Lyfe Kitchen 650-325-5933 167 Hamilton Ave.  
Palo Alto, Ca. MacArthur Park 650-321-9990 27 University Ave. Good ribs
Palo Alto, Ca. Maddalena's - CLOSED 650-326-6082 544 Emerson (between University and Hamilton) Traditional Continental food and service.  
Palo Alto, Ca. Max's Opera Cafe 650-323-6297 in Stanford Shopping Center Good salads for lunch, great location for shopping
Palo Alto, Ca. Mayfield Cafe & Bakery 650-853-9200 in Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real Nice for lunch.
Palo Alto, Ca. Mike's Cafe 650-473-6453 2680 Middlefield Rd. Nice for lunch or dinner.
Palo Alto, Ca. Ming's 650-856-7700 1700 Embarcadero Rd. Chinese cuisine
Palo Alto, Ca. Mojo 650-323-7700 543 Emerson St. California-Creole cuisine.  The crab cakes for lunch were wonderful.
Palo Alto, Ca. Nola 650-328-2722 535 Ramona St. Cajun & Creole Fusion cuisine.
Palo Alto, Ca. Olive Garden 650-326-5673 2515 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, Ca. Palo Alto Grill 650-321-3514 140 University Ave. Sounds great!
Palo Alto, Ca. Palo Alto Sol 650-328-8840 408 California Ave. Mexican cuisine.  Reasonable prices.  Their mole is wonderful!
Palo Alto, Ca. Pastis French Bistro 650-324-1355 447 S. California Ave. Tiny restaurant.  Authentic French.  Wonderful for lunch or dinner.
Palo Alto, Ca. Piatti 650-324-9733 2 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, Ca. Pluto's 650-853-1556 482 University Ave. (just south of Cowper) Yummy sandwiches and salads for lunch or dinner.  Cafeteria style.
Palo Alto, Ca. Reposado 650-833-3151 236 Hamilton Avenue Gourmet Mexican food.  3/2011 Had a wonderful lunch there.
Palo Alto, Ca. Scott's Seafood of Palo Alto 650-323-1555 in Town and Country Village shopping center at El Camino Real & Embarcadero
Palo Alto, Ca. Spago - CLOSED 650-833-1000 265 Lytton Ave. We've heard mixed reviews, but we had wonderful food and service.   Expensive.
Palo Alto, Ca. Spalti Ristorante 650-327-9390 417 California Ave. Italian cuisine.  Open for lunch and dinner.  Indoor and outdoor seating.
Palo Alto, Ca. St. Michael's Alley 650-326-2530 806 Emerson St. (at Homer) Delicious food. Great service.
Palo Alto, Ca. STOA Restaurant & Wine Bar 650-424-3900 3750 Fabian Way Vegetarian fine dining and wine bar
Palo Alto, Ca. Straits Cafe CLOSED - now Indo Restaurant and Lounge 650-494-7168 3295 El Camino Real (just south of Page Mill Road)  
Palo Alto, Ca. Taipan Chinese Cuisine   560 Waverly St. New in September, 2005.  Hong-Kong style cuisine.
Palo Alto, Ca. Tamarine Restaurant 650-325-8500 546 University Ave.  Vietnamese cuisine.  Small portions.  Wonderful flavors.
Palo Alto, Ca. True Food Kitchen 650-272-5157 180 El Camino Real, Suite 1140 at Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, Ca. Zao Noodle Bar 650-328-1988 261 University Ave. Terrific salads and noodle dishes 
Palo Alto, Ca. Zibibbo 650-328-6722 430 Kipling St. Mediterranean cuisine
Pasadena, Ca. Twin Palms 626-57-PALMS 101 W. Green St.
Pebble Beach, Ca. Stillwater Bar and Grill 831-625-8519 Pebble Beach Golf Course
Pleasanton, Ca. Lokanta 925-223-8074 443 Main St. Mediterranean Grill & Bar
Portola Valley, Ca. Bamboo 650-851-1718 3130 Alpine Road (suite 300), south of 280 (in the Ladera Country Shopper) Thai and Chinese cuisine.  Small and informal place.  Great food.
Portola Valley, Ca. Parkside Grille 650-529-9007 884 Portola Road  
Redwood City, Ca. John Bentley's 650-365-7777 2915 El Camino Real Wonderful food.  Elegant dining.  The "Pressed Duck" Napa Cabbage Salad, Mango Salsa, the Broiled Wild Salmon, The Fillet Mignon, the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, and the Warm Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake were all outstanding!
Redwood City, Ca. Mistral Restaurant 650-802-9222 370 Bridge Parkway  
Redwood City, Ca. Sakura Teppan 650-368-0800 2198 Broadway St.  
Sacramento, Ca. Biba's 916-455-2422 2801 Capitol Ave. Italian restaurant.  Highly recommended by a friend.  Need to make reservations well ahead.
Sacramento, Ca. P. F. Chang's China Bistro 916-288-0970 1530 J. Street  
Sacramento, Ca. Elephant Bar Restaurant 916-564-2526 1500 Arden Way  
Sacramento, Ca. Fat City Bar & Cafe 916-446-6768 1001 Front Street (in Old Sacramento)  
Sacramento, Ca. The Firehouse Restaurant 916-442-4772 1112 Second St. in Old Sacramento Elegant dining.  Expensive.
Sacramento, Ca. Futami Japanese Restaurant 916-428-0975 5609 Freeport Blvd.  
Sacramento, Ca. Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant 916-486-1944 1833 Fulton Ave. Good food.  Terrific belly dancers.
Sacramento, Ca. Rusty Duck Restaurant 916-441-1191 500 Bercut Dr.  
Sacramento, Ca. Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar 916-379-5959 4800 Riverside Boulevard right next to Le Rivage Hotel
San Carlos, Ca. CreoLa 650-654-0882 344 El Camino Real A New Orleans Bistro
San Bruno, Ca. Taqueria El Nopal 650-871-8240 551 San Mateo Ave.  
San Diego, Ca. Baleen 858-490-6363 1404 Vacation Road (Located in the San Diego Paradise Point Resort)
San Diego, Ca. The Belgian Lion 619-223-2700 2265 Bacon St. (at W. Point Loma Blvd.) Belgian and French cuisine.  Has a terrific cassoulet.
San Diego Area, Ca. Pamplemousse Grille 858-792-9090 514 Via de la Valle #100, Solana Beach, CA  
San Francisco, Ca. A16 Restaurant 415-771-2216 2355 Chestnut St. Recommended by friends.
San Francisco, Ca. Absinthe Brasserie and Bar 415-551-1590 398 Hayes St. (at Gough) French bistro.  Just 2 blocks from the S.F. Opera House.  Has a huge international wine list.  We had a fabulous confit of duck.
San Francisco, Ca. Bistro Clovis 415-864-0231 1596 Market St. (at Franklin) A real French bistro. A 5-10 minute walk from Davies Symphony Hall.  I loved the duck and mango terrine and also the profiteroles with hazelnut ice cream. 
San Francisco, Ca. Bonta Ristorante 415-929-0407 2223 Union St. (between Fillmore & Steiner Sts.) Charming and very small.  Wonderful Italian food.
San Francisco, Ca. Boulevard Restaurant 415-543-6084 One Mission St. We had dessert here in the bar area.  Very nice.  Our friends rave about it for dinner.  4/2015 I had a wonderful dinner here with friends.  Great food.  Fantastic service.
San Francisco, Ca. Chaya Brasserie 415-777-8688 132 The Embarcadero (between Mission & Howard) We had a very nice dinner here.
San Francisco, Ca. Crustacean 415-776-CRAB 1475 Polk Street at California (entrance on California St.) Euro Asian Cuisine.  In March 2015, I had a wonderful lunch there.  The Roast Crab and the Garlic Noodles are famous.
San Francisco, Ca. Elizabeth Daniel (THE RESTAURANT IS CLOSED!) 415-397-6129 550 Washington St. (between Sansome and Montgomery) (right across from the Transamerica building) Contemporary French cuisine.  Offers a 6-course fixed-price menu for $77.  We particularly loved the ahi tuna, the lobster/scallops and the quail courses.  Serves lunch weekdays and dinner Mon-Sat.
San Francisco, Ca. Epic Roasthouse 369 The Embarcadero 415-369-9955 Beautiful views of the bay and the Bay Bridge.  Don't believe the Google Maps directions!!
San Francisco, Ca. Farallon 415-956-6969 450 Post St. (between Mason & Powell Sts.) Interesting "underwater" decor.  Expensive.  Wonderful seafood.
San Francsico, Ca. Garibaldi's 415-563-8841 347 Presidio Ave.  
San Francisco, Ca. Gary Danko 415-749-2060 800 North Point at Hyde Definitely one of the finest restaurants I've ever eaten at!
San Francisco, Ca. India Clay Oven 415-751-0505 2436 Clement St. @ 25th Had a nice dinner here.  Easy walk from my friends' house.
San Francisco, Ca. Jardiniere 415-861-5555 300 Grove St. (at Franklin St.) Wonderful food!  Expensive.  Perfect location for performance at Symphony Hall or the Opera House.
San Francisco, Ca. Kitchen Istanbul 415-753-9479 349 Clement St.  
San Francisco, Ca. La Folie 415-776-5577 2316 Polk St. Roland Passot is the wonderful chef!
San Francisco, Ca. Le Central 415-391-2233 453 Bush Street (between Kearney & Grant) French Bistro.  Wonderful food.  The best tira misu I've had.
San Francisco, Ca. Max's Opera Cafe 415-771-7301 601 Van Ness Avenue (off Golden Gate Avenue, in Opera Plaza) No reservations.  Sometimes a long wait for a table.  Food good.  Open at 11am.  Handy to the Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall.
San Francisco, Ca. Myth 415-677-8986 490 Pacific Ave. Highly recommended by friends.
San Francisco, Ca. Plouf 415-986-6491 40 Belden Lane (between Bush and Pine streets) French seafood
San Francisco, Ca. Pres A Vi 415-409-3000 One Letterman Drive, Building D, Suite 150, in the Presidio Global Cuisine.  Our friends, Joanne and Jon, highly recommend this restaurant.
San Francisco, Ca. Ristobar San Francisco 415-923-6464 2300 Chestnut St. 2016 Had a nice dinner here.  Turkish.
San Francisco, Ca. South Park Cafe 415-495-7275 108 South Park St. (at Jack London) French Bistro.  Our friends John & Sally eat there frequently.
San Francisco, Ca. Scala's Bistro 415-395-8555 432 Powell St. (on the first floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel) Handy to Saks at Union Square for a nice lunch.
San Francisco, Ca. The Slanted Door 415-861-8032 1 Ferry Building #3  
San Francisco, Ca. South Park Cafe 415-495-7275 108 South Park (between Bryant & Brannan & 2nd & 3rd streets) Wonderful little French bistro.  Street parking usually available close to restaurant.
San Francisco, Ca. Straits Restaurant 415-668-1783 San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., Suite 597  
San Francisco, Ca. Wayfare Tavern 415-772-9060 558 Sacramento St. Had a wonderful lunch there in the "billiard room."
San Francisco, Ca. Zuni Cafe 415-552-2522 1658 Market St. (between Franklin & Gough Sts. and between Rose & Haight Sts.) 10-minute walk from Davies Symphony Hall
San Jose, Ca. Agenda Restaurant 408-287-3991 399 S. First St.
San Jose, Ca. Amber India Restaurant 408-248-5400 377 Santana Row, Suite 1140 Wonderful lunch buffet for $13.95
San Jose, Ca. Blue Mango 408-248-7191 4996 Stevens Creek Blvd. Fine Thai Cuisine.  Nice for lunch.
San Jose, Ca. Consuelo's     in Santana Row
San Jose, Ca. The Counter 408-423-9200 3055 Olin Ave. in Santana Row Terrific burgers!!
San Jose, Ca. Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe 408-446-4296 5325 Prospect Road at Lawrence Expressway (in Westgate West Center) M-W 8-6, Th-Sa 8-10
San Jose, Ca. E & O Trading Company 408-938-4100 95 S. 1st Street (at San Fernando in the Old Security Building) Tasty Southeast Asian food!
San Jose, Ca. Emile's 408-289-1960 545 S. 2nd European cuisine.  4/2000 we had a wonderful dinner here.
San Jose, Ca. Eulipia 408-280-6161 374 So. 1st St.(near San Salvador St. and Market St.) Close to Montgomery Theater for Opera San Jose performances
San Jose, Ca. Flower Flour 408-279-0843 896 Willow Street A friend recommended this tiny restaurant for lunch.
San Jose, Ca. Fusion 408-379-5095 1317 S. Winchester Blvd., near Payne in West Plaza Center near Safeway & Starbuck's (3 blocks from 280) The chef used to be at the New Bamboo in Ladera and on Emerson in Palo Alto.
San Jose, Ca. The Grill on the Alley 408-294-2244 172 S. Market St. Recommended by friends
San Jose, Ca. Hawgs Seafood Bar 408-287-9955 150 S. 2nd St. Recommended by friends
San Jose, Ca. Hayes Mansion, Orlo's Restaurant 408-226-3200 200 Edenvale Avenue Hayes Mansion is now a conference center.
San Jose, Ca. Hobee's in Town & Country Village Shopping Center Good for breakfast or brunch
San Jose, Ca. Il Fornaio 408-271-3366 302 S. Market St. (at the Sainte Claire Hotel, which is now the Westin) Italian food.  Close to Opera San Jose.
San Jose, Ca. Krung Thai 408-248-3435 580 N. Winchester Blvd. Wonderful Thai food
San Jose, Ca. Layang Layang 408-777-8897 1480 S. De Anza Blvd. Malaysian Cuisine
San Jose, Ca. Le Papillon 408-296-3730 410 Saratoga Ave. (at Kiely Blvd.,off Hwy. 280) French cuisine.  Excellent food, beautifully presented.  Attentive service.
San Jose, Ca. Left Bank 408-984-3500 in Santana Row French bistro food.
San Jose, Ca. Loft Bar & Bistro 408-291-0677 90 S. 2nd St. Recommended by friends
San Jose, Ca. Maggiano's Little Italy 408-423-8973 3055 Olin Avenue, Suite 1000 (in Santana Row) Italian Food.  Family-style serving.
San Jose, Ca. McCormick & Schmick's 408-283-7200 170 S. Market St. Seafood & Steaks
San Jose, Ca. Mimi's 408-378-0778 1200 El Paseo de Saratoga (at Saratoga and Prospect - across from Westgate Shopping Center) Good food.  Reasonable prices.
San Jose, Ca. Nordstrom Cafe Bistro 408-261-5787 Valley Fair Mall, 2400 Forest Ave. Great for a group dinner, where we each paid for our own, but ate together.  Very good food.
San Jose, Ca. Paragon Restaurant & Bar 408-282-8888 211 S. 1st St. Recommended by friends
San Jose, Ca. Scott's Seafood 408-971-1700 185 Park Ave. (downtown)
San Jose, Ca. Straits Restaurant 408-246-6320 333 Santana Row, Suite 1100  
San Jose, Ca. Tanglewood 408-244-0464 334 Santana Row, Suite 1000 I loved the pulled pork sandwiches here.  The quail salad was not memorable.
San Jose, Ca. Thea Mediteranean     in Santana Row
San Jose, Ca. Vung Tau Restaurant 408-288-9055 535 E. Santa Clara St. Traditional Vietnamese
Cuisine
San Mateo, Ca. Ristorante Capellini 650-348-2296 310 Baldwin Ave. Italian cuisine
Santa Barbara, Ca. Bouchon 805-730-1160 9 W. Victoria St. Their hot chocolate cake dessert was outstanding!
Santa Barbara, Ca. Cafe Buenos Aires 805-963-0242 1316 State St. I enjoyed the Brazilian fejouada.
Santa Barbara, Ca. Santa Barbara Brewing Company 805-730-1040 501 State St. Their Santa Barbara Blonde ale is terrific!
Santa Clara, Ca. Birk's 408-980-6400 3955 Freedom Circle
Santa Clara, Ca. Brigitte's 408-404-7043 351 Saratoga Ave. French Mediterranean Gourmet & Healthy Cuisine
Santa Clara, Ca. Fiorillo's Restaurant 408-984-0414 638 El Camino Ave. Slow service, but good food.  Close to the Mission Santa Clara.
Santa Clara, Ca. Il Fornaio at Santa Clara Square 408-217-8844 2752 Augustine Drive  
Santa Clara, Ca. Poorboy's Cajun Kitchen 408-645-5286 2605 Homestead Road  
Santa Maria, Ca. Central City Broiler 805-922-3700   Seafood & Steaks
Saratoga, Ca. Bella Saratoga 408-741-5115 14503 Big Basin Way (at 3rd) (on right, next to Harmonie Day Spa) Wonderful outdoor seating for lunch on a warm day.
Saratoga, Ca. La Fondue 408-867-3332 14510 Big Basin Way Sean and Amber highly recommend this restaurant.  2014 We had dinner there.  Way too much food!!
Saratoga, Ca. Masu Japanese Bistro 408-868-0600 14510 Big Basin Way Sushi and Japanese cuisine
Saratoga, Ca. La Mere Michelle 408-867-5272 14467 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, Ca. Le Mouton Noir 408-872-0691 14560 Big Basin Way French cuisine
Saratoga, Ca. The Plumed Horse 408-867-4711 14555 Big Basin Way Seasonal country fare.  French cuisine
Saratoga, Ca. Sent Sovi 408-867-3110 14583 Big Basin Way Small and charming.  Excellent food & service.  French cuisine.
Sonoma, Ca. The Girl and the Fig 707-938-3634 110 W. Spain St. Country food with a French passion
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Cafe Fiore 530-541-2908 1169 Ski Run Blvd. Ristorante Italiano
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Evans American Gourmet Cafe 530-542-1990 536 Emerald Bay Road Wonderful food.  Elegant.
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Heidi's Pancake House 530-544-8113 3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Great for breakfast and lunch.  Open til 2:00 p.m.
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Izzy's Burger Spa 530-544-5030 2591 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Terrific burgers!
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Lake Tahoe Pizza Co. 530-544-1919 1168 Emerald Bay Road  
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Riva Grill on the Lake 530-542-2600 or 888-734-2882 900 Ski Run Blvd., Suite 3 Has outdoor seating right on Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. The Swiss Chalet Restaurant 530-544-3304 2544 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Swiss food and atmosphere.
Squaw Valley, Ca. High Sierra Grille 530-584-6100 1880 Village South Road, #31
Sunnyvale, Ca. Armenian Gourmet 408-732-3910 929 E. Duane Ave.  
Sunnyvale, Ca. Country Gourmet 408-733-9446 1314 S. Mary Ave. Good lunch place.  Yummy salads.
Sunnyvale, Ca. Dishdash 408-774-1889 190 S. Murphy Ave. Wonderful Mediterranean Cuisine for lunch and dinner
Sunnyvale, Ca. Greek Spot 408-900-8239 604 S. Mary Ave. 2/2016:  Informal, wonderful Greek food.
Sunnyvale, Ca. Hardy's Bavaria 408-720-1531 111 W. Evelyn Ave. German cuisine.
Sunnyvale, Ca. Kabul Afghan Cuisine 408-245-4350 833 W. El Camino Real (between Hollenbeck & Mary)  
Sunnyvale, Ca. PF Chang's China Bistro 408-991-9078 390 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, Ca. Pho Spot 408-720-1551 1627 Hollenbeck Ave.  (located in Loehmann's Plaza) Yummy chicken salad for lunch!!
Sunnyvale, Ca. Tao Tao 408-736-3731 175 So. Murphy Ave. (between Washington & Evelyn) Shredded Chicken Salad and Tao Tao Beef are outstanding.  Orders to take out.
Tahoe City, Ca. Cafe Cobblestone 530-583-2111 475 N. Lake Blvd. Good for breakfast.
Tahoe City, Ca. Christy Hill Restaurant 530-583-8551 115 Grove St. Wonderful food!  I loved the elk.
Tahoe City, Ca.  Truffula 530-581-3362 550 N. Lake Blvd. Wild food from land & sea.  Our antelope from New Zealand was phenomenal.
Walnut Creek, Ca. Lark Creek Walnut Creek 925-256-1234 1360 Locust St. (near Mt. Diablo Blvd.) Near the Center for the Performing Arts.  Excellent food.
Woodside, Ca. Bella Vista 650-851-1229 13451 Skyline Blvd. Wonderful views of the bay area.  French and Italian cuisine
Woodside, Ca. John Bentley's 650-851-4988 2991 Woodside Road  
Woodside, Ca. The Village Pub 650-851-9888 2967 Woodside Road Wonderful food.  Lovely setting.
Yosemite National Park Ahwahnee Dining Room 209-372-1489 In the Ahwahnee Hotel One of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world!
Yosemite National Park Mountain Room 209-372-1000 In Yosemite Lodge Ask for Vince Lee, our favorite waiter!
Yountville, CA Bistro Jeanty 707-944-0103 6510 Washington St
 
In the Napa Valley.  I had their wonderful tomato soup at another restaurant.
COLORADO
Denver, Co. Cafe Berlin 303-377-5896 2005 East 17th Avenue German cuisine.
Durango, Co. Ken & Sue's 970-385-1810 636 Main Avenue  
Durango, Co. Seasons of Durango 970-382-9790 764 Main Avenue Rotisserie & Grill
Vail, Co. Lancelot 970-476-5828 Prime rib.
Vail, Co. Pepi's 970-476-5626 East Gore Creek Drive We like the German dining room.
Vail, Co. Sweet Basil 970-476-0125 193 East Gore Creek Drive My favorite restaurant in Vail!
Vail, Co. Swiss Chalet 970-476-5656 in the Sonnanalp All kinds of fondue.  Great for a fun family meal.
Vail, Co. Wildflower Inn 970-476-5011 in the Lodge at Vail Elegant setting.  Wonderful food.
GEORGIA
Atlanta, Ga. Brasserie Le Coze 404-266-1440 3393 Peachtree Rd. (in Lenox Mall just off Lenox Rd.) French brasserie, great hot chocolate pudding cake for dessert
Atlanta, Ga. Horseradish Grill
Atlanta, Ga. Mi Spia 770-393-1333 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Italian Bistro
Atlanta, Ga. Nava 404-240-1984 3060 Peachtree Rd. Southwestern cuisine, beautifully decorated dining room
Savannah, Ga. Elizabeth's on 37th 912-236-5547 105 East 37th St. Charming old home, very gracious dining
Savannah, Ga. Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House 912-232-5997 107 West Jones St. Home Southern Cooking.  Wonderful family-style lunches served.
Savannah, Ga. The Lady and Sons 912-233-2600 311 W. Congress St. All-you-can-eat Southern fare
Savannah, Ga. The Olde Pink House 912-232-4286 23 Abercorn St. Historical house, American cuisine
HAWAII
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii Brown's Beach House at the Fairmont Orchid     Beautiful outdoor setting.
Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii Cafe Pesto 808-969-6640 S. Hata Bldg., 308 Kamehameha Ave.  
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii Donatoni's at the Hilton Waikoloa Village 808-886-1234 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Elegant restaurant.  Italian cuisine.  Expensive.
Big Island, Hawaii Kamuela Provision Company at the Hilton Waikoloa Village 808-886-1234 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr.  
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii Kawaihae Harbor Grill and Seafood Bar 808-880-9393 on Highway 270 Yummy pupus; no reservations
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii Merriman's Market Cafe 808-886-1700 King's Shops, Waikoloa Resort, 250 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Nice outdoor seating.  Small plates available.
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii Roy's Waikoloa Bar and Grill 808-886-4321 King's Shops, Waikoloa Resort, 250 Waikoloa Beach Dr. My favorite restaurant on the big island!  Wonderful food, energetic environment.  Quite noisy.  I loved the blackened tuna and the chocolate souffle.
Kauai, Hawaii (near Po'ipu) Beach House Restaurant 742-1424 Fabulous sunset views.  Get there early for a good seat by the window.
Kauai, Hawaii (in Kapa'a) A Pacific Cafe 822-0013 Wonderful food
IDAHO
Idaho Falls, ID Brownstone 208-535-0310 455 River Parkway
INDIANA        
Indianapolis, In. Puck's 317-955-2315 4000 Michigan Road (at the Indianapolis Museum of Art)  
LOUISIANA
New Orleans Arnaud's We ate in the jazz room and listened to a 3-piece combo during dinner.  I had shrimp and rice in a fantastic cream sauce.
New Orleans Bella Luna (located upstairs in the French Market) On the second floor with a nice view of the Mississippi river.  
New Orleans The Bistro (located in the Hotel Maison De Ville) Outstanding food and service.  A very small intimate restaurant.  Patrick was a marvelous host.
New Orleans Brennan's My brunch was probably the best meal of my trip:  huge strawberries in heavy cream, salmon benedict, and Bananas Foster for dessert.  (They invented it.)
New Orleans Commander's Palace For lunch, I had the trio of soups, their special salad, and a warm chocolate souffle.
New Orleans The Gumbo Shop For lunch, Bob liked the Gumbo, although I wasn't crazy about it.  However, I loved my Praline Sundae.
New Orleans Irene's They don't take reservations, so we got there early.  My salmon in pastry crust was yummy.  We all split desserts:  Baked Alaska and Bread Pudding.
New Orleans Muriel's A beautiful and elegant new restaurant.  My Foie Gras Mousse in tiny cones was outstanding!
New Orleans Royal Cafe We enjoyed lunch on the balcony overlooking Royal Street.
St. Francisville Ox Bow Restaurant (in the Myrtles plantation house) The corn and crab bisque was delicious, and we got hooked on hush puppies.  An elegant dining room.
MINNESOTA
Minneapolis, MN D'Amico Cucina 612-338-2401 110 North 6th St. Fine Italian cuisine
Minneapolis, MN Christos 612-871-2111 2632 Nicollet Avenue South Greek cuisine
Minneapolis, MN Levain 612-823-7111 4762 Chicago Ave. S Contemporary American Cuisine
Minneapolis, MN Loring Pasta Bar 612-378-4849 327 14th Ave. SE Near University of Minn.  Good food. Band playing.  Lively.
Minneapolis, MN Napa Valley Grille 952-858-9934 in the Mall of America American cuisine
Minneapolis, MN Pierre's Bistro French cuisine.  Casual.  Prize-winning Creme Brulee.
Minnetonka, MN Christos 952-912-1000 15600 West State Hwy. 7 Greek Restaurant & Catering Service
Minnetonka, MN Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille 952-935-3600 14401 Excelsior Blvd. Great burgers
Minneapolis, MN Zelo 612-333-7000 831 Nicollet Mall Italian cuisine
MISSOURI        
Kansas City, MO Arthur Bryant's Barbeque   Ameristar Casino  
St. Louis, MO Cardwell's at the Plaza 314-997-8885 94 Plaza Frontenac  
St. Louis, MO Scape 314-361-7227 48 Maryland Plaza An American Bistro
St. Louis, MO Wild Flower 314-367-9888 4590 Laclede Ave.  
MONTANA
Great Falls, MT Dante's Creative Cuisine 406-453-9599 1325 - 8th Avenue North Try their Gorgonzola Caesar Salad.
NEVADA
Incline Village, NV Le Bistro Restaurant & Bar 775-831-0800 120 Country Club Drive, #29 (across from the Hyatt) Outstanding French cuisine
Las Vegas, NV Caribe Cafe   in the Mirage  
Las Vegas, NV Ellis Island Casino & Brewery 702-733-8901 4178 Koval Lane Terrific and inexpensive steak dinners
Las Vegas, NV Trattoria del Lupo Restaurant 702-740-5522 in Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino A Place for Steaks.  A Wolfgang Puck restaurant.
Las Vegas, NV Olives 877-234-6358 in Bellagio A Todd English restaurant.
Las Vegas, NV Primo's Steakhouse 866-636-7111 in Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive
Las Vegas, NV The Range Steakhouse 1-800-392-9002 ext. 5084 in Harrah's Elegant dining
Las Vegas, NV R.U.B.   in the Rio Hotel Barbeque dishes
Winnemucca, NV Restaurante San Fermin 702-625-2555 485 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Basque cuisine.
NEW MEXICO        
Santa Fe, NM Cafe Pasqual's 505-983-9340 121 Don Gaspar  
NEW YORK
New York City Aquavit 212-307-7311 65 East 55th St.  
         
New York City Saju Bistro Bar & Restaurant 212-997-7258 120 W. 44th St. (between 6th & Broadway) Very nice fixed-price theater menu from 5 to 7 p.m. for $28
New York City Trattoria Dopo Teatro 212-869-2849 125 W. 44th St. (between 6th Ave. & Broadway) Italian cuisine.
Niagara Falls, NY The Red Coach Inn 716-282-1459 Two Buffalo Avenue A wonderful place to stay and a terrific restaurant.
NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville, N. C. Gabrielle's 704-252-7313 in the Richmond Hill Inn, 87 Richmond Hill Drive
Asheville, N. C. Horizons 704-252-2711 in the Grove Park Inn Resort, 290 Macon Ave. One of our very favorite restaurants!  Great view of the golf course.   Terrific pianist.  Wonderful food & service.
Blowing Rock, N. C. Crippen's Restaurant 704-295-3487
Chapel Hill, N. C. Fearrington House dining room 919-542-2121 2000 Fearrington Village Center in Pittsboro
Nags Head, N. C. Windmill Point Restaurant Great views of sailboarding
OHIO        
Montgomery, Ohio Montgomery Inn 513-791-3482 9440 Montgomery Rd. Ribs
West Chester, Ohio Bravo! 513-759-9398 9436 Waterfront Dr. Italian
West Chester, Ohio Mitchell's Fish Market 513-779-5292 9456 Waterfront Drive Seafood Restaurant & Bar
OREGON
Bend, Or. Amanda's (formerly El Caporal West) 541-322-8916 744 NW Bond St. (corner of Bond & Franklin) Family Mexican Restaurant.  Terrific fish tacos.
Bend, Or. Anthony's 541-389-8998 475 SW Powerhouse Dr. In the Old Mill Area.  4-course Early Bird dinner from 4 to 6 is a great deal!
Bend, Or. Ariana Restaurant 541-330-5539 1304 Galveston 1.11 miles from Phoenix Inn.  Great service and ambiance.  Wonderful food.  My favorite restaurant in Bend.
Bend, Or. Blacksmith Restaurant 541-318-0588 211 WN Greenwood (at Harriman) Very good food.  On our last visit the service was very slow.  Bob loves their steak with onion rings.
Bend, Or. Cafe Rosemary 541-317-0276 1110 NW Newport Ave. Recommended by friends.
Bend, Or. Amanda's (formerly El Caporal West) 541-322-8916 744 NW Bond St. (corner of Bond & Franklin) Family Mexican Restaurant.  Terrific fish tacos.
Bend, Or. Greg's Grill 541-382-2200 In the Old Mill District, next to REI Beautiful decor.  Wonderful food.
Bend, Or. High Tides Seafood Grill 541-389-5244 1045 NW Bond Excellent seafood.  Both lunch and dinner.
Bend, Or. Hola 541-728-0069 920 NW Bond (at Minnesota)  Mexian and Peruvian food at lunch and dinner.
Bend, Or. McMenamins 541-330-8562 Old St. Francis School, 700 Bond St. Wonderful salads for lunch!
Bend, Or.  900 Wall 541-323-6295 900 NW Wall St.  
Bend, Or. Pine Tavern 541-382-5581 967 NW Brooks St. Beautiful river view.
Bend, Or. Taj Palace 541-330-0774 917 NW Wall St. North & South Indian Cuisine
Bend, Or. Tart Bistro 541-385-0828 920 NW Bond New restaurant in 2010.  CLOSED 3/2012.
Bend, Or. Trattoria Sbandati 541-306-6825 1444 NW College Way Italian restaurant.  Recommended by a friend.
Bend, Or. Zydeco 541-312-2899 919 Bond Had wonderful Copper River salmon.
Cannon Beach, Or. Newmans at 988 503-436-1151 988 S. Hemlock St. Had a fantastic dinner here.  Very nice atmosphere.  Highly recommended!
Eugene, Or. Excelsior Inn & Restaurant 541-342-6963 754 East 13th Avenue Wonderful food and lovely place to stay!
Klamath Falls, Or. Rooster's 541-850-8414 205 Main St. Bob likes their steaks.
PENNSYLVANIA        
Chester Springs, PA Ludwig's Inn and Oyster Bar 610-458-5336 2904 Conestoga Road  
RHODE ISLAND        
Newport, RI Bouchard 401-846-0123 505 Thames St. Wonderful food.  I had a terrific pork tenderloin dish.
Newport, RI 22 Bowen's 401-841-8884 22 Bowen's Wharf Wine Bar & Grille
Newport, RI Lucia 401-846-4477 186B - 190B Thames St. Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston, S. C. Anson 843-577-0551 12 Anson St.
Charleston, S. C. Louis' Charleston Grill 843-577-4522 in the Charleston Place Hotel, 130 Market St.
Charleston, S. C. Peninsula Grill 843-723-0700 in the Planter's Inn
Pawley's Island, S. C. Tyler's Cove 803-237-4848 Hammock Shops Good seafood
TENNESSEE
Chattanooga, Tenn. Back Inn Cafe In the Bluff View Inn's Martin House
UTAH
Moab, Utah Center Cafe 435-259-4295 60 North 100 West Wonderful creative food in a cozy restaurant.
Moab, Utah Jailhouse Cafe 435-259-3900 or 435-259-4100 101 North Main Street Serving only breakfast
Moab, Utah Sunset Grill 435-259-7146 900 N. Hwy 191 Great view from the terrace.
Park City, Utah Purple Sage 435-655-9505 434 Main St. An American Western Bistro
VIRGINIA
Williamsburg, Va. Shields Tavern (click here for selected recipes from Colonial Williamsburg) 757-220-7677 in Colonial Williamsburg Historic setting.  Early American entertainment & costumes.
WISCOMSIN        
Sturgeon Bay, WI Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar 920-746-1100 136 N 3rd Ave.  
Sturgeon Bay, WI Trattoria Dal Santo 920-743-6100 147 N 3rd Ave.  
WYOMING
Cody, Wy. La Comida 307-587-9556 1385 Sheridan Avenue Mexican-American cuisine
Cody, Wy. Stefan's Restaurant 307-587-8511 1367 Sheridan Avenue
OTHER COUNTRIES
BELGIUM
Brugge, Belgium Hotel Duc De Bourgogne dining room Wonderful food, great view of the canal, simple but nice place to stay as well
Noirefontaine, Belgium Auberge Du Moulin Hideux Gorgeous and peaceful place to stay
CAMBODIA        
Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia Abacus Garden Restaurant Bar     Had a wonderful dinner here in Feb., 2014!
CANADA
Jasper, Alberta, Canada Astoria Hotel Dining Room 780-852-3351 404 Connaught Drive
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Ric's Grill 250-377-3113 in the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 1175 Rogers Way Steak, seafood & chop house
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada Post Hotel Dining Room 403-522-3989 Fabulous food!!  Elegant hotel.
Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada The One Twelve Restaurant 250-837-2107 in The Regent Inn, 112 East First
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada The Aerie Resort Fantastic views.  30-minute drive from Victoria up into the mountains.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Camille's 250-381-3433 45 Bastion Square Great seafood bisque.  They have wine and food events.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Pablo's 225 Quebec St. (near Belleville) Spanish cuisine
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Amici 326 Broadway (at Hargrave St.)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Hy's Steak Loft 216 Kennedy St.
FRANCE
Chagny, France Lameloise Michelin 3-star, very expensive, wonderful food
Chartres, France Le Saint Hilaire 02.37.30.97.57 11, rue du Pont St-Hillaire
Compiegne, France Bistrot Des Arts Small and charming
Paris, France Au Monde Des Chimeres on the Ille St-Louis Small and charming
Paris, France D'Arpage Michelin 3-star, very expensive
Paris, France D'Chez Eux Country French cuisine, wonderful cassoulet
Paris, France La Table de Michel 01.44.07.17.57 13, Quai de la Tournelle
ITALY        
Cortona, Italy La Tufa Ristorente Pizzeria 011-39-0575 677717 Ossaia, 67/A Cucina Tipica Toscana
Cortona, Italy Osteria del Teatro 011-39-0575 630556 via maffei n. 2 Ristorante in Centro Storico
Montepulciano, Italy Ristorante ai Quattro Venti 011-39-0578-71-72-31 Piazza Grande  
Rome, Italy Ristorante "Matricianella" 011-39-06-6832100 Via del Leone, 4  
Venice, Italy Trattoria Conca D'Oro (Basiliquito)      
LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg City Breedewee Fantastic view
Luxembourg City Caves Groumandes
NORWAY
Balestrand, Norway Kvikne's Hotel Dining Room
Bergen, Norway Bryggestuen
Bergen, Norway Enhjorningen
Bergen, Norway To Kokker
Geiranger, Norway Union Hotel Dining Room
Loen, Norway Alexandra Hotel Dining Room
Oslo, Norway D'Artagnan Charming restaurant
Utne, Norway Utne Hotel Dining Room
SPAIN        
Barcelona, Spain Beltxenia 011-34-93-215-30-24 Mallorca 275 One of our very favorite restaurants!!

 
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