Its rare that a restaurant can double as a perfect date place and a perfectly platonic spot to gather with friends. Californos succeeds on both counts, courtesy of an inviting deck and a number of dishes meant for sharing. The artichoke-chili-cheese spread is a great alternative to the ubiquitous spinach-and-artichoke dip, and the baked brie is decadent. Californos even offers tableside singing with its monthly Opera Suppers, at which local actors share their vocal talents between courses.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Lot Available, Street