Ratings

Table8 Ratings Key

Our in-house critic and editorial team visit hundreds of restaurants each year to curate a great list of recommendations, thoroughly researching ratings, reviews and awards in each city. We refer to local experts, local and national awards, accolades and critical sources, as well as input from diners after they have dined at the restaurants, making the ratings fluid and flexible over time.

98

96-100

Superlative

(Best in the world)

93

90-95

Outstanding

(Best in a city)

85

80-89

Very Good

(A standout in its category)

75

70-79

Good/Average

(Solid)

65

60-69

Below average

(Meh)

55

50-59

Avoid

Awards Categories

Our content team annually selects Table8 award winners for 28 different categories, ranging from “best of” cuisine categories to drink offerings (spirits, cocktails, beer, wine). We announce these awards quarterly with each category awarded annually.

Best American
Rapscallion Dallas FT33 Dallas 1760 San Francisco Yardbird (The Venetian) Las Vegas Commonwealth San Francisco

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Best American
Rustic Canyon Los Angeles Blackbird Chicago Blue Duck Tavern Washington DC Ink. Los Angeles Plume Washington DC

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Best Architecture
Juvia Miami Lago (Bellagio) Las Vegas The General Muir Atlanta Le Cirque New York Community Smith Atlanta

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Best Architecture
China Chilcano Washington DC Faith & Flower Los Angeles 71Above Los Angeles The Bazaar by José Andrés Los Angeles BOKA Chicago

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Best Asian
Little Sister Los Angeles Fat Rice Chicago
Best Asian
Drunken Dragon Miami Doi Moi Washington DC Lukshon Los Angeles Myers + Chang Boston Le Fat Atlanta

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Best Beer List
Fraunces Tavern New York The Fainting Goat Washington DC Belga San Francisco FT33 Dallas The Partisan Washington DC

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Best Beer List
Jack Rose Washington DC Tar & Roses Los Angeles Birch & Barley Washington DC
Best Brunch
Faith & Flower Los Angeles Big Jones Chicago Fiola Mare Washington DC Blue Duck Tavern Washington DC Lula Cafe Chicago

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Best Brunch
Proof + Pantry Dallas Iron Gate Washington DC Galatoire's Restaurant New Orleans Ralph's on the Park New Orleans Myers + Chang Boston

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Best Caribbean
The Briks Los Angeles
Best Caribbean
Compère Lapin New Orleans
Best Chinese
Fat Rice Chicago
Best Chinese
Best Cocktail Program
Best Cocktail Program
The Duck Inn Chicago Broken Spanish Los Angeles GreenRiver Chicago Westbound Los Angeles Jack Rose Washington DC

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Best Dessert Menus
FT33 Dallas Cakes & Ale Atlanta Lucques Los Angeles Blackbird Chicago Osteria Morini New York

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Best Dessert Menus
Lucques Los Angeles Blackbird Chicago A.O.C. Los Angeles Fiola Washington DC Goosefoot Chicago

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Best European
Best European
Best French
République Los Angeles Le Diplomate Washington DC Les Nomades Chicago Spring Los Angeles Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier Washington DC

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Best French
The Luminary Atlanta Cherche Midi New York Pascal's on Ponce Miami République Los Angeles Menton Boston

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Best Ground-Breaking Menu
Volt Washington DC minibar by José Andrés Washington DC Alma at the Standard Los Angeles
Best Ground-Breaking Menu
One Eared Stag Atlanta FT33 Dallas Volt Washington DC Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres (SLS Las Vegas) Las Vegas Ink. Los Angeles

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Best Indian
Rasika Washington DC
Best Indian
Bhojanic (Buckhead) Atlanta Dosa San Francisco Junoon New York Campton Place San Francisco Rasika (West End) Washington DC

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Best Italian
Lupo Verde Washington DC Spiaggia Chicago Fiola Washington DC Chi SPACCA Los Angeles Angelini Osteria Los Angeles

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Best Italian
Domenica New Orleans Osteria Morini Washington DC Macchialina Miami Scarpetta (The Cosmopolitan) Las Vegas Il Capriccio Boston

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Best Japanese
Daikaya Washington DC Shibumi Los Angeles SEI Washington DC n/naka Los Angeles Momotaro Chicago
Best Japanese
Daikaya Washington DC Yuzuki Japanese Eatery San Francisco Brushstroke New York Makoto Miami O Ya Boston

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Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Jannah San Francisco Kapnos Washington DC Mistral Boston Rumi's Kitchen Atlanta Mourad San Francisco

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Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Iron Gate Washington DC Kapnos Washington DC Naha Chicago Zaytinya Washington DC Bowery Bungalow Los Angeles
Best Mexican
Broken Spanish Los Angeles Espita Mezcaleria Washington DC Dos Urban Cantina Chicago
Best Mexican
Oyamel Washington DC Tico Washington DC Mi Dia from Scratch (Grapevine) Dallas Broken Spanish Los Angeles Empellón Cocina New York

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Best New Restaurant
Metier Washington DC Kinship Washington DC Kato Los Angeles Here's Looking at You Los Angeles
Best New Restaurant
Lago (Bellagio) Las Vegas Piripi Miami Rapscallion Dallas The Cockentrice Atlanta Garrison Washington DC

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Best Peoples' Choice
Alimento Los Angeles
Best Pizza
Gjelina Los Angeles Pizzeria Mozza Los Angeles Bestia Los Angeles
Best Pizza
Graffiato Washington DC Gjelina Los Angeles Pizzeria Mozza Los Angeles Capo's San Francisco Coppa Boston

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Best Seafood
Best Seafood
Connie and Ted’s Los Angeles mfk. Chicago Fiola Mare Washington DC Whaley's Washington DC Santa Monica Yacht Club Los Angeles

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Best South American
Los Balcones Los Angeles Del Campo Washington DC China Chilcano Washington DC Picca Los Angeles Tanta Chicago
Best South American
Del Campo Washington DC China Chilcano Washington DC La Mar Cebicheria Peruana San Francisco Picca Los Angeles Tanta Chicago

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Best Spanish
Jaleo Washington DC Mercat a la Planxa Chicago Estadio Washington DC The Bazaar by José Andrés Los Angeles
Best Spanish
Jaleo Washington DC Piripi Miami Toro Boston Mercat a la Planxa Chicago Contigo San Francisco

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Best Spirits Selection
MessHall Los Angeles China Chilcano Washington DC Belcampo Meats Los Angeles Sable Kitchen & Bar Chicago Jack Rose Washington DC

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Best Spirits Selection
Rapscallion Dallas Trou Normand San Francisco Sugarcane Miami Sable Kitchen & Bar Chicago Saxon + Parole New York

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Best Steakhouse
Del Campo Washington DC CUT Los Angeles Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse Chicago Bavette's Chicago
Best Steakhouse
Del Campo Washington DC CUT (The Palazzo) Las Vegas CUT Los Angeles Knife Dallas Girin Steakhouse & Ssam Bar Seattle

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Best Sushi
The Gokan by Musashi Seattle Sushi Taro Washington DC Farmers Fishers Bakers Washington DC Arami Chicago Sushi Kappo Tamura Seattle

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Best Sushi
Sushi Taro Washington DC Arami Chicago Q Los Angeles Momotaro Chicago
Best Vegetarian
Doi Moi Washington DC Green Zebra Chicago AL's Place San Francisco
Best Vegetarian
Doi Moi Washington DC Little Pine Los Angeles Green Zebra Chicago Crossroads Los Angeles Elizabeth’s Gone Raw Washington DC
Best Wine List
Restaurant Nora Washington DC No. 9 Park Boston Proof Washington DC FT33 Dallas Lilette New Orleans

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Best Wine List
Proof Washington DC The Partisan Washington DC Sepia Chicago A.O.C. Los Angeles Spiaggia Chicago

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