The 16 best restaurants in California

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Get incredibly fresh seafood at Providence in Los Angeles.
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Facebook/Providence

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. You can read our full methodology here.

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

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Facebook/Trois Mec

Chef: Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo

Trois Mec


15. Cafe at Chez Panisse — Berkeley

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Lin Lin S/Yelp

Chef: Alice Waters

Chez Panisse


14. Campton Place — San Francisco

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Yelp/Stan L.

Chef: Srijith Gopinathan

Campton Place Restaurant


13. Baumé — Palo Alto

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Yelp/Anthony N.

Chef: Bruno Chemel

Baumé


12. Commis — Oakland

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Flickr/T.Tseng

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

Commis


11. Atelier Crenn — San Francisco

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Yelp/Iris H.

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

Atelier Crenn


10. Coi — San Francisco

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Facebook/Coi Restaurant

Chef: Matthew Kirkley

Coi


9. Providence — Los Angeles

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Facebook/Providence

Chef: Michael Cimarusti

Providence


8. Quince — San Francisco

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Facebook/Quince Restaurant

Chef: Michael Tusk

Quince


7. Restaurant Gary Danko — San Francisco

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Yelp/Faust T.

Chef: Gary Danko

Restaurant Gary Danko


6. Acquerello — San Francisco

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Acquerello/Facebook

Chef: Suzette Gresham

Acquerello


5. Saison — San Francisco

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Facebook/SAISON

Chef: Josh Skenes

Saison


4. Benu — San Francisco

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Yelp/Dean C.

Chef: Corey Lee, Brandon Rodgers (executive chef)

Benu


3. The Restaurant at Meadowood — St. Helena

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Yelp/D T.

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

The Restaurant at Meadowood


2. Manresa — Los Gatos

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Flickr/Edsel Little

Chef: David Kinch

Manresa


1. The French Laundry — Yountville

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The French Laundry/Deborah Jones

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

The French Laundry