Gourmet's Top 50 Restaurants 2006
- extramsg Sep 21, 2006 04:18 AM
Anyone a subscriber who can put up the 50 restaurants they just chose?
2. Chez Panisse
3. French Laundry/Per Se
5. Joel Robuchon
6. Le Reve
8. Alan Wongs
10. Le Bernardin
11. Mangolia Grill
12. Michel Richard Citronelle
13. Charlie trotter's
16. Striped Bass
20 L'auberge Carmel
22. Restaurant August
23. Inn at Little @ Washington
24. Ritz @ Buckhead
26. Fore St.
27. Jean Goerges
29. Da Marco
30. La Belle Vie
31. Parker's New American Bistro
36. Guy Savoy
41. York St.
43. No. 9 Park
44. Trattoria Nostrani
45. Cafe Juanita
46. Paley's place
47. Lantern Restaurant
The fact that WD-50 is not on here is sad, also cru and gilt, paul liebrandt is very talented, I believe he is the next to watch. Also cheers to Restaurant August in New Orleans, which should be even higher on this list. Oh yeah and we all know that the French Laundry should be number 1.
This isn't a great list. A lot of them are still on there based on reputation rather than current quality.
Chez Panisse at number 2? No, I don't think so.
Gramercy Tavern in NYC at 34 -- a joke. Gramercy wouldn't make the top 25 in NYC alone anymore.
This list wants to sound modern and hip by putting Alinea as number 1, but scanning the rest of the list, it's pretty conservative and outdated for the most part.
By recently, you mean he was just hired. Hired to overhaul a restaurant that had become tired under the reins of Colicchio who has been distracted by his other restaurants and TV commitments. By hired, you mean he is about to re-vamp the menu and we, the public, have no clue if it will be a subtle change or a complete transformation. So recent that this Gourmet ranking has nothing to do with him. And since we jaded NYers have seen plenty of talented guys fizz out, let's reserve judgement until you've actually tasted what he does at Gramercy.
He has a good reputation from Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Great. But do you notice BHSB on that Gourmet list? Yeah, I didn't either. Maybe it should've, which only makes the list more suspect, doesn't it?
I had the pleasure of working for Chef Anthony at BHSB. I learned so much from this absolutely talented chef, not only cooking but how to be professional in what you do. Gramercy Tavern is LUCKY to have him. As far as BHSB not being on the list I belive that the list is suspect, can you say PR scam.
Locke-Ober doesn't really rate that highly among the Boston crowd anymore. It is a great relic of days gone by but there are far better restaurants in Boston that would or should make this list ahead of L.O.