We asked some of our favorite foodies and professional chefs to pick their absolute favorite restaurant in America, and they very much rose to the occasion! Plus, we've added some of the best local spots chosen by YOU, our viewers, who have been more grateful than ever for your all-time favorites during the pandemic.
So go ahead, add all of these to your bucket list!
Alex Guarnaschelli: Joan's on Third, Los Angeles, CA / Studio City, CA
Curtis Stone: Dominique Crenn's Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, CA
Daniel Holzman: Hopscotch, Oakland, CA
Daym Drops: Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, New York, NY
Don Drucker: Superdawg, Chicago, IL
Duff Goldman: Pea Soup Andersens, Buellton, CA
Emeril Lagasse: Matsuhisa, Aspen, CO / Beverly Hills, CA
Fabio Viviani: Nobu Malibu, Malibu, CA
Floyd Cardoz: Sushi Nakazawa, New York, NY
Jason Smith: P.J. Clarke's, Washington, DC
Jeff Mauro: Oriole, Chicago, IL
Jet Tila: Alinea, Chicago, IL
Josh Capon: Le Bernardin, New York, NY
Kelsey Nixon: Uchi, Austin, TX
Marc Murphy: Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Miami, FL
Melissa Clark: Lilia, Brooklyn, NY
Michael Chernow: State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, CA
Scott Conant: Ferdinando's Focacceria, Brooklyn, NY
The Reynolds Family: Amore Trattoria, Grand Rapids, MI
Marisa and Brian: Lilly's Cafe, New Orleans, LA
Keep checking back for more of your recs!