The United States is home to more than a million different restaurants, according to the National Restaurant Association, with hundreds of new options opening up each year. We asked a panel of food and travel experts to nominate their 20 favorite new restaurants to open in the past 18 months, ranging from chef-driven fast casual concepts to high end dining with a focus on hyper-local and sustainable ingredients.
For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites, and the results are in.
The top 10 winners in the category Best New Restaurant are as follows:
- Monkitail - Hollywood, Fla.
- Vicia Restaurant - St. Louis
- Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman - San Antonio
- The Morris - San Francisco
- Rooster Soup Company - Philadelphia
- Hart's - Brooklyn, N.Y.
- P.Y.T. - Los Angeles
- Brewery Bhavana - Raleigh, N.C.
- Meraki Greek Bistro - Miami
- Kemuri Tatsu-ya - Austin
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Eric Grossman, Gerrish Lopez and Christopher Parr (Pursuitist) were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of the American food scene.
Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo