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Mar 29, 2009 07:14 AM

Where in the U.S.?: If you could have dinner anywhere, where would you go? [Moved from Manhattan]

I have three days off in June. Looking for a good meal and figured this board likely travels more than the others.

I have eaten at Per Se and Alinea, would consider going back to Alinea for this trip.

Where in the United States am I going to get the best dinner? Money doesn't matter.

Thanks a lot.

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  1. Wow, what a broad topic.

    In the last few years, I'd pick The French Laundry as #1, and Blackberry Farm (Walland, TN - gotta' stay there), as #2.

    This overlooks some great meals in the US, over the last few years, but hits the two high points for us.

    If I got to choose #3, it would be NOCA, PHX, AZ. They have never ceased to amaze me over the last 9 mos.

    Wherever, enjoy,


    The French Laundry
    6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

    Blackberry Farm
    1471 W Millers Cove Rd, Walland, TN

    3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    1. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, NY)

      1. Tastes vary so much that there isn't
        any "best." Being a seafood freak, I'd head for
        New Orleans and specificically, Commander's
        Palace and Ralph & Kacoo's.

        1. The French Laundry or Kai at the Wildhorse Resort and Spa in Arizona.

          1. Lobster House, Cape May, NJ
            Bookbinders, Philadelphia
            El Corral, Tucson, AZ