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101 Best Restaurants in America

#1 The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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#1 The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.

It's a familiar old story - you've heard it a hundred times. Chef fails in New York City. Chef heeds Horace Greeley. Chef sets up the country's best restaurant in what once used to be a brothel Chef returns triumphant to New York City to open another masterpiece of contemporary American food with French influences. Chef Thomas Keller's story may not be a common one, but it's an iconic one, and his rise to fame squarely started here at The French Laundry.

101 Best Restaurants in America

“Best restaurant” lists are tricky. How can any sensible eater compare an iconic pizza parlor or the joint that serves that simply transcendent cheeseburger with the lapidary perfection of a French Laundry or the genre-bending inventiveness of a WD-50? On what terms is it possible to stack the culinary monuments of Manhattan, Chicago, or Los Angeles up against the really-very-good but necessarily more modest establishments of, say, Buellton or Murphysboro? Talk about apples and oranges.
 

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