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2015 Top 40 Restaurants in the US

Oysters from Chef Mavro; chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry; dining room at Joël Robuchon Restaurant



Pristine sushi… Soulful Italian cooking… Exquisite French fare… These are just some of the cuisines represented among GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., honoring the crème de la crème of America's dining destinations.

Newcomers to the list — NAOE in Miami, Grace in Chicago and Sushi Nakazawa in New York — join established icons of gastronomy that have been mainstays for years.




NORTHEAST
Le Bernardin's attention to detail, stability and quest for perfection make it one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the US

BOSTON

L'Espalier

NEW YORK

Bouley

Daniel

Eleven Madison Park

Jean-Georges

Le Bernardin

 

NEW YORK (cont.)

Le Cirque

Per Se

Sushi Nakazawa


PHILADELPHIA


Vetri

RED BANK, NJ

Restaurant Nicholas


SOUTH
One of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the US, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek prevails in fine style

DALLAS
The Mansion Restaurant

MIAMI
NAOE

 

NEW ORLEANS
Restaurant August

WALLAND, TN
The Barn at Blackberry Farm

WASHINGTON, VA
The Inn at Little Washington

 

MIDWEST
Coral caviar at Tru, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the US

CHICAGO

Alinea

Everest

Grace

Tru

 

MINNEAPOLIS

La Belle Vie

WESTERN SPRINGS, IL

Vie

WEST
One of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the US, Saison presents no barriers between guests at the tables and the chefs in the stainless steel kitchen

BOULDER, CO

Frasca Food and Wine

CARMEL, CA

Aubergine

HONOLULU

Chef Mavro

LAGUNA BEACH, CA

Studio

LAS VEGAS

Joël Robuchon

Picasso

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

 

LOS ANGELES

Mélisse

Patina

Providence

Urasawa

LUMMI ISLAND, WA

The Willows Inn

NAPA/SONOMA

The French Laundry

The Restaurant at Meadowood


SAN FRANCISCO

Coi

Michael Mina

Saison

 



Previously Featured Top 40 Restaurants

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

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2015

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