Belinda Leong owner of B-Patisserie, Culinary Legend Cecilia Chaing, Talk910's Joel Riddell with Yank Sing Owner, Vera Chan-Waller



You heard about them on the Gil Gross Program yesterday, now get the entire list!


From San Francisco, New York, Chicago and everyplace in between; for the full list, methodology and links please visit The Daily Meal.


The Daily Meal

101 Best Restaurants


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2.            Eleven Madison Park, New York * Daniel Humm, formerly from San Francisco (Yes we are a bit SF Centric but there are amazing places across the nation.


3. The French Laundry, Yountville CA









6.            Alinea, Chicago, Ill. Grant Achatz, Author of Life, on the line.


17.          Jean Georges, New York * The BEST Place for Lunch if you can grab a seat at the bar


18.          State Bird Provisions, San Francisco * make a reservation or stand in line (it is worth it)


23.          Zuni Cafe, San Francisco * a San Francisco land mark featured in HBO’s Looking


38.          Manresa, Los Gatos, Calif. Destination Restaurant, with their own gardens and wonderfully talented Chef


48.          Coi, San Francisco, Executive Chef Daniel Patterson ; the group includes neighborhood hot spots AltaCA, Haven and Plum

Michael Tusk, Executive Chef and Co-Proprietor of Quince and Cotogne with Dana Cowin, Editor and Chief of Food& Wine Magazine in the Kitchen of Cotogne.


56.          Quince, San Francisco, Relais and Chateaux dream with a less formal sister restaurant next door


61.          Mission Chinese, San Francisco – not my favorite; but perhaps I just didn’t “get” it.

85.          Yank Sing, San Francisco (Rincon Center) Vera Chan’s Family place, some of the best Dim Sum outside of Hong Kong *Had Dim Sum there with the late Marcella Hazan

91.          The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif. Christopher Kostow does it right!


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The Daily Meal

101 Best Restaurants


Under the helm of editorial director, Colman Andrews, an eight-time James beard award winner and global authority on food and wine, The Daily Meal once again takes on the massive feat of narrowing down the United States’ most eaten-at, talked-about, highly-rated restaurants, to a slim list of just 101.  This year more than 100 panelists participated in the voting process, including Michael Bauer, S. Irene Virbila, Penny Pollack, and John T. Edge.