Top 100+ U.S. Gourmet Casual 2017
Rank   Name Chef Cuisine Location
1 Husk Sean Brock Moderrn Southern Charleston, SC
2 Roberta’s Carlo Mirarchi Italian Small Plates/Pizza Brooklyn, NY
3 Wildair Fabián von Hauske Neo-Bistro New York, NY
4 Ox Greg Denton Argentinian/Regional American Portland, OR
5 Pêche Seafood Grill Ryan Prewitt Seafood/Cajun New Orleans, LA
6 Son of a Gun Jeffrey Yuguchi Seafood/Regional American West Hollywood, CA
7 Au Cheval Jason Vaughn Gastropub Chicago, IL
8 Bestia Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis Italian Trattoria/Pizza Los Angeles, CA
9 Rose’s Luxury Aaron Silverman Southern/Eclectic Washington, DC
10 Le Pigeon Gabriel Rucker Modern French Bistro Portland, OR
11 Estela Ignacio Mattos Mediterranean Small Plates New York, NY
12 Momofuku Noodle Bar David Chang Modern Asian/Regional American New York, NY
13 Husk Nashville Sean Brock Modern Southern Nashville, TN
14 Momofuku Ssäm Bar David Chang Modern Asian/Regional American New York, NY
15 Night + Market Kris Yenbamroong New Entries - Casual Los Angeles, CA
16 Cosme Daniela Soto-Innes Modern Mexican New York, NY
17 Eating House Giorgio Rapicavoli Miami Formal Coral Gables, FL
18 Animal Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo Gastropub Los Angeles, CA
19 Swan Oyster Depot Steve Sancimino Raw Bar San Francisco, CA
20 Serpico Peter Serpico Korean/American Regional Philadelphia, PA
21 Little Serow Johnny Monis Thai Washington, DC
22 Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria Garrison Price Italian Trattoria New York, NY
23 Kin Khao Narciso Salvador Thai San Francisco, CA
24 Cotogna Michael Tusk Italian Trattoria San Francisco, CA
25 Rolf & Daughters Philip Krajeck Italian/Southern Nashville, TN
26 Maison Premiere Damon Wise New Entries - Formal Brooklyn, NY
27 State Bird Provisions Nicole Krasinski & Stuart Brioza Eclectic/Small Plates San Francisco, CA
28 Secchu Yokota Atsushi Yokota Tempura New York, NY
29 Herbsaint Rebecca Wilcomb Cajun/French New Orleans, LA
30 Longman & Eagle Joshua Mutchnick New Entries Chicago, IL
31 Rustic Canyon Jeremy Fox Farm to Table Santa Monica, CA
32 Maialino Nick Anderer Roman Trattoria New York, NY
33 Little Bird Bistro Marcelle Crooks American & Regional Portland, OR
34 Nomad Bar Daniel Humm Eclectic New York, NY
35 Spotted Pig April Bloomfield Gastropub New York, NY
36 ABC Kitchen Karen Shu Modern American New York, NY
37 Zahav Michael Solomonov Israeli/Mediterranean Philadelphia, PA
38 Fat Rice Abraham Conlon & Adrien Lo Modern Asian Chicago, IL
39 Sitka & Spruce Matt Dillon Farm to Table Seattle, WA
40 Bondir Jason Bond American Regional Cambridge, MA
41 Barney Greengrass Various Jewish Delicatessen New York, NY
42 ad hoc Matthew Alba American Yountville, CA
43 The Publican Jacob Saben Gastropub Chicago, IL
44 Olmsted Greg Baxtrom American Regional Brooklyn, NY
45 Russ & Daughters Cafe Various Jewish Delicatessen New York, NY
46 Eventide Oyster Co. Andrew Taylor & Mike Wiley Raw Bar/Small Plates Portland, ME
47 Coquette Michael Stoltzfus Modern Southern New Orleans, LA
48 The Ordinary Mike Lata Seafood/Small Plates Charleston, SC
49 Cúrate Katie Button Tapas Asheville, NC
50 Broken Spanish Ray Garcia Modern Mexican Los Angeles, CA
51 Shaya Alon Shaya Israeli/Mediterranean New Orleans, LA
52 Proof Pizza & Pasta Justin Flit Italian Trattoria/Pizza Miami, FL
53 Purple Pig, The Jimmy Bannos Italian/Gastropub Chicago, IL
54 Locanda Verde Damian Franqui Italian Trattoria New York, NY
55 Tori Shin Various Yakitori New York, NY
56 Cassia Bryant Ng Modern Vietnamese Santa Monica, CA
57 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Michael Schwartz Farm to Table Miami, FL
58 Progress, The Nicole Krasinski & Stuart Brioza American Regional San Francisco, CA
59 Casa Mono Andy Nusser Tapas New York, NY
60 Spinasse Stuart Lane Piemontese Seattle, WA
61 Petit Trois Ludo Lefebvre French Bistro Los Angeles, CA
62 Gjelina Travis Lett Small Plates/Pizza Venice, CA
63 Langbaan Akkapong Earl Ninsom Thai Portland, OR
64 Woodberry Kitchen Spike Gjerde American Regional Baltimore, MD
65 Avec Perry Hendrix French Bistro Chicago, IL
66 Rich Table Evan & Sarah Rich New Entries - Formal San Francisco, CA
67 Republique Walter Manzke French Bistro Los Angeles, CA
68 Fung Tu Jonathan Wu Modern Chinese New York, NY
69 Yusho Matthias Merges Izakaya Chicago, IL
70 Osteria Mozza Nancy Silverton Italian Trattoria Los Angeles, CA
71 Chez Panisse Café Nathan Alderson French Bistro Berkeley, CA
72 Pok Pok Andy Ricker Thai Portland, OR
73 Girl & the Goat Stephanie Izard Modern American Chicago, IL
74 Dirt Candy Amanda Cohen New Entries - Casual New York, NY
75 Zuni Café Rebecca Boice Mediterran San Francisco, CA
76 Destroyer Jordan Kahn Progressive Lunch Counter Culver City, CA
77 Kinjiro Yoshizaku Kondo Izakaya Los Angeles, CA
78 Hog Island Oyster Co Various Seafood/Small Plates San Francisco, CA
79 Union Bruce Kalman Farm to Table Pasadena, CA
80 Flour + Water Thomas McNaughton Cal-Ital San Francisco, CA
81 Mission Chinese Food Danny Bowien Chinese San Francisco, CA
82 The Breslin April Bloomfield Gastropub New York, NY
83 Connie & Ted’s Sam Baxter Seafood/Small Plates West Hollywood, CA
84 Foreign & Domestic Ned Elliott American Regional Austin, TX
85 Marta Nick Anderer Roman Trattoria/Pizza New York, NY
86 Central Provisions Chris Gould Eclectic/Small Plates Portland, ME
87 Baco Mercat Josef Centeno Mediterranean Los Angeles, CA
88 Mary’s Fish Camp Mary Redding Seafood/Small Plates New York, NY
89 Frances Melissa Perello Modern American San Francisco, CA
90 Pig & the Lady Andrew Le Vietnamese/Hawaiian Honolulu, HI
91 Atoboy Junghyun Park Progressive Korean New York, NY
92 Prune Gabrielle Hamilton French Bistro New York, NY
93 La Vara Alex Raij & Edder Montero New Entries - Formal Brooklyn, NY
94 Charlie Bird Ryan Hardy Wine Bar-Small Plates New York, NY
95 Parachute Johnny Clark & Beverly Kim Modern Korean Chicago, IL
96 aster Brett Cooper California San Francisco, CA
97 Momofuku Nishi Joshua Pinsky Modern Korean/Italian New York, NY
98 The Playground Jason Quinn Small Plates Santa Ana, CA
99 Brigtsen’s Frank Brigtsen Cajun New Orleans, LA
100 Fishing With Dynamite David LeFevre Seafood Raw Bar Mangattan Beach, CA
101 Walrus & Carpenter Renee Erickson Seafood/Small Plates Seattle, WA
102 Sadelle’s Mellisa Weller Jewish Delicatessen New York, NY
103 Empellon Alex Stupak Mexican New York, NY
104 Central Kitchen Thomas McNaughton Cal-Ital San Francisco, CA
105 Sauvage Damon Wise American Regional Brooklyn, NY
106 Underbelly Chris Shepherd Korean/American Regional Houston, TX
107 Hen of the Wood Eric Warnstedt American Regional Waterbury, VT
108 Lilohilo Yacht Club Ravi Kapur Modern Hawaiian San Francisco, CA
108 City House Tandy Wilson Italian/Southern Nashville, TN
110 Hearth Marco Canora Italian Trattoria New York, NY
111 Lark John Sundstrom American Tapas Seattle, WA
112 The Admiral Ivan Candido American Regional Asheville, NC
113 McCrady’s Tavern Sean Brock American Charleston, SC
114 Neptune Oyster Michael Serpa Modern Southern Boston, MA
115 Roister Andrew Brochu American Regional Chicago, IL
116 Monsieur Benjamin Jason Berthold French Bistro San Francisco, CA
117 Sakagura Various Izakaya New York, NY
118 Four Horsemen Nick Curtola American Regional New York, NY
119 Blue Ribbon Bruce & Eric Bromberg Brasserie New York, NY
120 Pubbelly Jose Mendin Miami Beach/North Miami Miami Beach, FL
121 Eveleigh Jared Levy Farm to Table Los Angeles, CA
122 Loyalist John Shields American Regional Chicago, IL
123 Boeufhaus Brian Ahern & Jamie Finnegan German/Steakhouse Chicago, IL
124 Nopa Laurence Jossel California San Francisco, CA
125 Jon & Vinny’s Italian Courtney Storer Italian Los Angeles, CA
126 Buvette Jody Williams French Bistro New York, NY
127 Cala Gabriela Cámara Modern Mexican San Francisco, CA
128 Battersby Walker Stern and Joe Ogrodnek American Regional Brooklyn, NY
129 John Dory Oyster Bar April Bloomfield Raw Bar/Small Plates New York, NY
130 Lula Café Jason Hammel Gastropub Chicago, IL
131 Lilette John Harris American/French New Orleans, LA
132 Outerlands Yoni Levy New Entries - Formal San Francisco, CA
133 Cannibal Beer & Butcher Francis Derby New Entries - Formal New York, NY
134 Amada Jose Garces Tapas Philadelphia, PA
135 Má Pêche Matthew Rudofker Modern Vietnamese New York, NY
136 Marlow & Sons Ken Wiss Farm to Table Brooklyn, NY
137 27 Restaurant & Bar Jimmy Lebron Latino/Mediterranean Miami Beach, FL
138 Taylor Shellfish Various Raw Bar/Small Plates Seattle, WA
139 Lillia Missy Robbins Italian Small Plates Brooklyn, NY
140 Toro Jamie Bissonnette Tapas Boston, MA
141 FIG Mike Lata American Regional Charleston, SC
142 Lafayette Andrew Carmellini French Brasserie New York, NY
143 RedFarm Joe Ng Chinese New York, NY
144 Pasquale Jones Tim Caspare Italian New York, NY
145 Uncle Boon’s Matt Danzer & Ann Redding Thai New York, NY
146 Yardbird Clay Miller Southern Miami Beach, FL
147 Boulette’s Larder Amaryll Schwertner California San Francisco, CA
148 Tasty N Alder John Gorham Eclectic/Small Plates Portland, OR
149 Perbacco Staffan Terje Italian Trattoria San Francisco, CA
150 Hanjan Hooni Kim Modern Korean New York, NY
151 Daikaya Katsuya Fukushima Izakaya Washington, DC
152 The Duck Inn Kevin Hickey Gastropub Chicago, IL
153 Miller Union Steven Satterfield American Regional Atlanta, GA
154 Cull & Pistol David Seigal Raw Bar/Small Plates New York, NY
155 Prime Meats Frank Falcinelli Europrean Brooklyn, NY
156 A16 Rocky Maselli Cal-Ital San Francisco, CA
157 Barbuto Jonathan Waxman Italian Trattoria New York, NY
158 Bayona Susan Spicer American Regional New Orleans, LA
159 Aburiya Kinnosuke Various Izakaya New York, NY
160 Trois Familia Ludo Lefebvre Mexican Los Angeles, CA
161 Cakes & Ale Billy Allin American Regional Atlanta, GA
162 Txikito Alex Raij Tapas/Basque New York, NY
163 Boucherie Nathanial Zimet American Regional New Orleans, LA
164 Tar & Roses Andrew Kirschner Farm to Table Santa Monica, CA
165 Café Altro Paradiso Aidan O'Neal Italian Trattoria New York, NY
166 Al’s Place Aaron London American Regional San Francisco, CA
167 Poole’s Downtown Diner Ashley Christensen Raleigh-Durham Raleigh, NC
168 Dutch, The Andrew Carmellini Brasserie New York, NY
169 Tuome Thomas Chen Modern Chinese New York, NY
170 Whelk, The Bill Taibe Raw Bar-Small Plates Westport, CT
171 Odd Duck Sam Hellman-Mass American Regional Austin, TX
172 Oiji Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku Modern Korean New York, NY
173 Sotto Steve Samson Italian Small Plates/Pizza Beverly Hills, CA
174 Pinewood Social Andrew Rodriguez American Regional Nashville, TN
175 Vinegar Hill House Mike Poiarkoff American Regional Brooklyn, NY
176 Llama Inn Erik Ramirez Modern Peruvian Brooklyn, NY
177 Reynard Sean Rembold New Entries - Formal Brooklyn, NY
178 Alma Alex Roberts Modern American Minneapolis, MN
179 Oleana Ana Sortun Mediterranean Cambridge, MA
180 Bywater David Kinch Cajun Los Gatos, CA
181 Octavia Melissa Perello Modern American San Francisco, CA
182 Coppa Jamie Bissonnette Italian Trattoria Boston, MA
183 Salt’s Cure Chris Phelps & Zak Walters Gastropub Los Angeles, CA
184 Lukshon Sang Yoon Modern Korean Culver City, CA
185 Mignonette Dan Serfer Seafood Miami, FL
186 La Casita Mexicana Jaime Martin del Campo & Ramiro Arvizu Mexican Bell, CA
187 Alimento Zach Pollack Italian Trattoria Los Angeles, CA
188 Barndiva Ryan Fancher Sonoma Healdsburg, CA
189 Red Rooster Harlem Marcus Samuelsson Southern New York, NY
190 Hiro’s Yakko San Hiroshi Shigetomi Izakaya Aventura, FL
191 Marlowe Jennifer Puccio New Entries - Formal San Francisco, CA
192 Lotus of Siam Saipin Chutima Thai Las Vegas, NV
193 Paowalla Floyd Cardoz Indian New York, NY
194 Frankies Spuntino Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo Italian Small Plates Brooklyn, NY
195 Matt’s in the Market Jason McClure Farm to Table Seattle, WA
196 Camino Russell Moore California Oakland, CA
197 The Dabney Jeremiah Langhorne American Regional Washington, DC
198 Forequarter Jonny Hunter Farm to Table Madison, WI
199 Murray’s Cheese Bar Amy Stonionis New Entries - Casual New York, NY
200 Stanley Scott Boswell New Entries New Orleans, LA
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