America’s Best Restaurants 2019

By Gayot Editors

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 2019 Restaurant Awards spotlight the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best New Restaurants
– Best Restaurateur.

Bon Appétit!


2019 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

Zucchini Cannelloni Claude Le Tohic
Zucchini Cannelloni by chef Claude Le Tohic | San Francisco, CA

We are pleased to honor the best chefs across the U.S. and their dedication to their craft as they contribute to haute gastronomy.


2019 Best New Restaurants in the U.S.

Wayan 2019 Best New Restaurants US
Wayan, NYC, NY | Photo Credit: Noah Fecks

Discover notable newcomers from across the nation serving up addictive soul food, heavenly house-made pastas and more.


2019 Best Restaurateur: Suzanne Goin

Suzanne Goin 2019 Restaurateur of the Year Photo Credit Rib Stark
Photo credit: Rob Stark

It was about time we recognized a woman as Restaurateur of the Year. Suzanne Goin’s continuous devotion to pleasing our palates is making her the first female chef to enter our yearly list that recognizes those who are making a mark on the culinary scene.