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’.


  1. Atla

The Mexican café you’ll want to eat at every day. Healthy-ish food without one taco or burrito in sight.

A: 372 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012; T: (646) 837-6464; E:; W:; H: Monday – Saturday 8AM – 4PM, 5PM – 11PM & Sunday 10AM – 4PM, 5PM – 10PM.


  1. Bonhomie

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:; W:; H: Tuesday – Thursday Dinner 5PM – 10PM, Friday – Saturday Brunch 11AM – 4PM + Dinner 4PM – 10PM, Sunday Brunch 10AM – 4PM + Dinner 4PM – 9PM.


  1. 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:; H: Monday – Wednesday 7AM – 9PM, Thursday – Friday 7AM – 10PM, Saturday 8AM – 10PM, & Sunday 8AM – 9PM.


  1. Corvino

Kansas City’s most ambitious restaurant. Tasting menu: check. Live music: check. Late night burgers: check. What can’t Corvino do?

A: 1830 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64108; T: (816) 832-4564; E:; W:; H: Monday – Thursday 4PM – 11PM, Friday – Saturday 4PM – 1AM.


  1. Duna

Budapest on the Bay. Making Hungarian peasant food work in the most expensive city in America.

A: 983 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110; T: (415) 484-1206; E:; W:; H: Open Daily @ 5PM.


  1. 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:; H: Open Daily 5:30PM – 10PM.


  1. Food Terminal

The Disneyland of noodles. A hefty menu of Malaysian specialties awaits.

A: 5000 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, GA 30341; T: (678) 353-6110; E:; W:; H: Open Daily 11AM – 11PM.


  1. Goldie

A tiny storefront turning out killer (vegan) milkshakes and falafel. Vegan, schmegan. Goldie is the real deal.

A: 1526 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19102; T: (267) 239-0777; E:; W:; H: Open Daily 11AM – 8PM.


  1. JuneBaby

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:; W:; H: Dinner- Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5PM – 10PM & Friday & Saturday: 5PM – Close, Lunch- Saturday & Sunday: 11AM – 3PM.


  1. Kitsune

Japanese food meets Midwestern ingredients. Just don’t call it fusion.

A: 4229 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618; T: (773) 687-9179; E:; W:; H: Wednesday – Thursday 5PM – 10PM, Friday – Saturday 5PM -11PM, Sunday Brunch 11AM – 3PM, Sunday Dinner 4:30PM – 9PM.


  1. Tiffin Asha

Portland’s love letter to South Indian food. An underrated cuisine gets the attention it deserves.

A: 1670 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211; T: (503) 936-7663; E:; W:;   H: Thursday – Saturday & Monday 5PM -10PM, Sunday Brunch 11AM – 3PM.


  1. 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.


  1. 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:; H: Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 10PM, Friday – Saturday 5 – 11PM, Sunday 5 – 9PM.


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Source: Thrillist