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Along with the stunning views California's Central Coast provides, there are some fantastic restaurants in Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. If you're looking for jaw-dropping vistas and impressive cuisine, book a table at Sierra Mar Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant in Big Sur flaunts absolutely gorgeous views of the Pacific from its dining room. The four-course prix fixe and nine-course tasting menus change daily, but you can expect plenty of seasonal organic ingredients. At lunch, you can indulge in a three-course prix fixe menu. Up the way in Carmel Valley, you'll find Marinus tucked inside Bernardus Lodge. The rustic surroundings make for a beautiful dinner setting, and with a refreshing California menu, you won't forget where you are. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner, which you don't want to miss considering the ever-changing menu offers dishes that celebrate local ingredients. For a romantic twist on California cuisine, make a reservation at Aubergine, the Restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel. The intimate dining room at L'Auberge Carmel has just 10 to 12 tables, so you can concentrate fully on your gastronomic adventure.