Le Bec-Fin, (215) 567-1000
For three decades, Georges Perrier's very French Le Bec-Fin hasdrawn demanding gourmets and sent them home deliriously sated byfoie gras, truffles, and dozens of desserts.
Fleur de Lys, (415) 673-7779
Subterranean and romantic with tented ceilings, the one place youdon't want to miss in San Francisco for French cuisine.
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
Valentino, (310) 829-4313
Owner Piero Selvaggio's ebullience spills over everything here;follow his sage advice on Italian food and wine.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
L'Orangerie, (310) 652-9770
For haute cuisine L.A. style, this is really your only option. Manymovie scenes filmed here.
The French Laundry, (707) 944-2380
Ever-inventive chef Thomas Keller is a master at making nine-courseAmerican-modern dinners of fabulous flavor.
Really hip and modern in decor, this East Berlin innovator haslittle competition at this level of refinement. German ingredientsdone with a light touch.
Comme chez Soi, 011-32-2-512-2921
An affable, unpretentious, and comfortable restaurant with superband hearty Belgian and French cooking from chef-owner PierreWynants.
La Villa des Lys, 011-33-4-92-987700
Some of the finest seafood on the Riviera that makes this the bigsplurge for grand dining at the Majestic Hotel.
CANNETO SULL'OGGLIO, ITALY
Madoninna del Pescatore, 011-39-0376-723001
In the golden farm country of Northern Italy, this is one of theworld's most perfectly orchestrated restaurants, with the Santinifamily happily in control of your pleasure.
Patrick Guilbaud, Merrion Hotel, 011-353-1-676-4192