Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Fort Bragg

Taka's Japanese Grill

Although it may look fairly run of the mill, this is an exceptional Japanese restaurant. The owner is a former grader at the Tokyo fish market so the quality is tops and he makes a weekly run to San Francisco to sou…
Top Choice Californian in Eureka

Brick & Fire

Eureka's best restaurant is in an intimate, warm-hued, bohemian-tinged setting that is almost always busy. Choose from thin-crust pizzas, delicious salads (try the pear and blue cheese) and an ever-changing selectio…
Top Choice Modern American in Arcata

Folie Douce

Just a slip of a place, but with an enormous reputation. The short but inventive menu features seasonally inspired bistro cooking, from Asian to Mediterranean, with an emphasis on local organics. Wood-fired pizzas a…
Top Choice Californian in Bodega Bay

Fishertarian Fish Market

A fish market, deli and great place to eat with reggae on the soundtrack, an outdoor deck near the water, and an expansive menu that includes colorful and imaginative organic salads, fried tofu (or calamari) with ho…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Eureka

Cafe Nooner

Exuding a cozy bistro-style ambience with red-and-white checkered tablecloths and jaunty murals, this perennially popular restaurant serves natural, organic and Med-inspired cuisine with choices that include a Greek…
Top Choice Californian in Clear Lake

Saw Shop Bistro

The best restaurant in Lake County serves a Californian-cuisine menu of wild salmon and rack of lamb, as well as a small plates menu of sushi, lobster tacos, Kobe-beef burgers and flatbread pizzas. Laid-back atmosph…
Top Choice Italian in Fort Bragg

Cucina Verona

A real-deal Italian restaurant with no fail traditional dishes, plus a few with a Californian tweak, like butternut squash lasagne and artichoke bruschetta. The atmosphere is as comforting as the cuisine, with dim l…
Top Choice Italian in Fort Bragg

Piaci Pub & Pizzeria

Fort Bragg’s must-visit pizzeria is known for its sophisticated wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas as much as for its long list of microbrews. Try the ‘Gustoso’ – with chevre, pesto and seasonal pears – all carefully orc…
Top Choice Californian in Anderson Valley

Table 128

Food-savvy travelers love the constantly changing New American menu here, featuring simple dishes done well, like Alaskan turbot, grilled local lamb and cheesecake. The family-style service makes dinner a freewheeli…
Top Choice Cafe in Jenner

Café Aquatica

This is the kind of North Coast coffee shop you’ve been dreaming of: fresh pastries, fog-lifting organic coffee and chatty locals. The expansive view of the Russian River from the patio and gypsy sea-hut decor make …