2014 Restaurant Hot List: 6 Tables to Book
Collected by Afar Magazine
Pyrotechnics, chef-driven cocktails, and the South's best seafood are just a few of the highlights from our picks for where to eat now.
370 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
At Forage, a two-plus-hour tasting menu is built around trout roe, wild mountain grass, Siberian elm seed pods, and other ingredients foraged within a 500-mile radius. $87, plus $45 for wine pairings. HOW TO SCORE A TABLE: The wait for...
4124 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422, USA
Travail, a walk-in-only spot offers a 20-course tasting menu composed of 10 substantial dishes and 10 “amusements,” such as chorizo and goat cheese croquets, and soft scrambled egg with shaved truffle and English muffin. $90 for two people on...
133 Winslow Way E Suite 100, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
At Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island, Chef Brendan McGill delivers the ultimate meal made from ingredients that are grown, fished, and foraged from the surrounding Pacific Northwest. At $65, the six-course tasting menu is a steal but, for those...
1400 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
Boulder's Oak at Fourteenth has an unpretentious, laidback vibe paired with serious wood-fired cookery. The “Shawarma” with shishito peppers, Colorado feta, and chickpea panisse are all favorite share plates—sit at the chef's counter to be close...
1665 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
This neighborhood spot serves boundary-pushing Italian-inflected dishes such as pappardelle Bolognese with kale and pork skin, and lamb tartare. MUST-TRY DISHES: Smoky oysters with fennel, orange, pistachio, and buttermilk; Grandpa’s Whiskers, a...
544 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
A two-story dining room with an always-packed raw bar, The Ordinary serves some of the South’s best seafood. Here, chef Mike Lata dishes up must-try options like a seafood tower, crab toast, fish chowder, and triggerfish with fingerling...
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