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TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
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Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago The dining room at Alinea in Chicago

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Grant Achatz is a true champion, kicking his cancer and all the while never letting Alinea's standards slip. This, his Lincoln Park tower of strength, has grown into one of the world's top culinary destinations. If you want to see what all the fuss is over molecular gastronomy, forget Spain—Lincoln Park is the place. And there is much to fuss about. Achatz re-imagines the familiar while keeping true flavors paramount, and offers an ethereal design experience in which to enjoy his musings.


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The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.

THE BIRD'S THE WORDAt the Top 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S., you can tuck into the best renditions of this staple of Southern comfort food.