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DEL FRISCO'S GRILLE
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1551 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

DEL FRISCO'S GRILLE - Across from the Iconic Santa Monica Pier - Here is where you want to eat or dine. Great Bar/ Comfortable room/ friendly great atmosphere.

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NEW CATEGORY: HONORABLE MENTION — It seems that 'The Love Chef's' travels have taken him globetrotting and visiting many restaurants, he's eager to tell you about as soon as possible. For this reason we've created the "Honorable Mention" category, with restaurants and locations listed.

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Arizona    
THE FISH MARKET & TOP OF THE MARKET
California    
DEL FRISCO'S GRILLE

HILLSTONE

PANINI CAFÉ

IL FORNAIO

GRASING'S

CHASE

JULIA'S KITCHEN

VILLA CREEK

THE AHWAHNEE DINING ROOM

POSTRIO

MISSION RANCH

TOWER CAFÉ

OVATION AT THE OPERA

CAFÉ ROMA

TRA VIGNE

A. P. STUMPS

GRAND CAFE

HARRIS RANCH RESTAURANTS

NEW SUMMER HOUSE

MARTINI HOUSE
1245 Spring Street
St. Helena, CA
(707) 963-2233

Delightful inside and out! A must visit!


MUSTARDS GRILL
Napa, CA
(707) 944-2424


Colorado    
SUNBIRD

CHERRY CREEK GRILL

ZAIDY'S DELI OF CHERRY CREEK

Delaware    
MICHELE'S @ DOVER DOWN'S HOTEL & CASINO

HARRY'S SEAFOOD GRILL

Florida    
ROOSTERFISH GRILL

ROY'S

DONATELLO

PIQUANT

OLD HICKORY STEAK HOUSE

SELVA (Peruvian Latin Fusion)

KEEGAN'S SEAFOOD & GRILLE

SPOTO'S/GRILL 131

CHEZ COLETTE FRENCH BISTRO

GRAZZI ITALIAN GRILLE

CORK-N-BREW BISTRO

SEA SEA RIDERS

CICCIO’S & TONY’S

CAFÉ de PARIS BAKERY

ALFANO'S RESTAURANT & SPLENDIDO LOUNGE

CAFÉ PONTE

CLEAR SKY BEACHSIDE CAFÉ

THE LOBSTER POT AND MARTINI LOUNGE

CESARE AT THE BEACH

WESTSHORE PIZZA

VENUS RESTAURANT

PANERA BREAD

MARLIN DARLIN GRILL

MAGGIE MAE'S ON THE BLUFFS

JEWEL CAFÉ

E & E STAKEOUT GRILL

CODY'S ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE

BONEFISH GRILL

THE BEACHCOMBER

MIS EN PLACE

OSCEOLA STREET CAFÉ

THE WINE CELLAR

BALLY HOO GRILL

THE BEACH COMBER
Clearwater Beach, FL
(727) 442-4144

ISLAND WAY
Clearwater, FL
(727) 461-6617

SALT ROCK GRILL
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
(727) 593-7625

BERNS STEAK HOUSE
Tampa, FL
(813) 251-2421

RAINDANCER STEAK HOUSE
2300 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
(501) 684-2810

CRABBY BILL'S
Indian Rocks, FL
(727) 585-4825

FRED FLEMING'S BARBECUE
Tampa, FL
(813) 875-3733

SAMMY FROG'S
6260 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, FL
(941) 907-2005

Georgia    
PITTYPAT’S PORCH

RHINEHART’S OYSTER BAR

MID CITY CUISINE

Idaho    
COTTONWOOD GRILL

Illinois    
COCO PAZZO CAFÉ

MILLER'S PUB

RL

ATWOOD CAFE

SOUTH WATER KITCHEN

PAPA MILANO

Indiana    
ROCKWALL
3426 Paoli Pike
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

Delightful inside and out!

Kentucky    
AUGUST MOON (Chinese Bistro)

RED STAR TAVERN

JACK FRY'S

SALSA

LYNN'S PARADISE CAFÉ

Maryland    
KALI'S COURT
1606 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD
(410) 276-4700

Missouri    
ANNIE GUNN'S

Montana    
CAFÉ REGIS

Nevada    
MARTORANO'S

New Mexico    
MARIA'S

New York    
THE FOUR SEASONS

GOSMAN'S INLET CAFE/TOPSIDE

GOSMAN'S INLET CAFE/TOPSIDE

CHRIS’ NY SANDWICH CO.

MIRBEAU

CHEF'S

JACKSON HOLE

NEARY'S

THE RIPE TOMATO

JOELLE'S FRENCH BISTRO

GRIMALDI'S LUNA PARK

MOTHER'S RESTAURANT

ROLF'S RESTAURANT

UNCLE BACALA'S

LONGFELLOWS

CHEZ JOSEPHINE

NEW CORNER

DOMINICKS

SIRO'S

MINETTA TAVERN

FINO'S WEST

MARIA

8½
9 West 57th Street
New York, NY
(212) 829-0812

THE RIPE TOMATO
Route 9 & 9P
Malta, NY
(518) 581-1530

H20
215 W. Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 361-6464

CAFÉ LULU
214 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 625-3815

North Carolina    
ZAMBRA

CORNER KITCHEN

Ohio    
BELLA
Oregon    
EVERGREEN

SALTY'S

PAZZO

JAKE'S GRILL
611 S.W. 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 220-1850

Pennsylvania    
REVOLUTION HOUSE

BRICCO

CUBA LIBRE

MONTEREY BAY FISH GROTTO

WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL

FORK
306 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-9425

D'IMPERIO'S
3412 William Penn Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
(412) 823-4800

South Dakota    
ALPINE INN

JAKES

MINERVA'S

THEO'S

Texas    
MEYERS ELGIN SMOKEHOUSE

THE PORCH

BLUE MESA GRILL
7700 W. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX
(214) 378-8686

Utah    
LAMB'S GRILL CAFE

BAMBARA

Virginia    
TOBACCO CO.
1201 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Washington    
PONTI SEAFOOD GRILL

LIBRARY BISTRO & BOOKSTORE BAR

SAZERAC

TULIO

MACHIAVELLI
1215 Pine Street
Seattle, WA
(206) 621-7941

727 PINE STREET RESTAURANT
727 Pine Street
Seattle, WA
(206) 774-6400

Wisconsin    
WATER STREET BREWERY
1101 No. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 272-1195

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Australia    
THE LITTLE SNAIL

BLUE FISH RESTAURANT

COAST

DOYLES

NICKS

THE SEBEL

NEPTUNES ON THE COVE

LIMONE

ORBIT RESTAURANT

TATLER

THE COW PIZZA & SPAGHETTI HOUSE

THE 19TH

AZURE

THE CAMELOT

WATERFRONT

LA CAMERA

PLACES

GROSSI FLORENTINO

CAFE ITALIA

MONARCH CAKE SHOP
Belgium    
LEON/1893
Costa Rica    

SAN JOSE
Escazu/Costa Rica

LA CASCADA

TIQUICIA

Cuba    
Café Ajiaco Calle 92 # 267
e/sta y 3 ra Cajimar
Havana
# 765 0514/052646274

Café Laurent
Calle M # 257
19y21 Penthouse
Vedado, Havana
# (537) 831 2090

El Jardin de los Millagros
Calle 37 #817
El 24y San Juan Bautista
Nuero Vedado
Havana
(537)881 1053

La Bonita
Avenida 7 MA #3602
Esquina 36
Miramar
Havana
(537) 212 5005

Iberostar
Neptuno e/ Prado y Zulueta
Old Havana
(537)786 06627

Finca del Mar
Calle 35 Entro 18y20
Punta Gorda
Cienfuegos, Cuba
(53) 43 526598

San Miguel
Callie Cuba 52 esquina a Pena Pobre
La Habana Vieja
Cuba
(537) 862 7656

La California
Calle Crespo 55 entre San Lazaro y Refugio
7863 7510
(Great Pizza & Pizza)

Denmark    
LENORE CHRISTINE
Egypt    
ARABESQUE

CAFE TELFELA

England (UK)    
London
West End Kitchen  —  5 Panton Street, London, England. If you are out and about in the West End, this local (nothing fancy) eatery serves up decent food at great value. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

Finland    
KANAVARANTA
France    
AN AMERICAN DINER

AU PETIT BISTRO

LA PAIVA

LE MONTEBELLO

PAVILLON ELYSEES

ALFIO

LE MARCEA

BISTROT LE CHAMP DE MARS

LE GRAND COLBERT

Paris, France
Restaurant au vieux Paris d’ Arcole
01 4051 7852
Notre Dame

“It started with a coffee after visiting Notre Dame again”. This is a quaint restaurant with a traditional French Menu — Prepared with finesse. Entrees are priced similar to a fine US restaurant.


Au Bon Accueil
011 33 147 054611
14 rue de Monttessuy

Cozy, upscale food near the Eiffel Tower. Prices are reasonable.


Dominique Bouchet
33 145 610946
11 rue Treilhard

Special/Fine Dining/Upscale/Pricey $.


Rouen, France
Gill Cote’ Bistro
011 33 235 89 8872
02 35 89 8872
14 Place du Vieux
Marche,Rouen France

Upscale Special Dining


Normandy, France (near Omaha Beach)
6 Juin/Brasserie
02 31 22 34841
27, rue Marechal Joffre.

“If you’re visiting the D-Day Mueseum this is a fine Brasserie located towards the end of the main street."


Gibraltar    
Roy's Cod Plaice Casemates Square —  Fresh cod fish and chips.

El Patio Casemates Square —  Good food in the maze of tourist's restaurants.

The Clipper 78 Irish Town —  Local popular pub - serves up "Pub Grub".

Shamiyanna 22 Main Street  —  Popular Indian restaurant.

Hong Kong    
The Chairman (Chinese) — 18 Kau u Fong Central Tel: 2555 2202

798 Unit & Co. — Times Square Causeway Bay, 12th Floor Tel: 852 250611
“Casual dining while in Time Square area”

SML —Times Square Causeway Bay, 11th Floor Tel: 852-2577 3444
“Casual dining while in Time Square area”

Hungary    
GUNDEL

RESTAURANT KARPATIA

MOSAIC CAFÉ RESTAURANT

Iceland    
FJALAKOTTURINN

FISH MARKET

OLD ICELAND

DILL

RESTAURANT REYKJAVIK

India    

AGRA

PESHAWARI

DELHI

CAFÉ RENDEZVOUS

MUMBAI (BOMBAY)

MAHESH

KHYBER RESTAURANT

THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE HOTEL

MEZZO MEZZO, SAFFRON, SPICES

FORT VIEW RESTAURANT

JODHPUR

HANWANT MAHAL

Italy    
DA BIMBI

La CUCCUMA

ROMA RISTORANTES

Along Via V. Veneto:
ALEX CAFE/BRASSERIE

CAFE VENETO/RESTAURANT ABADOR
Jewish Area:
PIPERNO --
Trastevere Area (Old Area):
TRATTORIA 'DA LUCIA

FLORENCE

CAFFE BIGALLO

OSTERIA DEL CHINGHIALE

DI SASSO DI DANTE

PERCHE NO

ILL MAGNIFICO LORENZO RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA

JJ'S IRISH PUB

THE SAVOY HOTEL

SIENA

North Siena (City/Town):
'JOLLY' RESTAURANT/PIZZERIA

FONTEBECCI RISTORANTE PIZZERIA

OSTERIA NONNA GINA

THE NEW PICCOLO HOTEL CHIANTI

TUSCANY

Chianti Region (City/Town):
BADIA A COLTIBUONO WINERY AND RESTAURANT

Montevarchi Chianti Region:
RISTORANTE CASTELLUCCI

Assissi (City/Town):
TRATTORIA DEGLI UMBRI

Perugia (City/Town):
SPINNATO ANTICO CAFFE

OSTERIA DEL GHIOTTONE

Sorrento (City/Town):
RISTORANTE/PIZZERIA VOLA BIANCA

Naples (City/Town):
DE MATEO'S

SICILY

Palermo (City/Town):
RISTORANTE LO SCUDIERO

Agrigento (City/Town):
RISTORANTE ENOTECA LEON D'ORO

Syracuse (City/Town):
CAFFE LA PIAZZA

TRATTORIA LA FOGLIA MEDITERRANEAN & VEGETARIANA

Taormina (City/Town):
HOTEL VILLA DUCALE

RISTORANTE/BAR AL CASTELLO

GAMBERO ROSSO

L'ORSOBRUNO

Castelmola (City/Town):
TAVERNA DELL'ETNA

TURRISI BAR/CAFE

ON THE COSTIERA AMALFITANA

Ravello (City/Town):
VILLA MARIA

CUMPA COSIMO

VENICE

AL COLUMBO

BAKERY FANTASY

ALA BRICOLA

TERRAZZA DANIELI

GRAND CANAL RESTAURANT

VENICE (TORCELLO)

VILLA 600

SPERANZA

FLORIAN

Korea (Seoul)    

Shindong kung — Non Hyun dong 166 Tel: 02 516 1101

“A casual barbecue restaurant in the bustling Gamjatang area.”


Jun ITM Suck — c-12 Coex Mall Tel: 02 6002 6460

“Great – beyond fast food eating at the Coex Mall.”

Ha Nu So — 272 Nakwon-Dong Frusersuhes 1F Tel: 02 739 9990

Tosokchon — 85-1 chebu-dong Jongno-gu Seoul Tel: 02 733 6645

“Yes, this is where the famous chicken in the pot with ginseng originated. The lines are long.”

Monaco    
PULCINELLA

Le PERIGORDIN

CHERI'S CAFE
Norway    
ESPLANAD KAPPELI
Portugal    
Lisbon
As Salgadeiras rua das Salgadeiras 18 Tel: 21 342 1157 —  Cozy atmosphere serving up traditional dishes.

Canto de Camoes Travessa Da Espera 58 Tel: 21 346 5464 —  Fado music nightly with some OK food.

Cervejaria Da Trindade rua Nova da Trindade 20 Tel: 21-342 3506 —  Beautiful 170 year old restaurant and beer hall, its own beer and dishes that the locals crowd in for.

Doca Peixe Las Docas, Docade Santo Amar Tel: 21 397 3565  —  Seafood with the view!

Singapore    

Halia— Located in the Singapore Botanical Gardens Tel: 65 8444 1148.

“When visiting the famous Botanical Gardens do plan to eat lunch or dinner at the Halia Restaurant. The setting makes the food taste even better.”

Ju Dian BBQ — No. 14 Smith Street Tel: 65 6222 5166

Jumbo Seafood— 30 Merchant Road 01-01/02 Riverside Point Tel: 6532 3455

“Go for the famous Chili Crab.”

South Africa    
Cape Town
The Quarterdeck —  (located in the Portswood Hotel at V & A waterfront area). Original Breakwater Prison, built in 1860 - this is a unique and historic South African location. The restaurant is now a handsome space in the Portswood Hotel.

The Malay menu choices are by far the best you will find in this grand city. Of course, a selection of continental favorites is also offered. Definitely a must Love Chef visit.


Belthazar (No relation to NYC's Belthazar) —  Located on V & A waterfront, Cape Town. Great South African steak. Wine by the glass (an extensive selection). Tel. +27 (0) 21 421 3753 Fax +27 (0) 421 3748.

Balducci's (No relation to NYC's Balducci's) —  Located on V & A waterfront, Cape Town. Casual with satisfying menu. Tel: +27 (0) 21 421 6002 Fax: +27 (0) 421 6060.

Bala —  Located on V & A waterfront, Cape Town. A stunning restaurant with great seafood and wine. Tel: +27 (0) 21 421 0935 Fax: +27 (0) 421 0933.

Danker Belgian Restaurant & Bar —  Located on V & A waterfront, Cape Town. Belgian beer and mussels - plus, plus. Location · Location · Location. Tel: +27 (0) 21 419 0249 Fax: +27 (0) 21 419 0251.

La Petite Ferme Cape Town, South Africa (Franschhoek) —  French cuisine in the perfect setting of Wine Land. Lunch only. Reservations required.

Simon's Town
Bertha's —  Quayside Centre, 1 Wharf Road, Simon's Town, South Africa. A delightful restaurant with great views across yacht harbor. Tel: +27 (0) 21 786 2130 Fax: +27 (0) 21 786 2286.

Hermanus —  Seafood at the Marine Hotel and Pavilion at the Marine Hotel. Two great restaurants in a jewel of a hotel at which in whale season you watch the playful antics of the whales. Tel: +27 (0) 28 313 1000 Fax: +27 (0) 28 313 0160.

Hermanus —  Europa on Village Square. Great location for a coffee and sandwich. Tel: +27 (0) 28 312 4377 Fax: +27 (0) 28 316 1526.

Spain    
La CAMELLA
Madrid
Asador de Donostierra C/ Infanta Mercedes 79 Tel: 915-790-871 —  Rustic decor; huge portions; great seafood and Galician beef (have the steak for two). You may bump shoulders with local celebrities even the real Madrid football team. MAKE RESERVATIONS!

Jose Luis The one at C/ Serrano 89 Tel: 915-630-958 —  Great tapas/ cerveceria restaurant; several around Madrid.

Bocaito C/ Libertad 6 Tel: 915-321-219 —  Andalusian tapas and full menu.

Castello’s (address the same as name) Tel: 914-359-134  —  Modern Basque dishes.

Seville
La Hasteria del Laurel Plaza de los venerables, 5 (in the Barrio Santa Cruz)
Tel: 954 220 295 —  The infamous "Don Juan's meeting place"; typical Andalusian tapas/full meal.

Restaurante La Cueva Rodrigo Caro, 18 (Santa Cruz Quarter)
Tel: 954 213 143 —  Location, location, location with moderately priced decent fare.

Cordoba
Casa Pepe C/ Romero 1 and 3 Tel: 957 200 744 — Fine restaurant with eats in the bar or smaller room for tapas or full restaurant.

El Caballo Rojo C/ Cardinal Herrero, 28 (no telephone available)

Taberna SalinasTundidores, 3 Tel: 349 578 0135
Grenada
Rincon de Miguel Avenida Andaluces, 2 - 18014 Tel: 958 292 978

Bulevar Avd. de Andaluces, 3 Tel: 958 800 348 —  Tapas, pinchos, minis platters and satisfying food for the hungry and thirsty in a modern setting.

El Claustro Grenviade Colon, 31 Tel: 958 805 440 —  Sleek modern fine dining game menu in old converted building (now hotel).

Hotel Princesa Ana Avda. Constitucian Tel: 958 287 447  —  Tucked away in this mall cozy hotel is their restaurant serving up some great Spanish food.

Las Tinajas Marinez compos, 17 Tel: 958 254 393 —  Fine dining with Grenada's socialites.

El Mirador de Moraima C/ Pianista Garcia Carillo, 2 Tel: 985 238 290 —  Nestled in the Albaicin surrounded by a garden with spectacular views of the Alhambra (read Washington Irving) Traditional Andalusian cuisine.


Sweden    
DEN GYLDENE FREDEN

Vietnam  
Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Majestic —  1 Dong Kloi Street, Tel: 848-3829 5517
“Great food. Have cocktails at Roof Bar.”

Rex Hotel —  141 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Tel: 848-3829-6536
“Outdoor roof garden for dining or a cocktail.
Must have a Vietnamese coffee.”

Zambia    
Squires —  This popular priced chain from South Africa turns out some decent grilled favorites.



“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at Amazon.com and/or visit his website www.thelovechef.com. “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.

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