Bon Appétit announces its top 50 restaurants in America, and 4 are in L.A.


As you probably know if you spend much time thinking about the dining scene in this town and the rest of the country, every year, Bon Appétit picks its top 10 new restaurants in America. The list starts with 50 because we all love nominating things as much as we love picking things, don’t we?

Today, the magazine announced its list of 50 restaurants for 2015, which includes four restaurants from Los Angeles: Alimento, Gjusta, Jon & Vinny’s and Petit Trois. (Yes, three of these restaurants opened last year.)

To put it into perspective, there are six each from San Francisco and New York City on this list. And in an effort to spread the love away from the coasts, there are restaurants from Salisbury, Conn., Davidson, N.C., Detroit and Cleveland.


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This year’s restaurants were picked by Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer. Bon Appétit will announce its top 10 on Aug. 18. Here’s the list of the top 50:

Aatxe: San Francisco
Al’s Place: San Francisco
Alimento: Los Angeles
Arcade Bakery: New York City
Artisan Meat Share: Charleston, S.C.
Biscuit Love: Nashville
Cosme: New York City
Dai Due: Austin, Texas
Damn the Weather: Seattle
The Dining Room at the White Hart Inn: Salisbury, Conn.
Dizengoff: Philadelphia
Dove’s Luncheonette: Chicago
East Ender: Portland, Maine
Gardner: Austin, Texas
Gjusta: Los Angeles
The Grey: Savannah, Ga.
Heyday: Minneapolis
Hola Arepa: Minneapolis
Jon and Vinny’s: Los Angeles
Kachka: Portland, Ore.
Kindred: Davidson, N.C.
Krog Street Mrkt: Atlanta
Lazy Bear: San Francisco
Leon’s Oyster Shop: Charleston, S.C.
Liholiho Yacht Club: San Francisco
Loyal Nine: Boston
Luscher’s Red Hots: Dallas
Manolin: Seattle
Milk Glass Market: Portland, Ore.
Milk tooth: Indianapolis
Mission Chinese Food: New York City
Momofuku Ko: New York City
Parachute: Chicago
Petit Trois: Los Angeles
Porcellino’s: Memphis, Tenn.
The Progress: San Francisco
Rintaro: San Francisco
Rose’s Fine Food: Detroit
Saltine: Jackson, Miss.
Santina: New York City
Semilla: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Shaya: New Orleans
Small Brewpub: Dallas
Southbound: Richmond, Va.
Spoon and Stable: Minneapolis
Tandem Coffee + Bakery: Portland, Maine
Thip Khao: Washington, D.C.
Townsend: Philadelphia
Trentina: Cleveland
Trove: Seattle

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