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 Modern American in Denver

Root Down

In a converted gas station, chef Justin Cucci has undertaken one of the city’s most ambitious culinary concepts, marrying sustainable ‘field-to-fork’ practices, high-concept culinary fusions and a low-impact, energy…
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 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 Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Eleven Madison Park

Fine-dining Eleven Madison Park came in at number one in the 2017 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 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 …
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…