Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Wait Staff: Bar Symon Wins

Vino Volo, Minnibar, Lucky Streak Lounge and Javi's also winners

A warm smile, professional demeanor and knowledge about the product – good customer service can go a long way toward alleviating travel stress and making the airport experience more enjoyable. These 10 airport bars and restaurants – nominated by Airport Revenue News and voted to the top by USA TODAY 10Best readers – offer top-notch service to their customers.

  • Lark Creek Grill
    San Francisco International Airport

    Lark Creek Grill, an upscale restaurant and bar in Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport, has a friendly and knowledgeable staff serving a menu described as seasonal, sustainable and farm-fresh
    Photo courtesy of Lark Creek Grill

  • Phillips Seafood
    Newark Liberty International Airport

    This finely designed and decorated airport location of Phillips Seafood has a menu filled with the signature Phillips crab dishes, including their famous crab cakes.
    Photo courtesy of Phillips Seafood

  • Jet Rock Bar & Grille
    Philadelphia International Airport

    One of the better bars inside Philadelphia International Airport, Jet Rock Bar & Grille has a generous number of craft beers on tap and rock n' roll music playing.
    Photo courtesy of Jet Rock Bar & Grille

  • Kapnos Taverna
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

    Chef Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Taverna at Reagan National Airport serves classic and coastal-inspired Greek dishes alongside some of the biggest hits from his modern ode to mainland and northern Greece. This is a sister restaurant to his Kapnos in Washington, DC.
    Photo courtesy of Kapnos Taverna

  • Montana's Front Porch
    Edmonton International Airport

    Travelers at Edmonton International Airport enjoy home style BBQ cooking at Montana's Front Porch, a sit-down restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Photo courtesy of Montana's Front Porch

  • Javi's
    John Wayne Airport

    Javi's at John Wayne Airport has some of the best customer service you'll experience in an airport or anywhere, serving up delicious regional Mexican dishes.
    Photo courtesy of Javi's

  • Lucky Streak Lounge
    McCarran International Airport

    Lucky Streak Lounge at McCarran International Airport has the feel and vibe of a Las Vegas lounge in a rather relaxed atmosphere.
    Photo courtesy of Lucky Streak Lounge

  • Minnibar
    Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

    Chef Andrew Zimmern–James Beard Award winner, social media sensation and star of the popular Travel Channel TV program, Bizarre Foods–crafted the globally inspired menu for two MinniBar locations on MSP Airport’s G Concourse. Clean, Scandinavian design, punctuated by sparkling mosaics, make these bars some of the hippest venues at MSP. Bartenders are well versed in the craft–every order comes with a free lesson in libations.
    Photo courtesy of Minnibar

  • Vino Volo
    Austin Bergstrom International Airport

    Vino Volo brings an elevated level of customer service to airports. Austin passengers in search of a great glass of wine and a tasty bite before their flight will find a relaxing, comfortable environment where they can experience wine country and enjoy exceptional wines. Vino Volo’s knowledgeable Associates are passionate about helping guests discover unique, often hard-to-find wines from great global and local wine regions, including the nearby Texas Hill Country.
    Photo courtesy of Vino Volo

  • Bar Symon
    Pittsburgh International Airport

    Bar Symon at Pittsburgh International Airport features excellent drink offerings and a food menu designed by celebrity chef and James Beard award winner Michael Symon.
    Photo courtesy of Bar Symon

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Wait Staff are as follows:

  1. Bar Symon - Pittsburgh International Airport
  2. Vino Volo - Austin Bergstrom International Airport
  3. Minnibar - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  4. Lucky Streak Lounge - McCarran International Airport
  5. Javi's - John Wayne Airport
  6. Montana's Front Porch - Edmonton International Airport
  7. Kapnos Taverna - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  8. Jet Rock Bar & Grille - Philadelphia International Airport
  9. Phillips Seafood - Newark Liberty International Airport
  10. Lark Creek Grill - San Francisco International Airport

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had three weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airport concessions.

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