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Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.


CONTENTS

Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
Rising Chefs
Top Restaurant Town in the World
Food Ratings
Restaurant "Best of" Lists
Restaurant News & Events
The Pantry

Simply put: here's where to eat!
TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

Our choices have and always will be subjective, so we apologize if we've omitted some of your favorites. But trust us. We've been honing our skills for more than forty years in this fickle business of reviewing restaurants. Yes, we're interested in trends. Yes, we love both décor and decorum. But to us, the food always comes first. So, without further ado, here are the Top 40 restaurants in the country.


Culinary stars-in-the-making:
RISING CHEFS

Want to know who falls in our "almost famous" category? We celebrate the tremendous talent of these young chefs and predict that they are the rising stars who will ignite the culinary scene in years to come. Look out, these five promise to stir things up!


Why not?
THE TOP RESTAURANT TOWN IN THE WORLD

It's a bold claim. But the era of all-you-can-eat buffets is long gone. Some of the finest restaurateurs in the world have made Las Vegas their home. We take a trip down culinary memory lane to see who paved the way for this radical development, and note that Steve Wynn has been pivotal in upping the ante.


Tallying the toques:
FOOD RATINGS

Here's what we call our toque tally. Simply put, it organizes our food ratings to provide you with a quick reference for each city/market. Find out how your favorites were rated, and keep in mind that our 20-point rating scale focuses on the quality of the food.


Where to eat? The best for romance, brunch...
BEST OF LISTS

Whether you're looking for the best Italian trattoria in your neighborhood, the coolest ice cream or juiciest steak, we've tried to make your decision easier by cooking up a whole plethora of lists. So next time you wonder where to go for dinner, consult our Top 10 lists.



What's cooking?
RESTAURANT NEWS & EVENTS

New restaurants open, beloved chefs change their menus, old haunts close down... the restaurant world is ever changing. Stay current with our news and find all the important culinary events! It's like getting all of your groceries at one store—nearly impossible. And the price is right.


Get a little gourmet help:
THE PANTRY

Food Rating System
Explained...

Dining Themes
Valentine's Day...

Features
Learn more about chefs

Food & Wine Pairing
What goes with what

Gourmet Foods
The good things in life
Food Terms
Parlez-vous shabu shabu?

Cookbooks
How to do it!

Wine Dinners & Tastings
Meet and taste them all

Top Wines and More
Best drinks

Newsletters
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