Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2016

By Gayot Editors

32. SAAM at The Bazaar by José Andrés

SAAM at The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA

In this elegant, quiet dining space hidden within The Bazaar, guests must trust the chef’s creativity and presentation skills as they are treated to a meal composed of nearly two dozen tasting portions. A visit is a discovery every single time. See more…

33. Saison

Saison, San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA

At Saison in San Francisco, chef Joshua Skenes achieves perfect harmony with simple ingredients. See more…

34. Studio

Studio, Laguna BeachLaguna Beach, CA

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The word “studio” may bring to mind an artist’s workshop filled with painted canvases in various states of progress, but this Studio presents the polished seasonal culinary creations of executive chef Craig Strong. See more…

35. Tru

Tru, ChicagoChicago, IL

Executive chef-partner Anthony Martin presents progressive French cuisine via two prix-fixe menus in a soaring, art adorned dining room. See more…

36. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Las VegasLas Vegas, NV

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Nestled away on the twenty-third floor of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire provides an extravagant dining experience as well as an oasis of serenity. See more…

37. Urasawa

Urasawa, Beverly HillsBeverly Hills, CA

A kaiseki feast at chef Hiroyuki Urasawa’s exclusive restaurant is one of L.A.’s most extraordinary dining experiences. You practically have your own private chef, as Urasawa’s cypress sushi bar seats no more than eight privileged patrons. See more…

38. Vetri

Vetri, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

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Sit back and entrust your hosts, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin, to offer a feast of soulful Italian cooking. See more…

39. Vie

Vie, Western SpringsWestern Springs, IL

Chef-owner Paul Virant has a gem of a restaurant in a town that had hardly known fine dining before. The winding floor plan and neutral dining room offer a low-key (and stylish) backdrop for innovative and artful but not over-the-top cuisine. See more…

40. The Willows Inn

The Willows Inn, Lummi IslandLummi Island, WA

Chef Blaine Wetzel, previously at Copenhagen’s Noma, brings Scandinavian elegance and refined, precise technique to a remote outpost on Lummi Island, located two hours north of Seattle. See more…