Boulevard, San Francisco, CA.
The gorgeous dining room at Chef Nancy Oakes’s landmark Embarcadero neighborhood–based Boulevard is as warm and inviting as her American cuisine, not to mention the breathtaking Bay Bridge views. Her Berkshire Kurobuta pork prime rib chop is wood-oven-roasted and served with Calvados mutsu apple fritto, cold-pressed apple miel, poppy seed spaetzle, half moon bay brussel sprouts, and Edwards Virginia bacon. Deviled red kuri squash and roasted sage pork jus round out this spectacular dish. This James Beard Award–winning restaurant alone is worth a trip to San Francisco.