These Are the Best Restaurants in Every State
By Mary Hanbury for Time
The US has no shortage of outstanding restaurants that serve everything from flavor-packed amuse-bouches to hand-crafted desserts.
To find the best one that each state (and Washington, DC) has to offer, we sifted through our list of the best restaurants in America, the James Beard award nominations, expert reviews, and local recommendations, paying particular attention to fine-dining establishments.
It wasn’t always what we expected. Turns out, if you’re in need of some hearty food and a menu of vodkas, Portland, Oregon, has one of the best Russian restaurants out there.
Consider this your personal guide to the very best places to eat in your own state.
Chef: Michael Lewis
At KYU, Chef Michael Lewis serves up a diverse menu inspired by his travels and Japanese grilling techniques.
Expect “chilled and refreshing” dishes like a tuna tataki served with fermented chili and citrus, as well as “smoked” offerings like a Wagyu beef brisket served with black shichimi pepper.