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2011 TOP 10 NEW RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

From the left: Royce in Pasadena, CA, Copperleaf Restaurant in Seattle and Menton in Boston

A full decade into the millennium, these ten new restaurants punctuate contemporary dining with elegance and imagination. Unabashedly, they offer a dazzling range of the enduring classics we love and the bold new gastronomy we crave. On the one hand, pedigreed chefs continue to rule as Guy Savoy-alum David Feau brings dynamic modern French cuisine to Pasadena, and Thomas Keller's former protégés Mark Bodinet and Jonathan Benno elevate the country's cuisine from Lincoln Center to the Pacific Northwest. There continues to be, however, more than a passing nod to the molecular and avant garde — rest assured that in San Francisco, diners can still rely upon choices like a parfait of fried pig's ears or goat belly pastry roasted in hay. Whether you're seeking classical or cutting-edge cuisine, enjoy the top ten new restaurants from the past year.


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HONORABLE MENTIONS

CHICAGO
Girl & the Goat

CLEVELAND
Dante

DENVER
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

LOS ANGELES
Cleo

NEW YORK CITY
ABC Kitchen

PHOENIX
Nobuo at Teeter House

SEATTLE
Book Bindery

SAN FRANCISCO
Michael Mina

TUCSON
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails

VIRGINIA SUBURBS (DC)
Michel



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