America’s Best Restaurants 2018

By Gayot Editors

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The end of the year is a time to reflect. In that spirit, we honor restaurants achieving culinary excellence throughout the United States.

GAYOT’s 2018 Restaurant Awards spotlight the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best New Restaurants
– Best Restaurateur
– and, for the first time, Five Restaurants with Striking Décor

Bon Appétit!


Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

Langoustine Tartare - Gabriel Kreuther
Langoustine Tartare – Gabriel Kreuther, NYC

We salute these stalwart chefs who continually exceed expectations with their cuisine, seeking out the finest ingredients from near and far to please our palates.


Best New Restaurants in the U.S.

International Smoke Michael Mina
International Smoke – Chef Michael Mina – Kahlua Instant Bacon

Get acquainted with these recent additions to America’s dining scene. You’ll encounter classic (as well as unconventional) French fare, global barbecue dishes, modern Israeli food and more.


Five Restaurants with Striking Décor

Crustacean, Beverly Hills, CA
Crustacean Beverly Hills

Style and ambience can play important parts in setting the stage for a meal. We’re honoring five establishments across the U.S. that feature dazzling design.


Best Restaurateur: Nobu Matsuhisa

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

Throughout his career, chef/restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa has admirably demonstrated creativity and innovation in his sushi and Japanese cuisine, as well as tenacity in overcoming adversity.