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From Joel Robuchon Restaurant Las Vegas

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA FOR 2013

From the Innovative Avant-Garde to the Ever-Impressive "Old Guard"

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Daniel slow-baked black sea bass with sumac

Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

To earn a coveted slot on GAYOT's Top 40 list, a restaurant needs to create a faultless alchemy of culinary imagination, unwavering technique and exemplary execution. We applaud the gastronomic gurus whose passion year after year keeps them boldly inventive, and we are always thrilled to welcome cutting-edge talent making their debut.


Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
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Culinary Trends

Progressive American bistro, old-school glamour and new twists on traditions!

Tampa locals savor progressive bistro fare at Boca, in a chicly restored 1928 gas station
Gerard Craft at work at Pastaria in Clayton, MO
Gluten-free Maine lobster salad at RAYA, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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Hot 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

Unlike our Top 40, GAYOT's "Hot 40" is all about the most buzz-worthy restaurants that are magnets for the see-and-be-seen crowd. From hipster haunts like Mission Chinese Food on NYC's Lower East Side to Searsucker in San Diego, Brian Malarkey's fabric-themed eatery in the happening Gaslamp District, here's the who's who of hot.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, one of GAYOT.com's Hot 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

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Kayne Prime in Nashville does posh cocktails to complement its 1,200-degree-cooked Wagyu
In Walland, TN, the magically lit, turn-of-the-century The Barn at Blackberry Farm pairs rustic romance and fine dining
Alexandra Ray of North End Grill in NYC finds her passion in pastry

Thomas Keller: an homage to a grand chef

Top Restaurateur: Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller, along with his landmark fine dining restaurants, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Manhattan's Per Se, has brought a sea change to the culinary scene in ways perhaps no other chef or restaurateur ever could. Join us in paying tribute to the top toque.

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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.