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Best American Cuisine Restaurants

Taking the Traditional to New Frontiers

At Tar & Roses in Santa Monica, chef Andrew Kirschner offers New American fare like wild king salmon with pea tendrils and shelling bean and tomato ragout

Hamburgers, hot dogs and apple pie may come to mind when thinking about "American cuisine," but this culinary category has come to encompass much more than those classic dishes. Chefs are reinventing regional cuisines and drawing inspiration from the country's "melting pot" culture. Discover which restaurants are redefining — or, on the flip side, preserving — American cuisine with these top 10 lists.


Top 10 American Restaurants:


Atlanta
Boston
Chicago

Dallas/Fort Worth
Denver
Houston
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Maryland Suburbs (DC)
New Orleans

New York
Orange County (CA)
Philadelphia
Phoenix/Scottsdale
San Diego
San Francisco/Bay Area
San Jose
St. Louis
Virginia Suburbs (DC)
Washington, DC



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.