The list, which appears ranked in order for the first time, was curated by editor at large Jordana Rothman, who zigzagged the country, silverware in hand, taste-testing the best of the best. While much of the country is represented on this year’s list—including New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, and Chicago—Cadence in Philadelphia took the number one spot.
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1. Cadence, Philadelphia – Chef Jon Nodler & Chef Michael Fry
2. Suerte, Austin, Texas – Chef Fermin Nunez
3. Frenchette, New York City – Chef Riad Nasr & Chef Lee Hanson
4. Konbi, Los Angeles – Chefs Akira Akuto & Nick Montgomery
5. Kumiko, Chicago – Chef Noah Sandoval
6. Adda Indian Canteen, Long Island City, NY – Chef Chintan Pandya
7. Fox & the Knife, Boston – Chef Karen Akunowicz
8. Indigo, Houston – Chef Jonny Rhodes
9. Nightshade, Los Angeles – Chef Mei Lin
10. Piece of Meat, New Orleans – Butchers Leighann Smith & Daniel Jackson
And if you think there’s no way you could try all of these great spots in one year, like the very lucky Ms. Rothman, well, you’d be wrong. You can actually taste them all in one day! All 10 Best New Restaurants are participating in the Food & Wine Classic Farewell Feast on Sunday, June 16, in Aspen, Colorado. Tickets on sale now.
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