Trying to find the best restaurants in America is no easy fete, but when you’re a group of sophisticated and experienced gourmets, it’s a piece of cake.
The experts at Opinionated About Dining, a website/survey dedicated to reviewing restaurants, have complied a list of the 100 best restaurants in America. Coming in at number one (for the second year in a row) is Saison in San Francisco.
Saison, which means “season” in French, can credit Chef Joshua Skenes for its incredible food, great reviews, oh, and its two Michelin stars (yes, two!). The pop-up restaurant located in San Francisco’s SoMa district serves extremely seasonal dishes such as duck that has been dry-age for 70 days (so says OAD).Coming in second place is Willows Inn, located on Lummi Island in Washington. Headed by Blain Wetzel, reviews of Willows Inn are enough to make us want to cross the country to try his hot-smoked salmon!
Photo via Saison’s Facebook
Next is Japanese restaurant Urasawa in San Franisco, followed by Manresa in Los Gatos, California, and then, é by josé andrés in Las Vegas, minibar in Washington, D.C., Alinea in Chicago, Masa in New York, The French Laundry in Yountville, California and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York.
To make this list is impressive to say the least. According to OAD, over 160,000 reviews were submitted by more than 4,500 people!
Head over to Opinionated About Dining to see the full list!