America's Best New Restaurants 2016
Bar Goto is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

1. Bar Goto

9.2
245 Eldridge St (btwn E Houston St & Stanton St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side · 84 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The food is substantial (and tasty) enough to make a meal of, but getting a couple of early evening cocktails and snacks before a later downtown dinner rez is really the move here. Read more.

Drifters Wife is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

2. Drifters Wife

8.1
63 Washington Ave, Portland, ME
Wine Bar · 3 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Drifters Wife effortlessly nails that date-night wine-bar vibe that city dwellers know so well. But what makes it better is that you’re on the coast of Maine, taking in that salty ocean air. Read more.

Juliet is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

3. Juliet

8.6
257 Washington St, Somerville, MA
Coffee Shop · 23 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Here’s the lunch spot you dream of stumbling into, a place where you order a ham sandwich and are handed a crackly ficelle spread with radish butter and ribbons of French jambon. Read more.

MIMI is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

4. MIMI

8.2
185 Sullivan Street (Houston and Bleecker), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 24 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The entrées—roast chicken, slow cooked lamb—veer more traditional, so we love to make a meal out of the small plates, plus all the desserts. Read more.

Oberlin is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

5. Oberlin

8.0
186 Union St (Westminster), Providence, RI
New American Restaurant · Downtown Providence · 12 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Sukle's Caesar salad is a genius reinvention of the classic, crunchy from paper-thin slices of kohlrabi, with added depth from cured herring. And his pastas are nothing short of transcendent. Read more.

Shepard is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

6. Shepard

7.6
1 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA
French Restaurant · Neighborhood Nine · 16 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Here dishes read as “interesting” (e.g., grilled clams with cultured nasturtium butter) but eat with the simple gratification of a perfectly roasted chicken. Chopped liver has never felt so relevant. Read more.

Superiority Burger is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

7. Superiority Burger

8.8
430 E 9th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · East Village · 135 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Most of all, do not skip dessert: Two brain-twisting flavors of gelato and sorbet daily that will probably win Brooks Headley another James Beard award. Read more.

Té Company is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

8. Té Company

9.4
163 W 10th St (btwn 7th Ave S & Waverly Pl), New York, NY
Tea Room · West Village · 35 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Visit the tearoom in the morning, when the sun illuminates the room in a dreamy golden hue, and the crowds have cleared out. Read more.

Wildair is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

9. Wildair

9.0
142 Orchard St (at Rivington St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Lower East Side · 66 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Ask for wine director Jorge Riera. He will pour you what you never knew you needed. And Always. Order. Dessert. Especially if that peanut butter creation is on the menu. Read more.

Bad Saint is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

10. Bad Saint

9.1
3326 11th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Filipino Restaurant · Columbia Heights · 28 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Start with the clams with Chinese sausage and Sichuan chiles. The bitter melon with black bean confit might be the most unappetizing-sounding dish, but it’s the unexpected star. Read more.

The Dabney is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

11. The Dabney

8.9
122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 27 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Snapper, rockfish, pork belly, quail, Camembert: You name it, and Jeremiah Langhorne can cook it over fiery embers. Langhorne combines these old-world techniques with a modern chef’s outlook. Read more.

Morcilla is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

12. Morcilla

8.5
3519 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA
Latin American Restaurant · Lower Lawrenceville · 11 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Here the gin and tonics are poured with house-made tonic and garnished with juniper berries and citrus, and the menu of small plates is as vast and ambitious as it is precisely executed. Read more.

South Philly Barbacoa is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

13. South Philly Barbacoa

1703 S 11th St (Morris Street), Philadelphia, PA
Mexican Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 3 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: There is no breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu. Instead there are the two specialties of the chef, Cristina Martinez: tortas served Tuesday through Thursday, barbacoa tacos Friday through Sunday. Read more.

Tail Up Goat is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

14. Tail Up Goat

9.4
1827 Adams Mill Rd NW (at Calvert St NW), Washington, D.C.
Mediterranean Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 26 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: This is one of those places where it’s actually fun to share. Highlights like lamb ribs and whole stuffed porgy are built “for two,” so bring a crew to sample as much of the menu as you can. Read more.

Whitfield is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

15. Whitfield

9.1
120 Whitfield St (btw Penn Ave & Baum Blvd), Pittsburgh, PA
American Restaurant · East Liberty · 14 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: For his meat, Brent Young goes to one place: Jubilee Hilltop Ranch in nearby Bedford, Pennsylvania, which supplies 100 percent grass-fed beef. Even the ketchup here is local. Get it? Read more.

WM. Mulherin's Sons is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

16. WM. Mulherin's Sons

9.2
1355 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 23 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: You’re here for the pizzas and pastas, like the irresistible casareccia (short, twisty noodles) with vinegar-braised duck. Read more.

Bread  & Butterfly is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

17. Bread & Butterfly

8.8
290 Elizabeth St, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant · Inman Park · 14 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: You’ll find an omelet du jour—impossibly soft, butter-slicked, topped with grated Parm and minced herbs—that would make Jacques Pépin weep with joy, plus textbook steak tartare and roast chicken. Read more.

Buxton Hall BBQ is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

18. Buxton Hall BBQ

8.6
32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC
BBQ Joint · Downtown Asheville · 30 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Here barbecue means local pasture-raised pig (not the usual commodity stuff), smoked 18 hours over a mixture of oak, cherry, and hickory, until it's juicy and sweet. Read more.

Death & Taxes is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

19. Death & Taxes

8.6
105 West Hargett St, Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 9 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Most everything comes off the grill, from lamb sausage with pickled celery to roasted oysters with chili butter. Vegetables make up nearly half the menu, imbued with smoky flavor via the coals. Read more.

The Durham is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

20. The Durham

8.5
315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC
Hotel · City Center · 16 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Those who venture away from the crowd-pleasers at the restaurant will be rewarded with plates of crispy barbecue pig tail (tastes like chicken wings) or country rib chops with plums and cucumbers. Read more.

Sub Rosa Bakery is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

21. Sub Rosa Bakery

9.3
620 N 25th St (Jefferson Ave.), Richmond, VA
Bakery · Church Hill · 28 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Patrick Phelan, Megan Fitzroy Phelan, and Andrew Manning are planning to open a restaurant. In the intervening months, they’ve hosted monthly pop-ups under the Longoven moniker at Sub Rosa Bakery. Read more.

Short Grain is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

22. Short Grain

Charleston, SC
Food Truck · East Central · 1 tip

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: As the truck's name indicates, rice is the thread that binds this menu. It stars in the onigiri, here stuffed with everything from spicy local yellowfin tuna to pickled green tomatoes. Read more.

Staplehouse is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

23. Staplehouse

8.9
541 Edgewood Ave SE (Howell St.), Atlanta, GA
New American Restaurant · Old Fourth Ward · 20 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Ryan Smith's dishes—silky-smooth chicken liver topped with tart Meyer lemon jelly, fried-chicken skins with honey and whipped sauce, red snapper in fermented-shrimp broth—are technical and intricate. Read more.

Boeufhaus is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

24. Boeufhaus

8.8
1012 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · Humboldt Park · 17 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The main course is as it should be: a handsome rib eye, aged 55 days, sliced thick and settled into a slowly forming pool of its beefy juices. Read more.

Monteverde is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

25. Monteverde

9.2
1020 West Madison Street (Carpenter Street), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near West Side · 31 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The must-order entrée is a shatteringly crunchy skate-wing “schnitzel”; and the wok gets a warm welcome into the Italian kitchen, imparting toastiness to everything from chicken livers to strangozze. Read more.

Pub Royale is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

26. Pub Royale

8.9
2049 W Division St (btwn Damen Ave & Hoyne Ave), Chicago, IL
Pub · Ukrainian Village · 31 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Jason Vaughan puts a fresh spin on samosas (here filled with salt cod), somehow manages to make fried cauliflower taste like sesame chicken, and turns out delicate braised-lamb-filled dumplings. Read more.

Roister is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

27. Roister

8.9
951 W Fulton Market (Morgan), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Fulton Market · 26 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: You’ll want the spunky fermented cabbage with roasted pineapple, the whole chicken served with sunchoke hot sauce, and, for a worthy splurge, the absolutely transcendent uni-bathed Japanese wagyu. Read more.

Sister Pie is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

28. Sister Pie

8.7
8066 Kercheval St (Parker Street), Detroit, MI
Bakery · Lower East Detroit · 20 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Lisa Ludwinski is famous for her salted maple, a creamy custard in a twice-baked, all-butter, crazy-flaky shell. Alongside that staple are rotating beauties that span the growing season. Read more.

St. Genevieve is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

29. St. Genevieve

7.8
5003 Bryant Ave S (at 50th St), Minneapolis, MN
French Restaurant · Lynnhurst · 15 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Look out for one-off specials—like late-night Juicy Lucys (a hamburger stuffed with melty cheese)—at the bar. All-day hours make late afternoons a great time to stop in for a drink and a tartine. Read more.

Josephine Estelle is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

30. Josephine Estelle

8.7
600 Carondelet St (Lafayette Street), New Orleans, LA
Italian Restaurant · Central Business District · 17 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Josephine Estelle's raison d'être is the pastas; no fewer than eight different ones are made in house, including the standout mafalde (squiggly ribbons) with "Maw Maw's" gravy. Read more.

N7 is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

31. N7

8.1
1117 Montegut Street, New Orleans, LA
Restaurant · St. Claude · 8 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Think outrageously flavorful lobster rillettes from France or calamari in spicy ragout from Portugal, served straight from the can. Chicken of the Sea this is not. Read more.

Pop's Poboys is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

32. Pop's Poboys

8.9
740 Jefferson (Convent), Lafayette, LA
Sandwich Place · 5 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Grab a Pimm’s Cup or an Abita Amber Ale, and stay for a while. As massive as the sandwiches are, it’s worth sneaking in a few hush puppies and an order of pimento cheese before they arrive. Read more.

Willa Jean is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

33. Willa Jean

9.4
611 Okeefe Ave, New Orleans, LA
Bakery · Central Business District · 74 tips and reviews

RachelRachel: Gourmet fast-casual kind of place, with the option to eat in or take out. Delicious selection of instagrammable pies etc. I was impressed by the avocado/egg tartine and Milk Money Latte.

Emmer & Rye is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

34. Emmer & Rye

9.0
51 Rainey St (Rainey and Holly), Austin, TX
Restaurant · Downtown Austin · 24 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: As remarkable as the pastas are, don’t go flour-wild. A dim-sum cart circles the room, and when the server asks if you’d like any of the small plates, your answer best be yes. Read more.

Foreign Correspondents is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

35. Foreign Correspondents

4721 N Main St Ste A, Houston, TX
Thai Restaurant · Greater Heights · 16 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: In addition to à la carte options, the restaurant serves family-style set-menus ($80 for two people; $140 for four; $180 for six), which are the best way to experience FC for the first time. Read more.

Hotel EMMA is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

36. Hotel EMMA

9.5
136 E Grayson, San Antonio, TX
Hotel · Tobin Hill · 13 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Our ideal day starts with room service breakfast: Could we have one chorizo Scotch egg with green-chili cornbread, please? Eventually, we'll head down to the all-day café for a duck-confit muffuleta. Read more.

Trompo is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

37. Trompo

8.4
839 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX
Taco Place · Southwest Dallas · 9 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: There are three simple but surreal tacos: deep-pink tacos de trompo, which reaches its crispy-juicy peak thanks to the trompo (the rotating vertical spit); bistek; and vegetarian paneer-poblano. Read more.

Yui Edomae is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

38. Yui Edomae

8.1
3460 Arville St, Las Vegas, NV
Sushi Restaurant · 4 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The eight-course menu features interludes like buttery, rich grilled Wagyu beef, but Yui is above all a showcase for Gen Mizoguchi’s sushi mastery. Read more.

Baroo is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

39. Baroo

9.1
5706 Santa Monica Blvd (Wilton Pl), Los Angeles, CA
Korean Restaurant · 27 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Uh’s menu is made up of about ten Cali-Asian grain bowls and pastas, each more interesting than the last. Think farro with roasted koji beet cream, concentrated kombu dashi, and onion-rose pickles. Read more.

Cassia is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

40. Cassia

9.3
1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA
Asian Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 47 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Whatever you do, don’t pass up Ng’s blistered, bubbly, charred flatbread. (It won’t surprise you to learn that Ng was the opening chef-de-cuisine of Nancy Silverton’s Pizzeria Mozza.) Read more.

Lord Stanley is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

41. Lord Stanley

8.7
2065 Polk St (Broadway), San Francisco, CA
Modern European Restaurant · Polk Gulch · 20 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: On a corner of Russian Hill, chefs Carrie and Rupert Bleases' food feels eminently San Franciscan: doggedly seasonal, stunningly beautiful, effortlessly modern. Read more.

The Perennial is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

42. The Perennial

7.9
59 9th St, San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · SoMa · 22 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: This is not a drill. Everything imaginable, from the ice cubes at the crowded bar to ventilation hoods in the kitchen, is tricked out with environmentally friendly bells and whistles. Read more.

Rice Bar is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

43. Rice Bar

8.6
419 W 7th St (S Hill St), Los Angeles, CA
Filipino Restaurant · Jewelry District · 22 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Our favorite bowl is the toothsome black rice piled with dilis (teensy deep-fried anchovies) and doused with the palate-jolting house-made vinegar. Read more.

Tacos Cala is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

44. Tacos Cala

8.3
149 Fell St ((Entrance on Hickory St)), San Francisco, CA
Taco Place · Civic Center · 17 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: A lo-fi counter serving a changing roster of authentic Mexican tacos, such as pork in chile verde or squid in adobo, alongside market-driven aguas frescas (pray for the coffee horchata). Read more.

Trois Familia is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

45. Trois Familia

8.3
3510 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Breakfast Spot · Silver Lake · 36 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: You can’t go wrong with churro French toast with Mexican chocolate ice cream and a griddled breakfast burrito stuffed with ham and American cheese. Read more.

Winsome is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

46. Winsome

8.7
1115 W Sunset Blvd (North Beaudry Avenue), Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Strubel’s savory food is just healthy enough that it’s fully permissible to end the meal with one of everything from the pastry case. Read more.

Bateau is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

47. Bateau

7.5
1060 E Union St, Seattle, WA
Steakhouse · First Hill · 18 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: A steakhouse that brings in whole animals from Whidbey Island, butchers and dry-ages them in-house, and sells each steak by its weight, accessorized with bone-marrow or preserved-lemon butter. Read more.

Coquine is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

48. Coquine

9.1
6839 SE Belmont St (SE 69th Ave.), Portland, OR
New American Restaurant · Mt. Tabor · 16 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Katy Millard serves a juicy roast chicken family-style and prepares rustic craveable pastas, like curlicues called girella, coated with milk-braised pork ragù and topped with crunchy fried sunchoke. Read more.

Little Uncle is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

49. Little Uncle

9.2
1523 E Madison St (at 16th Ave), Seattle, WA
Thai Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 54 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The raison d’être might be the noodle dishes, whether that’s the famous pad thai, served with peanuts, roasted chiles, and sugar on the side, or the incomparable and so intensely flavorful khao soi. Read more.

Pizza Jerk is one of America's Best New Restaurants 2016.

50. Pizza Jerk

8.5
5028 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR
Pizza Place · Cully · 10 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: As adventurous as Pizza Jerk gets, it never neglects the essentials, by which we mean the kind of pepperoni that crisps as it cooks, curling up into little cups of greasy, spicy goodness. Read more.