Hardwood, brick and lush tropics highlight this year’s best places in the West to enjoy dinner and drinks with someone special.

Serea Coastal Cuisine in Coronado, California (Courtesy of Serēa Coastal Cuisine)
Serea Coastal Cuisine in Coronado, California (Courtesy of Serēa Coastal Cuisine)

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American Cuisine

Hearth ’61, Scottsdale, Arizona (Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale)
FIG Restaurant101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401https://figsantamonica.com
Hearth and Hill1153 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098https://hearth-hill.com/
The Fort19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465 https://thefort.com
The Original1600 20th St., Denver, CO 80202 https://www.theogdenver.com
Hearth ’615445 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253https://www.mountainshadows.com/dining/hearth

Beachside Dining

Westerly Public House in San Diego (Robert Miller)
The Lark131 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101https://www.thelarksb.com
Lucy's on Lighthouse1120 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950https://www.lucyspg.com
A+O Restaurant | Bar1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663https://www.balboabayresort.com/
Westerly Public House1451 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106https://www.westerlysd.com/
Adelaide L’Auberge Del Mar1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014https://www.laubergedelmar.com/dining/adelaide/Rad Hotel Redesigns
Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/hawaii/hyatt-regency-maui-resort-and-spa/oggrm/dining
COAST Big Sur49901 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920http://coastbigsur.com/
Serea1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118https://sereasandiego.com/


Deschutes Brewery and Public House, Bend, Oregon (Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery)
Three Creeks Brewing721 S Desperado Court, Sisters, OR 97759https://www.threecreeksbrewing.com/Desirable Destination
Deschutes Brewery Public House1044 NW Bond St., Bend, OR 97703https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/Desirable Destination
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.1441 SW Chandler Ave. #100, Bend, OR 97702https://www.cascadelakes.com/Desirable Destination
Boss Rambler Beer Club1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend, OR 97701https://bossrambler.com/Desirable Destination

Cocktail Bars & Distilleries

Backwards Distilling Company, Casper, Wyoming (Tawni Moore/@punxsutawni)
Backwards Distillling Company139 West 2nd Street, Suite 1B, Casper, WY 82601https://www.backwardsdistilling.com/Forward Distiller
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar398 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA 94102https://www.absinthe.com/
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club1330 27th St., Denver, CO 80205https://nocturnejazz.com/

Dining With a View

Sotavento at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065https://www.salishlodge.com/Dinner with a View
BluSky Restaurant & Bar1601 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805https://www.radissonbluskybar.com/
Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar7905 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 https://www.hhrooftopbar.com/
Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253http://www.lincolnsteakhouse.comDinner with a View
SkyTop Lounge at ADERO Scottsdale13225 N Eagle Ridge Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85268http://www.aderoscottsdale.comDinner with a View
VAGA Restaurant & Bar2100 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 http://www.vagarestaurant.comDinner with a View
Sotavento at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera MayaCarretera Federal, Carr. Cancun - Tulum Km. 298, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexicohttps://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/mexico/andaz-mayakoba-resort-riviera-maya/cunam/dining
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club1330 27th St., Denver, CO 80205https://nocturnejazz.com/
Casa Amate at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera MayaCarretera Federal, Carr. Cancun - Tulum Km. 298, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexicohttps://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/mexico/andaz-mayakoba-resort-riviera-maya/cunam/dining
The Front Yard at The Garland4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602http://www.thefrontyardla.com

Fine Dining

Fellow restaurant in Los Angeles (Ryan Tanaka)
Fellow1071 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024https://www.fellow.la
El Gaucho Seattle2200 Western Avenue, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98121https://elgaucho.com/
Mugen2452 Kalakaua, Honolulu, HI 96815https://www.mugenwaikiki.com/
Cheyenne Club at The Farm at Brush Creek66 Brush Creek Ranch Road, Saratoga, WY 82331https://www.brushcreekranch.com/thefarm/cheyenne-club

Oregon Dining

Sisters Coffee Company, Sisters, Oregon (Lauren Svatos/Sisters Coffee Co.)
Wild Rose Thai150 NW Oregon Ave., Bend, OR 97701https://www.wildrosethai.com/Desirable Destination
5 Fusion & Sushi Bar821 NW Wall Street #100, Bend, OR 97701https://www.5fusion.com/Desirable Destination
Sisters Coffee Co.273 W Hood Ave., Sisters, OR 97759https://www.sisterscoffee.com/Desirable Destination


The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza in Oceanside, California (Russell Spencer)
Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana430 South Ash St., Casper, WY 82601https://www.raccaspizzeria.com/
The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza1706 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054https://www.theprivateercoalfirepizza.com/


Lionfish restaurant in San Diego (Courtesy of Lionfish)
Lionfish435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101https://lionfishsd.com/
Ponto Lago at Park Hyatt Aviara7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011https://parkhyattaviara.com/
The Mayor's Table at Lido House3300 Newport Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92663https://lidohousehotel.com/mayors-table-pacific-pub.html

Spanish Cuisine

Loquita restaurant, Santa Barbara, California (Collin Dewell)
La Marcha2026 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702https://www.lamarchaberkeley.com/
Bellota888 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103https://www.bellotasf.com/
Loquita202 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101https://www.loquitasb.com


The Grill at Sage Lodge, Pray, Montana (Courtesy of Sage Lodge)
Silver Fox Steakhouse3422 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604https://silverfoxcasper.com/
FireRock Steakhouse6100 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609https://firerocksteakhouse.com/casper-location/
The Grill at Sage Lodge55 Sage Lodge Dr., Pray, MT 59065 https://www.sagelodge.com/grill.php

Wine Bars

Acme Bar & Company, Berkeley, California (Michelle Chou Photography)
Noble Riot1336 27th St., Denver, CO 80205https://nobleriot.com/Standout Wine Bar
Acme Bar & Company2026 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702https://www.acmebarandcompany.com/
Local Jones249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206https://www.halcyonhotelcherrycreek.com/local-jones
The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar1706 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054https://www.theprivateercoalfirepizza.com/

Wine Country Dining

PRESS restaurant, Helena, California (Eric Wolfinger)
PRESS Restaurant587 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574 https://www.pressnapavalley.com/
The Harbor House Inn5600 South Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432https://www.theharborhouseinn.com/
Hitching Post 2 Restaurant & Winery406 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427https://www.hitchingpost2.com
Brick Barn Wine Estate795 West Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427https://www.BrickBarnWineEstate.com
Ellen's Danish Pancake House180 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427https://discoverbuellton.com/
Finca Paso Robles1803 Spring St., Paso Robles, CA 93446https://fincapasorobles.com/
La Paloma Cafe702 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101https://lapalomasb.com
House of Better1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515https://drwilkinson.com/house-of-better
ROOH Palo Alto473 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301https://www.roohpaloalto.com/

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