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TOP 10 NEW RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S. 2008

Just when you thought you'd seen and tasted everything, here come ten brand new, vibrant restaurants that have made a large mark in a short time. Despite, or perhaps because of our economic woes, it has been a boom year for diversity and creativity across the country, especially in the West. Imagine a combination restaurant and yoga studio, or visit Napa Valley and dine and stretch in one yourself. Among top toques, Gordon Ramsay opens a restaurant in the town where he trains chefs in Hell's Kitchen, while Charlie Trotter gambles on a second chance in Las Vegas. But you can bet on the following new additions to the American dining scene that are found in hotels, a converted dairy, and even the mall.


 
       


The dining room of Allen & Delancey in New York

Allen & Delancey
115 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002
212-253-5400

An extravagant menu finely fits the edgy opulence of candlelit, chandeliered dining rooms filled with antiques and curios. Read more.


The dining room of Aubergine in Carmel, California

Aubergine
L'Auberge Carmel
Seventh Ave. & Monte Verde St.
Carmel, CA 93923
831-624-8578

Chef Christophe Grosjean shines at the helm of restaurateur David Fink's beloved Carmel restaurant. Read more.


The dining room of Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza
Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-352-2525

Charlie Palmer's American cuisine takes center stage in a modern and sophisticated space. Read more.


The dining room of Christopher's Restaurant & Crush Lounge in Phoenix

Christopher's Restaurant & Crush Lounge
Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-522-2344

A triple threat from chef Christopher Gross: an upscale but casual bistro, the Crush Lounge wine bar and a high-end French restaurant. Read more.


The dining room of Forté di Asprinio in West Palm Beach

Forté di Asprinio
225 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-833-3330

Stephen Asprinio ignites the Palm Beach scene with his ultra-modern Italian restaurant. Read more.


The dining room of 4th & Swift in Atlanta

4th & Swift
Southern Dairies, Bldg. B
621 North Ave. NE

Atlanta, GA 30308
678-904-0160

Rough brick walls and exposed industrial elements form the backdrop for some of the most inventive food Atlanta has seen in a long time. Read more.


The dining room of Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood in West Hollywood

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-854-1111

“Hell’s Kitchen” star Gordon Ramsay’s first restaurant in the City of Angels is heaven-sent. Read more.


The dining room of L2O in Chicago

L2O
The Belden-Stratford Hotel
2300 N. Lincoln Park W.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-868-0002

A blend of Japanese, French and contemporary cuisines with impeccable service to match. Read more.


The dining room of Restaurant Charlie in Las Vegas

Restaurant Charlie
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
866-263-3001

A night at Charlie Trotter’s eponymous seafood-centric restaurant in Las Vegas will fulfill your wish for fine fish. Read more.


The dining room of Ubuntu in Napa

Ubuntu
1140 Main St.
Napa, CA 94559
707-251-5656

It’s a yoga studio! It’s a vegetarian restaurant! It’s both! Read more.



ADDITIONAL NEW AND NOTABLE RESTAURANTS

Chicago
graham elliot

Cleveland
Dante

Las Vegas
CUT

Miami Beach
La Marea Restaurant

Minneapolis
Porter & Frye

New York
Dovetail
Bar Blanc
Irving Mill

Philadelphia
Supper

Washington, D.C.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck



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

PLH101308

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

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