TripAdvisor Recognizes the Best Restaurants in the U.S. with 2018 Travelers' Choice Awards
The first-ever Everyday Dining category awards restaurants that provide great meals for any occasion, while the Fast Casual category awards restaurants that offer high-quality meals at a great value to diners on the go.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.
"Millions of diners worldwide rely on
To view the full list of 2018 Travelers' Choice award-winning restaurants, including the top restaurants in the world, visit: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Restaurants.
- Gabriel Kreuther –
New York City, New York(also ranked #16 in the world overall) Michelin Starand James Beardaward-winning chef Gabriel Kreuther serves up delectable French cuisine at his namesake luxurious Midtown Manhattan restaurant. "The food was exquisite, the service impeccable and the overall experience wonderful. It's pricey, so save it for a special occasion, but I can't recommend it highly enough," noted a TripAdvisordiner.
- Daniel –
New York City, New York(also ranked #25 in the world overall)
Located on the Upper East Side, Daniel Boulud's flagship restaurant, Daniel, is well-known for its refined European cuisine, world-class wine cellar and exemplary service. "From the moment we walked in the front door until we exited, we all agreed this was the most unique dining experience we've ever had… I've eaten all over the world and the meal, service and dining experience at Daniel will never be duplicated," noted a
- Café Monarch –
The family-owned and operated Café Monarch offers an ever-evolving four-course tasting menu featuring local, organic, sustainable and premium ingredients in an elegant setting. "The food was exceptional in quality and presentation – a real delight for the taste buds. The staff pampered us and made us feel right at home in this former mansion. We had a most memorable meal in this world class restaurant," noted a
- Circa 1886 – Charleston,
Tucked behind the historic Wentworth Mansion, Circa 1886 is renowned for its modern take on classic Lowcountry cuisine and charming décor. "Super creative and delicious food, superior service and a wonderfully cozy and elegant dining room. It's our favorite restaurant in
Charlestonhands-down," noted a TripAdvisordiner. Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar– Memphis, Tennessee
Set in the heart of downtown
Memphis, indecisive diners will find delight in Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar'sunique approach of serving their meals in tasting flight trios. "The flight format for dinning is brilliant. The quality of the food, and the knowledge of our waiter in helping us to select our flights, then helping us pair wine with the food...awesome," noted a TripAdvisordiner. Halls Chophouse– Charleston, South Carolina
Revered for its excellent service and premium steaks, the family-run
Halls Chophousefeatures live music every night of the week. "We were treated like royalty the minute we walked in the door until the moment we left… Our steaks were amazing, wine was top-notch and the staff will leave you awe-stricken," noted a TripAdvisordiner.
- GW Fins –
New Orleans, Louisiana
Located in the French Quarter, GW Fins is well-known for serving fresh, high-quality fish with a menu that changes daily. "This restaurant has a great ambience, the staff are delightful and the food is absolutely delicious. Well cooked, nicely presented and as fresh as you can get," noted a
TripAdvisordiner. Charleston Grill– Charleston, South Carolina
Set within the
Belmond Charleston Placehotel, Charleston Grilltakes an elegant spin on Southern cuisine while featuring live jazz music seven nights a week. "I have dined at many fine restaurants throughout the world and this experience was amongst the best. Impeccable service, sensational cuisine accompanied by an amazing jazz combo made for a memorable evening," noted a TripAdvisordiner. Lahaina Grill– Maui, Hawaii
Lahaina Grillfeatures delectable new American cuisine in a romantic, contemporary bistro setting. "An overall outstanding experience. Everything from the service, the menu, the wine list, the atmosphere, and the food was five-star. Expensive, but fine dining at its best," noted a TripAdvisordiner.
- Geronimo – Santa Fe,
Uniquely situated within a 250-year-old adobe home, Geronimo offers a global eclectic menu of Southwestern-inspired dishes in a warm and rustic atmosphere. "The food, service and ambiance are all amazing. Highly recommend planning a special meal if you are visiting
Santa Fe. It is not easy to find a restaurant as awesome as Geronimo," noted a TripAdvisordiner.
Top 10 Restaurants for Everyday Dining
- Pane & Vino –
Miami Beach, Florida
Ami Gabi– Las Vegas, Nevada Hog Island Oyster Company– San Francisco, California
- Phil's BBQ –
San Diego, California
- Spice Symphony –
New York City, New York
Waikiki– Honolulu, Hawaii
- Blue Heaven –
Key West, Florida Santa Barbara Shellfish Company– Santa Barbara, California Oceana Grill– New Orleans, Louisiana
- The Pink Door –
- Portillo's –
- Earl of Sandwich –
Las Vegas, Nevada Shake Shack– New York City, New York Blaze Pizza– Orlando, Florida
- In-N-Out Burger –
Los Angeles, California
- The Taco Stand –
La Jolla, California
- Five Guys –
- Super Duper Burgers –
San Francisco, California
- Tacos el Gordo –
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Torchy's Tacos –
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