TOP 10 restaurants in the US 2014
GQ restaurant man Alan Richman has unleashed his annual list of the 25 Best New Restaurants in America.
Here is a list of 25 restaurants from GQ‘s Alan Richman, which the magazine refers to as the “best restaurants of the year” and the “most outstanding restaurants of the year.”
Taking the top spot is Paul Qui’s Qui in Austin, which Richman describes as “the most fascinating new restaurant in America.”
“Qui’s talent is prodigious, and his food is filled with both subtle shadings and sheer sensationalism,” Richman writes, pointing to inventive and bold flavor pairings like Filipino dinuguan, a pork-blood stew with mushrooms and meat, with potato gnocchi.
In homage to Texas, locally raised Wagyu rib-eye and dry-aged cote de boeuf are also on the menu, while beef tartare is spiced with kimchi.
Rounding out the top three spots are Trois Mec in Los Angeles, described as a “little piece of Paris in an LA strip mall,” and a Japanese seafood restaurant in Portland, Oregon called Roe.
Here are the Top 10 of 25 outstanding restaurants, according to Richman:
1. Qui (Austin, TX)
“Tasty Texan and uplifted Asian cooking on the other side of Austin”
2. Trois Mec (Los Angeles, CA)
“A little piece of Paris in an L.A. strip mall”
3. Roe (Portland, OR)
“A mostly seafood Japanese gem, hiding in plain sight behind another mostly seafood spot”
4. Carbone (New York, NY)
“The Little Italy–style joint you dreamed of discovering, right down to the veal parm”
5. King + Duke (Atlanta, GA)
“Where there’s smoke, there’s grilling, as all-American as a slab of swordfish”
6. Husk (Nashville, TN)
“Pork, oysters, grits, bourbon – all the best of southern cooking, elevated to a new level”
7. Gunshow (Atlanta, GA)
“They come bearing food, one cook after another – nobody can resist so much charm”
8. Orsa & Winston (Los Angeles, CA)
“Everything imaginable – plus Uruguayan rice”
9. Dover (Brooklyn, NY)
“The re-invigoration of fine dining for a new kind of customer”
10. Nico Osteria (Chicago, IL)
“Sometimes all you want is Italian food, exactly what you love”