Chosen for their gourmet dining experiences and global cuisine inspirations, here are a few of the best restaurants in the USA.
Aldama (Brooklyn, New York)
Aldama is all about ambitious Mexican cuisine. Don’t miss the daikon tostada, mole negro, and the taco de trompo, featuring flank steak, pork belly, pineapple-serrano gel, and adobo on an heirloom corn tortilla.
Benu (San Francisco, California)
Benu, helmed by award-winning Chef Corey Lee, exemplifies culinary perfection. Lee’s meticulous preparations and contemporary interpretations of classics like Korean beef barbecue and xiao long bao have earned the restaurant three Michelin stars.
Camphor (Los Angeles, California)
Camphor, a Michelin-starred gem, merges French techniques with South Asian flavors. Chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George create a symphony of taste, offering timeless preparations like lentils and lamb with hints of cumin and cardamom.
Daru (Washington, D.C.)
Daru surprises and entices diners with regional Indian flavors. Using unexpected American ingredients, Chef Suresh Sundas creates remarkable dishes like naan brushed with za’atar olive oil and tandoori-grilled chicken tacos.
Le Bernardin (New York City, New York)
The three Michelin-starred Le Bernardin has flourished under the leadership of Chef Eric Ripert. The seafood shines through, with delicate offerings like scallop carpaccio with basil julienne or pan-roasted Dover sole with green olives and sherry emulsion.
Merois (West Hollywood, California)
Merois brings Wolfgang Puck’s culinary prowess to new heights with its Asian-inspired menu. Alongside its elegant décor, the restaurant offers delicacies like sashimi and flavorful red Thai curry with sea bream, shrimp, and lemongrass-coconut broth.
Moon Rabbit (Washington, D.C.)
The Wharf, Moon Rabbit brings Vietnamese cuisine to a new height. Famed chef, Kevin Tien intertwines Vietnamese and Louisiana flavors. The menu encourages exploring and sharing a variety of dishes inspired by Tien’s upbringing.
Providence (Los Angeles, California)
Helmed by Chef Michael Cimarusti, two Michelin-starred Providence is a seafood lover’s haven, with an ever-changing menu, Indulge in salt-roasted Santa Barbara spot prawns or Pacific oysters with caviar and Champagne butter.
Yolan (Nashville, Tennessee)
Yolan presents an Italian fine-dining scene. Along with a glass-domed cheese cave, Chef Tony Mantuano offers a tasting menu featuring Roman classics like cotoletta alla Milanese, cacio-e-pepe, and bucatini all’amatriciana.
Zou Zou’s (New York City, New York)
Zou Zou’s presents a charming Eastern Mediterranean dining experience. Impressive dips like whipped ricotta with saffron apricots and hummus with black garlic, and dishes like the duck borek and Yemeni au poivre kebab showcase the chef’s culinary prowess.