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New York, NY - Poll: NYC Has Most Top 10 U.S. Restaurants

Published on: February 21, 2013 11:35 PM
By: Reuters
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New York, NY - The city is arguably the top culinary destination in the United States with six of the 10 best restaurants in the country, a survey released on Wednesday showed.

The French Laundry in Yountville, California, founded by chef Thomas Keller, was named the best restaurant by a panel of experts, followed by the Gramercy Tavern, Le Bernardin, Momofuku Ssam Bar and Eleven Madison Park, which are all in the Big Apple.

“This (New York) is still considered by most chefs the ultimate proving ground of their talents and their ability to run a restaurant,” said Colman Andrews, editorial director of The Daily Meal, on the food website’s annual poll.

In last year’s poll, New York City had five of the top 10 restaurants, with Le Bernardin taking first place and The French Laundry coming in fifth after placing first the previous year.

More than 150 food critics, writers and bloggers voted in the third annual survey of 101 Best Restaurants in America. They considered the cuisine, region, atmosphere, level of “buzz” and price range.

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Andrews praised Keller for his attention to details, adding that “every part is done perfectly,” and said the Gramercy Tavern and its award-winning head chef Michael Anthony also had very high standards.

“It’s good as it’s ever been,” he added.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, just north of New York City, captured sixth place on the list. Chef Dan Barber’s restaurant does not have a menu but offers a daily farmers’ feast which ranges from five to 12 courses.

Chef Jean-George Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen landed the seventh spot in the survey, while celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Babbo, which is known for its modern Italian cuisine, came in eighth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Girl & the Goat, a gastropub-style restaurant in Chicago, and Cochon in New Orleans, which is known for its southern Cajun food.

Not all the New York restaurants at the top of the survey featured fancy settings and expensive menus. More casual settings with creative dishes were also high in the latest survey.

Shake Shack, a popular restaurant chain known for its burgers and fries, as well as its long lines, came in at No. 11.

The full list can be found at: http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-restaurants-america



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 Feb 22, 2013 at 02:16 AM 4dr8er Says:

Are any of these kosher? If not I don't understand why this would be on Vosizneias. Have you violated לפני עור by including it here?

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 Feb 22, 2013 at 04:33 AM victorg Says:

Hey, they left out Le Marais, Va Bene and Mendys!

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 Feb 22, 2013 at 07:43 AM Anonymous Says:

None of these fine restaurants have good chassideshe hashgacha so most frum yidden wouldn't consider eating at any of them. Having said that, its good for the New York economy to have these kind of higher end restaurants with top ratings to attract tourists and keep the local dollars flowing. There are some very good kosher restaurants, not on the the groumet circuit that are still execellent places for dinner. For those who are not machmir, stop off at the Grammercy Tavern and have a drink in the bar area during slower hours when they are not using it for meals. Its a neat place.

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 Feb 22, 2013 at 08:04 AM Materetsky Says:

Reply to #1  
4dr8er Says:

Are any of these kosher? If not I don't understand why this would be on Vosizneias. Have you violated לפני עור by including it here?

Its a news site. Calm down.
If someone doesn't reailze that Cochon, which serves stuffed pigs feet, isn't kosher, its probably not VIN's fault.

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 Feb 22, 2013 at 08:05 AM Justleftkolel Says:

Reply to #1  
4dr8er Says:

Are any of these kosher? If not I don't understand why this would be on Vosizneias. Have you violated לפני עור by including it here?

It's interesting, that's why it is here. People take pride in their city, and as you can likely tell, much of te news here is catered to NY metro area residents.

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 Feb 22, 2013 at 09:45 AM PowerUp Says:

There is so much BS and politics in this, is there such a thing as top 10??? For everybody, something else is important, and even if for someone everything is important, there are diffrent priorities to everyone, there are thousands of eataries in NYC, so everybody can probably find atleast 100 that fit their top 10 if they get the oppertunity to taste all of them.

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 Feb 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM SF2K1 Says:

Reply to #1  
4dr8er Says:

Are any of these kosher? If not I don't understand why this would be on Vosizneias. Have you violated לפני עור by including it here?

None of them are kosher. It's hardly לפני עור to say that non-kosher restaurants can be of high quality too. חז"ל explicitly tell us that anything they can do we can find a kosher alternative. It should give our kosher restaurants something to strive for instead of the low quality they seem satisfied to offer their captive audience.

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 Feb 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM PowerUp Says:

There is so much BS and politics in this, is there such a thing as top 10??? For everybody, something else is important, and even if for someone everything is important, there are diffrent priorities to everyone, there are thousands of eataries in NYC, so everybody can probably find atleast 100 that fit their top 10 if they get the oppertunity to taste all of them.

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