1. Rose's Luxury Washington, D.C.
"They do the most amazing fried chicken, boneless fried chicken," Bon Appetit's restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton said. "The line starts at 5:30 in the afternoon, no reservations."
"The waitresses and waiters are always giving you a little free something and remembering you," Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport said. "It's about, you come to the restaurant for a good time."
2. High Street on Market Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3. Estela New York, New York
"The mad genius of Ignacio Mattos, the chef there," Knowlton said.
"I think he's the most thoughtful chef going right now. Every dish kind of surprises you in a way. It's not like fireworks or whatnot, it's just simple and delicious." Rapoport said.
4. Tosca San Francisco, California
5. Westward Seattle, Washington
6. Central Provisions Portland, Maine
7. Hot Joy San Antonio, Texas
8. Thai-Kun Food Truck Austin, Texas
"Some of the most fiery stuff I've had. You're eating out of these paper boats, almost. The beef panang curry you will remember for a long, long time, in a very good way," Knowlton said.
9. Maurice Portland, Oregon
10. Grand Central Market Los Angeles, California
"It's that mix of kind of old and new that makes it a special place. There's a restaurant called Eggslut that has the most outrageous egg sandwich you've ever had," Knowlton said.
"You have the old school Mexican joints there, Chinese -- it's very LA. There's something for everyone," Rapoport said.
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