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TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S. 2007



In our 40-plus years of writing about dining, during which we helped coin the phrase "Nouvelle Cuisine," we have compiled one of the largest restaurant review databases in the world. Every day, as we add more entries, we are happy to share our thousands of reviews with you free of charge. But once a year, we stop, re-examine the best of the best, and compile our list of the top 40 restaurants in the country. Of course, our choices are subjective, but we're honest, fair, and — unlike some dining websites — take no restaurant advertising. It was seventeen years ago that we first selected the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., and we're pleased to see seven of those fine restaurants — including Le Bec-Fin, Charlie Trotter’s and The Inn at Little Washington — are still at the top of their game. Compare our old and new lists, but remember: although we’re interested in trends, décor and decorum, our ratings are based solely on the food. And if you want to write about your favorite eateries, why not join our Community and publish your thoughts on our forums?

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ATLANTA
Bacchanalia

BOSTON
L'Espalier

CARMEL VALLEY, CA
Marinus

CHICAGO
Avenues
Alinea
Charlie Trotter's
Everest
TRU

HEALDSBURG, CA
Cyrus

HONOLULU
Chef Mavro

LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Studio

LAS VEGAS
Alex
Joël Robuchon
Picasso
Restaurant Guy Savoy

LOS ANGELES
Mélisse
Patina
Providence
Sona
Spago Beverly Hills

NEW ORLEANS
Restaurant August

NEW YORK
Bouley
Daniel
Eleven Madison Park
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Le Cirque
Masa
The Modern

Per Se

OGUNQUIT, ME
Arrows Restaurant

PHILADELPHIA
Le Bec-Fin

SAN ANTONIO
Restaurant Le Rêve

SAN FRANCISCO
The Dining Room
Gary Danko
Michael Mina
Silks

WASHINGTON, D.C.
CityZen
Michel Richard
Citronelle

WASHINGTON, VA
The Inn at Little
Washington





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