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: