1. Del Posto, NYC
85 10th Ave (On the Corner of West 16th Street), New York, New York
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Del Posto is the ultimate expression of what an Italian restaurant should be. Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali represent a convergence of different styles and experiences. The restaurant concept generated at Del Posto can best be described as trans-generational: an expression of the evolution of cuisines, menus, service and ambiance that have characterized the history of the Italian dining experience in this country.
Del Posto creates the highest quality dining experience in what is one of the greatest indoor spaces in New York City. Without projecting stilted formality, Del Posto creates an ambiance filled with warmth buoyancy and lightheartedness of the Italian spirit.
2. Mahi Mah’s, Virginia Beach
615 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Featuring fabulously fesh seafood, Mahi Mah’s has been a locals favorite since 1994. With an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean,popular culinary specials and the oceanfront’s largest sushi bar, this is the perfect neighborhood hangout.
3. Ryleigh’s Oyster; Baltimore, MD
36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230
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Situated in Historic Federal Hill, Ryleigh’s Oyster combines a relaxed Oyster Bar with upscale cuisine. Specializing in only the freshest seafood, meats, poultry and produce, they consistently demonstrate that fine dining quality cuisine, coupled with excellent service, can be delivered in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.
4. Café du Parc, DC
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
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Discover a truly authentic bistro experience where traditional French food fuses with a modern, casual atmosphere in the heart of the nation’s capital. Café du Parc has a one-of-a-kind menu enhanced by the use of locally grown produce and Café du Parc’s 3 star certified green restaurant status.
5. District Rooftop Bar & Grille; Winston-Salem, NC
770 Liberty View Court, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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This great restaurant offers delicious American cuisine and Winston-Salem’s only rooftop bar and a beautiful panoramic view of downtown that will make your dining and drinking experience unlike any other.
6. Captain George’s Seafood, Virginia Beach
1956 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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If these Oysters Rockefeller aren’t enticing enough, how about an all you can eat dessert bar, or the gorgeous stain-glass domes inside!
7. Blue 5 Restaurant; Roanoke, VA
312 2nd St. SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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Blue 5 has won ‘Best Downtown Roanoke Restaurant’ 3 years running. They offer burgers, steaks, pastas, award-winning ribs and a variety of southern-inspired dishes. They have the areas largest selection of craft beer with 46 on tap. They feature local, regional and national live music acts weekly. Go see why they’ve been voted the best!
8. Cazbar; Baltimore, MD
316 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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Cazbar is an authentic Turkish Taverna. They offer an expansive menu of Mediterranean food, as well as the area’s Premier Belly Dancing Shows that excite all the senses.
9. Butter Restaurant, NYC
70 W 45th St, New York, New York
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Located in the heart of NoHo in Manhattan, Butter Resturant has maintained an exclusive niche restaurant and nightlife scene for stylish Manhattanites since its inception in 2002.
The American restaurant is helmed by Food Network star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who uses greenmarket offerings to create a seasonal menu. Butter began as Guarnaschelli’s first restaurant as executive chef. She has created a following for herself worldwide.
10. Kayne Prime; Nashville, TN
1103 Mcgavock St., Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Kayne Prime is MStreet Entertainment Group’s crown jewel. The inspiration for the name derives from the historical Kayne switch yard, located directly across 11th Avenue. Although deeply rooted in the style of the great American steakhouse, Kayne Prime is a celebration of the now, featuring Chef Robert Grace’s modern interpretations of the classics, as well as market-driven fresh, farm-to-table creations.
11. Blue Duck Tavern, DC
1201 24th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
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The Blue Duck Tavern welcomes you with wholesome American fare prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods such as roasting, braising, preserving and smoking. This contemporary neighborhood tavern evokes the warmth and convivial setting of a residential kitchen and gathering place.
12. B. Christopher’s; Greensboro, NC
N Elm Street, Suite 105, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Everything on this menu is fresh, hand-selected, and all-natural. This is “real food,” with no chemicals, trans fats, hormones, or pesticides. Enjoy the local all natural goodness on your next visit to Greensboro.
13. The Clifton Inn; Charlottesville, VA
1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Clifton Inn’s multi-course menu is constantly changing but with dishes like lavender glazed pork brisket, you can be sure it’ll be delicious.
14. Table 16 Restaurant; Greensboro, NC
600 S Elm Street, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Table 16 is an exquisite fine dining option in the Triad. Delicious modern cuisine, constantly updated menus, and professionalism in every aspect of this restaurant.
15. Flyte World Dining & Wine; Nashville, TN
718 Division St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Flyte World Dining & Wine is a unique culinary experience. Chef Matthew Lackey incorporates organic produce, free-range meats and beautiful presentations into a seasonal menu to complement their eclectic wine list.
16. Water Coastal Kitchen; Richmond, VA
3411 W Cary St, Richmond, Virginia 23221
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Water Coastal Kitchen serves seafood and steak and is known for it’s huge raw bar, but don’t overlook their cooked menu. They serve creative dishes like miso salmon with orange blossom sticky rice and braised bok choy in a soy reduction.
17. Ryan’s Steaks Chops & Seafood; Winston-Salem, NC
719 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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The decor and wooded setting of this restaurant only increases your experience. Chef John Clark will make you feel right at home with his extraordinary cooking and down to earth attitude.
18. Vermilion Restaurant & Bar; Alexandria, VA
1120 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. From Chef William Morris’ regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products whenever possible to the warmth of its ambiance and the gracious hospitality its staff brings to the table, Vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination or simply a great gathering place for drinks.
19. Fin Seafood; Newport News
3150 William Styron Square N, Newport News, VA 23606
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Fine seafood at its best! Undeniably fresh fish, USDA Prime steaks and service beyond compare. What’s keeping you? FIN features all fresh ingredients, exciting menu options, exceptional and educated staff, fabulous patio dining, private dining for parties and meetings, and live entertainment.
20. One Block West Restaurant; Winchester, VA
25 S Indian Aly, Winchester, Virginia 22601
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One Block West is a fine dining restaurant in Winchester, Virginia. The restaurant’s menu changes daily and showcases the bounty of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
21. Downtown Grille; Charlottesville, VA
201 West Main St., Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The Downtown Grille’s crisp and white interior sets up an atmosphere of class. It’s probably the only place in town you can get live Maine Lobster. The food is outstanding and the portions generous!
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