1700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach
Take the old stately lady of Pebble Beach restaurants, give her a bath and flip her on her head. Shoo away the pretentious-and-fading French food. Sweep in a new patio with firepits and a wide solarium dining room next to it. Wrap a Carrera marble bar around a wood-fired oven space, a tiered island of 137 premium spirits and taps to nine wine canisters, each about a third the size of a beer keg, Qupé Syrah and Tangent Albariño among them (around $10 a glass, $48 a carafe).
[Excerpted from an article by Mark C. Anderson]