Quality Suites Central Coast
1631 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-5001
Fax: (805) 546-9475
Dine in an intimate and elegant environment featuring artisan North Italian cuisine at Buona Tavola. Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo's vibrant downtown area, this quintessential Italian restaurant presents an idyllic venue for romantic dinners, casual family affairs and celebrating special occasions. The menu features exquisite creations like the Risotto del cusio, Petti di pollo Asiago, Teneroni Portobello, Insalata bufala and Polpettine di anatra e tacchino. Decadent desserts and mature wines make excellent pairings with the food. The overall experience makes Buona Tavola a definite must-visit!
Get your Italian fix at Palazzo Giuseppe's, a quaint restaurant specializing in regional Italian cuisine. The vibe is upscale and elegant, suiting every occasion, whether casual family dining or romantic dinners. Service sustains a high level and the food shines for its authenticity. Must-try's on the menu are the Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Osso Buco, Linguine Vongole and Carpaccio di Pesce Spada. Choicest wines from their personal wine cellar complete the experience. Also, don't forget to check out their deli/bakery next door that stocks some of the freshest Italian ingredients to take home.
Bon Temps Creole Cafe is the standard for Cajun and Creole flavors on the Central Coast. Opened in 1995, owner Phil Lang welcomes guests with Southern hospitality and home-style cooking that is sure to transport you to the Big Easy. Some of their signature dishes include catfish po-boy, muffaletta, seafood gumbo, alligator etouffee and shrimp jambalaya. The ambiance at this place is laid-back with beaded strings and New Orleans curios as decor. Live blues and jazz performances enhance your experience.
A local gem hidden away in San Luis Obisco, Luna Red is one of the top dining-spots in town. Known for its tapas style food and lovely cafe-esque setting, the restaurant presents an idyllic venue for romantic dinners, family lunches and night-outs with friends. The atmosphere is upbeat and elegant, featuring live music by local bands and artists. On the menu one will find an array of international varieties ranging from the Braised Pork Shoulder Tamal to the Scattered Sashimi. Each dish is prepared using original recipes and locally-sourced superior ingredients. Drinks line-up is equally impressive with wines and cocktails that pair perfectly with the small plates. Patrons can choose to dine in the cozy interiors or on the lovely patio under the sun. Reservations are welcomed.
Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, only steps away from the railway station, Cafe Roma has remained a go-to spot in the neighborhood for Italian since the 80s. The consistent standards in quality and service have the patrons coming back even today. The vintage decor and classy ambiance lend an understated elegance to the place, making it an ideal venue for romantic dinners, casual family affairs and night-outs. The dining space extends to the lovely patio outside. A concise menu lists artisan Italian specialties like Linguine “Scampi”, Buffala Mozzarella Caprese, Carpaccio di Bresaola and Wild Salmon. And excellent wines make perfect pairings with the menu selections and complete the dining experience. Reservations are welcomed.
Mother's Tavern is a place where you can enjoy generous portions of delectable American dishes. The bar offers the choicest of spirits, and there's fun events like DJ sessions and karaoke happening regularly. At Mother's Tavern, the prices and the service are both friendly.
Spend an evening with your loved-one at this creekside restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo. The romantic ambiance is perfectly complemented by the exceptional food inspired by international flavors and choicest wines. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Most patrons choose the lovely patio, however the dimly-lit and elegantly decorated indoor dining room is also good enough. On the menu one will find a variety of Asian and Mediterranean specialties like the Thai Green Chicken Curry, Pork Carnitas Sopes, Hummus Plate and Tandoori Spiced Prawns. Portions are generous and flavors are authentic. They also serve good-old cocktails like Brandy Sidecar and Manhattan. Reservations are recommended.
A family-owned restaurant, Oasis features Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine. The food served here is authentic and prepared with culinary excellence. The place has a welcoming vibe and the decor is charming. You must try the Moroccan tea or one of their smoothies, when you visit.
For those who want to experience authentic Italian cuisine in a simple, elegant and friendly environment, come down to Mama's Meatballs - a family-run restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo. Chef Nicola brings his culinary expertise and passion for good food to this quaint eatery, giving patrons a taste of regional Italian specialties. On the menu one can find his true-to-original interpretations of favorite dishes like Risotto allo Scoglio, Eggplant Parmigiana, Gnocchi di Patate al Pomodoro and Chicken Marsala. Decadent desserts and mature wines round off the dining experience. Efficient pick-up, delivery, catering service and private dining are also offered.
Budget Cafe is usually frequented by the locals for its delightful breakfast menu. The pancakes from here are especially delicious and a must-try. Decor is adorable and ambiance is warm and friendly. Prices are extremely affordable.
The Uppercrust Trattoria and Catering has been serving excellent Mediterranean-Italian cuisine to one and all. The owner couple Ron and Terez Tyni along with chef Martin Gonzales ensure that no efforts are spared in serving lavish dishes to its patrons. Right from the core ingredients to the final dressing everything is planned and executed with precision. Its fine menu boasts of dishes like Chicken Crepes, Herb chicken Caesar salad in a freshly baked pita pocket, Seafood Pasta, Chicken Picatta and much more. There is a special kids menu for your little ones and separate fare for health conscious guests too. And, if you are hosting a party, you can avail their catering services as well as hire its banquet room. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Home to Pismo Beach's favorite steaks and ribs, F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House is any meat-lover's temple. Located on Highway 101, this restaurant is an idyllic destination for casual family dinners and even business lunches offering stunning views of the ocean and the sunny valley. The atmosphere is comfortable and elegant, service is top-notch and the quality of food is unmatched. Go for the Filet Mignon, Oak Pit BBQ Pork Ribs, Baby Back Ribs, The Original “Tunny Special” and the F. McLintocks Burger. Seafood lovers are also in for treat with specialties like Corvina Sea Bass, Scampi and Seafood Fettuccine lining up the menu. A good wine list accompanies the menu picks and adds a finishing touch to the memorable dining experience. Reservations are recommended.