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2013 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. "

To earn a coveted slot on our Top 40 list, a restaurant needs to create a faultless alchemy of culinary imagination, unwavering technique, and exemplary execution. We applaud the top toques whose passion year after year keeps them boldly inventive, and we are always thrilled to welcome cutting-edge talent making its debut. From the island shores of Hawaii on the Pacific to the island shores of Georgia on the Atlantic --- and the glamorous metropolitan stars in between --- we hope our carefully curated list will help you find the gold standard in America's most remarkable destination dining.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.

GUIDE TO ROMANCEBrowse GAYOT's guide to romance and discover sexy restaurants, gift ideas, romantic movie suggestions and more.