Our Best Restaurants Of 2013

Hunting for the hottest nightspots and spectacular views in New York City? Restaurant Nicholas, New York Instances four star, Gayot’s leading 40 restaurant in America for 2011/12, Zagat’s No.1 Pick for Food, Service, Most Popular & Wine List for 2005-2012, delivers New American Cuisine set in a sophisticated serene environment. The restaurant accommodates 59 covers at a time in addition to a 15-seat bar with a lounge region or fireplace.

Only two restaurants in final year’s ranking are no longer open: Ken Oringer closed his Boston landmark Clio on New Year’s Day, and Chicago’s Alinea has taken its show on the road while the restaurant undergoes a facelift, slated for a reopening later this year. The tiny (and we do mean tiny) restaurant leans super traditional never be surprised to see items like kinilaw (the Filipino version of ceviche), tapa (air-dried cured beef) with a runny egg, and ukoy (a fried fritter with sweet potato and entire freshwater shrimp) hit your table. The ambiance is also remarkably serene: the restaurant appears like a stylish living area.

Giovanni DeNegris produced Chicago fans at his Trattoria Trullo and Macello restaurants, but these days he’s in northwest-suburban Arlington Heights, still focused on the cuisine of his native Puglia, like signatures such as zampina barese (housemade sausages over fava-bean puree) and tiella barese (a clay pot dish of potatoes, mussels and rice).

The Inn at Little Washington was rated the No. 1 restaurant in Virginia by Washingtonian magazine for a handful of years operating. Recognized for getting phenomenal seafood across the board, this restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia is one particular to mark on the map for a pay a visit to. The job of deciding on our nation’s best restaurants — as our panelists would certainly tell you — becomes much more challenging each year, simply because the number of excellent places to eat continues to grow.

Right now this landmark New Orleans dining establishment, which entertained the likes of Mark Twain in its heyday, mixes old-time Creole favorites such as Louisiana Gulf shrimp, with newer fare like Jamaican jerked cabrito empanadas. The restaurant offers only an elaborate prix fixe menu, ranging among eight and 10 courses, from chef de cuisine Chris Flint.