Here Are 9 Of The Most Highly Rated Restaurants In Southern California
Some rate a place based on the food, others for the service, and still others for the ambiance, etc. It is all pretty subjective, but when you take all those ratings together, there are some eateries that float to the top. Even then, the list of highly-rated spots is fairly overwhelming. That being said we present you with a list, from
old-school neighborhood icons to hip and trendy hotspots, of just a handful of the most highly-rated restaurants in Southern California.
1. Ironside Fish & Oyster, San Diego
Serving seafood and cocktails in a remodeled warehouse with a contemporary vibe and nautical touches,
Ironside Fish and Oyster
is as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious. Boasting thousands of good reviews for both the food and the ambiance, this places is worth a visit.
1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
2. Werewolf American Pub, San Diego
claims the title of “highest rated, most fun brunch in San Diego,” with brunch served daily until 3 p.m. After that, it is a raging karaoke party with elevated pub food and cocktails until 1 a.m.
3. Craft by Smoke and Fire, Anaheim
Craft by Smoke and Fire
specializes in - yes, you guessed it - craft food and craft cocktails, with a side of fantastic entertainment. The creative menu features expertly smoked meats, farm-to-table salads, mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches, and family-style platters.
195 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
4. Mama D’s Italian Kitchen, Newport Beach
Known especially for famous homemade ravioli,
serves up authentic Italian flavors in an atmosphere of family, fun, and hospitality. Mama D’s is committed not only to incredible food but to giving every customer an unforgettable experience and to making a difference in the world. Two successful locations attest to the popularity of this highly-rated restaurant.
3012 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663, USA
5. Bestia, Los Angeles
It may come as no surprise that an eatery with a name that every Angeleno has heard receives scores of high ratings.
is a husband and wife team-run restaurant that offers an amazing and creative take on multi-regional Italian cuisine with fresh, seasonal dishes and simple, elevated desserts, in a modern renovated Industrial space.
2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
6. Nicolas Eatery, Malibu
is a family-run French restaurant where the menu actually encourages guests to customize their orders. Chef Nicolas grew up in France and spent many years working for well-known and highly-rated restaurants both here and abroad. Now he is earning top ratings in his own kitchen.
22333 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, USA
7. Toma Restaurant & Bar, Santa Barbara
has been consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. Its reputation springs from its exceptional service, creative and flavorful menu, and its gorgeous waterfront locale.
324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
8. Stonehouse Restaurant, Montecito
In Santa Barbara’s stunning area of Montecito,
stands out as unique with a menu based on “organic inspiration” and “culinary artistry.” The restaurant serves up seasonally-inspired cuisine in a romantic, historic setting - one characterized by ocean views, twinkling lights, a wood-burning fireplace, and enchanting private dining spaces.
900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
9. République Restaurant, Los Angeles
The historic 1929 fairytale-like structure built by Charlie Chaplin, the delightful bakery, the French-inspired gastronomic menu, or the grand communal-style dining - it is hard to decide contributes most to the thousands of high customer ratings and headlines that feature
. It is far more than a satisfying meal, but a truly memorable experience when you dine at République.
624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Do any of the restaurants on the list surprise you? What makes you give a restaurant a high rating? We would really love to hear your thoughts. We would also love to share some
SoCal restaurants that are more than just places to eat.
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