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2014 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

Dining room at Aubergine; chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse; King Crab Salad at Addison



Year after year, we find ourselves thrilled as we develop our annual Top 40 Restaurant list. The culinary synergy created by the nation’s top toques shapes a wondrous dining landscape, and while many of the old guard stand strong, each year brings new additions to our honor roll. Established icons of gastronomy anchor our most beloved destinations from Napa Valley to New York, but lesser-known chefs offer bold, novel tastes to awaken our palates in more remote parts of the country. What they have in common is passion for invention, flawless technique and exemplary execution. For fine dining as diverse as America itself — whether perched in a modern skyscraper of Manhattan, on the tropical shores of Hawaii, or amidst the rustic romance of a Tennessee farm — consider GAYOT's carefully curated list to help guide your explorations in 2014.




BOSTON
Menton


BOULDER
Frasca Food and Wine

CARMEL, CA
Aubergine

CHICAGO
Alinea

Everest

DALLAS
The Mansion Restaurant

HONOLULU
Chef Mavro

LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Studio

LAS VEGAS
Joël Robuchon

Picasso
Restaurant Guy Savoy

LOS ANGELES
Mélisse
Providence

Spago Beverly Hills
Urasawa

LOS GATOS, CA
Manresa

MINNEAPOLIS
La Belle Vie

NAPA/SONOMA
The French Laundry

The Restaurant at Meadowood

NEW ORLEANS
Restaurant August

NEW YORK
Bouley
Daniel
Eleven Madison Park
Jean-Georges
Le Bernardin
Le Cirque
Masa
Per Se

PHILADELPHIA
Vetri

RED BANK, NJ
Restaurant Nicholas

SAN DIEGO
Addison

SAN FRANCISCO
Coi
Gary Danko

Michael Mina
Saison

SEATTLE
Canlis

WALLAND, TN
The Barn at Blackberry Farm


WASHINGTON, DC
CityZen

WASHINGTON, VA
The Inn at Little Washington

WESTERN SPRINGS, IL
Vie




Previously Featured Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

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