Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Cedar Valley

Galleria De Paco

It took Michelangelo four years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but it took Evelin 'Paco' Rosic just four months to make a half-sized reproduction of it in spray paint on the ceiling of his Italian eater…
Top Choice American in Branson

Dobyns Dining Room

Located by College of the Ozarks (and staffed by its students), this is as close to fine dining as Branson gets. The setting is grand (think country chic), the prices are reasonable (particularly at lunch) and the s…
Top Choice Modern American in Kansas City

Bluestem

Multiple-award-winning Bluestem has a casual elegance that extends from the bar to the dining room. Many stop into this Westport star just for a fine cocktail and some of the small plates of exquisite snacks (the ch…
Top Choice Cafe in St Louis

Crown Candy Kitchen

An authentic family run soda fountain that's been making families smile since 1913. Malts (hot fudge, yum!) come with spoons, the floats, well, float, and you can try the famous BLT. Homemade candies top it off. It'…
Top Choice Vegan in Kansas City

Fud

A welcome alternative in a meat-mad city, cozy Fud specializes in reinterpreting American classics as organic, gluten-free vegan food. Try the jackfruit BBQ on sourdough or the mac 'n' cheese made with cashew cheese…
Top Choice Modern American in Sioux Falls

MB Haskett Delicatessen

Michael Haskett's retro cafe serves brilliant food throughout the day, from breakfast through dinner. The ever-changing menu draws inspiration from the seasons and from around the globe. Weekends shine with three-co…
Top Choice Modern American in Omaha

Grey Plume

West of downtown in Midtown Crossing, chef Clayton Chapman has upturned perceptions of Great Plains cuisine with his fiercely local and seasonal dishes. Winners: the bar burger, the duck-fat fries, the steaks and an…
Top Choice Cajun in St Louis

Broadway Oyster Bar

Part bar, part live-music venue, but all restaurant, this joint jumps year-round. When the sun shines, people flock outside where they suck down crawfish and other Cajun treats. It's nuts before and after Cardinals …
Top Choice American in St Louis

Shaved Duck

A South Grand stalwart, the Shaved Duck fires up its grills early in the day and turns out excellent BBQ, including the signature smoked duck. Options include fab sandwiches and veggie sides. Live music weeknights.
Top Choice Modern American in Oklahoma City

Picasso's Cafe

Picasso's is renowned for its Bloody Mary's at noon and masterfully plated farm-fresh meals. The place has an artistic sensibility, with works by local artists on display. Grab a table outside.