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2014 Top 10 American Restaurants in the U.S.

Chef Steven Fretz pushes boundaries in L.A. with playful Modern American cuisine at The Church Key, one of the 2014 Top 10 American Restaurants in the U.S.

Modern American cuisine has deeply matured in the past few decades, moving from mere regional culinary traditions to a deft fusion of haute classical technique coupled with pristine local, seasonal ingredients. Mountain huckleberries, bison tenderloin and Louisiana crawfish are all part of a new landscape of inventive dishes. From dramatic, formal tasting menus to post-modern playfulness and rolling "dim sum carts," chefs across the nation continue to develop American cuisine with a vernacular of its own. Here is our list of Top 10 American Restaurants pushing boundaries with a uniquely American energy and creativity.

 

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