Food News and Guides for 2017

The year is ending and what better way to say goodbye than with planning where to eat in 2017. Here are some great lists and articles that have come out recently as to where to eat in 2017 as well as best of lists.


Eater just released their  38 Best restaurants in the USA list. Here is what made it on in no particular order:

  • Al Ameer, Dearborn, MI
  • Alinea, Chicago
  • Benu, San Francisco
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY – named restaurant of the year as well
  • Cosme, New York
  • Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME
  • FIG, Charleston, SC
  • Franklin Barbecue, Austin
  • Frasca Food & Wine, Boulder
  • Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, San Antonio
  • Herbsaint, New Orleans
  • Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL
  • Hugo’s, Houston
  • Husk Nashville, Nashville
  • Kachka, Portland, OR
  • Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco
  • Milktooth, Indianapolis
  • Miller Union, Atlanta
  • Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York
  • Parachute, Chicago
  • Petit Trois, Los Angeles
  • La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
  • Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix
  • Poole’s Downtown Diner, Raleigh
  • Prince’s Hot Chicken, Nashville
  • The Publican, Chicago
  • Raku, Las Vegas
  • Roberta’s, Brooklyn
  • Rose’s Luxury, Washington, DC
  • Saison, San Francisco
  • Sarma, Somerville, MA
  • Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis
  • Sqirl, Los Angeles
  • Szechuan Impression, Alhambra, CA
  • The Willows Inn, Lummi Island, WA
  • Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore
  • Zahav, Philadelphia
  • Zuni Cafe, San Francisco

The New York Times has its best of 2016 lists as well.  Best New Restaurants:


  1. Le Coucou
  2. Lilia
  3. Mr. Donahue’s
  4. Le Coq Rico
  5. Agern
  6. Aska
  7. Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen
  8. Gunter Seeger NY
  9. Olmsted
  10. Llama Inn

they also selected the Top 10 New York Dishes of 2016

  1. Eggs Kejriwal At Paowalla
  2. Alsace-Style Pheasant At Le Coucou
  3. Honey Mesquite Cake At Pondicheri
  4. Frozen Yogurt At Olmsted
  5. Clam Pizza At Pasquale Jones
  6. Île Flottante At Le Coq Rico
  7. Roast Beef At Mr. Donahue’s
  8. Classic Burger At Salvation Burger
  9. Cacio E Pepe Fritelle At Lilia
  10. Bucatini With Squid And Mussels At High Street On Hudson

Adam Platt of NYMag has his Where to Eat 2017 Edition. I always love this guide, and lots to digest, but his 5 trends for the new year in NY food are

  1. . Back to Bistros
  2. 2. Threadbare Gourmet
  3. Trumplandia
  4. The Indian-Food Boom
  5. The Great Chinese Renaissance
  6. Pastapalooza
  7. Fast-Casual Madness

Zagat has issued their top 50 Best Restaurants in NYC. Here is what made the top 10:

  1.  Le Bernardin
  2. Bouley
  3.  Jean-Georges
  4.  Daniel
  5.  Gotham Bar and Grill
  6.  Peter Luger
  7.  Gabriel Kreuther
  8.  Tocqueville
  9.  Gramercy Tavern
  10.  Sushi Yasuda

We have La Liste 2017 new edition. The top 10 are:

  1. Guy Savoy – Paris
  2. Kyo Aji – Tokyo
  3. Le Bernardin – New York
  4. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée – Paris
  5. El Celler de Can Roca – Girona
  6. Jean Georges – New York
  7. Osteria Francescana – Modena
  8. Kyubey – Tokyo
  9. Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville
  10. Joël Robuchon – Yebisu Garden Place

For all the rest check out their list, they differ a little bit of what we saw last year

Time Out has the 10 best Restaurants in NYC for 2016. What made the list:

  1. Le Coucou
  2. Olmsted
  3. Aska
  4. Lilia
  5. Mr. Donahue’s
  6. Agern
  7. Agern
  8. Indian Accent
  9. Emmy Squared
  10. High Street on Hudson

50 best Restaurants had 50 Best Tastemakers share their top meals of 2016

the always present Michelin guides came out as well, here are some of the highlights of the main lists:


Three Star Restaurants:

  • Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
  • Eleven Madison Park
  • Jean-Georges
  • Per Se
  • Masa
  • Le Bernardin

Two Star Restaurants:

  • Aquavit
  • Aska (new)
  • atera
  • Blanca
  • Daniel
  • Jungsik
  • Ko
  • Marea
  • The Modern
  • Soto

One Star: Agern (new), Ai Fiori, Aldea, Andanada, Aureole, Babbo, Batard, Betony, Blue Hill, The Breslin, Cafe Boulud, Cafe China, Cagen, Carbone, Casa Enrique, Casa Mono, Caviar Russe, Contra (new), Delaware & Hudson, Del Posto, Dovetail, Faro (new), The Finch, Gabriel Kreuther, Gotham Bar & Grill, Gramercy Tavern, Gunter Seeger (new), Hirohisa, Jewel Bakom, Junoon, Kajitsu, Kanoyama, Kyo Ya, L’Appart (new), La Sirena (new),La Vara, Luksus at Torst, Meadowsweet, Minetta Tavern, The Musket Room, Nix (new), The NoMad, Peter Luger, Piora, Public, Rebelle, The River Cafe, Semilla, Sushi Ginza Onodera (new), Sushi Inoue (new), Sushi of Gari, Sushi Yasuda, Sushi Zo (new), Take Root, Tempura Matsui, Tori Shin, Tulsi, Uncle Boons, Ushiwakamaru, Wallse, ZZ’s Clam Bar



Three Stars

  • Benu, San Francisco
  • The French Laundry, Wine Country
  • Manresa, Peninsula
  • Quince, San Francisco
  • The Restaurant at Meadowood, Wine Country
  • Saison, San Francisco

Two Stars

  • Acquerello, San Francisco
  • Atelier Crenn, San Francisco
  • Baumé, South Bay
  • Campton Place, San Francisco
  • Coi, San Francisco
  • Commis, Oakland
  • Lazy Bear, San Francisco

One Star :Adega, San Jose, Al’s Place, San Francisco, Aster, San Francisco, Auberge du Soleil, Wine Country, Aziza, San Francisco, Bouchon, Wine Country, Californios, San Francisco, Chez TJ, South Bay, Commonwealth, San Francisco, Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Wine Country, Gary Danko, San Francisco, Hashiri, San Francisco, Ju-ni, San Francisco, Keiko à Nob Hill, San Francisco, Kin Khao, San Francisco, La Toque, Wine Country, Lord Stanley, San Francisco, Luce, San Francisco, Madera, Peninsula, Madrona Manor, Wine Country, Michael Mina, San Francisco, Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco, Mosu, San Francisco, Mourad, San Francisco, Nico, San Francisco, Octavia, San Francisco, Omakase, San Francisco, Plumed Horse, South Bay, The Progress, San Francisco, Rasa, Peninsula, Solbar, Wine Country, Sons & Daughters, San Francisco, SPQR, San Francisco, Spruce, San Francisco, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, Sushi Yoshizumi, Peninsula, Terra, Wine Country, Terrapin Creek, Wine Country, The Village Pub, Peninsula, Wako, San Francisco,Wakuriya, Peninsula


Three stars

Two stars

One Star : Band of BohemiaBlackbirdBoka , Dusek’s Board & Beer , EL IdeasElizabeth RestaurantEverest ,Goosefoot ,GreenRiver , Longman & Eagle , NAHANorth Pond , Parachute , RoisterSchwa , SepiaSmyth , Spiaggia , Topolobampo


Two Stars

  • The Inn at Little Washington
  • Pineapple & Pearls
  • José Andrés’ Minibar

One Star: Blue Duck Tavern, The Dabney, Fiola, Kinship, Masseria, Plume, Rose’s Luxury, Sushi Taro and Tail Up Goat


Three Stars

  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
  • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
  • The Waterside Inn
  • The Fat Duck

Two Stars

  • The Ledbury
  • Marcus
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • The Araki
  • Le Gavroche
  • The Greenhouse
  • Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
  • Sketch Lecture Room and Library
  • Midsummer House
  • Gidleigh Park Hotel
  • Le Champignon Sauvage
  • The Raby Hunt Restaurant
  • L’Enclume
  • The Dining Room at Whatley Manor
  • The Hand and Flowers
  • Restaurant Sat Bains
  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
  • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
  • Andrew Fairlie
  • Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

One Star The Sportsman, Hakkasan Hanway Place, Kitchen Table, The Ninth,Pied à Terre, City Social,Club Gascon, Ellory,Pidgin, The Clove Club,HKK, Dabbous,Lyle’s, The Harwood Arms,The River Café, Hedone,La Trompette, St. John,Angler, The Five Fields,Outlaw’s at The Capital,Kitchen W8, Trinity Restaurant,Glasshouse, Restaurant Story,Galvin La Chapelle,Chez Bruce, Amaya,Ametsa with Arzak Instruction,Céleste, Petrus,Alyn Williams at The Westbury,Benares Restaurant,Bonhams Restaurant,Fera at Claridge’s,Galvin at Windows, Gymkhana, Hakkasan Mayfair, Kai, Murano,Pollen Street Social,Tamarind Restaurant, Veeraswamy, Lima, Locanda Locatelli, Portland, Texture Restaurant, Trishna,The Ritz Restaurant,Seven Park Place by William Drabble, Barrafina, Social Eating House, Yauatcha Soho




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