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2012 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. " Per Se

Thomas Keller
New York, NY

Thomas Keller's East Coast metropolitan spin on his iconic Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry has given New York diners bragging rights of their own. Urban dwellers may in fact savor the transmuted rustic fairytale of the California wine country, not to mention a deep authenticity and culinary imagination that keeps American gastronomy at a world-class level.

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