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TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE US

 

Our new Top 40 list is a tribute to the finest dining destinations in America.

The dining room of Daniel, one of our Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

Whether top toques are reinterpreting molecular gastronomy or rediscovering centuries-old artisan traditions, it is exciting to see our nation's cuisines evolve. We salute the chefs who continue to push ever forward the frontiers of American dining.

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TOP 10 NEW RESTAURANTS IN THE US

 

Ten exceptional new restaurants to help stimulate our imaginations, our appetites and our ongoing gastronomic passions.

Oysters are on the menu and in the title of GT Fish & Oyster  

GT Fish & Oyster in Chicago: trendy seafood


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TOP 10 INSIDER PICKS IN THE US

 

Handpicked tastes of local flavors, hipster hangouts and foodie favorites.

Picca in L.A. is our pick for Peruvian favorites from ceviche to paella to specialty pisco cocktails  

Picca in Los Angeles: Peruvian faves


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BEST RESTAURATEUR: JEAN JOHO

 

Jean Joho aims high: his Everest is perched on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange

We salute chef Jean Joho of Everest in Chicago for reaching culinary heights.

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Mario Batali's Carnevino in Las Vegas draws on the Tuscan Chianina tradition

  TOP 10 STEAKHOUSES

These meat temples are getting better with age!

 
Chris Crary, Top Chef alum and chef de cuisine at Whist in Santa Monica

  TOP 5 RISING CHEFS

This year's hottest young talent 30 and under

 
Black cod anticuchos from Picca in Los Angeles

  CULINARY TRENDS

The rise of Peruvian cuisine and hot developments


TOP ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

 

Gilt in New York is set in a nineteenth-century mansion

"Cupid, party of two!"
 

BEHIND THE SCENES

 

Check out the 'Making of' video of the 2012 GAYOT Restaurant Issue

The Making of the Issue

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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.