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GAYOT Restaurant Annual Awards
Chef Grant Achatz, Alinea | Chicago, IL

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Browse GAYOT’s latest edition of the Annual Restaurant Issue, including the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Best New Restaurants in the U.S., Best Restaurateur and more.

You can also take a look at past issues and see which restaurants earned top honors.



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Annual Restaurant Issue 2018

Eleven Madison Park | Mushroom Black Truffle &Thyme | Photo Evan Sung
Eleven Madison Park | Mushroom Black Truffle & Thyme | Photo Evan Sung


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



Annual Restaurant Issue 2017

Squash blossoms from Le Coucou, one of GAYOT's Best New Restaurants in the U.S. 2017
Le Coucou | Squash blossoms

GAYOT’s 2017 Restaurant Awards spotlight the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best Restaurateur
– and, for the first time, the Best Female Chefs in America.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2016

Restaurant Joel Robuchon Las Vegas
Joël Robuchon Restaurant, Las Vegas

GAYOT’s 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best Restaurateur
– and, for the first time, the Most Adventurous Restaurants in America.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2015

Saison, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in 2015
Saison, San Francisco, CA | Oro blanco with oxalis

GAYOT’s 2015 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best Restaurateur.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2014

Daniel Boulud, GAYOT's 2014 Best Restaurateur in the U.S.
Chef Daniel Boulud


GAYOT’s 2014 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Hot 25 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Best Restaurateur.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2013

Slow-baked sea bass from Daniel, one of GAYOT's 2013 Top 40 Restaurants in the US
Daniel, NYC, NY | Slow-baked sea bass

GAYOT’s 2013 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Hot 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.
– Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.
– Best Restaurateur
– Culinary Trends.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2012

Addison in San Diego, California, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in 2012
Addison Restaurant, San Diego, CA

GAYOT’s 2012 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 Insider Picks in the U.S.
– Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.
– Top Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.
– Best Restaurateur
– Culinary Trends
– Behind the Scenes.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2011

Michael Mina, GAYOT's 2011 Best Restaurateur in the US
Chef Michael Mina

GAYOT’s 2011 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S.
– Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.
– Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.
– Top 10 Insider Picks in the U.S.
– Top Restaurateur
– Culinary Trends.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2009/2010

Culinary delicacy at Mélisse, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants 2010
Mélisse Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA

GAYOT’s 2009/10 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S.
– Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.
– Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top Restaurateur
– Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.
– Top 5 Food Trucks in the U.S.
– Culinary Trends.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2008

Oyster with roe from Chef Mavro, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in America 2008
Chef Mavro, Honolulu, HI | Oyster with roe


GAYOT’s 2008 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S.
– Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.
– Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.
– Top 5 Pastry Chefs in the U.S.
– Best Restaurateur
– Top Restaurant Design in the U.S.
– Culinary Trends.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2007

Dessert from Gary Danko, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in America 2007
Gary Danko, San Francisco, CA | Dessert

GAYOT’s 2007 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.
– Top 5 Pastry Chefs
– Rising Chefs.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2006

Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in New York, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the US 2006
Chef Éric Ripert

GAYOT’s 2006 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Rising Chefs
– Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
– Top 10 Steakhouses Across America.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2005

Picasso | Filet of halibut, green asparagus and sauce hollandaise
Picasso, Chef Julian Serrano, Las Vegas, NY | Filet of halibut, green asparagus and sauce hollandaise

GAYOT’s 2005 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Rising Chefs
– Top Restaurant Town in the World.



Annual Restaurant Issue 2004

The French Laundry in Yountville, California, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the US 2004
The French Laundry, Chef Thomas Keller | Yountville, CA


GAYOT’s 2004 Annual Restaurant Awards feature the:
– Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
– Regional Chefs
– Rising Chefs
– Pastry Masters
– Restaurants to Watch
– La New Cuisine: Extreme Cuisine.