After exploring everything from neo-Nordic in Brooklyn to Korean pizza in Minneapolis to ecstatic Mexican food in LA, GQ’s Brett Martin knows the 10 restaurants you need to visit in the U.S. this year.
GQ’s 10 Best New Restaurants in America In alphabetical order
- Aska (Brooklyn) Scandinavian high notes beneath the Williamsburg Bridge. (Photo: scallop, its roe, unripe pickled elderberries, and a sauce from roasted scallop and elderflower.)
- Flowers of Vietnam (Detroit) A son of Palestinian immigrants does Southeast Asian in Mexicantown.
- Han Oak (Portland, OR) Casual Korean tasting menu collides with Portland cool.
- Kato (Los Angeles) A West L.A.’s strip mall hosts the city’s best-valued Asian tasting menu.
- Kemuri Tatsu-ya (Austin) Giddy, riotous Japanese-Texan “Austin izakaya.“
- Rooster Soup Co. (Philadelphia) Israeli chef Michael Salomonov’s posse elevates Jewish diner favorites.
- Salazar (Los Angeles) Ecstatic, escapist Mexican food near the L.A. River.
- Side Chick (Los Angeles) Transcendant Hainan chicken at the Westfield Santa Anita mall.
- Tarsan i Jane (Seattle) Characteristic Catalan and Valencian inventiveness for the Northwest.
- Young Joni (Minneapolis) Wood-fired pizzas and Korean small plates, in equal measure. America in 2017 on a menu.