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by Sophie Gayot


In our latest Annual Restaurant Issue, we introduced a new award category: our Top 10 Insider Picks in the U.S. For ten different cities, we recommend one restaurant where readers should go if they only have one night to pick a place for dinner.


For San Francisco, Michael Mina’s RN74 was our choice. People may argue that there are some classic fine dining establishments in SF that should be the destination for that one special night, and some of them are on our Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. list. But people already know about those places, while I think RN74 is somewhat of a hidden gem.

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  • pinitbutton GAYOT.com 2011 Best Restaurateur in the U.S.

by Sophie Gayot


Every year we pick the best of the best when it comes to restaurants, and compile them in our Annual Restaurant Issue.


The categories include the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S., Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S., and Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S. But there’s only one category where we pick a single winner, and that’s for the Best Restaurateur of the Year in the U.S.


For 2011, we have chosen chef Michael Mina. Read Mina’s profile to find out why we selected him, and watch my exclusive video interview with him shot during my recent visit to his new flagship restaurant Michael Mina in San Francisco.

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  • pinitbutton GAYOT.com 2011 Top 10 Steakhouses in the US

by Sophie Gayot

Our steakhouse lists are some of the most read ones on GAYOT.com, so it made sense that we would dedicate a section in our Annual Restaurant Issue to honor ten of the best steakhouse restaurants in the U.S. There are many—so this was not an easy choice. Congratulations to the winners!


Check out my exclusive video interview above with executive chef Ari Rosenson at CUT Beverly Hills at the Beverly Wilshire hotel (he is also Regional Culinary Director, Los Angeles Restaurants & CUT Concepts), to see why CUT made the list. And to complete the tour of Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse, watch my videos with general manager Mishel LeDoux and beverage director Dana Farner.

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And the LA Winners Are…!

on February 16th, 2011
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by Sophie Gayot


On Valentine’s Day, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Frank Mottek of KNX1070 about our 2011 Restaurant Issue.


Since his daily show, the KNX Business Hour, airs locally, we discussed the Los Angeles winners in the following categories:


- Top 40 Restaurants in the US — there were five local winners: Mélisse, Patina, Providence, Spago Beverly Hills, Urasawa
- Top 10 New Restaurants in the USThe Royce was our choice
- Top 10 Steakhouses in the USCUT at the Beverly Wilshire
- Top 10 Insider Picks in the USThe Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
- Top 5 Rising Chefs in the USChef Jordan Kahn at Red Medicine.

If you missed the show, you can listen to it here.


I also mentioned Cleo and Savory, two new restaurants, for their very reasonable prices. For more about new restaurants in Los Angeles, visit GAYOT.com’s New & Notable list.



  • pinitbutton GAYOT.com 2011 10 Mejores Nuevos Restaurantes de Los Estados Unidos
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Los Originales, the most popular radio show in South America, airs daily on La X 103.9 FM in Colombia

by: Sophie Gayot


Parece que los EE.UU. no es el único país interesado en el GAYOT.com 10 mejores nuevos restaurantes en los EE.UU. que nos aparece en la edición 2011 Restaurante. Miércoles por la tarde, tuve el placer de discutir nuestras selecciones con el famoso periodista colombiano Jaime Sánchez Cristo en su programa dario de radio “Los Originales”, que se transmite de Colombia en La X 103.9 FM. Usted puede escuchar la entrevista, tanto en Inglés y Español, y escuchar los nombres de los ganadores.


It seems that the US is not the only country interested in the GAYOT.com Top 10 New Restaurants in the US that we published in the 2011 Restaurant Issue. Wednesday afternoon, I had the pleasure of discussing our selections with famous Colombian journalist Jaime Sánchez Cristo on his daily radio show Los Originales that airs from Colombia on La X 103.9 FM. You may listen to the interview, both in English and Spanish, and hear the names of the winners.

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  • pinitbutton GAYOT.com 2011 Top 5 Rising Chefs in the US

by: Sophie Gayot

To make our annual list of the Top 5 Rising Chefs in the US, there are two rules: the chefs have to be under 30, and have to be quite talented, with expectation of a bright future in the highest echelon of the culinary world.


Watch my exclusive video interview above with chef Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine in Beverly Hills, and see why we made him one of our selections.

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  • pinitbutton GAYOT.com 2011 Top 10 New Restaurants in the US

by: Sophie Gayot

We are always sad to see restaurants close, but we are always happy to see more opening to please our palates. For the GAYOT.com 2011 Restaurant Issue, we have selected 10 new restaurants that opened in 2010 and for which we foresee a great future, either for their cuisine, ambience, location, or a combination of all three.


Watch my exclusive video interview with chef David Myers who made the list for his French brasserie Comme Ca, which opened at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in December.


The other awards listed in the GAYOT.com 2011 Restaurant Issue are:
- Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Nine of these did not appear on last year’s list, and three of those are gracing the list for the very first time,
- U.S. Restaurateur of the Year
- Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S. – good choices for the budget-conscious
- 5 Rising Chefs – American chefs under 30 who are making their mark
- Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. – which celebrity chefs make the best steak?
- Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the U.S. – Only 3 remain from last year
- Top 10 Insider Picks in the U.S.published for the first time, this list reveals where to dine for a taste of local flavor, good food and good times
- Culinary Trends for 2011.

 

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by: Sophie Gayot


Inspired by a very savory and pleasant dinner at chef Paul Prudhomme‘s restaurant, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, in the French Quarter in New Orleans, we decided to create a new list for our 2011 Restaurant Issue called “Insider Picks.” It reveals where to go for a taste of local flavor, good food and good times, if you only have one night to dine out in a particular city.


Watch my exclusive video interview above with one of the winners, chef José Andrés, for his Los Angeles restaurant The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.


The other awards listed in the GAYOT.com 2011 Restaurant Issue are:
- Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
- U.S. Restaurateur of the Year
- Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
- Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S.
- Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.
- Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the U.S.
- 5 Rising Chefs.


We look forward to your feedback and suggestions in the “Leave a comment” area below (click on the “Continue reading” link, if necessary) or in our Top 40 Restaurant forum.

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  • pinitbutton  GAYOT.com 2011 Top 40 US Restaurants

by André, Alain & Sophie Gayot


GAYOT.com, the internationally renowned guide to dining, hotels, travel and lifestyle, has just published its Annual Restaurant Issue, which includes the highly-anticipated Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. list. The 2011 edition also names Chef Michael Mina their U.S. Restaurateur of the Year.

 

 
Of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. selected, 9 of them did not appear on last year’s list, and 3 of those are gracing the list for the very first time. Other lists include:
Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S. – great places that opened in 2010
Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S. – good choices for the budget-conscious
5 Rising Chefs – American chefs under 30 who are making their mark
Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. – which celebrity chefs make the best steak?
Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the U.S. – Only 3 remain from last year
Top 10 Insider Picks in the U.S.published for the first time, reveals where to dine for a taste of local flavor, good food and good times.
The issue also explores the major Culinary Trends for 2011, and includes exclusive video interviews with many of the winners, as the one above with chef Craig Strong from Studio at Montage Laguna Beach.

 

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