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2013 HOT 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.



What's the hottest spot you can't get into tonight? We've got the 4-1-1 on 40 of the most buzz-worthy restaurants around the country showcasing bold cuisine, chic cocktails and the sharpest chefs. From hipster haunts like Mission Chinese Food, located in a loud, cramped basement on NYC's Lower East Side, to L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas hosting Gucci-clad high-rollers taking no chances with their haute cuisine, to The Bazaar by José Andrés with its Hollywood scenester throngs sharing tapas, these restaurants are magnets for the see-and-be-seen crowd. But you'd better have a reservation, or else you'll be toast.




ATLANTA
One Eared Stag

BOSTON
Empire

CAVE CREEK, AZ
Binkley's Restaurant

CHICAGO
Au Cheval

RPM Italian

CINCINNATI
Orchids at Palm Court

DALLAS
Lucia

DENVER
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

GREENWICH, CT
Douro

HOBOKEN, NJ
Cucharamama

HONOLULU
Alan Wong's Honolulu

HOUSTON
Uchi

INDIANAPOLIS
St. Elmo Steak House

LAS VEGAS
Central Michel Richard
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

LOS ANGELES
The Bazaar by José Andrés
Cecconi's

Osteria Mozza

LOUISVILLE, KY
The Blind Pig

MIAMI
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean
Tuyo

NEW ORLEANS
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

NEW YORK
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
Mission Chinese Food
The Modern - Bar Room

PARK CITY, UT
Zoom

PHILADELPHIA
Zahav

PITTSBURGH
Salt of the Earth

PORTSMOUTH, NH
Black Trumpet Bistro

SAN DIEGO
Searsucker

SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA
Comal
Jardinière

SAN JOSE
LB Steak

SANTA FE, NM
La Boca


SEATTLE
LloydMartin

ST. LOUIS
Three Sixty

TAMPA
Mise en Place

TUSTIN, CA
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Fat Canary

YOUNTVILLE, CA
Bouchon


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