Fine Dining

Thanks to chef Christopher Kostow, the restaurant at this St. Helena resort in the Napa Valley has reaped much-deserved Michelin attention and foodie buzz. It’s farm-driven, California cuisine, but...
The headquarters of Alice Waters, the visionary who brought the slow-food movement to the U.S., this Berkeley mecca for food-obsessed pilgrims doesn’t disappoint. There’s a strict adherence to the...
Recently reappointed to a drop-dead gorgeous new space, Michael and Linday Tusk’s elevated version of a Mediterranean bistro is a special-occasion-worthy retreat. You will find new depths of...
France's culinary superhero lives to push the envelope, deliciously. He is open to all manner of technique--historical to futuristic--and strives to present ingredients in ways you've never dreamt of...
It’s worth visiting this Relais & Châteaux property in the Pauillac for the sole purpose of properly enjoying visionary Thierry Marx’s 15-course dinner. There’s as much laboratory-derived hijinks...
With this, his black-laquered jewel box on the left bank, Joël Robuchon reinvented counterside dining for sophisticates and gastronomes. Known for his clean flavors and modern way with age-old...
In the heart of Champagne—specifically the town of Reims—this magnificent, manor-based dining room with its old-world opulence is a legendary place to eat. If you’re looking for quintessential French...
Although Los Angeles and Wolfgang Puck aren’t the first things that come to mind when one thinks of steak, Cut proves they should be. Choose from U.S.D.A. Prime, American Wagyu, or its Japanese...
Refreshingly unusual and rich combinations--gingerbread and foie gras or rabbit and cocoa beans, for example—emerge from this Australian talent’s kitchen just off Wall Street in the Setai residential...
You haven’t been to L.A. until you’ve had the Ivy experience. It’s an extension of a Hollywood exec’s office, where deals are born or closed. The food stands up to the high-profile scene. Sit outside...
The quintessential 1930s New York City chophouse has been restored to its former glory and then some. Full of life, it now has the coziness and polished charm of a brasserie in addition to what some...
An all-American Beverly Hills staple, this is where old-school insiders go for their lunchtime red-meat fix. Sure, filet mignon, lamb chops, and prime rib are obvious and delicious choices, but don’t...
With food, as with everything else, simplicity, done correctly, is unbeatable. Nowhere is that rule better demonstrated than at this Greek estiatorio, an all-white, space where the best of the sea’s...
José Andrés is a veritable Willy Wonka of the savory; he combines diverse global influences and techniques to present some of the most creative tapas around, including a deconstructed Caesar salad,...
Masa Takayama is an indisputable sushi virtuoso, and this is his concert hall where he performs etudes in toro, sea urchin, or whatever premium fish has just arrived from Japan. The setting has both...
Thomas Keller finally graced Beverly Hills with his Napa presence in fall 2009, bringing his traditional French bistro to town. If you want to see how frisée salad with lardons and the perfect...
Michael White is a formidable team when it comes to fine Italian dining. In a warm, modern space of generous proportions on the edge of Central Park South, his newest and most impressive project is...
It’s as though Angelenos had never tasted pizza until they tried Nancy Silverton’s version. Geography aside, she has produced a new benchmark for a universal favorite. It doesn’t hurt that she also...
The Last Man Standing of traditional, formal French restaurants in New York City, La Grenouille’s staying power is as much the result of the gorgeous, well-cared-for interior as of its immaculate...
Owner-chef Suzanne Goin is known as much for her informal, family-friendly Sunday suppers as for her thoughtful, complex layering of flavors—scallops share a stage with kabocha squash, bacon, golden...
A study in timeless elegance, this Mid-Century Modern institution was designed in 1958 by Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, who are also responsible for the Seagram’s building in which the...
Brett Graham cooks his heart out to everyone’s benefit at this Notting Hill eatery that claims the same owners as its more staid older sister the Square, which people appear to be abandoning for this...
Maverick British talent Paul Liebrandt is a bit of a wild card, and he puts this to excellent use in the kitchen of this Tribeca destination. He’s as devoted to seasonal produce as he is to the...
After more than two decades in business, a slew of beloved cookbooks in its name, and a host of successful alumni like Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall spreading its gospel, Rose Gray and...
Chef Dan Barber was the first to bring the ingredient-forward aspect of California cuisine to New York City, and has made it his mission to embrace the farm-to-table ethos. After opening his...
When superstar French chef Claude Bosi decided to move his 7-year-old Shropshire restaurant to London, the city’s gastronomes were beside themselves with excitement. Three years later, they’re still...
In her tranquil West Village boîte, chef Anita Lo applies her French training to global ingredients in surprising ways. Never precious or overwrought, dishes like duck breast pan-seared with fava...
A swank and convivial oasis for London’s movers and shakers, Le Caprice feels like an Art Deco clubhouse of sorts. It’s oxymoronically glamorous and understated, a combo that’s reflected in the...
Charlie Palmer moved his townhouse charmer to a larger-scale glass-encased atrium but didn’t sacrifice any of the precision he applies to the plate. In order to see his vision properly executed in...
San Francisco’s Fifth Floor restaurant has a new menu designed by a new chef, David Bazirgan. His Mediterranean-influenced fare features local ingredients in tasting menus, a la carte, or bar menus...

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