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50 Best New Restaurants of 2017

by Katie Skrzek

Sep 22, 2017

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Trends / Food & Drink

Each year Bon Appetit magazine searches the country for the best new restaurants. Staffers traveled to find delicious and unique offerings. From sandwich shop (Turkey and the Wolf) to a members-only Italian restaurant (Palizzi Social Club), this list covers it all. The Top 50 was revealed in early August, with the top 10 announced Aug. 15.

  1. Turkey and the Wolf, New Orleans
  2. Elske, Chicago
  3. Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco
  4. Palizzi Social Club, Philadelphia
  5. Hart’s, Brooklyn
  6. Giant, Chicago
  7. Spring, Marietta, Ga.
  8. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, Austin
  9. Nixta, St. Louis
  10. Brewery Bhavana, Raleigh, N.C.

Rounding out the list, by region in no particular ranking:

Northeast: Aska, Bucktown, Le Coucou, Mamaleh’s, Nina June, Olmsted, The Purple House

Mid-Atlantic: Himitsu, Pineapple & Pearls, Res Ipsa, Timber Pizza Company

Southeast: Bar Normandy, Bastion, Henrietta Red, Little Jack’s Tavern, Martin’s BBQ, Red Hog, Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Midwest: Alma, The Antler Room, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Smyth and The Loyalist, Vicia

South: Marjie’s Grill, Saint Leo

Southwest: Annette, Denver Central Market, June’s All Day

West: Destroyer, Kismet, P.Y.T., Shibumi, Single Thread, Tartine Manufactory

Northwest: Afuri, Dame, Güero, Marmite, Mean Sandwich, Tusk


In addition to the 50 restaurants, Chicago was singled out as the restaurant city of the year. Did your favorite make the list? Tell us in the comments.


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