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Best Hotel Restaurant (2021)

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Some of America's best restaurants helmed by talented and often award-winning chefs can be found within hotels and resorts from coast to coast. 

  • Kuro

    Kuro
    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

    Kuro at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City features contemporary Japanese dishes made from a combination of local ingredients and items imported from Japan. Diners can pair sushi, tempura, grilled meats and fresh seafood with an assortment of Japanese whiskies, shochu, sake and wine.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Artit_Wongpradu

  • The Smokehouse Restaurant

    The Smokehouse Restaurant
    Antrim 1844 - Taneytown, Md.

    The Smokehouse Restaurant, considered one of the best historic hotel restaurants in the nation, features a Contemporary American menu, complemented by a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence-winning wine program – the cellar has more than 17,000 bottles from around the globe.
    Photo courtesy of Antrim 1844

  • Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman

    Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman
    La Cantera Resort & Spa - San Antonio

    Classic dishes get a contemporary twist at Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman, the new restaurant at San Antonio's La Cantera Resort & Spa. The seasonal menu features Gulf seafood, house-aged beef, lamb from the Pacific Northwest and fresh produce sourced from the Texas Hill Country.
    Photo courtesy of Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman

  • Circa 1886

    Circa 1886
    Wentworth Mansion - Charleston

    Circa 1886 is set in the original carriage house on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion and showcases many original elements from 1886, including wide pine floors boards, wood burning fireplace and stable doors. Many tables are set in arched booths, walls are carved wood, and the place is lit by candlelight. An ever-changing seasonal menu showcases the best and freshest local and regional ingredients cooked with Southern flair, and the combination of cuisine and atmosphere is hard to beat.
    Photo courtesy of Circa 1886

  • Chez Philippe

    Chez Philippe
    The Peabody Memphis

    For fine French dining in a historic setting, look no further than Chez Philippe at The Peabody Memphis. Executive Chef Andreas Kisler helms the only Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond kitchen in the Mid-South, with a menu that features four or seven-course tasting menus, as well as a la carte selections.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Restaurant at Harbor House Inn

    Restaurant at Harbor House Inn
    Harbor House Inn - Elk, Calif.

    The restaurant at Harbor House Inn has only 25 seats in its oceanview dining room above the Pacific shore. The menu focuses heavily on local ingredients cooked with natural heat sources, like steam and fire. The hyperlocal menu changes daily, and typically includes eight to 12 courses, with an emphasis on seafood and vegetables.
    Photo courtesy of Harbor House Inn

  • Lemaire

    Lemaire
    Richmond, VA

    Lemaire, located in Richmond’s historic Jefferson Hotel, shares its name with President Thomas Jefferson’s maître d’, credited by many for bringing the art of cooking with wine to America. The restaurant continues this love of food and wine by showcasing a New American menu with Virginia-grown ingredients and Richmond’s Southern food culture. Lemaire also offers an innovative craft cocktail list, combined with a wine list of over two hundred selections.
    Photo courtesy of Lemaire

  • Azure

    Azure
    The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu

    Azure at the Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki sits on the beachfront and specializes in fresh island seafood, often purchased directly from the nearby Honolulu fish auction each morning. Sommeliers are on hand to help pair your meal with the perfect wine.
    Photo courtesy of Azure Restaurant

  • Woods Restaurant

    Woods Restaurant
    Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Mich.

    Guests can take a horse-drawn carriage from the Grand Hotel to the Woods Restaurant further inland. Housed in a Tudor-style mansion, the restaurant serves a Bavarian-inspired menu – the Austrian steak soup is a guest favorite.
    Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

  • La Mer

    La Mer
    Halekulani - Honolulu

    Halekulani in Oahu is home to Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star restaurant, La Mer. Ocean views complement the menu, which highlights flavors from the South of France, paired with local ingredients.
    Photo courtesy of Leading Hotels of the World

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Restaurant are as follows:
  1. Kuro - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
  2. The Smokehouse Restaurant - Antrim 1844 - Taneytown, Md.
  3. Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman - La Cantera Resort & Spa - San Antonio
  4. Circa 1886 - Wentworth Mansion - Charleston
  5. Chez Philippe - The Peabody Memphis
  6. Restaurant at Harbor House Inn - Harbor House Inn - Elk, Calif.
  7. Lemaire - Richmond, VA
  8. Azure - The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu
  9. Woods Restaurant - Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Mich.
  10. La Mer - Halekulani - Honolulu

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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