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10.20.2004

The Best New Restaurants of The Year (U.S.A)

Thanks to Alaina over at A Full Belly for pointing us to John Mariani's recently released annual list of the best new restaurants in the United States. Mariani writes for Esquire Magazine and this list appears in the November issue on newsstands now. Hopefully Mariani and Esquire will forgive me for reprinting the list here for easy access:

BEST NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR:
Patina, Los Angeles

CHEF OF THE YEAR:
Masa Takayama, Masa, NYC

BEST NEW RESTAURANTS (in alphabetical order of city):

Atlanta:
   Restaurant Eugene - Chef Linton Hopkins
   Rathbun's - Chef Kevin Rathbun

Boston: Restaurant L - Chef Pino Maffeo

Charleston, SC: Sienna - Chef Ken Vedrinski

Denver: Table 6 - Chef Aaron Whitcombe

El Dorado Hills, CA: Masque Ristorante - Chef Angelo Auriana

Greenwich, CT: Gaia - Chef Frederic Kieffer

Houston: 17 - Jeff Armstrong

Keswick, VA: Fossett's - Chef John Brand

New Orleans: Cafe Adelaide & Swizzle Stick Cafe - Chef Kevin Vizard

NYC:
   BLT Steak - Chef Laurent Tourondel
   Mas - Chef Galen Zamarra

Philadelphia: Bliss - Chef Francesco Martorella

Providence, RI: Lot 401 - Chef Rachel Klein

San Francisco: Tartare - George Morrone

Seattle: Union - Ethan Stowell

Washington, DC: Le Paradou--Yannick Cam

CHEFS TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON:
-Anthony Gonçalves, Trotter's, White Plains, NY
-Robert Sulatycky, Seasons at the Four Seasons, Chicago
-Robert Iacovone, Cuvee, New Orleans
-Craig Koketsu, Manhattan Ocean Club, NYC
-Scott Johnson, Canoe Bay, Chetek, WI

BEST NEW VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT:
Green Zebra, Chicago.

BEST NEW BARBECUE:
ZydeQue, New Orleans

BEST NEW RESTAURANT OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.:
Agua, Los Cabos, Mexico

BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN:
Megu, NYC

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