There will always be a place for old-school formal dining and phonebook-size wine lists that can tip the table. But if we’ve been reminded of anything over the past couple of years, it’s that our favorite restaurants foster a sense of connection, community and discovery.
These 50 establishments are doing things a little different. They value engagement and compassionate business practices as much as innovative dining and drinking experiences.
Many blur lines between formal and casual dining, and between restaurants and wine bars. But all offer opportunities to savor wines and other drinks that reflect their commitment to make the world a less homogenous place.
Pay a visit to any of these spots, and you’re in for a memorable night that you can feel good about in the morning.