OpenTable restaurants to save for your 2024 dining wishlist

A fried oyster dish with some caviar on top at Seattle restaurant Boat Bar
Seattle’s Boat Bar is among several OT restaurants that scored big on “best-of” lists in 2023. Photo credit: Eric Tra

It’s time to start thinking about your 2024 goals—which should obviously include dining at the best restaurants. What better way to start your wishlist than with the restaurants and chefs that came out on top on all the “best-of” lists in 2023 in America?

Whether it’s with eagerly awaited MICHELIN Stars, the coveted James Beard Awards, or Bon Appétit’s hotly anticipated Best New Restaurants list, these restaurants and chefs are among the best of the best in the country right now. The awards below are selected by a mix of chefs, restaurateurs, food critics, reporters, and anonymous MICHELIN inspectors working around the country—so you know you’re in the greatest hands when you make a reservation in 2024 at one of these spots.

With that, we want to congratulate all the OpenTable award winners—here’s to a delicious 2024.

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James Beard Awards
New York Times favorite restaurants
New York Times favorite dishes
Pete Wells favorites
NYT  favorite LA restaurants & LAT  best new restaurants
LA Times 101 Best Restaurants
Bon Appétit Best New Restaurants
Food & Wine Best New Restaurants


Fried pastry dough with carefully placed leaves on top at San Diego restaurant Addison
San Diego’s Addison is in the rarefied group of Three-MICHELIN-Star restaurants in America. Photo credit: Eric Wolfinger

Few awards in the food world hold as much sway as the MICHELIN stars—in fact, they’re so important to chefs and restaurateurs that they don’t even need an introduction. These are the very best of the fine-dining restaurants in America right now.




Addison (San Diego)

Providence (Hollywood)

Auro (Calistoga )

Heritage (Long Beach)

Jeune et Jolie (Carlsbad)

Hana re (Costa Mesa)

Orsa & Winston (Los Angeles)

Kali (Hollywood)

Osteria Mozza (Los Angeles)

Kenzo (Napa)

Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford)

Chez TJ (Mountain View)

Plumed Horse (Saratoga)

Selby’s (Atherton)

O’ by Claude Le Tohic (San Francisco)

Niku Steakhouse (San Francisco)

The Village Pub (Woodside)

The Progress (San Francisco)

State Bird Provisions (San Francisco)

Barndiva (Healdsburg)







Bosq (Aspen)


Capa (Orlando)

The Den at Azabu Miami Beach (Miami Beach)

ElCielo Miami (Miami)

Le Jardinier Miami (Miami)

Lilac (Tampa)

Stubborn Seed (Miami Beach)

New York

Al Coro (New York City)

Aquavit (New York City) 

Casa Mono (New York City) 

Kosaka (New York City) 

Le Coucou (New York City) 

Tempura Matsui (New York City) 

Washington, DC



The James Beard Foundation Awards

Philadelphia restaurateur Ellen Yin accepting her 2023 outstanding restaurateur James Beard Award in Chicago
OpenTable advisory board member Ellen Yin won outstanding restaurateur at the 2023 James Beard Awards. Photo credit: Getty Images for The James Beard Foundation

The “Oscars of the food world” returned to Chicago for the 33rd annual celebration of the best chefs and restaurants across the country.

Outstanding restaurateur: Ellen Yin of Philadelphia’s High Street Hospitality Group (Fork, + bar, High Street Philly, and others)

Outstanding pastry chef or baker: Margarita Manze of République in Los Angeles

Best chef: Mountain: Kris Komori of Kin in Boise

Best chef: Southwest: Andrew Black of Grey Sweater in Oklahoma City

Best chef: Texas: Benchawan Jabthong Painter of Street to Kitchen in Houston


The New York Times’s 50 favorite restaurants

An elegantly styled plate of food with sliced melons and edible flowers at Portland restaurant Lilia Comedor
Portland restaurant Lilia Comedor celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and was one of NYT’s favorite restaurants of 2023. Photo credit: Lilia Comedor

For the third-year running, The New York Times sent its editors and reporters across the country to come up with this list, half of which is made up entirely of new restaurants

Prik Hom (San Francisco)

Thattu (Chicago)

Comfort Kitchen (Boston)

Lilia Comedor (Portland, OR)

Gatlin’s Fins and Feathers (Houston)

Bar Bacetto (Waitsburg, WA)


The New York Times’s favorite dishes across America

A doughnut stuffed with crabmeat at Seattle restaurant Boat Bar
The dungeness crab doughnut at Seattle restaurant Boat Bar was one of the New York Times’s favorite restaurant dishes in 2023. Photo credit: Eric Tra

Going one step further than all of its best restaurants lists across the country, New York Times reporters and editors also shared the dishes they loved most in 2023.

Mulhwe noodles at Bansang (San Francisco)

White prawns with Hawaiian finger limes and coriander at Ethel’s Fancy (Palo Alto, CA)

Dungeness crab doughnut at Boat Bar (Seattle)

Hanger steak at A Restaurant (Newport Beach, CA)

Golden prawn toast at Yangban (Los Angeles)

Chicken long rice croquettes at Mud Hen Water (Honolulu)

Rocky road ice cream with macadamia nuts dragées at Fête (Honolulu)


Pete Wells’s favorite new restaurants in NYC

A fried chicken dish with pickled onions and a soft-boiled egg at NYC restaurant Hav & Mar
Marcus Samuelsson’s Hav & Mar was one of NYT critic Pete Wells’s favorite new restaurants he reviewed in 2023. Photo credit: Andrew Thomas Lee

New York Times food critic Pete Wells’s annual list of his favorite new restaurants is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year in NYC.

Mischa (Midtown)

Hav & Mar (Chelsea)


The New York Times’s favorite Los Angeles restaurants + The Los Angeles Times’s Best New Restaurants 

A scoop of ice cream in a coup with fudgy sauce on top at Los Angeles restaurant Yangban
New York Times critic-at-large Tejal Rao picked Korean American spot Yangban among her 25 favorites in LA in 2023. Photo credit: Stan Lee

In addition to its national favorites list, NYT’s critic-at-large Tejal Rao also dropped an LA-focused list of her 25 favorites. Plus, LA Times critic Bill Addison unveiled the annual list of his favorite new spots in the city.

NYT list:

Antico Nuovo (Hollywood)

Bavel (Arts District)

Pasjoli (Santa Monica)

République (Hollywood)

Yangban (Arts District)

LA Times list

Bar Chelou (Pasadena)


The Los Angeles Times’s 101 Best Restaurants

An elegantly styled sea urchin dish in a white bowl at Los Angeles restaurant Orsa & Winston
The Japanese Italian Orsa & Winston was among LA Times food critic Bill Addison’s 101 best restaurants in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Orsa & Winston

This celebrated annual list founded by the famed late food critic Jonathan Gold has been the gold standard for LA restaurants. Current LA Times food critic Bill Addison has been carrying on that legacy.

République (Hollywood)

Providence (Hollywood)

Bavel (Arts District)

Antico Nuovo (Hollywood)

Pasjoli (Santa Monica)

Orsa & Winston (DTLA)

Yangban (Arts District)

Saffy’s (East Hollywood)

Chi Spacca (Hollywood)

Ammatoli (Long Beach)

Here’s Looking At You (Koreatown)

Pizzeria Bianco (Little Tokyo)

Osteria Mozza (Hollywood)

Bicyclette (West LA)

A.O.C. (West Hollywood)

Felix Trattoria (Venice)

Bestia (DTLA)

Dunsmoor (Eagle Rock)

All Day Baby (Silverlake)

Bar Amá (DTLA)

Bar Chelou (Pasadena)

Rossoblu (DTLA)

Fishing with Dynamite (Manhattan Beach)

Crossroads Kitchen (Calabasas)

Two Hommés (Inglewood)


Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants

A stylishly plated Indian street food dish called chaat seen here at Chicago restaurant Indienne
Chicago’s Indienne was among Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants in 2023. Photo credit: Indienne

The food magazine’s reporters and editors scout the buzziest new restaurants across the country each year.

Indienne (Chicago)

Moëca (Cambridge, MA)


Food & Wine’s Best Restaurants in America

A fattoush salad with broken up crispy pita bread, shredded red cabbage, and orange carpels at NYC restaurant Zou Zou’s
Food & Wine readers picked Mediterranean hit Zou Zou’s as one of their favorite restaurants across the country. Photo credit: Noah Fecks

Beloved food publication Food & Wine released a list of the best restaurants in the country as selected by its readers.

Merois (Los Angeles)

Providence (Los Angeles)

Yolan (Nashville)

Zou Zou’s (New York City)

Tanay Warerkar is a content marketing manager at OpenTable.

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