Fine Dining

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...
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...
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...
Diners who embark on the tasting menu at Michael Mina’s flagship select a primary ingredient for each course. That ingredient then arrives in three configurations, each with its own side dish and...
After distinguishing the kitchens of such Northern California institutions as Charles Nob Hill, Aqua, and the French Laundry, executive chef Ron Siegel now perfects his classic French style at the...
Chef Thomas Keller's East Coast rendition of the French Laundry serves a select 15 tables overlooking Manhattan’s Columbus Circle and Central Park--from a 5,000-square-foot kitchen that's larger than...
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...
Over the years, Sirio Maccioni, who opened Le Cirque in 1974, has always allowed his young chefs—among them Daniel Boulud, David Bouley, and pastry master Jacques Torres—to modernize haute cuisine in...
Since opening Momofuku Ko in New York’s East Village in 2008, chef David Chang has been called erratic, intense, and original. Mining from a variety of world cuisines and reshaping them to conform to...
At his spot at the Palazzo, Charlie Trotter lets his hair down. This sense of fun is reflected in the space itself. Diners have lots of choices--there's a proper bar, Bar Charlie for serious sushi...
Located two blocks from the White House, in the newly renovated St. Regis Washington, D.C., Adour fast became a favorite among the capital’s power elite. The modern decor creates an elegant yet lush...
Chef Michael Mina’s 14th restaurant anchors the eastern edge of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, and offers a party-style array of small plates (popcorn with black truffle butter, Maine lobster rolls),...
The seafood at Chicago's L20 can be experienced in a four-course prix-fixe menu or a tasting menu. In either case, be prepared for a showcase of the sea’s bounty, in preparations ranging from a...
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—...
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...
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...
Carnevino, located inside the Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, is Mario Batali’s 13th restaurant and first steak house. While most of its menu items are typical of that genre, the options also coax you...
French chef Alain Ducasse would never permit mediocrity in any of his establishments; Le Jules Verne, located 410 feet above Paris on the second platform of the Eiffel Tower, is no exception. In...
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...
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...
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-...
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...
Although rows of gaming machines stand within feet of the restaurant’s entrance, Joël Robuchon is an oasis on the Las Vegas Strip that allows you to believe you are in a Paris salon. Specialties: A...
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...
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...

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