2021 Best Heart-Healthy Restaurants in the U.S.A.

Salmon is one of the many light options at The Little Beet Table, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Heart-Healthy Restaurants in the U.S.

Top 10 Heart-Healthy Restaurants in America

Following a heart-healthy eating regimen doesn't mean you have to subsist on salad alone. Pan-roasted organic chicken and slow-cooked salmon are a few of the dishes you can devour without busting your diet.

Discover spots for tasty, nutritious cooking, as well as inventive vegan fare, on GAYOT's Top 10 Heart-Healthy Restaurants in the U.S., presented in alphabetical order.

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Brian Malarkey's Green Acre
13/20

Executive chef and TV personality Brian Malarkey presents healthy, creative eats at Green Acre in San Diego. Salads run the gamut from Caesar to the "Nice!" (salade Niçoise) with albacore, green beans, olives and tomatoes. Brick-oven pizzas, burgers and roasted chicken round out the menu. See More

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Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
14/20

It's hard to believe that with its grounds and mini farm out back that Clyde's Willow Creek Farm is adjacent to the burgeoning Virginia suburban developments. The setting reconstructs an earlier-era of landed gentry and rural splendor, but the modern-day menu, which includes maple-roasted acorn squash and broiled swordfish, is all-American contemporary. See More

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Crossroads Kitchen
14/20

Celebrity chef Tal Ronnen (he's on a first-name basis with everyone from Oprah to Ellen to former President Bill Clinton) proves you don't have to eat meat to get your fill. That's because everything at Crossroads Kitchen, from the creamy kale Caesar salad to the chunky tagliatelle bolognese, just so happens to be free from any animal products. See More

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Essensia Restaurant + Lounge
14/20

Essensia Restaurant + Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa is one of Miami's prime resort go-to eateries for health- and ecologically-conscious diners. Start off light with Peruvian ceviche, featuring local seafood, aji amarillo, red onion and Essensia garden cilantro. See More

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Green New American Vegetarian
13/20

Chef-owner Damon Brasch of Green New American Vegetarian in Phoenix has a knack for turning traditional comfort foods inside out and making them healthy. Also on the menu are tempting salads, including one with jerk spiced Brussels sprouts over fresh greens tossed in Jamaican dressing with carrots and crunchy tortilla strips. See More

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Harlow

Vegetarian, Healthy, Gluten-free
Harlow
13/20

Harlow is a vibrant, inspiring Portland eatery offering vegetarian and gluten-free food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Farm-fresh eggs appear in combos such as a scramble with seasonal roasted vegetables and dark greens. See More

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Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen
15/20

Chef Wendy Chang had long planned a vegan restaurant to put this kind of cooking on a level seen nowhere else in Atlanta. To prepare, she returned to her native Taiwan and studied certain techniques and dishes, then did the same in Europe and California. See More

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The Little Beet Table
13/20

The Little Beet Table's homage to health-conscious fare is a big hit in New York, particularly with vegetarians. Start with sunflower hummus, following up with seared salmon with celery root, braised leek and watercress gremolata. See More

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A Moveable Feast
QB

This Houston café inside a health food store is known for its vegetarian dishes, but it also offers hormone- and antibiotic-free beef and chicken to please carnivores. Enjoy Tex-Mex fare including spinach and mushroom enchiladas as well as macrobiotic and Mediterranean platters. See More

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Healthy, Vegetarian, Contemporary
Pyramid Bistro
13/20

As the name suggests, Explore Booksellers in Aspen is a place for discovery. In the dining room on its second floor, chef Martin Oswald is living up to its mission in tasty fashion. A full-throated advocate of nutritarianism, which emphasizes a high ratio of micronutrients per calorie, he aims to prepare innovative, mostly vegetarian dishes that are as artful as they are healthful. See More

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