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Mar 6, 2011 06:44 AM


Here is a list of top restaurants in the US; most are in NYC, deservedly, and at 21st, Clio.

Of course, such lists are nonsense though I like the fact that Katz Deli made it into the top 20 as did Frontera Grille

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  1. I've not been to vast majority of the places featured, but I did scroll through the whole list this morning in a fit of boredom. Boston scores 5 in the top 100, with the vast majority in the bottom quartile (I think L'Espalier was 95). The other three Boston institutions -- Hungry Mother, Radius and Neptune Oyster.

    These lists are meant to provoke and also drum up business...but it was fun having a quick glance through.


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    1. re: trueblu

      i did not get down that far on the list. But your reply makes me want to try Hungry Mother. So, the list works.

      Hungry Mother
      Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

      1. re: trueblu

        O Ya was on there too, I think. I forget what number and am too lazy to look.

        1. re: robwat36

          I missed that, but having flicked through the top twenty, I then wanted to be done with the list in the fastest time possible in a state of it's highly probable that I didn't notice it.


          1. re: trueblu

            You can view the full list here without having to trudge thru the slideshow.


            1. re: Blue Point

              Thanks. I like that they aren't all high end places. I've been to 15 on the list but interestingly, haven't been to several of the Boston ones including Clio, hungry mother and radius.

              1. re: gourmaniac

                I've been to 17 on the list, but #16 Commander's Palace in New Orleans may have been it sometime in the past, but I've had much better meals at places not on the list (Craigie, Hugo's in Portland ME). Commander's was seriously underwhelming. Glad to see Restaurant August on the list, as that was my favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

                1. re: gourmaniac

                  while my opinion is likely not the majority on HM, i say don't bother w/ radius or HM.
                  HM is worth one visit, surely, but not beyond that. But then again, maybe it will be right up your alley; it certainly has lots of CH fans.

        2. while i've eaten dinner at 19 on the list, only 5 of those are in my top tier of experiences; Minibar in D.C.
          being my particular epiphany. I am guessing that a number of these places have slid downwards since they wowed mr. andrews and he would not have them on his list if he had recently eaten at them. ah, in the ever changing food business, so much can change so rapidly.Consistency and longevity- the bane of every restauranteur.......

          1. Is this the Colman Andrews list?