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Less than two decades old, Equinox is one of the younger eateries on this list, but not without a rock-solid reputation. Chef Todd C. Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray worked closely with the Obama administration to help develop and launch “Chefs Move to Schools”—a program that teaches children how to eat healthy in a fun, informative way. The Obamas enjoyed Equinox so much that they even chose it as their post-election meal. Before the Obama-era, former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush also enjoyed Equinox’s fare. With locally-sourced ingredients, Equinox will knock your socks off with their fennel-spiced rack of pork or truffle risotto fritters.