End the decade with an epic tasting menu at one of America’s three-star Michelin restaurants. There will be extra courses, ultra luxe ingredients and overflowing bubbly at 11 of 14 the country’s most highly decorated spots.
The exceptions: Chefs Eric Ripert and David Kinch are taking a well deserved night off, and unless you have an inside man, you may have missed out on a French Laundry reservation (along with a takeaway gift from Thomas Keller). Masa Takayama’s three-star Masa is closed for two weeks over the holidays, but if sushi is essential to your evening, Bar Masa will serve its à la carte and omakase menus.
Don’t delay on making plans. Reservations at the country’s best restaurants are filling up as you read this, and who wants a two-star beginning to 2020?