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Top 100 Restaurants in the US 2016

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Top 100 Restaurants in the US 2016
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Opinionated About Dining has released its top 100 restaurants in the US list and there’s no change at the summit, with San Francisco’s Saison taking the top spot for the third year in a row.

Willow’s Inn in Washington state takes second place, the same ranking it was awarded last year, while the remaining three spots in the top five from third to fifth are occupied by Manresa (Los Gatos, California), Alinea (Chicago) and Damon Baehrel at The Basement Bistro (Earlton, New York).

A handful of the top 100 restaurants in the US also feature in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants: 100 – 51 list, including Momofuku Ko (New York) and Benu (San Francisco).

You can find the top 20 below and the full list over on Opinionated About Dining’s website. You'll also find Opinionated About Dining’s Top 100 European restaurants here.


Top 20 Restaurants in the US

1. Saison, San Francisco, California 

2. Willows Inn, The Lummi Island, Washington 

3. Manresa, Los Gatos, California

4. Alinea, Chicago, Illinois

5. Damon Baehrel at The Basement Bistro, Earlton, New York

6. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, California 

7. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York 

8. Sushi Taro (Omakase Counter), Washington DC

9. Catbird Seat, Nashville, Tennessee

10. Urasawa, Beverly Hills, California

11. minibar by Jose Andres, Washington DC

12. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Brooklyn, New York

13. é by José Andrés, Las Vegas, Nevada

14. Aubergine, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 

15. Eleven Madison Park, New York, New York

16. Blanca, Brooklyn, New York

17. Jean George, New York, New York

18. Tempura Matsui, New York, New York

19. Masa, New York, New York 

20. Kyo Ya, New York, New York


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  • Ptop said on

    17 Jean George in New York? This must be a joke...worst restaurant I have been to. Disgrateful....

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