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A culinary bucket list:
‘101 Best Restaurants
in America’

New York Daily News, by Gina Pace

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/20/2013 6:34:48 PM

New Yorkers looking to eat in the best restaurants in the America are at quite an advantage. According to a ranking just released by the Daily Meal of the 101 Best Restaurants in America, 27 of the country´s top restaurants are in the Big Apple. The restaurants were chosen by a panel of 176 food critics, cookbook writers and others in the food business, said Colman Andrews, the editorial director of The Daily Meal. The results mix fine dining restaurants — like Eric Ripert´s swanky Le Bernardin, with affordable options like Shake Shack and SriPraPhai in Queens.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hermoine, 2/20/2013 6:52:52 PM     (No. 9187669)

Interesting...the top 10 list is mostly New York and the last ten Texas finally shows up a few times...not a one for Atlanta...and I happen to think we´ve got some excellent restaurants here.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/20/2013 7:02:48 PM     (No. 9187678)

For 95% of them better bring beaucoup bucks. "Affordable" to NY´ers probably refers to the one percent.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 2/20/2013 7:14:28 PM     (No. 9187690)

This list means nothing.

To pick the ´best restaurants in America´ one would have to try EVERY restaurant in America.

My guess is that the list is compiled by a bunch of snobs from a very limited number of cities.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cgood, 2/20/2013 7:17:23 PM     (No. 9187692)

What a coincidence. A bunch of NY restaurants are reported to be top-rated by a NY newspaper. Other than a few Chicago eateries, the middle of the country might as well not exist.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MMC, 2/20/2013 7:19:47 PM     (No. 9187695)

If I had a restaurant, i waould want to be on Diners, dives, and Drive-ins with Guy Fieri (sp?)

A great restaurant is afordable, tasty, comfort, and homey...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 2/20/2013 7:31:11 PM     (No. 9187715)

#1, I know Atlanta has a number of excellent restaurants, especially Bones, but for my tastes I would choose The Varsity hands down just like I would choose Dreamland barbeque over most of the New York restaurants. Taste is all in the tastebuds of the eater.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: balogreene, 2/20/2013 7:38:04 PM     (No. 9187728)

I´m disappointed. I´ve eaten at four of the restaurants in NYC. I had hoped I´d eaten at none of them.

MiniBar in DC is $250 per person, who would want to eat there? If you can go to Yelp and look it up.

But, some of the most famous restaurants in NYC didn´t make the list. Elaine´s, 21, etc. I´ve always heard they weren´t good.

One of my favorite restaurants in the DC area is Windy City Red Hots. Chicago hot dogs from a truck. Heaven for an ex-Chicagoan.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 2/20/2013 7:43:26 PM     (No. 9187732)

Thank you for that OP.

Brought back some memories and inspired.

I love food and might have been a chef ...

... but how can you take money for something you love?

That´s like prostitution to me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hermoine, 2/20/2013 7:51:35 PM     (No. 9187747)

BTW, I went to Le Bernardin and it´s not even on my top 10 list...way to fussy and pretentious and the food was not particularly inspiring or unique.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 2/20/2013 7:56:08 PM     (No. 9187754)

Wot? No mention of Pompilio´s in Newport, Kentucky where a scene from "The Rain Man" was shot? Don´t pick at it until you have tried it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Quaestio, 2/20/2013 8:04:30 PM     (No. 9187769)

Best restaurant I´ve ever been to is Gary Danko in San Francisco. The only thing wrong with it is that it´s in SF. I keep hoping the chef will relocate. I´ve been to some of the restaurants on the list and none come close. I know friends who have been to the French Laundry, and although it is an experience, they prefer GD as well. If you find yourself there, it is worth a stop. If you don´t have a reservation you can eat at the bar, and they will treat you like a long lost friend. The staff know more about wine and cheese than I ever will, but they are not pretentious.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/20/2013 8:10:28 PM     (No. 9187777)

Like all "best of" lists, this one is made to generate comment and controversy. This one certainly succeeds in that respect.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ualslosar, 2/20/2013 8:19:10 PM     (No. 9187787)

Red Mills burgers in Seattle!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/20/2013 8:24:09 PM     (No. 9187789)

Ldotters get it.
I look over this list and I see a very large entreé plate with a serving size on it that makes one wish they´d ordered an appetizer instead. A little swirl of some sauce, and a single carrot or asparagus spear. All for the budget price of $48.

Forget that. Give me some FOOD, for starters. Some value. A steak should taste like beef, and potatoes should taste like spuds.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/20/2013 8:34:33 PM     (No. 9187804)

If Spumoni Gardens isn´t on the list - - then the list is worthless.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/20/2013 8:45:00 PM     (No. 9187813)

The best steak I´ve ever had was at the Feed Lot in Cuba, Missouri. They even gave me a T-Shirt.

It didn´t make the list.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/20/2013 8:56:13 PM     (No. 9187826)

Where´s Whataburger!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bubber, 2/20/2013 11:07:32 PM     (No. 9188043)

Old South Barbeque, Steak n Shake, Waffle House, Varsity, Colonnade for Atlanta...a gazillion places anywhere near the gulf coast or Atlantic SEAboard....

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