Food & Recipes

The Best Restaurants in America

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, May 31, 2018

Rachael Ray Show

Aired May 31, 2018

Photo courtesy of State Bird Provisions

Call us cruel, but we asked some of our favorite foodies and professional chefs to pick their absolute favorite restaurant in America (gasp!). 

But lucikly for all of us, they rose to the occasion!
 


So go ahead, add these to your bucket list:

Alex Guarnaschelli: Joan's on Third, Los Angeles, CA / Studio City, CA

Andrew Zimmern: The one I haven't been to yet!

Buddy Valastro: Prime 112, Miami Beach, FL

Chris Kimball, Clodagh McKenna: Chez Panisse, Berkeley, 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

Gail Simmons: O Ya Boston, Boston, MA

Geno Vento: Davio's

Graham Elliot: Matsumoto Shave Ice, Haleiwa, HI 

Hugh Mangum: Eventide, Portland, ME

Jason Smith: P.J.Clarkes, Washington, DC

Jeff Mauro: Oriole, Chicago, IL

Jet Tila: Alinea, Chicago, IL

Josh Capon: Le Bernardin, New York, NY

Kelsey Nixon: Uchi, Austin, TX
 

Photo courtesy of Uchi

Marc Murphy: Mandolin Aegan Bistro, Miami, FL

Melissa Clark: Lilia, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Chernow: State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, CA

Mike Solomonov: Shuko, New York, NY

Rachael Ray: Le Coucou, New York, NY / Wu Chow, Austin, TX

Richard Blais: Tartine, New York, NY

Ryan Scott: Michael Lomonaco's Porter House, New York, NY

Scott Conant: Ferdinando's Focacceria, Brooklyn, NY

Stephanie Izard: Toro, New York, NY

Sunny Anderson: Mother's, New Orleans, LA

The Pizza Cousins: Fornos Of Spain, Newark, NJ