Americas

Restaurants

Top ChoiceSteak in Puerto Montt

Cotelé

This quincho (barbecue hut) steakhouse has a long-standing reputation for its meticulous grillmen, who honor the meat with Picasso-level focus. Grill maestro Julio Elgueta, who has been manning the open hearth...

Top ChoiceCreole in French Quarter

Galatoire’s

Friday lunchtime is the best time to visit this revered institution for its traditional Creole cuisine. That’s when local ladies in big hats and gloves and men wearing bowties (without irony) buy copious bottles...

Top ChoiceColombian in Bogotá

Andrés Carne de Res

Andrés Carne de Res

This legendary steakhouse blows everyone – even repeat visitors – away with its all-out fun atmosphere. The 75-page menu of classics like arepas (corn cakes) and ceviches, and pages of succulent steaks (some...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Alligator Pond

Little Ochie

Little Ochie is a culinary phenomenon that, despite a cult following, refuses to sell out. Set on a slice of black-sand beach, it uses the same charcoal-blackened kitchen and scribbled chalkboard menu it has used...

Top ChoiceCalifornian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Rich Table

Impossible cravings begin at Rich Table, where mind-bending dishes like porcini doughnuts, sardine chips, and burrata (mozzarella and cream) funnel cake blow up Instagram feeds nightly. Married co-chefs and...

Top ChoiceModern American in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Bastion

Bastion

Behind a nondescript sliding door hides this choose-your-own-adventure foodie dreamland. Chef Josh Habiger (Catbird Seat, Patterson House) has cultivated Nashville's hottest table – or three tables, to be...

Top ChoiceMarket in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Smorgasburg

The largest foodie event in Brooklyn (perhaps the US) brings together more than 100 vendors selling an incredible array of goodness. Seize stuffed calamari or Afghan comfort food; queue for fusion inventions like...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Healdsburg

SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn

The most ambitious project in Northern California is SingleThread, a world-class restaurant and, secondarily, an inn, where omotenashi (warm hospitality in Japanese) reigns and dishes from an 11-course tasting...

Top ChoiceEuropean in San José

Park Café

At this felicitous fusion of antique shop and French restaurant, Michelin-starred chef Richard Neat offers an exquisite menu of smaller sampling plates (Spanish tapas-style), normal-sized mains and a thoughtful...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Titusville

Dixie Crossroads

Rodney Thompson developed the rock-shrimp fishery off Canaveral’s coast in the early 1970s and in 1983 his daughter, Laurilee, opened the Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant. The aim: to put local shrimp back on...

Top ChoiceChinese in North Beach & Chinatown

Mister Jiu's

Mister Jiu's

Success has been celebrated in this historic Chinatown banquet hall since the 1880s – but today, scoring a table at Mister Jiu's is reason enough for celebration. Build memorable banquets from chef Brandon Jew's...

Top ChoiceFusion in Tortuguero Village

Wild Ginger

On a dirt path near the beach north of town, the simple, tucked-away place could be straight out of California or Portland (the owner has lived in both cities). It's dimly lit with paper lanterns, has a striking...

Top ChoiceSouthern US in Wilmington

PinPoint

PinPoint was declared by Southern Living magazine as one of the South's best new restaurants – and they weren't lyin'! Chef Dean Neff was Hugh Acheson’s kitchen compadre in Athens, Georgia's excellent Five &...

Top ChoiceModern American in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Sitka & Spruce

The king of all locavore restaurants, Sitka & Spruce was the pilot project of celebrated Seattle chef Matt Dillon. It has since become something of an institution and a trendsetter, with its country-kitchen...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Paʻia

Mama’s Fish House

Mama’s is a South Seas dream: superb food, top-notch service and a gorgeous seaside setting. The fish is literally fresh off the boat ­‒ staff can even tell you who caught it. Tropical island themed, the...

Top ChoiceBarbecue in Playa & Marianao

La Fontana

La Fontana, encased in a hard-to-find but beautiful house in Playa, is one of the best restaurants in Havana, a position it has enjoyed pretty much since its inception in 1995 (back in Cuba's culinary Stone Age)....

Top ChoiceInternational in Ayacucho

Via Via

The upstairs plaza-facing balcony has the best views in Ayacucho to accompany your meal of Peruvian-European fusion cuisine, made from ethically sourced, organic ingredients. You’re sure to find something to sate...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Midtown

Le Bernardin

The interiors may have been subtly sexed-up for a 'younger clientele' (the stunning storm-themed triptych is by Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner), but triple-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin remains a luxe, fine-dining...

Top ChoiceAmerican in San Gil

Gringo Mike's

What isn't good here? In a moody, candlelit courtyard you'll find this US-UK operation thrilling homesick travelers with a surplus of American-portioned gourmet burgers, bacon-heavy sandwiches, breakfast burritos...

Top ChoiceTapas in Habana Vieja

Lamparilla 361 Tapas & Cervezas

Lamparilla 361 Tapas & Cervezas

Havana’s best tapas bar might also be its finest all-round eating establishment, with food, presentation and service down to a fine art. Inside the loungy, romantically lit restaurant there’s plenty to look at as...