Bon Appétit Announces The 50 Finalists For America’s Best New Restaurants 2017



Bon Appétit Announces The 50 Finalists For America's Best New Restaurants 2017

Kitchen with a view at Le Coucou in New York City. Photo by Alex Lau for Bon Appétit.

Winners of The Hot 10 will be crowned on August 15

Tickets on sale for A Night With America’s Best New Restaurants on September 6

Bon Appétit Announces The 50 Finalists For America's Best New Restaurants 2017Bon Appétit has announced the 50 frontrunners for The Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants 2017. This year’s winners of the annual list will be revealed in the September issue and on bonappetit.com on August 15.

“These are the tastiest, most exciting places we ate at over the last 12 months,” says deputy editor Andrew Knowlton. He and special projects editor Julia Kramer traveled 35,000 miles, eating more than 1,000 meals in 40 U.S. cities and small towns in search of the country’s best. The list of 50 finalists is now available at bonappetit.com/top50.

“From a whole-hog BBQ behemoth to a new-school Jewish deli to a formal brasserie resurrecting the classics, these are the restaurants that blew us away,” says Knowlton.

Along the way, Bon Appétit uncovered a new wave of restaurant trends, including the rise of family-owned businesses, the celebration of second-generation immigrant cooking culture, and the boom in creative sandwich shops. “Going out to eat doesn’t have to mean a fine-dining experience,” says Kramer. “Chefs are making a wider range of foods more accessible to more people, and we’re grateful to see America expand her palate.”

Bon Appétit has published its picks for America’s Best New Restaurants since 1993. No other publication dedicates the time, research, and calorie count that Bon Appétit puts into its list. This year, bonappetit.com is bringing the journey across America to life through recipes, interactive features, and exclusive video content. To learn more, follow #BAHOT10.

Tickets are on sale for A Night With America’s Best New Restaurants on September 6 in New York City. The fifth annual party invites Bon Appétit fans to meet The Hot 10 inductees while tasting their way through the best food in America. Event partners include Alfa Romeo, Folgers Simply Gourmet, Patrón Tequila, smartwater and smartwater sparkling, Président Cheese, lesley stowe raincoast crisps, A to Z Wineworks and Santa Margherita Wines. Tickets are available at bahot10.com.

Bon Appétit is where food and culture meet. The award-winning No. 1 food lifestyle brand covers food through the lens of cooking, fashion, travel, technology, design, and home. Bon Appétit has been named to Advertising Age’s A-List for five consecutive years, including Magazine of the Year 2013 and Brand of the Year 2015, and has been named to Adweek’s Hot List every year since 2012, including Hottest Food Magazine in 2013. Bon Appétit has also been nominated for 23 National Magazine Awards in the past five years, including wins in 2014 for General Excellence and Photography, and in 2017 for General Excellence.