15 Best Restaurants in the United States

NoMad – New York City, New York

North African cuisine at it’s finest, NoMad in New York City features dishes that range from Moroccan, Berber, and French. Some of the most famous dishes on the menu include tajines and phyllo dough, along with numerous delicious couscous dishes. The deserts at NoMad are crowd pleasers as well, from their milk and honey based dishes such as the honey-soaked baklava and almond-stuffed cherek, more than satisfy one’s sweet tooth needs. Salima and Mehenni Zebentout are the Algerian-born owners of NoMad, focused on bringing the best of North African cuisine straight into the East Village of New York City. The décor of NoMad include classic Moroccan and Tunisian murals and art, with walls made of stucco and a beautiful enclosed outdoor garden that is accessible for people to enjoy their food at. NoMad is the perfect way to escape to a culture far away from the everyday culture people are used to in the United States, with a calming atmosphere lit by copper lamps.

The French Laundry – Yountville, California

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley in California, The French Laundry has been named one of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World by Restaurant Magazine. Located in a building that was made in 1900 and registered under the National Register of Historic Places, owner and head chef Thomas Keller brings French cuisine with modern American influences to his guests, including Russian caviar and truffles with meals. The French Laundry offers two different menus that feature nine courses, making sure to never use the same ingredient more than once. The menu offers special dishes during the holiday season, and a typical base price per person runs about $295. The French Laundry is open every evening throughout the week and offer a lunch menu on Fridays and Saturdays. The French Laundry closes for two weeks every winter and summer. One of the dishes made famous by The French Laundry is frog legs on a stick.