Best hotel restaurant? Readers choose The Bazaar by José Andrés

Winning L.A. restaurant specializes in Spanish tapas

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.

  • The Bazaar by José Andrés
    SLS Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

    Celebrity chef José Andrés brings an inventive tapas experience to The Bazaar at SLS Beverly Hills. Start with dry-cured Iberico ham imported from Spain or a classic Catalan-style toasted bread with fresh tomato and Manchego cheese. Shared plates include piquillo peppers stuffed with goat cheese, wild mushroom rice, shrimp sautéed with garlic and tomato sofrito, house-made pork sausage, and seared Wagyu beef cheeks with black garlic and citrus.
    Photo courtesy of Ryan Forbes / SLS Beverly Hills

  • 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

  • Monkitail
    Diplomat Beach Resort - Hollywood, Fla.

    Monkitail debuted in April of 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort and is already one of Hollywood, Florida's buzziest new restaurants. Inspired by a Japanese izakaya, the eatery from Chef Michael Schulson features sushi, sake and sharable small plates, including wasabi ceviche, pastrami bao buns, bacon yakisoba and duck shabu shabu.
    Photo courtesy of Diplomat Restaurant Group

  • Torali
    The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

    Chef Baasim Zafar takes the helm at Torali at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, where the menu features Italian favorites like fresh pastas made daily, dry-aged meats and wild-caught seafood. Highlights include black truffle beef tartare, mushroom risotto, cavatelli with asparagus and prosciutto and grilled octopus with a cucumber gazpacho.
    Photo courtesy of Torali / Facebook

  • Joël Robuchon
    MGM Grand - Las Vegas

    The most Michelin-star awarded chef in history, Joël Robuchon’s nickname “Chef of the Century” speaks for itself. But while he has restaurants in Paris and all over the world, his fine dining jewel at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, serving four to nine course tasting menus, is his global flagship. His signature is the use of impeccably sourced high quality ingredients served in gorgeous but simple presentations that allow the flavors to shine through. It has been awarded the highest possible 3-Michelin Stars, 5-Forbes Stars and 5-AAA Diamonds.
    Photo courtesy of MGM Grand

  • Le Cirque
    Bellagio - Las Vegas

    The bold French cuisine of famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni has earned this Las Vegas Strip restaurant several awards. The beautifully and fancifully designed interior sets the stage for classic and contemporary French fare. The astonishingly large wine selection, attentive service and incredible food are designed to give guests an experience to delight all the senses. Designed by Adam D. Tihany, the vibrant colors in the dining room and the exquisite cuisine come seamlessly together in celebrated Maccioni family fashion. Diners have a choice of menus, which can vary seasonally, but which usually include the Dégustation Menu, the Pre-Theatre Menu and a Vegetarian Menu.
    Photo courtesy of Bellagio

  • Vivace
    Park Hyatt Aviara - Carlsbad, Calif.

    The word “vivace” is Italian for “alive,” and that’s just what the innovative cuisine from this AAA Four-Diamond restaurant will make you feel. Pasta is made in-house daily and an extensive wine list is designed to complement the food. Diners can choose between a tasting menu or a la carte, with dishes like prime tenderloin tartare, wood fire-grilled octopus, seared Hudson Valley foie gras and herb pappardelle with braised lamb.
    Photo courtesy of Park Hyatt Aviara

  • Le Sirenuse Miami
    Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club - Miami

    Le Sirenuse Miami at the Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club brings a taste of Southern Italy to Miami. The menu features dishes like traditional eggplant parmigiana made with buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil, tuna crudité, pasta imported from Gragnano and Mediterranean seafood risotto.
    Photo courtesy of Le Sirenuse Miami / Facebook

  • SingleThread Farm Restaurant
    SingleThread Farms - Healdsburg, Calif.

    The finest produce from California Wine Country is on offer at SingleThread Farm Restaurant, where guests are treated to an 11-course tasting menu customized to their preferences and dietary restrictions. Opened in 2016, this farm-to-table concept celebrates Japanese kaiseki cuisine using ingredients from its own farm and the surrounding Sonoma Valley.
    Photo courtesy of SingleThread Farms

  • EDGE Restaurant & Bar
    Four Seasons Hotel Denver

    Edge, the signature steakhouse at the Four Seasons in Denver, uses Colorado-ranched beef and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Guest favorites include a 30-ounce Wagyu tomahawk steak grilled as you like it or a bison burger with fried cheddar, candied bacon, raspberry chipotle and spicy pickles.
    Photo courtesy of Peter Vitale / Four Seasons Hotel Denver

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Restaurant are as follows:

  1. The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Beverly Hills - Los Angeles
  2. Circa 1886 at the Wentworth Mansion - Charleston
  3. Monkitail at the Diplomat Beach Resort - Hollywood, Fla.
  4. Torali at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
  5. Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand - Las Vegas
  6. Le Cirque at the Bellagio - Las Vegas
  7. Vivace at the Park Hyatt Aviara - Carlsbad, Calif.
  8. Le Sirenuse Miami at the Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club - Miami
  9. SingleThread Farm Restaurant at SingleThread Farms - Healdsburg, Calif.
  10. EDGE Restaurant & Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Eric Grossman, Gerrish Lopez, Eileen Ogintz (Taking the Kids) and Christopher Parr (Pursuitist) were chosen based on their knowledge of the American hotel and restaurant scene.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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