The 16 best restaurants in California

The best places to dine the next time you're in the Golden State

Notable rankings from experts
California has many impeccable restaurants where you can enjoy a quality meal.

We recently released our list of the best restaurants in America, which was determined using notable rankings from experts, critics, and diners.

Of the 50 restaurants that made our list, 16 of them hail from California.

From San Francisco to Los Angeles, here are the best places to dine the next time you're in the Golden State.

16. Trois Mec — Los Angeles

Chef: Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo

15. Cafe at Chez Panisse — Berkeley

Chef: Alice Waters

14. Campton Place — San Francisco

Chef: Srijith Gopinathan

13. Baumé — Palo Alto

Chef: Bruno Chemel

12. Commis — Oakland

Chef: James Syhabout (owner, executive chef), Keone Koki (chef de cuisine)

11. Atelier Crenn — San Francisco

Chef: Dominique Crenn, Rodney Wages (chef de cuisine)

10. Coi — San Francisco

Chef: Matthew Kirkley

9. Providence — Los Angeles

Chef: Michael Cimarusti

8. Quince — San Francisco

Chef: Michael Tusk

7. Restaurant Gary Danko — San Francisco

Chef: Gary Danko

6. Acquerello — San Francisco

Chef: Suzette Gresham

5. Saison — San Francisco

Chef: Josh Skenes

4. Benu — San Francisco

Chef: Corey Lee, Brandon Rodgers (executive chef)

3. The Restaurant at Meadowood — St. Helena

Chef: Christopher Kostow, John Hong (chef de cuisine)

2. Manresa — Los Gatos

Chef: David Kinch

1. The French Laundry — Yountville

Chef: Thomas Keller, David Breeden (chef de cuisine)


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