The French Laundry in Yountville, CA deserves it's #1 position. I have eaten there and the food is absolutely amazing. Also in Yountville, Bouchon Bistro at #23 is fantastic.
Yes. But "ask any foodie" what the "best" restaurant in the U.S. is and Keller's places (including Per Se
) will be top 'o the list, even though only a miniscule %-age have actually eaten there. Twenty years ago The Inn at Little Washington
or The Mansion on Turtle Creek
would have been top 'o mind. Interestingly, The Inn is still on the list as is Dean Fearning's new place in Dallas.
Bottom line, I agree with Gregg
: they "flavored" their NYC list with "the obvious" from the net.