Mar’sel at Terranea, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Set on the jutting Palos Verdes Peninsula, Mar’sel’s majestic panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and nearby Catalina Island are the perfect setting for chef Michael Fiorelli’s equally inspiring menu of seasonal dishes. Enjoy a refreshing and on-trend kale salad, followed by roasted king trumpet mushrooms and mascarpone polenta with some of the most beautiful moonrise scenes around. (Moonlit dining is so hot here, Terranea keeps a calendar detailing when the moon rises and sets and what phase it is in.) The restaurant favors locally sourced ingredients, most of which come from its own garden, built in 2009. Rooms, from $425; 100 Terranea Way; 310-265-2800; terranea.com.