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America's Best Restaurants 2017

America's Best Restaurants 2017

As the year comes to a close, we want to recognize the hardworking chefs that maintain the vibrancy of America's gourmet scene.

GAYOT's 2017 Restaurant Awards spotlight the:
- Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
- Best New Restaurants
- Best Restaurateur
- and, for the first time, the Best Female Chefs in America.

Bon Appétit!

CRЀME DE LA CRЀME

Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

PB & J (devils food dake, Manjari mousse, red verjus gelée, Concord grape sorbet and toasted Virginia peanuts) | Per Se | Chef Thomas Keller | NYC
Per Se's PB & J (devils food dake, Manjari mousse, red verjus gelée, Concord grape sorbet and toasted Virginia peanuts)

Each year we honor America's top fine-dining restaurants, where chefs strive to reach the pinnacle of their culinary craft.

DAZZLING DEBUTS

Best New Restaurants in the U.S.

Lobster stuffed squash blossoms by chef Daniel Rose at Le Coucou, NYC (Photo by Corry Arnold)
Lobster stuffed squash blossoms by chef Daniel Rose at Le Coucou, NYC (Photo by Corry Arnold)

Discover exciting new restaurants representing a variety of cuisines, from French fare to home-style Malaysian dishes to Oaxaca-inspired food.

VIVE LA FEMME!

Best Female Chefs in the U.S.

A handmade walnut table in the intimate dining room of chef Dominique Crenn's Atelier Crenn
A handmade walnut table in the intimate dining room of chef Dominique Crenn's Atelier Crenn

We salute these notable women who have paved their own way and continue to change the culinary landscape.

TAPAS PIONEER

Best Restaurateur: José Andrés

GAYOT's 2017 Best Restaurateur: José Andrés
GAYOT's 2017 Best Restaurateur: José Andrés

Chef/restaurateur José Andrés helped popularize Spanish tapas in the U.S. and has put his stamp on a variety of culinary styles.