Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2016

By Gayot Editors

11. Frasca Food and Wine

Frasca Food and Wine, BoulderBoulder, CO

Chef/co-owner Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson‘s constantly changing menu at Frasca Food and Wine is a tribute to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy that also relies on a bumper crop of foodstuffs from local farmers, ranchers and purveyors. See more…

12. The French Laundry

The French Laundry, YountvilleYountville, CA

There are few restaurants where dining inspires a pilgrimage. The French Laundry’s vortex compels zealots from around the world. See more…

13. Grace

Grace, ChicagoChicago, IL

At Curtis Duffy’s refined New American restaurant, ultra-luxe, set-price “Flora” and “Fauna” menus arrive in jaw-dropping fashion. See more…

14. The Inn at Little Washington

The Inn at Little Washington, WashingtonWashington, VA

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Sixty-seven miles away from Washington, DC, self-taught chef Patrick O’Connell is not only far away from the influence of Washington beltway restaurants, he’s also far outside the stiff mold of great classical rules and techniques. See more…

15. Jean-Georges

Jean-Georges, New York
New York, NY

Jean-Georges Vongerichten continues to enrich his impressive repertoire, translating his new ideas in dishes marked with his unique and unforgettable seal, at the centerpiece of his restaurant empire. See more…

16. Joël Robuchon Restaurant

Joël Robuchon Restaurant, Las VegasLas Vegas, NV

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Joël Robuchon is one of the few who have made contemporary gastronomy what it is today. See more…

17. L’Espalier

L'Espalier, BostonBoston, MA

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Chef/proprietor Frank McClelland’s French-inspired New American cuisine at L’Espalier is exquisitely built from impeccable local ingredients. See more…

18. La Toque

La Toque, NapaNapa, CA

A key player in Napa’s renaissance as a food destination, La Toque is visionary chef Ken Frank’s wish come true. And his vision stayed faithful to foie gras when it was banned in California. See more…

19. Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin, New YorkNew York, NY

A longtime highlight of the New York dining scene, Le Bernardin enlightens diners with a revolutionary approach to seafood. See more…

20. Le Cirque

Le Cirque, New York
New York, NY

Where else but in the Big Apple could there exist a restaurant like the legendary Le Cirque? We give thanks to restaurateur Sirio Maccioni for his relentless effort seasoned with grand style and tenacity. See more…