cortez, hotel adagio, san francisco
cork-covered columns, a mahogany bar, a walnut wine wall, and calder-meets-miró lights create an alluring backdrop for the mediterranean small-plates cooking of husband-and-wife chefs quinn and karen hatfield. (415) 292-6360, www.­cortezrestaurant.com

dry creek kitchen, healdsburg,
sonoma county

a country-chic showcase for the sophisticated, farm-fresh food of charlie palmer, with an open kitchen, vaulted ceilings, dramatic flowers, and garden seating. (707) 431-0330, www.drycreek kitchen.com

bastide, los angeles
an intimate, light-filled bungalow on chic melrose place, designed by andrée putman. innovative chef ludovic lefebvre brings a creative touch to international cuisine. (323) 651-5950