Kevin Gin gets serious credit for Bridges’ remarkable success; he’s overseen the kitchen for more than half of its 25 years. And he continues to bring a fresh energy and refined touch to his Asian and French accented menu. Gin’s innovation shows in a lively salad of figs and blue cheese presented on butternut squash. His craftsmanship is also evident in the heartier plates: An exceptional New York steak comes lightly sauced with veal demiglace, a classic and time-intensive preparation. At lunch, look for the generously portioned grilled prawn salad or the wonderfully messy hot corned beef sandwich. Still famous as the setting for Robin Williams’ hilarious scene in Mrs. Doubtfire more than 20 years ago, Bridges’ stunning atmosphere—including one of the best patios in the county—is timeless. Lunch Mon.–Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.–Sun.