Over Easter weekend we're flying from Dallas to SFO and taking a road trip from SFO to LAX, stopping for three nights along the way. I'm looking for the best of the best restaurant recommendations in each city at any price range. We'd prefer to do walking distance from the places we're staying (listed below), but it's not mandatory. We like all cuisines and great wine lists (or places that are BYOB).
Carmel: La Playa Hotel
Cambria: Fog Catcher Inn
Santa Barbara: Bacara Resort & Spa
We've never been to any of these locations, and I'd love to eat somewhere with a fantastic atmosphere in addition to amazing food.
Thanks for the help!