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TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
Studio

*EDITOR'S NOTE: Chef James Boyce has left Studio to open his own restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama. (02/03/09)


James Boyce of Studio in Laguna Beach A dining area at Studio in Laguna Beach

Studio
Laguna Beach, CA

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Pureness pervades the Franco-Cal-Mediterranean cookery of James Boyce. Dinner at Studio clearly underscores Boyce's total dedication to top local produce, presenting it in its most natural state. There's a top-down sincerity and commitment here that begins with Boyce and carries over to the kitchen—and beyond. Clean presentations and a pristine cliff-side view do not compete for attention, but rather play off each other. With its romantic setting, fine wine cellar and talented chef, this Studio continues to churn out hits.


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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(Updated: 02/03/09 BLS)
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