My Favorite Restaurants

“What are your favorite restaurants?”

I break my response down into two ways:
1) Ones that I would to love to regularly visit as a neighborhood restaurant. Only fittingly, price is factored in here.
2) Favorite restaurant I traveled to or visited that year.

Favorite Neighborhood Restuarants

Son of a Gun (Los Angeles, CA)
Zuni Cafe (San Francisco, CA)
Rose’s Luxury (Washington DC) (April 2015) 
Cheeseboard Collective (Berkeley, CA)
momofuku ssäm bar (New York, NY)
Inn at Ship Bay (Orcas Island, WA) (June 2014) 
Husk (Charleston, SC) (April 2013) (April 2013)
Trattoria il Contadino (Florence, Italy)
Sushi Dai (Tokyo, Japan) (June 2012) 
Din Tai Fung (Taipei,Taiwan)
Korean bbq restaurant in the alley behind my Best Western in Gangnam that served pork belly by the kilogram (Seoul, Korea)

Favorite Restaurants Visited by Year

The Catbird Seat (Nashville,TN) (March 2016)
qui (Austin, TX) (January 2016)

Rose’s Luxury (Washington DC) (April 2015)
Frasca Food and Wine (Boulder, CO) (June 2015)
Bestia (Los Angeles, CA) (July 2015) 

Franklin BBQ (Austin, TX)
Manresa (Los Gatos, CA) (February 2014)
Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) (March 2014)
Le Bernardin (New York, NY) (March 2014)
Gramercy Tavern (New York, NY) (March 2014)
Cosme (New York, NY) (November 2014) 
Providence (Los Angeles, CA) (May 2014)
animal (Los Angeles, CA) (November 2014)
TBL3 at George’s at the Cove (La Jolla, CA) (May 2014) 
Willows Inn on Lummi Island (Lummi Island, WA) (June 2014)
Fäviken Magasinet  (Åre, Sweden) (July 2014)
Amass (Copenhagen, Denmark) (July 2014)
Kadeau (Copenhagen, Denmark) (July 2014)
Ekstedt  (Stockholm, Sweden) (July 2014)
Arzak (San Sebastián, Spain) (September 2014) 
Asador Extebarri (Atxondo, Spain) (September 2014)
Azurmendi*** (Larrabetzu, Spain) (September 2014) 
Next – Trio (Chicago,IL) (October 2014)
Oxheart (Houston, TX) (December 2014)
Raku (Las Vegas, NV) (December 2014)

The French Laundry (Yountville, CA) (January 2013)
Outerlands Cafe (San Francisco, CA)
State Bird Provisions (San Francisco, CA)
Saison (San Francisco, CA) (September 2013)
Providence (Los Angeles, CA) (April 2013)
Next – The Hunt (Chicago, IL) (April 2013)
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare (Brooklyn, NY)
Le Bernardin (New York, NY) (August 2013)
Husk (Charleston, SC) (April 2013) (April 2013)
Willows Inn on Lummi Island (Lummi Island, WA) (October 2013)
Nihonryori Ryugin (Tokyo, Japan) (December 2013)
noma (Copenhagen, Denmark) (May 2013)
relae (Copenhagen, Denmark) (May 2013)
Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden) (May 2013)

Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant (Forestville, CA) (April 2012) 
Cotogna (San Francisco, CA)
Hung’s Delicacies (Hong Kong) (June 2012)
Le Louis XV (Monte Carlo, Monaco) (August 2012)
Sant Pau (Sant Pol de Mar, Spain) (August 2012) (January 2012) 
The Fat Duck (Bray, UK) (July 2012) 

The French Laundry (Yountville, CA) (February 2011)
Restaurant at Meadowood (St. Helena, CA) (May 2011) 
Chez Panisse (Berkeley, CA) (Feb 2011) 
Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton (San Francisco, CA) (July 2011)
Manresa (Los Gatos, CA)
Le Bernardin (New York, NY) (March 2011)
momofuku ssäm bar (New York, NY) (September 2011)



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