Fine Dining

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...
Surprisingly, despite minimal formal training and his American roots, Daniel Rose has won over the Parisian gastronomes with his untraditional, whimsical food. He has just moved to larger quarters...
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...
The headquarters for power breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and teas, here stands an old-fashioned grand dining hall on the premises of a 1920s car showroom that became a Barclays bank. The menu reads...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Chef Marc Vetri is a bit of a well-kept secret. His eponymous contemporary Italian eatery is a favorite among America’s top chefs, particularly those who also specialize in this sort of food...
Like Ferran Adrià, to whom he is most often compared, Heston Blumenthal is one of the pioneers who have applied scientific theory to culinary practice. Dining at his Fat Duck is a more cerebral...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dishes at Daniel, French restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s elegant boîte in Midtown Manhattan, are best enjoyed with a pairing from the cellar, which houses 1,600 selections. Specialties: Cuisine ranging...
Among Dallas' most luxurious dining rooms, The Mansion on Turtle Creek offers an array of seafood, meat, and game in addition to new chef Bruno Davaillon's signature five-course seasonal tasting menu...
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...
Dishes at chef Bill Telepan’s 110-seat restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side are a work of art, exemplified by an appetizer of hen of the woods mushrooms, which are arranged diagonally around a...
Evenings at the Herbfarm, a restaurant located 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, begin with Oregon sparkling wine—a bubbly launch into a four-hour, nine-course feast Specialties: The gardens behind...
Set in the barn of a 1860s homestead, the White Barn Inn has a menu that changes weekly but might include lobster prepared with a Cognac coral butter sauce or dressed in white-truffle-and-white-wine...
Executive chef Andy Martin offers progressive French dining in a three-course prixe fixe meal, featuring main courses such as duroc pork on rosemary, vegetable truffle terrine and kimchi, in addition...
Awarded three Michelen stars for its superb cuisine, Le Bernardin is among the Manhattan's finest restaurants. Chef Eric Ripert conjures up a menu of every type of seafood imaginable, including...

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