Business Insider has compiled a list of the top 45 restaurants in the country. New York City’s Le Bernardin and Eleven Madison Park took the top two spots, and Uchi landed at number 20.
Of chef Tyson Cole’s restaurant, the website says:
"Uchi landed the No. 49 spot on The Daily Meal’s list, thanks to its creative use of global ingredients in its traditional Japanese dishes. Chef Cole is a passionate student of Japanese cuisine and tradition, and learned the language to better understand the cuisine."
How did Business Insider come up with their list of 45? By relying on other lists. They compiled and averaged rankings from The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America; OpenTable’s 2013 Diners’ Choice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America; The World’s 100 Best Restaurants; the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists; and Zagat’s 20 Top-Rated Restaurants Across America.
The list also includes popular restaurants like San Francisco’s State Bird and Provisions, the Publican in Chicago, and Animal in Los Angeles. See the complete list here and create your own eating tour of America.