BEST NEW RESTAURANTS 2017
With over 1 million restaurants across the United States, it’s easy to see that we celebrate many life events with special dinners, lunches, and even breakfasts. However, discovering a great new place to dine can be more difficult to accomplish. So, we looked to Thrillist– who sent a food editor across the country and came back with a list of the 13 best new restaurants of 2017, or as they call it “the baker’s dozen”. They also highlight talented chefs, new cuisine trends, and a local city guide for ‘the best of the best’.
The Mexican café you’ll want to eat at every day. Healthy-ish food without one taco or burrito in sight.
Chef Philip Speer’s potato-packed return. A French-American Diner or an American-French Bistro? It doesn’t matter — Bonhomie is simply delicious.
A: 5350 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756; T: (512) 243-8558; E: email@example.com; W: http://bonhomieaustin.com/http://pastaflyer.com/; H: Tuesday – Thursday Dinner 5PM – 10PM, Friday – Saturday Brunch 11AM – 4PM + Dinner 4PM – 10PM, Sunday Brunch 10AM – 4PM + Dinner 4PM – 9PM.
- Colada Shop
A Cuban restaurant that imagines food before the revolution. The perfect place for anyone who likes sandwiches, coffee, and things fried golden brown. Cross Country Food
A: 1405 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; T: (202) 332-8800; W: https://www.coladashop.com/; H: Monday – Wednesday 7AM – 9PM, Thursday – Friday 7AM – 10PM, Saturday 8AM – 10PM, & Sunday 8AM – 9PM.
Kansas City’s most ambitious restaurant. Tasting menu: check. Live music: check. Late night burgers: check. What can’t Corvino do?
Budapest on the Bay. Making Hungarian peasant food work in the most expensive city in America.
- Felix Trattoria
America’s best pasta restaurant right now. Go for the life-changing cacio e pepe, stay for the ethereal focaccia.
A: 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice CA 90291; T: (424) 387-8622; W: http://felixla.com/; H: Open Daily 5:30PM – 10PM.
- Food Terminal
The Disneyland of noodles. A hefty menu of Malaysian specialties awaits.
A tiny storefront turning out killer (vegan) milkshakes and falafel. Vegan, schmegan. Goldie is the real deal.
Southern cooking with history. Chef Edouardo Jordan’s necessary, encyclopedic perspective on Southern food.
A: 2122 Northeast 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115; T: (206) 257-4470; E: firstname.lastname@example.org; W: https://www.junebabyseattle.com/; H: Dinner- Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5PM – 10PM & Friday & Saturday: 5PM – Close, Lunch- Saturday & Sunday: 11AM – 3PM.
Japanese food meets Midwestern ingredients. Just don’t call it fusion.
A: 4229 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618; T: (773) 687-9179; E: email@example.com; W: http://www.kitsunerestaurant.com/; H: Wednesday – Thursday 5PM – 10PM, Friday – Saturday 5PM -11PM, Sunday Brunch 11AM – 3PM, Sunday Dinner 4:30PM – 9PM.
- Tiffin Asha
Portland’s love letter to South Indian food. An underrated cuisine gets the attention it deserves.
- Mh Zh
An Israeli spot breaking all the rules. The menu is written on brown paper bags. Order one of everything.
A: 3536 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90026; T: (323) 636-7598; H: Open Daily 5PM – 10PM.
- Mi Tocaya Antojeria
Redefining Mexican food, one small plate at a time. Chef Diana Davila’s unapologetic cooking is a tour of Mexico.
A: 2800 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647; T: (872) 315-3947; W: http://www.mitocaya.com/; H: Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 10PM, Friday – Saturday 5 – 11PM, Sunday 5 – 9PM.
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