The 8 best restaurants in California

Bouchon Bistro, Yountville CABouchon BistroRestaurants like Bouchon Bistro put the Golden State on the culinary map.

California is known for many things — sunshine, surfing, startups, and food.

We recently released our annual list of the best restaurants in America, an aggregation of five of the most prestigious food awards and rankings in the country (you can read more about our methodology here).

We pulled the California-based restaurants from our list and re-ranked them here.

8. The Bazaar -- Beverly Hills

Chef: José Andrés
The Bazaar

7. Bouchon Bistro -- Yountville

Chef: Thomas Keller
Bouchon Bistro

6. Spago -- Beverly Hills

Chef: Wolfgang Puck
Spago

5. Saison -- San Francisco

Chef: Joshua Skenes
Saison

4. Manresa -- Los Gatos

Chef: David Kinch
Manresa

3. The Restaurant at Meadowood -- St. Helena

Chef: Christopher Kostow
The Restaurant at Meadowood

2. Restaurant Gary Danko -- San Francisco

Chef: Gary Danko
Restaurant Gary Danko

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