This year, we have more geographic range than ever before, reflecting how fantastic wine and food are reaching every corner of the country. We’re loving spots in smaller cities that are impacting their communities; precise, tightly focused or seasonal wine lists; and the celebration of diversity and inclusion proliferating in the restaurant industry. We’re also continuing to see fine dining in less formal environments, while service—especially wine service—is becoming more thoughtful and refined. We seem to say this every year, but there’s never been a better time to drink and dine.
Editors’ Note: The restaurants included on this list are representative of the year for which they were added and do not necessarily reflect current endorsements. We reserve the right to modify or annotate any original content.