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)
Hearth ’61, Scottsdale, Arizona (Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale)
Name Address Website
FIG Restaurant 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 https://figsantamonica.com
Hearth and Hill 1153 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098 https://hearth-hill.com/
The Fort 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison, CO 80465 https://thefort.com
The Original 1600 20th St., Denver, CO 80202 https://www.theogdenver.com
Hearth ’61 5445 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 https://www.mountainshadows.com/dining/hearth

Beachside Dining

Westerly Public House in San Diego (Robert Miller)
Westerly Public House in San Diego (Robert Miller)
Name Address Website Award
The Lark 131 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 https://www.thelarksb.com
Lucy's on Lighthouse 1120 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 https://www.lucyspg.com
A+O Restaurant | Bar 1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663 https://www.balboabayresort.com/
Westerly Public House 1451 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106 https://www.westerlysd.com/
Adelaide L’Auberge Del Mar 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 https://www.laubergedelmar.com/dining/adelaide/ Rad Hotel Redesigns
Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa 200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761 https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/hawaii/hyatt-regency-maui-resort-and-spa/oggrm/dining
COAST Big Sur 49901 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920 http://coastbigsur.com/
Serea 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 https://sereasandiego.com/

Breweries

Deschutes Brewery and Public House, Bend, Oregon (Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery)
Deschutes Brewery and Public House, Bend, Oregon (Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery)
Name Address Website Award
Three Creeks Brewing 721 S Desperado Court, Sisters, OR 97759 https://www.threecreeksbrewing.com/ Desirable Destination
Deschutes Brewery Public House 1044 NW Bond St., Bend, OR 97703 https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/ Desirable Destination
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. 1441 SW Chandler Ave. #100, Bend, OR 97702 https://www.cascadelakes.com/ Desirable Destination
Boss Rambler Beer Club 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend, OR 97701 https://bossrambler.com/ Desirable Destination

Cocktail Bars & Distilleries

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, San Francisco
Backwards Distilling Company, Casper, Wyoming (Tawni Moore/@punxsutawni)
Name Address Website Award
Backwards Distillling Company 139 West 2nd Street, Suite 1B, Casper, WY 82601 https://www.backwardsdistilling.com/ Forward Distiller
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar 398 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA 94102 https://www.absinthe.com/
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club 1330 27th St., Denver, CO 80205 https://nocturnejazz.com/

Dining With a View

Sotavento at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Sotavento at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Name Address Website Award
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 https://www.salishlodge.com/ Dinner with a View
BluSky Restaurant & Bar 1601 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805 https://www.radissonbluskybar.com/
Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar 7905 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 https://www.hhrooftopbar.com/
Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 http://www.lincolnsteakhouse.com Dinner with a View
SkyTop Lounge at ADERO Scottsdale 13225 N Eagle Ridge Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85268 http://www.aderoscottsdale.com Dinner with a View
VAGA Restaurant & Bar 2100 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 http://www.vagarestaurant.com Dinner with a View
Sotavento at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya Carretera Federal, Carr. Cancun - Tulum Km. 298, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/mexico/andaz-mayakoba-resort-riviera-maya/cunam/dining
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club 1330 27th St., Denver, CO 80205 https://nocturnejazz.com/
Casa Amate at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya Carretera Federal, Carr. Cancun - Tulum Km. 298, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/mexico/andaz-mayakoba-resort-riviera-maya/cunam/dining
The Front Yard at The Garland 4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602 http://www.thefrontyardla.com

Fine Dining

Fellow restaurant Los Angeles (Ryan Tanaka)
Fellow restaurant in Los Angeles (Ryan Tanaka)
Name Address Website
Fellow 1071 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 https://www.fellow.la
El Gaucho Seattle 2200 Western Avenue, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98121 https://elgaucho.com/
Mugen 2452 Kalakaua, Honolulu, HI 96815 https://www.mugenwaikiki.com/
Cheyenne Club at The Farm at Brush Creek 66 Brush Creek Ranch Road, Saratoga, WY 82331 https://www.brushcreekranch.com/thefarm/cheyenne-club

Oregon Dining

Sisters Coffee Company, Sisters, Oregon (Lauren Svatos/Sisters Coffee Co.)
Sisters Coffee Company, Sisters, Oregon (Lauren Svatos/Sisters Coffee Co.)
Name Address Website Award
Wild Rose Thai 150 NW Oregon Ave., Bend, OR 97701 https://www.wildrosethai.com/ Desirable Destination
5 Fusion & Sushi Bar 821 NW Wall Street #100, Bend, OR 97701 https://www.5fusion.com/ Desirable Destination
Sisters Coffee Co. 273 W Hood Ave., Sisters, OR 97759 https://www.sisterscoffee.com/ Desirable Destination

Pizza

The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza in Oceanside, California (Russell Spencer)
The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza in Oceanside, California (Russell Spencer)
Name Address Website
Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana 430 South Ash St., Casper, WY 82601 https://www.raccaspizzeria.com/
The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza 1706 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 https://www.theprivateercoalfirepizza.com/

Seafood

Lionfish restaurant in San Diego (Courtesy of Lionfish)
Lionfish restaurant in San Diego (Courtesy of Lionfish)
Name Address Website
Lionfish 435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 https://lionfishsd.com/
Ponto Lago at Park Hyatt Aviara 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011 https://parkhyattaviara.com/
The Mayor's Table at Lido House 3300 Newport Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92663 https://lidohousehotel.com/mayors-table-pacific-pub.html

Spanish Cuisine

Loquita restaurant, Santa Barbara, California (Collin Dewell)
Loquita restaurant, Santa Barbara, California (Collin Dewell)
Name Address Website
La Marcha 2026 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702 https://www.lamarchaberkeley.com/
Bellota 888 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103 https://www.bellotasf.com/
Loquita 202 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 https://www.loquitasb.com

Steakhouses

The Grill at Sage Lodge, Pray, Montana (Courtesy of Sage Lodge)
The Grill at Sage Lodge, Pray, Montana (Courtesy of Sage Lodge)
Name Address Website
Silver Fox Steakhouse 3422 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604 https://silverfoxcasper.com/
FireRock Steakhouse 6100 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 https://firerocksteakhouse.com/casper-location/
The Grill at Sage Lodge 55 Sage Lodge Dr., Pray, MT 59065 https://www.sagelodge.com/grill.php

Wine Bars

Acme Bar & Company, Berkeley, California (Michelle Chou Photography)
Acme Bar & Company, Berkeley, California (Michelle Chou Photography)
Name Address Website Award
Noble Riot 1336 27th St., Denver, CO 80205 https://nobleriot.com/ Standout Wine Bar
Acme Bar & Company 2026 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702 https://www.acmebarandcompany.com/
Local Jones 249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206 https://www.halcyonhotelcherrycreek.com/local-jones
The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar 1706 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 https://www.theprivateercoalfirepizza.com/

Wine Country Dining

PRESS restaurant, Helena, California (Eric Wolfinger)
PRESS restaurant, Helena, California (Eric Wolfinger)
Name Address Website
PRESS Restaurant 587 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574 https://www.pressnapavalley.com/
The Harbor House Inn 5600 South Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432 https://www.theharborhouseinn.com/
Hitching Post 2 Restaurant & Winery 406 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427 https://www.hitchingpost2.com
Brick Barn Wine Estate 795 West Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427 https://www.BrickBarnWineEstate.com
Ellen's Danish Pancake House 180 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427 https://discoverbuellton.com/
Finca Paso Robles 1803 Spring St., Paso Robles, CA 93446 https://fincapasorobles.com/
La Paloma Cafe 702 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 https://lapalomasb.com
House of Better 1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515 https://drwilkinson.com/house-of-better
ROOH Palo Alto 473 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 https://www.roohpaloalto.com/


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