Restaurants

As a general rule, I would recommend every place that appears on the list below.

Restaurants are arranged in alphabetical order, by country. Posts from before 2015 will link to an older version of this blog.

Restaurants without links were worth the visit but did not get a full post here. In such cases, the date of our most recent meal there is indicated.

Sadly, I’m certain I’ve forgotten plenty of deserving restaurants. On the flip side, I’ve also deliberately omitted some “famous” places that failed to live up to expectations.

Australia
New South Wales
Bridge Room, The – Sydney (10/2012)
Marque – Surry Hills (closed 2016)
Quay – Sydney

Victoria
Attica – Ripponlea
Royal Mail Hotel – Dunkeld

China
Hong Kong
Amber – Central
Sweet Dynasty, The – Tsim Sha Tsui

Indonesia
Locavore – Bali

Denmark
Bæst – Copenhagen (02/2017)
Geranium – Copenhagen
Manfreds – Copenhagen (02/2017)
Marchal at the D’Angleterre – Copenhagen (02/2017)
noma – Copenhagen

Iceland
Dill – Reykjavik
Matur og Drykkur – Reykjavik (02/2018)
Messinn – Reykjavik (02/2018)

Japan
Tokyo
Anis – Hatsudai (11/2017)
Daisan Harumi – Shinbashi (11/2017)
Florilège – Aoyama
Fukamachi – Nihonbashi (11/2017)
Ginza Okamoto – Ginza
INUA – Fujimi
Kagurazaka Ishikawa – Kagurazaka
Katsukami – Ginza (11/2018)
L’Effervescence – Nishi-Azabu
Mikawa Zezankyo – Koto (11/2016)
Narisawa – Aoyama-Itchome (11/2016)
Pizza Studio Tamaki – Higashi-azabu (11/2017)
Ryugin – Roppongi
Sawada – Ginza (04/2013)
Seizan – Mita
Sushi Ishiyama – Ginza (11/2018)
Sushi Sho Masa – Nishi-Azabu (11/2018)
Sushi Tokami – Ginza (11/2016)
Sushiya – Ginza (11/2016)
TAKAZAWA [1] – Akasaka

Beyond Tokyo
Kangaan – Kyoto
Kikunoi – Kyoto (12/2014)
Kitcho – Arashiyama
Sushi Mitsukawa – Kanazawa (11/2016)
Taian – Osaka

Malaysia
Cilantro – Kuala Lumpur
Sage – Kuala Lumpur
Ten – Kuala Lumpur

Mexico
Azul Histórico – Mexico City
Corazon de Tierra – Valle de Guadalupe
Izote de Patricia Quintana – Mexico City (12/2012)
Laja – Valle de Guadalupe
Misión 19 – Tijuana
Quintonil – Mexico City

Netherlands
De Leest – Vaassen
De Librije – Zwolle
Vermeer – Amsterdam (02/2018)

Norway
Bokbacka – Oslo

Peru
ámaz – Miraflores, Lima
Astrid & Gaston – San Isidro, Lima
Central – Miraflores, Lima

Portugal
Assinatura – Lisbon

Singapore
JAAN – City Hall
Pollen – Gardens by the Bay
Restaurant André – Downtown (closed 2018)

South Korea
mingles – Seoul (11/2017)
Soigné – Seoul (11/2017)

Spain
Asador Etxebarri – Errenteria (09/2009)
Mugaritz – Errenteria (09/2009)
Quique Dacosta – Denia
Sant Pau – Sant Pol de Mar (10/2014)
Tickets – Barcelona (10/2014)

Sweden
Fäviken Magasinet – Järpen

United Kingdom
Fera at Claridge’s – Mayfair, London
Hedone – Chiswick, London
Ledbury, The – Notting Hill, London

USA
Arizona
Pizzeria Bianco – Phoenix

California (Northern)
addendum at ad hoc – Yountville
AL’s Place – San Francisco
Aster [1] – San Francisco
Atelier Crenn (Mitsuharu Tsumura) – San Francisco (Gelinaz! Shuffle)
Aubergine [7] [6] [5] [4] [3] [2] [1] – Carmel
Avery – San Francisco
benu – San Francisco
Birdsong – San Francisco
Californios – San Francisco
Camino – Oakland (closed 2018)
Coi [2] [1] – San Francisco
Commis [2] [1] – Oakland
Cyrus – Healdsburg (closed 2012)
Lazy Bear – San Francisco (08/2018)
Lord Stanley – San Francisco
Meadowood, The Restaurant at – St. Helena
Mosu – San Francisco (closed 2017)
Mourad [1] – San Francisco
Passionfish – Pacific Grove
Quince – San Francisco
Saison [3] [2] [1] – San Francisco
Sierra Mar – Big Sur
Single Thread [4] [3] [2] [1] – Healdsburg
ubuntu [1] – Napa (closed 2012)

California (Southern)
Addison [1] – Del Mar
alma [1] – Los Angeles (closed 2015)
A Simple Supper with Gavin Schmidt – San Diego (pop-up)
Bazaar, The – Beverly Hills
Blanca [1] – Solana Beach (closed 2011)
Cowboy Star [1] – San Diego
Delicias (Zach Hunter) – Rancho Santa Fe (guest chef)
El Take It Easy (Javier Plascencia) – San Diego (guest chef) (closed 2013)
Galaxy Taco – La Jolla
George’s California Modern [9] [8] [7] [6] [5] [4] [3] [2] [1] – La Jolla
Julienne – Santa Barbara
Osteria Mozza – Los Angeles
Playground 2.0 – Santa Ana
Providence [2] [1] – Los Angeles
Rancho Valencia, The Restaurant at – Rancho Santa Fe (closed 2012)
Red Medicine [1] – Beverly Hills (closed 2014)
Solace and the Moonlight Lounge – Encinitas
Taco Maria – Costa Mesa
Wine Vault & Bistro – San Diego

Georgia
Empire State South – Atlanta (12/2013)
Optimist, The – Atlanta
Restaurant Eugene – Atlanta

Hawaii
Chris Kajioka & Anthony Rush at Koko Head Cafe – Honolulu (pop-up)
Pig and the Lady, The – Honolulu (05/2015)

Illinois
Alinea – Chicago (06/2010)
Charlie Trotter’s – Chicago (09/2005) (closed 2012)
L2O – Chicago (pre-2010) (closed 2014)
Roister – Chicago (09/2016)
Schwa – Chicago (pre-2010)
Smyth [1] – Chicago
Tru – Chicago (pre-2010)

Nevada
Aburiya Raku – Las Vegas
China Poblano – Las Vegas
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – Las Vegas
Sage [1] – Las Vegas

New York
Contra – NYC
Cosme – NYC
Eleven Madison Park – NYC (05/2016)
Estela – NYC (05/2016)
Empellon Cocina (Kitchen Table) – NYC (closed 2017)
Momofuku Ko – NYC
Tempura Matsui – NYC (10/2018)

Oregon
Castagna – Portland
Le Pigeon – Portland (05/2015)
Ox – Portland

Pennsylvania
Laurel – Philadelphia (12/2017)
Serpico – Philadelphia
Zahav – Philadelphia (12/2017)

South Carolina
Husk – Charleston
McCrady’s – Charleston

Tennessee
Bastion – Nashville (12/2017)
Catbird Seat, The – Nashville

Utah
Forage – Salt Lake City (closed 2016)

Washington
Willows Inn, The [1] – Lummi Island

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