1440 San Marco Blvd.
AWARD: Hall of Fame
For 15 years, Aix has marked the big-city intersection of Provence, Italy and California. The robust classics with artisan and seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farms and spiced from far away. Menus run from classic steak frites to shrimp tagliatelle and duck confit with wild mushrooms. Pastry chefs and barkeeps are just as clever.