101 Best Restaurants in America (Complete List)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Thomas Keller’s French Laundry is the number one restaurant in the country according to Daily Meal’s annual list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America. Following close on its heals is Chef Michael Anthony’s Gramercy Tavern (2), Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin (3) and David Chang’s Momofuku Ssäm Bar (4).

Colman Andrews, editorial director of The Daily Meal, and 173 other judges nominated full-service restaurants for the third annual list. Then staff votes for restaurants on the basis of region, cuisine, formality of food and atmosphere, “buzz,” classic status, and “epic meal experience.”

A total of 27 New York restaurants made the list, 7 in Los Angeles, 7 in Chicago, and 3 in Boston. In their release the editors explained, “To be exceedingly fair, the ranking gives equal weight to highbrow eateries like The French Laundry and less expensive institutions like Shake Shack in New York. If it’s good food, it’s fair game.”

The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America (2013):

1. The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.

2. Gramercy Tavern, New York, N.Y.

3. Le Bernardin, New York, N.Y.

4. Momofuku Ssäm Bar, New York, N.Y.

5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, N.Y.

6. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

7. ABC Kitchen, New York, N.Y.

8. Babbo, New York, N.Y.

9. Girl & the Goat, Chicago, Ill.

10. Cochon, New Orleans, La.

11. Shake Shack, New York, N.Y.

12. Jean Georges, New York, N.Y.

13. Daniel, New York, N.Y.

14. Alinea, Chicago, Ill.

15. Chez Panisse, Berkeley, Calif.

16. Del Posto, New York, N.Y.

17. Per Se, New York, N.Y.

18. Commander's Palace, New Orleans, La.

19. Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, Calif.

20. Animal, Los Angeles, Calif.

21. Gotham Bar & Grill, New York, N.Y.

22. Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles, Calif.

23. Bouchon Bistro, Yountville, Calif.

24. Husk, Charleston, S.C.

25. Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, Nev.

26. Franklin BBQ, Austin, Texas

27. Mission Chinese, San Francisco, Calif.

28. August, New Orleans, La.

29. Masa, New York, N.Y.

30. Bar Tartine, San Francisco, Calif.

31. Marea, New York, N.Y.

32. WD-50, New York, N.Y.

33. Vetri, Philadelphia, Pa.

34. Beast, Portland, Ore.

35. The Publican, Chicago, Ill.

36. Ippudo, New York, N.Y.

37. Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Va.

38. Blackbird, Chicago, Ill.

39. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven, Conn.

40. Galatoire's, New Orleans, La.

41. Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, New York, N.Y.

42. La Taqueria, San Francisco, Calif.

43. Bazaar, Los Angeles, Calif.

44. Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York, N.Y.

45. Guy Savoy, Las Vegas, Nev.

46. Spiaggia, Chicago, Ill.

47. Xi'An Famous Foods, Queens, N.Y.

48. Di Fara, Brooklyn, N.Y.

49. Spago, Los Angeles, Calif.

50. Next, Chicago, Ill.

51. Cut, Los Angeles, Calif.

52. Coi, San Francisco, Calif.

53. Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Brooklyn, N.Y.

54. Quince, San Francisco, Calif.

55. FIG, Charleston, S.C.

56. Michael Mina, San Francisco, Calif.

57. é by José Andrés, Las Vegas, Nev.

58. Frasca Food & Wine, Boulder, Colo.

59. NoMad, New York, N.Y.

60. Bern's Steak House, Tampa, Fla.

61. Alan Wong's, Honolulu, Hawaii

62. O-Ya, Boston, Mass.

63. Clio, Boston, Mass.

64. State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, Calif.

65. Komi, Washington, D.C.

66. Craigie on Main, Cambridge, Mass.

67. TRU, Chicago, Ill.

68. Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Miami, Fla.

69. McCrady's, Charleston, S.C.

70. Joe's Stone Crab, Miami, Fla.

71. Kreuz Market, Lockhart, Texas

72. Lucques, Los Angeles, Calif.

73. Le Pigeon, Portland, Ore.

74. SriPraPhai, Queens, N.Y.

75. Hominy Grill, Charleston, S.C.

76. Zahav, Philadelphia, Pa.

77. Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, Ariz.

78. Al Di La, Brooklyn, N.Y.

79. City Grocery, Oxford, Miss.

80. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif.

81. Fore Street, Portland, Maine

82. Michael's Genuine, Miami, Fla.

83. Jaleo, Las Vegas, Nev.

84. Al Forno, Providence, R.I.

85. Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, Las Vegas, Nev.

86. Dahlia Lounge, Seattle, Wash.

87. The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.

88. Canlis, Seattle, Wash.

89. Congress, Austin, Texas

90. Underbelly, Houston, Texas

91. Catbird Seat, Nashville, Tenn.

92. Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, Texas

93. Sushi Yasuda, New York, N.Y.

94. Fearing's, Dallas, Texas

95. Minibar, Washington, D.C.

96. The Four Seasons, New York, N.Y.

97. Benu, San Francisco, Calif.

98. Stella!, New Orleans, La.

99. Providence, Los Angeles, Calif.

100. Rasika, Washington, D.C.

101. Lola, Cleveland, Ohio

Source: FoxNews