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Opinionated About U.S. Restaurants 2011 Survey Results

I am happy to announce the results of our 2011 dining survey. Given that over 1,800 restaurants qualified for a rating this year, I am limiting the online list to those restaurants who earned a rating of Worth Planning a Trip Around, An Important Destination and Highly Recommended. I have also included the list of the Top 25 Inexpensive Places to Eat. An additional 500 restaurants earned a rating of Recommended or Top Local Choice, but it isn’t practical to post a list of that size on this site. The book will be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other traditional book retailers beginning on May 24th. You can also buy the book directly from the publisher. If you would like to order a copy, please click here or click the link at the end of this page. Books will begin shipping on Monday the 23rd.

Most Important Restaurants in the U.S.

Worth Planning a Trip Around *
1. 100.0 French Laundry, Yountville, CA
2. 100.0 Per Se, New York, NY
3. 100.0 Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
4. 100.0 Masa, New York, NY
5. 100.0 Alinea, Chicago, IL
6. 100.0 Jean Georges, New York, NY
7. 99.3 Urasawa, Los Angeles, CA
8. 98.6 Le Bernardin, New York, NY
9. 98.5 Sushi Yasuda, New York, NY
10. 98.4 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, NY
11. 98.4 Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA
12. 98.2 Guy Savoy, Las Vegas, NV
12. 98.2 Minibar, Washington, D.C.
14. 98.0 Kuruma Zushi, New York, NY

An Important Destination

15. 97.6 Town House, Chilhowie, VA
16. 97.4 Momofuku Ko, New York, NY
17. 97.3 Cyrus, Healdsburg, CA
18. 97.2 Corton, New York, NY
18. 97.2 Eleven Madison Park, New York, NY
20. 96.8 McCrady’s, Charleston, SC
21. 96.8 Schwa, Chicago, IL
22. 96.7 Coi, San Francisco, CA
22. 96.7 L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, New York, NY
24. 96.2 Quince, San Francisco, CA
25. 96.1 Bouley, New York, NY
25. 96.1 Peter Luger, Brooklyn, NY
25. 96.1 Ubuntu, Napa, CA
28. 96.0 Providence, Los Angeles, CA
29. 95.9 Sushi Ran, Sausalito, CA
30. 95.6 Avenues, Chicago, IL
30. 95.6 Komi, Washington, D.C.
32. 95.5 Daniel, New York, NY
32. 95.5 Spago, Beverly Hills, CA
32. 95.5 Sugiyama, New York, NY
35. 95.3 Commis, Oakland, CA
36. 95.2 Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA
36. 95.2 North Fork Table & Inn, Southhold, NY
38. 95.1 Marinus, Carmel, CA
38. 95.1 Sushi Taro, Washington, D.C.
40. 95.0 Herbfarm, Woodinville, WA


Highly Recommended
94.9 Aubergine Carmel, CA
94.8 Miyake Portland, ME
94.8 Volt Fredericksburg, MD
94.7 Nishimura W. Hollywood, CA
94.7 Spiaggia Chicago, IL
94.7 Sushi Seki New York, NY

94.6 American Restaurant Kansas City, MO
94.6 Charlie Trotter’s Chicago, IL
94.5 Blue Hill New York, NY
94,4 Matsuhisa West Hollywood, CA
94.4 O Ya Boston, MA
94.4 Sanford Milwaukee, WI
94.4 Soto New York, NY
94.3 Elements Princeton, NJ
94.3 L20 Chicago, IL
94.1 Citronelle Washington DC
94.0 Craft New York, NY
94.0 Cut Beverly Hills, CA
94.0 Patina Los Angeles, CA
93.8 Asanebo Studio City, CA
93.8 Bern’s Steak house Tampa, FL
93.8 Café Boulud New York, NY
93.8 Highland’s Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL
93.8 Momofuku Säam Bar, New York, NY
93.8 Mori Sushi Los Angeles, CA
93.7 Gary Danko San Francisco, CA
93.7 Restaurant Eugene Atlanta, GA
93.7 Saam - The Tasting Room W. Hollywood, CA
93.7 Sushi Zo Los Angeles, CA
93.6 Everest Chicago, IL
93.6 Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY
93.6 Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York, NY
93.6 Moto Chicago, IL
93.6 No. 9 Park Boston, MA
93.6 Nobu New York, NY
93.6 Uchi Austi, TX
93.5 Castagna Portland, OR
93.4 Blackbird Chicago, IL
93.4 Canlis Seattle, WA
93.4 Mama’s Fish House, Honolulu, HI
93.4 Raku Las Vegas, NV
93.4 Sawa Sushi Sunnyvale, CA
93.4 Totoraku, Los Angeles, CA
93.4 WD-50 New York, NY
93.3 Aquavit New York, NY
93.3 Auberge de Soleil, Rutherford, CA
93.3 Hugo’s Portland, ME
93.3 Marea New York, NY
93.2 Masa’s San Francisco, CA
93.2 Picasso Las Vegas, NV
93.2 Ritz- Carlton Dining Room, San Francisco, CA
93.2 Topolobampo Chicago, IL
93.1 Galatoire’s New Orleans, LA
93.1 Quinones at Bacchanalia, Atlanta, GA
93.1 Rover’s Seattle, WA
93.1 Bazaar, The, W. Hollywood, CA
93.1 Vetri Philadelphia, PA
93.0 Il Grano Los Angeles, CA
93.0 Michy’s Miami, FL
93.0 Osteria Mozza Los Angeles, CA
93.0 Picholine New York, NY
93.0 Pluckemin Inn Bedminster, NJ
92.9 Chef Mavro Honolulu, HI
92.9 Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA
92.9 Locanda Verde New York, NY
92.9 Suzuki’s Sushi Bar, Rockland, ME
92.9 Tallula’s Table, Kennett Square, PA
92.8 Bacchanalia Atlanta, GA
92.8 Lucques West Hollywood, CA
92.8 Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco, CA
92.8 Uni Boston, MA
92.7 Aldea New York, NY
92.7 Niche St. Louis, MO
92.7 Sushi Zen New York, NY
92.6 Angelini Osteria, Los Angeles, CA
92.6 Fore Street Portland, ME
92.6 Kiss Sushi San Francisco, CA
92.6 Nobu Next Door, New York, NY
92.5 Annisa New York, NY
92.5 Kyo Ya New York, NY
92.5 La Folie San Francisco, CA
92.5 LudoBites Los Angeles, CA
92.5 Minetta Tavern New York, NY
92.5 Sushi Ota San Diego, CA
92.4 Charleston Baltimore, MD
92.4 Frontera Grill Chicago, IL
92.4 Hatsuhana New York, NY
92.4 June Peoria, IL
92.4 Sushi Nozawa, Studio City, CA
92.3 Benu San Francisco, CA
92.3 Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
92.2 Ame San Francisco, CA
92.2 Bluestem, Kansas City, MO
92.2 Brigtsen’s, New Orleans, LA
92.2 Chez Panisse Café, Berkeley, CA
92.2 Katsu-Ya Studio City, CA
92.2 Lincoln New York, NY
92.2 Modern, The New York, NY
92.2 Neptune Oyster Boston, MA
92.2 Sidney Street Café, St. Louis, MO
92.1 Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
92.0 Baumé, Palo Alto, CA
92.0 Binkley’s, Cave Creek, AZ
92.0 Crush, Seattle, WA
92.0 Esca, New York, NY
92.0 L’Etoile, Madison, WI
92.0 Mélisse, Santa Monica, CA
92.0 Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA
92.0 Revolver, Findlay, OH


Top 25 Inexpensive Dining
1. 9.7 Hot Doug’s, Chicago, IL
2. 9.4 Kreuz Market, Lockhart, TX
3. 9.0 Provisions to Go, Atlanta, GA
4. 8.9 Katz’s Delicatessen, New York, NY
4. 8.9 Una Pizzeria Napoletana, San Francisco, CA
4. 8.9 Willie Mae’s Scotch House, New Orleans, LA
7. 8.8 Kopp’s, Milwaukee, WI
8. 8.7 DiFara’s, New York, NY
9. 8.6 Aurora’s Provisions, Portland, ME
9. 8.6 Black Sheep Pizza, Minneapolis, MN
9. 8.6 Humphrey Slocombe, San Francisco, CA
9. 8.6 Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, Seattle, WA
13. 8.5 Dinosaur, Syracuse, New York
13. 8.5 Oklahoma Joe’s, Olathe, KS
13. 8.5 Olympic Provisions, Portland, OR
13. 8.5 Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, CA
17. 8.4 Alon’s, Atlanta, GA
17. 8.4 Banh Mi Saigon Bakery, New York, NY
17. 8.4 Central Grocery, New Orleans, LA
17. 8.4 Tartine Bakery, San Francisco, CA
17. 8.4 Ted Drewes, St. Louis, MO
22. 8.3 Camelia Grill, New Orleans, LA
22. 8.3 Clam Box of Ipswich, Ipswich, MA
22. 8.3 Cochon Butcher, New Orleans, LA
22. 8.3 Duck Fat, Portland, ME
22. 8.3 Dynamo Donut, San Francisco, CA
22. 8.3 Ess-a-Bagel, New York, NY
22. 8.3 Mama’s on Washington, San Francisco, CA
22. 8.3 Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, AZ

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