The Best Restaurants in America, 2017
Blue Hill at Stone Barns is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

1. Blue Hill at Stone Barns

9.0
630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY
New American Restaurant · 154 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Stone Barns isn't just an exquisite fine-dining restaurant serving magnificent tasting menus; it's an experiment, a laboratory, a learning center, and a model for the future of agriculture. Read more.

Al-Ameer Restaurant is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

2. Al-Ameer Restaurant

8.0
12710 W Warren Ave (Oakman Blvd.), Dearborn, MI
Middle Eastern Restaurant · 41 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Al Ameer shines as an example of hospitality and superb cooking. They also run a butcher shop, an advantage that shows in the freshness of their peerless stuffed lamb. Read more.

Petit Trois is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

3. Petit Trois

8.8
716 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
French Restaurant · 77 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Ludo Lefebvre’s runs this tiny, open-all-day, card-only, walk-in-only spot. In his hands classics like rolled omelets, butter-drenched burgundy escargot, and croque monsieurs have refinement and moxie Read more.

La Petite Grocery is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

4. La Petite Grocery

8.9
4238 Magazine St (General Pershing), New Orleans, LA
Bar · Central City - Garden · 80 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The elegant dining room at Justin Devillier’s Garden District charmer unwinds the senses with flawless dishes like crab beignets and turtle Bolognese. Read more.

Cosme is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

5. Cosme

8.7
35 E 21st St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Flatiron District · 278 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef-owner Enrique Olvera and chef de cuisine Daniela Soto-Innes won over New York with triumphs like lush, crackly-skinned duck carnitas for two and their cornhusk meringue with silky corn mousse. Read more.

Saison is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

6. Saison

8.4
178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · South Beach · 64 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Saison’s tasting menu costs $398 per person. Before a meal veers into sea urchin, abalone, and hairy pig, for example, you might be served a mound of caviar paired with biscuits fresh from the oven. Read more.

Garcia's Mexican Food is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

7. Garcia's Mexican Food

8.0
842 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX
Mexican Restaurant · Midtown · 36 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Singling out one Tex-Mex restaurant above all others in the Lone Star State? Let’s squabble at Garcia's, while we scarf down a Deluxe Mexican Dinner plate and some of the unorthodox and awesome tacos. Read more.

Sarma is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

8. Sarma

9.2
249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA
Meze Restaurant · Winter Hill · 92 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Cassie Piuma maps out an exhilarating survey of the herbaceous, sun-baked flavors of the Middle East. Her recipes meld with the local seasons, assisted by produce from the farm of co-owner Ana Sortun. Read more.

Highland's Bar & Grill is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

9. Highland's Bar & Grill

8.9
2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL
Bar · Five Points South · 39 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Frank Stitt's elegant presentation of regional cuisine is as vital as ever. The restaurant’s hospitality has long been equally distinguished as its food. Read more.

Spoon and Stable is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

10. Spoon and Stable

9.0
211 N 1st St (btwn 2nd & 3rd), Minneapolis, MN
New American Restaurant · Warehouse District · 59 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Gavin Kaysen draws on cuisines from around the globe for inspiration, but he always links his menu back to the upper Midwest. Read more.

Hugo's is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

11. Hugo's

9.1
1600 Westheimer Rd (at Mandell), Houston, TX
Mexican Restaurant · 141 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Hugo’s recounts chef Hugo Ortega’s culinary travels, research, and memories through his native Mexico — gastronomic stories told via dishes that are complex, but always balanced. Read more.

Sqirl Kitchen is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

12. Sqirl Kitchen

8.9
720 N Virgil Ave (at Marathon St), Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · East Hollywood · 203 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The combined flavors in the sorrel rice bowl suggest how sunshine on a lemon tree might taste, and the ricotta toast painted with three jams resembles a flag to which I’d gladly pledge allegiance. Read more.

Liholiho Yacht Club is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

13. Liholiho Yacht Club

9.2
871 Sutter St (btwn Jones & Leavenworth St), San Francisco, CA
Hawaiian Restaurant · Lower Nob Hill · 161 tips and reviews

EaterEater: After a meal of tuna poke, fried oyster and beef carpaccio in lettuce wraps, and twice-cooked pork, don’t miss the "baked Hawaii," a torch-bronzed meringue filled with caramelized pineapple ice cream. Read more.

Szechuan Impression is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

14. Szechuan Impression

7.2
1900 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA
Szechuan Restaurant · 21 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Dishes like lamb on toothpicks and hot pots with a dozen different animal cuts bubbling in red oil show off exceptional clarity of flavor and an alchemical approach to spicing. Read more.

Milktooth is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

15. Milktooth

8.5
540 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN
New American Restaurant · Fletcher Place · 55 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Dishes, like savory puffed Dutch baby pancakes with roasted broccoli, aged cheddar, beer mustard, and pickled fennel, have the kind of punchy, finessed flavors you’d expect at dinnertime. Read more.

The Willows Inn is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

16. The Willows Inn

8.9
2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA
Hotel · 13 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Stay the night to fully relax into the spectacular setting; sitting down to the array of local fruits at breakfast is a waking dream. Read more.

Miller Union is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

17. Miller Union

8.7
999 Brady Ave NW (10th Street), Atlanta, GA
American Restaurant · 130 tips and reviews

EaterEater: If Savannah red rice or shrimp and andouille gumbo happen to be revolving through the menu (which is as terrific at lunch as it is at dinner), you know exactly what to order. Read more.

Zuni Café is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

18. Zuni Café

8.7
1658 Market St (at Rose St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Civic Center · 318 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Menus evolve daily with the season, but there’s no escaping the Zuni classics: the iconic roast chicken for two, the trend-igniting burger, and the bowl of polenta that is surely more dairy than corn. Read more.

Alinea is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

19. Alinea

9.1
1723 N Halsted St (btwn W North Ave & W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 142 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This year’s renovation made America’s most audacious fine-dining restaurant more interactive and more luxurious — which is to say, better than ever. Read more.

Benu is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

20. Benu

8.1
22 Hawthorne St (at Howard St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · SoMa · 92 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Corey Lee’s unique, eloquent, and lavish bridging of East and West cuisines is in itself a reason to visit the Bay Area. Read more.

Eventide Oyster Co. is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

21. Eventide Oyster Co.

9.4
86 Middle St (btwn Franklin and Hampshire), Portland, ME
Seafood Restaurant · 280 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The oyster bar of everyone’s dreams also sneaks in surprises like dashi chowder and green curry lobster stew. Read more.

FIG is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

22. FIG

8.8
232 Meeting St (at Hasell St), Charleston, SC
New American Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 102 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Only one meal in Charleston? Make it Mike Lata and Jason Stanhope’s paragon, which takes its cues from the Lowcountry’s abundant waters. Read more.

Frasca Food and Wine is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

23. Frasca Food and Wine

8.9
1738 Pearl St (17th), Boulder, CO
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Boulder · 36 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Bobby Stuckey leads the most attentive service team in America; thrilling Italian cooking and an astounding wine list send the meal over the moon. Read more.

Franklin Barbecue is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

24. Franklin Barbecue

9.1
900 E 11th St (at Branch St), Austin, TX
BBQ Joint · Central East Austin · 354 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Like seeing the Grand Canyon or the Statue of Liberty, everyone should experience the long waits and ample rewards of Franklin Barbecue at least once. Read more.

Herbsaint is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

25. Herbsaint

9.0
701 Saint Charles Ave (Girod St.), New Orleans, LA
New American Restaurant · Central Business District · 112 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Nola’s myriad cultures assimilate on Donald Link and Rebecca Wilcomb’s graceful menu. Read more.

Husk is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

26. Husk

9.1
37 Rutledge St, Nashville, TN
Southern Food Restaurant · 148 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Multidimensional tastes of the South coalesce onto gorgeous plates at Sean Brock’s genial tour de force. Read more.

Kachka is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

27. Kachka

720 SE Grand Ave (Alder and Morrison), Portland, OR
Russian Restaurant · Buckman · 41 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Bonnie and Israel Morales offer the most spirited introduction to Russian dining (and drinking!) in America. Read more.

Momofuku Noodle Bar is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

28. Momofuku Noodle Bar

8.6
171 1st Ave (btwn E 10th & E 11th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 849 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Even with a global empire, David Chang’s East Village prototype still best exemplifies his radical, game-changing approach to casual counter dining. Read more.

Parachute is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

29. Parachute

8.8
3500 N Elston Ave (Troy), Chicago, IL
Korean Restaurant · Northwest Side · 61 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Korean flavors mark the starting point for Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark’s unexpected but always exceptional forays into global flavors. Read more.

Pizzeria Bianco is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

30. Pizzeria Bianco

8.9
623 E Adams St (at E Washington St), Phoenix, AZ
Pizzeria · Copper Square · 208 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Smoky pies from the godfather of America’s pizza revolution can still rewire synapses with their greatness. Read more.

Poole's Diner is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

31. Poole's Diner

8.6
426 S McDowell St (at Cabarrus St), Raleigh, NC
Diner · 118 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Ashley Christensen’s flagship blends high-low dining and Southern-French sensibilities (oh, that macaroni au gratin!) in a singular ode to Americana. Read more.

Prince's Hot Chicken Shack is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

32. Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

6.7
123 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN
Fried Chicken Joint · 126 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Trace the unending hot chicken craze right back to the long, long lines at Andre Prince Jeffries’ perennial must-vist. Read more.

The Publican is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

33. The Publican

8.8
837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Fulton Market · 358 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Paul Kahan defines the twenty-first century beer hall, serving a raucous excess of craft brews, oysters, and pork. Read more.

Raku is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

34. Raku

8.9
5030 Spring Mountain Rd #2, Las Vegas, NV
Japanese Restaurant · 125 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Get off the Strip to find the true soul of Vegas dining at this Japanese robata grill specialist. Read more.

Roberta's Pizza is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

35. Roberta's Pizza

9.1
261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · East Williamsburg · 864 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Carlo Mirarchi takes a uniquely freethinking approach to composing a menu; his inventiveness begins with — but reaches far beyond — unbelievable pizza. Read more.

Rose's Luxury is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

36. Rose's Luxury

9.3
717 8th St SE, Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 134 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Often-lengthy waits for a table end with calming hospitality and Aaron Silverman’s strikingly thrilling acts of culinary daring. Read more.

Woodberry Kitchen is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

37. Woodberry Kitchen

8.8
2010 Clipper Park Rd (btwn Clipper & Parkdale), Baltimore, MD
New American Restaurant · Woodberry · 209 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The kitchen at Spike and Amy Gjerde’s always-thronged flagship mines the Chesapeake region’s under-rated culinary treasures, which reach far beyond blue crab. Read more.

Zahav is one of The Best Restaurants in America, 2017.

38. Zahav

9.3
237 Saint James Pl (at Dock St), Philadelphia, PA
Israeli Restaurant · Center City East · 226 tips and reviews

EaterEater: To best appreciate Mike Solomonov’s passionate, exuberant distillation of his Israeli heritage, bring a group, and prepare to feast on mezze and smoked lamb. Read more.