Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in South Nashville

Bastion

Bastion's nondescript entrance – within the eminently cool bar of the same name inside historic Houston Station – is shrugged off by most as an exit or a bathroom. But behind that sliding door hides a choose-your-ow…
Top Choice Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Rich Table

Impossible cravings begin at Rich Table, inventor of porcini doughnuts, miso-marrow-stuffed pasta, and fried chicken madeleines with caviar. Married co-chefs and owners Sarah and Evan Rich playfully riff on seasonal…
Top Choice American in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Blue Hill

A place for slow-food junkies with deep pockets, Blue Hill was an early crusader in the 'Local is Better' movement. Gifted chef Dan Barber, who hails from a farm family in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, uses harvest…
Top Choice Modern American in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Eleven Madison Park

Fine-dining Eleven Madison Park came in at number five in the 2015 San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Frankly, we’re not surprised: this revamped poster child of modern, sustainable American cooking is…
Top Choice Barbecue in East Austin

Franklin Barbecue

This famous BBQ joint only serves lunch, and only till it runs out – usually well before 2pm. In fact, to avoid missing out, you should join the line - and there will be a line – by 10am (9am on weekends). Just trea…
Top Choice Modern American in SoHo & Chinatown

Estela

Estela might be hopeless at hide-and-seek (its location up some nondescript stairs hardly tricks savvy gourmands), but this busy, skinny wine-bar slays on the food and vino front. Graze from market-driven sharing pl…
Top Choice Californian in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Al's Place

The Golden State dazzles on Al's plates, featuring homegrown heirloom ingredients, pristine Pacific seafood, and grass-fed meat on the side. Painstaking preparation yields sun-drenched flavors and exquisite textures…
Top Choice Modern 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's since become something of an institution and a trendsetter with its small country-kitchen d…
Top Choice Modern American in SoHo & Chinatown

Public

What was once a muffin factory is now a svelte culinary hot spot, complete with sultry bar, industrial touches and masterfully textured dishes deserving of their Michelin star. Global twists surprise and delight, wh…
Top Choice American in Terlingua & Study Butte

Starlight Theatre

You'd think a ghost town would be dead at night (pardon the pun), but the Starlight Theater keeps things lively. This former movie theater fell into roofless disrepair (thus the 'starlight') before being converted i…