Bistro Provence

This café may be set in a strip mall next to a Starbucks, but chef Miki Zivkovic, ex of Pinot Bistro, presents a fine Cal-French menu. Start with crab salad—heavy on the crab, light on the endive and orange vinaigrette. Entrées are a steal, mostly $20 and under: paella with mussels, rock shrimp, clams, and sausage, or garlic-glazed roast chicken with Pinot-perfect garlic fries.