Located in the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, this upscale restaurant serves coastal-inspired California cuisine amid panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Meaning “ship” in Portuguese, Navio has a curved wooden ceiling that resembles a boat hull, as well as wood-paneled walls hung with framed fish prints. Window tables have the most impressive views, while black-leather booths with privacy curtains provide a more intimate setting. In addition to dinner dishes like the smoked fettuccine with Dungeness crab and house-made bacon, the restaurant also serves a renowned Sunday brunch buffet, which includes everything from traditional breakfast fare to an extensive caviar station.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.