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Feb 15, 2010

The 30 "Most Important" Restaurants in the USA

 
The French Laundry   (Photo license: Creative Commons)

For the second year in a row, The French Laundry--located in the Napa Valley, California town of Yountville--came in with a perfect score of 100 in an annual survey that ranks the nation's 1000 "most important restaurants." Close behind in the No. 2 slot was Per Se, with a 99.73 score.

Conducted by online guide Opinionated About Dining between September 1 2009 and January 8 2010, the survey is based on rankings from approximately 1900 respondents. To make it into the Top 30, a restaurant must earn a rating of at least 95 points in the survey.

The Top 30: 
1. The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif., 100 (Buy The French Laundry Cookbook)
2. Per Se, New York, 99.73
3. Masa, New York, 99.00
4. Manresa, Los Gatos, Calif., 98.53
5. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, N.Y., 98.50
6. Mini-Bar, Washington, D.C., 98.48
7. Urasawa, Beverly Hills, Calif., 98.43
8. Jean Georges, New York, 98.30
9. Alinea, Chicago, 97.78
10. Corton, New York, 97.53
11. McCrady's, Charleston, S.C., 97.50
12. Le Bernardin, New York, 97.17
13. Sushi Yasuda, New York, 97.08
14. Guy Savoy, Las Vegas, 97.00
15. Schwa, Chicago, 96.71
16. Kuruma Sushi, New York, 96.43
17. Eleven Madison Park, New York, 96.27
18. Momofuku Ko, New York, 96.26
19. Komi, Washington, D.C., 96.11
20. Cyrus, Healdsburg, Calif., 95.93
20. Providence, Los Angeles, 95.93
22. Marinus, Carmel, Calif., 95.81
23. Town House, Chilhowie, Va, 95.73
24. Coi, San Francisco, 95.72
25. Hugo's, Portland, Me., 95.66
26. Bouley, New York, 95.45
27. Aubergine, Carmel-By-the-Sea, Calif., 95.39
28. L' Atelier de Joel Robuchon, New York, 95.28
29. O Ya, Boston, 95.16
30. Elements, Princeton, N.J., 95.04

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