Fine Dining

Joël Robuchon’s Four Seasons, New York City location features an open kitchen ringed by a pearwood counter where diners sit and watch their meals being made. Specialties: Sea urchin in lobster gelée...
Just around the corner from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, one finds a very Western boîte from the French-cuisine powerhouse Daniel Boulud. Though he is used to stately settings, the China locale is the...
One of the world’s most celebrated chefs has seamlessly recreated the French experience you'd have at his Paris restaurant—exceptional food, wine, and service—at Caesars Palace in an elegant space...
Named for the Super Tuscan wine that the Frescobaldi family of Florence, Italy, produces in partnership with the Mondavi family of Napa Valley, Luce draws on three distinct cultural influences—...
When Alain Senderens opened his eponymous restaurant in 2005 in the space that formerly housed his internationally regarded restaurant Lucas Carton, Senderens' signature dishes also underwent...
Chef Douglas Keane's menu uses local ingredients—plums from Santa Rosa, farmhouse cheeses from Sonoma—to world-class effect. Specialties: Sea bass with sweet corn and spring onions and mussel-saffron...
Wolfgang Puck's premier restaurant, Spago, remains Hollywood’s preferred spot for power lunches and dinners. Executive chef Lee Hefter showcases an imaginative tasting menu you wont want to miss...
Alain Ducasse promised that Adour, which he named after a river in the region of France where he was raised, would emphasize wine and would not lock diners into a marathon-length meal if they did not...
The gilded walls, crystal chandeliers, and burgundy-velvet banquettes of Restaurant August’s main dining room set the tone for John Besh’s lush Creole cooking. Specialties: Louisiana redfish with...
Chef Grant Achatz's first restaurant is one of the most ambitious and original in the US. It recently received three Michelin stars for its exquisite, ever-changing dining experience: Achatz retires...
Missy Robbins has adeptly taken over the kitchen at this contemporary Italian restaurant that now, in addition to its downtown location on Madison Square Park, has a larger uptown presence...
The dining experience at this unprepossessing roadhouse is unlike that at Thomas Keller’s flagship establishment, the French Laundry. The informal Ad Hoc features a $49-per-person prix fixe menu,...
Michel Richard’s witty trompe l’oeil creations—like a room-service tray covered with desserts that resemble eggs, bacon, buttered toast, and hash browns—taste as good as they look. Specialties: A...
Executive chef Truman Jones has composed a cuisine he calls "California rustic elegance," featuring organic ingredients from local farms and from the property's private garden. Ventana's menu is...
Michael Cimarusti’s genius lies in is his finely nuanced understanding of seafood, showcased in exquisite dishes that bring out its natural delicacy. Specialties: Smoked-salmon risotto; Maine lobster...
Chef Georges Perrier opened Le Bec-Fin in 1970, and 40 years later, the restaurant still maintains its French fare and intimate ambiance. Signature dining options include the Grande Degustation ($185...
Chef-owner Frank McClelland serves 70 diners in three rooms in this 127-year-old three-story townhouse in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Specialties: A daily menu of juices, which can include pear...
Meals at the 12-table Aubergine begin with Champagne and an amuse bouche and proceed through an odyssey of full-flavored courses that are not much larger. Specialties: A version of Tournedos Rossini...
Jean Georges Vongerichten has honed a style of contemporary French cuisine that showcases aromatic, but not heavy, broths and sauces. Many dishes are assembled table-side. Specialties: Young garlic...
When culinary innovator Thomas Keller purchased a restaurant that was operating in a century-old Napa Valley building in 1994, he kept its unusual name, which refers to a French steam laundry that...
Mario Batali’s showplace restaurant features high-luxury Italian on the fringe of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Del Posto offers several dishes designed for couples and foursomes, as well as...
Clio’s chef, Ken Oringer, is known for artfully pairing untraditional tastes and turning a meal into an adventure. Specialties: Oringer’s 8-to-10-course tasting menu might feature dishes accented...
CityZen’s setting is as sleek and dramatic as its name suggests, and Eric Ziebold’s six-course tasting menu, featuring modern American cuisine, is impeccable. Specialties: Sautéed Chesapeake Bay soft...
Charlie Trotter is renowned for creating elaborately prepared dishes: His nightly multicourse vegetable menu could include a pyramid of Brussels sprouts covering Italian chickpeas and shaved black...
In 1918, Arnaud Cazenave opened his New Orleans restaurant, which is the birthplace of oysters Bienville, a dish that includes shrimp, green onions, mushrooms, and white wine. Specialties: Creole...
Anita Lo’s beloved Greenwich Village restaurant Annisa is back on track after a closing as the result of fire a year ago. The decade-old establishment reopened in the same space in April with new...
Chef Ray Garcia of FIG in Santa Monica, California, is fast becoming known for more than just his cooking. He’s also gaining recognition for his widespread efforts to promote sustainability and local...
Masa Takayama, the Michelin three-star chef and master behind New York’s artisanal sushi bar Bar Masa, has opened a two-prong dining venue in the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas’ City Center...
Pierre Gagnaire, the Michelin three-star chef with an eponymous Parisian restaurant and head chef at Sketch in London, has opened Twist by Pierre Gagnaire in Las Vegas’ City Center—his first American...
To be won over by a small ball of rice might sound preposterous. And yet, all it takes is one blissful bite-size arancini and you will wish Bar Pleiades was your own neighborhood go-to for cocktails...

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