The Diner Reviews Are In: 100 Best Restaurants in America

The 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018 are consistently putting out delicious dishes, providing impeccable service, and paying attention to every detail to orchestrate one-of-a-kind dining experiences time and again. The list features restaurants of all types and allows diners to find the right restaurant for any occasion. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

According to OpenTable Diners
Restaurants:Rosmarino Osteria Italiana, The Arthur J, Atlas
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Newberg, Manhattan Beach, Buckhead
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Rosmarino Osteria Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Newberg
2,322 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
It is always such a treat and a pleasure to lunch at Rosmarino....I'm absolutely crazy for the Gnocci with Bolonese sauce....
Best Overall in Portland / Oregon
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The Arthur J

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Manhattan Beach
1,695 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
Fantastic from start to finish. This is a professionally run restaurant. Food is top shelf, service impeccable. Loved the experience.
Steakhouse in Los Angeles

Atlas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Buckhead
1,465 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
My boyfriend and I dined at Atlas last night for his birthday. From the moment with valet to sitting down with our custom menus and through dinner, we enjoyed every moment of our eRead more
Best Ambience in Atlanta / Georgia
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The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

$$$$·French·
Rutherford
3,968 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
Foie gras perfection, beautiful property, mousse torte as good as you can get, will definitely be back
Best Ambience in San Francisco Bay Area
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Bistro 31

$$$$·American·
Park Cities
1,568 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
We loved having lunch on the covered porch. Alex was our wonderful server. We enjoyed the quiche of the day with a delicious side salad and Caesar with grilled chicken. Service wasRead more
American in Dallas
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Blue Ridge Grill

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
4,656 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Good lunch
Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia

BOCA

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Central Business District
3,833 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Love that Old Fashioned cocktail in a bottle! The carrots/crab/hazlenuts dish was such a great combination of ingredients. Spouse loves the Charred Leeks and the Hamachi Crudo and Read more
Best Overall in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,533 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent food and service. Fine dining with a relaxed and hip atmosphere. Highly recommend Boka.
Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
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BONDST

$$$$·Japanese·
NoHo
2,256 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

“My girlfriend and I did the Omakase 7 course menu (if one person at the table does it, the whole table must also participate). Every course was fantastic. For me the standouts were the tuna/truffle c...

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Japanese in New York / Tri-State Area
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Bones

$$$$·Steak·
Buckhead
8,575 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Fantastic as always!
Steak in Atlanta / Georgia

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Newport, Rhode Island
3,685 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.♥️ The service was impeccable. The filet was cooked to perfection and desserts were divine.
Best Overall in Boston / New England
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Buccan

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palm Beach
2,957 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Food Wes exquisite!!service impeccable. Only complaint would be too noisy!
Best Overall in West Palm Beach
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Bull & Bear Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lake Buena Vista
2,455 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Love B however if I was there for a romantic dinner, I might not have been that enthused. I do not remember the restaurant being that loud in the past. The noise level was usuallRead more
Best Ambience in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Cafe Monarch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old Town Scottsdale
5,353 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

“Better than the 3 star Michelin restaurants in Paris! This place will knock your socks off. Out favorite”special night out“ restaurant.”

Best Overall in Phoenix / Arizona
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Cafe Provence

$$$$·French American·
Prairie Village
3,280 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Danielle is always fabulous and newbee James at the bar was awesome. Of course the food is always the best no matter what you order. Ten stars out of 5. 😁
Best Overall in Kansas City

The Capital Grille - Boston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Back Bay
5,015 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

Multiple locations recognized, including: The Capital Grille - Boston The Capital Grille - Washington DC

Excellent meal, great service! Always a sure thing!

Steakhouse in Boston / New England
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Casa Lever

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown East
1,577 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic

“Such an amazing place. The combination of food/ambiance/service is perfect. And you cant beat the art pieces that you get to view and discuss over dinner. And their desert is over the top!”

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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,224 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Our family of 4 were there for dinner the day after Thanksgiving. The place has only a dining room so it was felt lively because it was packed the whole evening. We thought every Read more
French in District of Columbia

chi SPACCA

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
895 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
excellent service. best steak in town. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Best Food in Hollywood
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Costa Brava Bistro

$$$$·Spanish·
Bellaire
1,439 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem

“This is a wonderful, cozy restaurant in the heart of Bellaire! We love it, the food and wine are excellent!”

Best Food in Houston

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Newport, Rhode Island
2,333 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
Excellent all around. Big eye tuna starter, steak entree, lobster entree and chocolate soufflé are incredible.
Best Ambience in Boston / New England
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Ema

$$$$·Mediterranean·
River North (Chicago)
2,978 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
The food was excellent. I enjoyed the seasonal offerings: pumpkin hummus and squash risotto. Service was great.
Mediterranean in Chicago / Illinois
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Estiatorio Milos – Midtown New York

$$$$·Seafood·
Midtown West
6,685 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals

“Amazing food, amazing service, amazing ambiance. Can’t ask for anything better”

Seafood in New York / Tri-State Area

Frances

$$$$·Californian·
The Castro
3,220 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
We are so happy that Frances has emerged from the pit that was 2020/lock down. It remains a total gem in the SF culinary scene!
Californian in San Francisco Bay Area
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Geronimo

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Santa Fe
8,054 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent! We loved it!
Best Overall in New Mexico
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Gibsons Italia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
1,689 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
Met with distant cousin
Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois
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Girl & the Goat

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
11,635 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot

“We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. The food was very reasonably priced and an outstanding value.”

Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
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GW Fins

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
15,101 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
The food and service was wonderful we really enjoyed the whole experience!!
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Il Mulino New York - Downtown

$$$$·Italian·
Greenwich Village
1,210 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem

“Best restaurant in New York City. Bar none. Every single thing they prepare is the most outstanding version of that dish possible. ”

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Il Segreto

$$$$·Italian·
Bel-Air
631 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Service was awesome, love the pizza, pasta and risotto. We did not not love the branzino. Probably should have had the sole. Other times have had veal chop which was great. TheRead more

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

$$$$·Seafood·
River North (Chicago)
14,664 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Multiple locations recognized, including: Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Chicago Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

“The restaurant and service was out of this world! ...

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Seafood in Chicago / Illinois
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Kappo Masa

$$$$·Japanese·
Upper East Side
427 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
Incredible!!!! Melt in your mouth. Worth every penny.
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Koi - Los Angeles

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
1,696 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

“As usual the food and the service was outstanding! Definitely my favorite spot for sushi! Been there many times and highly recommend it!”

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Kokkari Estiatorio

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Financial District / Embarcadero
7,335 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

“We loved this restaurant! The menu has something for everyone, the wine list is well thought out, and the waitstaff are professional and very helpful. Our waitperson, Gabby, made recommendations that...

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Mediterranean in San Francisco Bay Area
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La Nouvelle Maison

$$$$·French·
Boca Raton
2,127 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
This is a beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service. Everything we ate was delicious and the presentation was very artistic. The service is exceptional. I highly recommRead more
Best Overall in West Palm Beach South
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Lafayette Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,303 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Great as always.
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The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

$$$$·American·
Newport, Rhode Island
1,665 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
An amazing job by the staff for my engagement!
Best Ambience in Boston / New England
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Le Bilboquet - Dallas

$$$$·French·
Knox / Henderson
1,701 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Very yummy food and wine
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
11,086 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Always great. The best bread, terrific fries and food. Excellent service.
French in Washington, D.C. Area

Majorelle

$$$$·French·
Upper East Side
663 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Majorelle is consistently fantastic. Last evening we had another memorable meal: divine oysters, dover sole, striped bass, cheese, soufflé, and cocktails/wine. The service and atmoRead more
French in Manhattan

Mama's Fish House

$$$$·Fish·
Paia
34,756 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Dine at Mana’s each visit to Maui. Haven’t been one bit disappointed on any of the visits. Restaurant location is spectacular, ambiance is lovely, wait staff very friendly and theRead more
Best Overall in Hawaii
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Maple & Ash

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
3,632 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

“o wonderful. Delicious food and amazing service. Felt very intimate and had a really lovely time celebrating our engagement!! Will be back!!”

Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois
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Marc Forgione

$$$$·Contemporary American·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,817 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
  • Group Bookings
This was one of the top 3 dining experiences of my life! Service was attentive and impeccable, thank you Nora! Right out of the gate, the shishitos were the best I've ever had follRead more
Fit for Foodies in New York / Tri-State Area
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Matsuhisa Denver

$$$$·Japanese·
Cherry Creek
1,742 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Phenomenal experience with great service and excellent cuisine. Enjoyed the Yellowtail with Jalapeño, Rock Shrimp Tempura, Abalone and Black Cod with Sweet Miso. Portions were lighRead more
Best Food in Denver / Colorado
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Mesero - Inwood Village

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Park Cities
835 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
Excellent service, food and ambiance! What a fun (loud too) party place to celebrate a birthday!
Hot Spot in Dallas - Fort Worth

The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nichols Hills
2,290 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Very, very, lovely! Great everything!
Best Overall in Oklahoma City

Mistral - Sherman Oaks

$$$$·French·
Sherman Oaks
1,496 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
My wife and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Mistral on what happened to be Thanksgiving Day. We were seated immediately (we had a reservation), and from there things juRead more
Best Service in Los Angeles
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Neighborhood Services - Lovers

$$$$·American·
Park Cities
1,553 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Kristin was amazing. All the staff at NHS makes you feel at home. Our favorite. The best food and service around. Bar none.
American in Dallas - Fort Worth

Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
13,165 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Parc gets it right Everytime! I love going around the holidays as the ambience is festive, food and drinks are always on par and service is impeccable!
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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RL Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
6,218 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Business Meals
Always perfect!
American in Chicago / Illinois
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,776 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
All the staff at Ruth’s Chris made my mother’s birthday extra special. She felt catered to. The food was superb as always.
Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Saloon Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Philly
1,573 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Great character here - feels like stepping back in time 70 years or more - but attentive staff and excellent food. (WARNING to first-timers - if you're driving avoid Clymer St. -Read more
Italian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Salum Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,398 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Great food and friendly staff. The best bread pudding I have ever had!
Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth

Shinsei Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Park Cities
1,456 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Shinsei is one of the best restaurants in Dallas. NEVER disappoints and the food is always exceptional! Best date night restaurant or dinner with the kids and family.
Best Food in Dallas
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SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air

$$$$·Sushi·
Bel-Air
485 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
The Sushi is beyond great. They’re daily special menu contains types of fish I’ve never heard of and I’ve been around awhile…. It was my wife’s birthday and we always go there forRead more
Sushi in Los Angeles
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Sistina

$$$$·Italian·
Upper East Side
952 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Lunch
Great buzz, beautiful location, first class service and amazing food. Price tag matches the neighborhood. First time there but not our last.
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Sotto

$$$$·Italian·
Central Business District
5,257 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Our server was wonderful and the food was amazing!
Best Overall in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Steak 44

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Phoenix
6,787 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

Multiple locations recognized, including: Steak 44 - Phoenix Steak 48 - Chicago

“One of the best steak houses I’ve ever been to. Service was great. Menu is extensive. Everything we tried was great...

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Steakhouse in Phoenix / Arizona
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Sushi Kaito

$$$$·Sushi·
Upper West Side
452 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Bar Seating
Everything was amazing, the food is delicious and service is excellent. Only thing I would note is that for the $98 omakase they say 9 pieces, but with the additional courses it enRead more
Sushi in New York / Tri-State Area
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Sushi Kappo Tamura

$$$$·Japanese·
Lake Union / Eastlake
1,328 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The 6 course omakase was absolutely fantastic!
Best Food in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Season To Taste

$$$$·American·
Cambridge
1,106 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Super delicious food! And places to eat outside with heat lamps which is great during covid.
American in Boston / New England
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Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
10,154 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions

“The tiramisu was the best I've had in the US, comparable to Italy. Brunch was delicious, presentation was great and staff was super friendly!! Highly recommended!!”

American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Terzo

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
1,779 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Made a meal for 4 out of small plates and everything was delicious. The service was great and the ambiance full of energy.
Mediterranean in San Francisco Bay Area

Tosca

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,828 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food and top-notch service. A great spot for a special occasion—or any occasion.
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area

Toscana - Brentwood

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
704 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Food was, as expected, excellent. The service was slow and inattentive, except for the busboy who did a great job. They have done a good job with their outside space, all things coRead more
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Uchi Dallas

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
3,242 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
Went solo to Uchi for the Thanksgiving omakase, and could not be more pleased to have done so. From the moment I entered, I was treated exceptionally well. Greeted immediately and Read more
Sushi in Dallas - Fort Worth
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UMI

$$$$·Sushi·
Buckhead
2,180 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
This is our favorite restaurant! Best sushi and bartenders in the country. Always a wonderful experience at Umi!
Best Food in Atlanta / Georgia
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