Fine Dining

Opened in 1976, L’Etoile recently came under new ownership: the brother-and-sister team of Tory and Traci Miller. Their two menus feature cuisine prepared with local and organic produce, meat, and...
Mathias Dahlgren, which opened in May 2007 in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel, is in fact two restaurants. Matsalen ("the dining room" in Swedish) seats 37 for dinner in a salon that combines velvet...
This Maine restaurant’s 18th-century farmhouse setting overlooks gardens and allows diners to gaze at the fleeting glories of the season while they feast upon them. Specialties: Elaborate entrées...
Executive chef Gabriel Kreuther’s interpretation of modern French cuisine includes sophisticated and satisfying dishes such as ravioli of escargot with slow-poached quail eggs and Florida frog legs...
Al Forno is the rare establishment that remains refined without inhibiting the desire to pass plates, an urge that will prove irresistible after sampling the roasted cod wrapped in pancetta...
Proof on Main features American heartland food with a Tuscan accent. The restaurant has a cache of nearly 50 bourbons, including the rare Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Four Grain and a 12-...
Menu items such as salade lyonnaise with foie gras hollandaise make the flagship restaurant of the Breakers resort in Palm Beach one of the finest eateries in the country. Specialties: The chef’s...
The combination of restaurateur Danny Meyer and chef Daniel Humm is electric. The former is a master of hospitality, the latter of culinary alchemy. Humm champions seasonal fare, letting it shine in...
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Water Grill features a masterful menu designed by chef David LeFevre, which includes Australian sumac–coated barramundi and pastrami-spice-brined Scottish king salmon...
Restaurant Gary Danko has been reviewed as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's best. Chef Danko pairs his extensive cheese list—featuring selections from the U.K., Spain, the U.S., Ireland, Sardinia...
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...
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...
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...

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