Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2016

By Gayot Editors

21. Manresa

Manresa, Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA

Nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the quaint town of Los Gatos, Manresa showcases chef David Kinch’s hyper-meditated, progressive cuisine du terroir. See more…

22. Mélisse

Mélisse, Santa MonicaSanta Monica, CA

The epitome of Los Angeles fine dining, Mélisse fluently bridges French sophistication with style. See more…

23. Michael Mina

Michael Mina, San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA

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Michael Mina’s flagship restaurant presents a prix-fixe menu that includes the chef’s signature “trios” — the preparation of one ingredient or dish three ways. See more…

24. NAOE

NAOE, MiamiMiami, FL

Japanese/sushi chef Kevin Cory’s strictly omakase (chef’s choice) meals, roughly 20 constantly changing courses, are pretty much a one-man show and the seats are hot tickets. See more…

25. Patina

Patina, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA

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The crown jewel of the culinary kingdom created by chef Joachim Splichal, Patina is a well-orchestrated, elegant and upscale dining experience in downtown Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. See more…

26. Picasso

Picasso, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

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At this temple of gastronomy (and veritable Picasso museum), Julian Serrano and his solid team deliver a culinary extravaganza. See more…

27. Providence

Providence, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA

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Over the years, Providence has established and upheld a superior standard of seafood in Los Angeles. See more…

28. Restaurant August

Restaurant August, New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

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Chef John Besh’s New Orleans fine dining establishment puts an haute Creole twist on wild fish and fine boutique meats. See more…

29. Restaurant Guy Savoy

Restaurant Guy Savoy, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

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Expect an all-encompassing experience for the eyes and stomach at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, the only place in America to savor the cuisine of this celebrated French chef. See more…

30. The Restaurant at Meadowood

The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. HelenaSt. Helena, CA

Throughout a meal at The Restaurant at Meadowood, chef Christopher Kostow’s intention is to surprise, disarm and delight. See more…

31. Restaurant Nicholas

Restaurant Nicholas, Red BankRed Bank, NJ

Nicholas Harary and his wife Melissa, who sharpened their restaurant skills at Manhattan establishments such as Jean-Georges and Tabla, grace New Jersey with a very fine dining experience. Read more…