Our Foodable Top 25 Restaurants have been released for this month, featuring Boston, Denver, Miami, New Orleans, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
This Month’s No. 1's
Boston: Liquid Art House.
Located in Boston’s Bay Village neighborhood, Liquid Art House is more than a sight to be seen. Though it may be visually stimulating with wall art and murals (with a mantra of “Eat Your Art Out”), Liquid Art House appeals to all senses (and to a wide variety of guests). The menu is rounded out with local ingredients, whole communal roasts, and a fair balance of veg-friendly dishes and meat. With a heavy hand in supporting the arts with pop-up gallery and style events, and with Chef Rachel Klein — named “Best New Chef” by The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine — steering the concept, it’s no wonder it's a front-runner status this month. Check out the full Boston Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
Liquid Art House
The Arlington, 100 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Similar to Liquid Art House’s culture-rich DNA, Acorn (sister restaurant to OAK at fourteenth, which also made the list) brims with cultural flavor, including its location. The restaurant, with an open kitchen setup, exposed brick and a graffiti-filled wall, is nestled in an industrial “epicurean marketplace” called The Source, located in Denver’s River North District. Acorn features “eclectic, contemporary American cooking” and is led by Steven Redzikowski as co-owner and executive chef, and Bryan Dayton as co-owner and beverage director. Check out the full Denver Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80216
Miami: Bourbon Steak.
Since December, Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak has been holding strong at No. 1. Located in Turnberry Isle, an upscale resort, Bourbon Steak is perfectly positioned to lure in new guests (in its price point, too) on an ongoing basis, as well as continuously cater to locals. The protein-heavy menu features “all-natural, organic and hormone-free cuts of beef tempered in herb-infused butter, then grilled over wood to order.” Bourbon Steak’s wine list includes more than 500 options, its space is posh, well-lit, and transitions into a more sultry vibe in the evening. In short, Bourbon Steak has a specific clientele and knows how to hone in on making the guest’s experience one worth coming back to. Check out the full Miami Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
Turnberry Isle, 19999 West Country Club Drive
Miami, FL 33180
New Orleans: La Petite Grocery.
This month marks LPG’s debut on the Foodable Top 25. Honing in on the intricacies of French cuisine, La Petite Grocery is housed in a charming, southern-style building that can only be authentically seen in a place like NoLa. LPG is led by James Beard Award finalist Executive Chef Justin Devillier, who started at the restaurant as a sous chef and now co-owns it with his wife, Mia. The menu includes dishes like Saffron Fettuccini, Ricotta dumplings and Turtle Bolognese. Check out the full New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
PDX: Le Pigeon.
Serving up French-inspired food on East Burnside in PDX, the chefs at Le Pigeon are not afraid to get adventurous in the kitchen. Example: Buffalo sweetbread pie with blue cheese ice cream, hot sauce butter and celery. Le Pigeon also recently collab’ed with Broadside Brewery for a dinner. Behind all of this is chef and owner Gabriel Rucker, who also owns Le Pigeon’s sister restaurant, Little Bird Bistro. Check out the full Portland Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
738 E. Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
San Francisco: State Bird Provisions.
State Bird Provisions has seen the No. 1 spot many times since we introduced a Top 25 to the Bay Area in 2013. This month, it finds its place again after having been stuck just outside of Top 10 status since October. Helmed by Chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, both of whom were just nominated for James Beard Best Chef: West, SBP has been one of the most talked about SF restaurants since its opening in 2011. The New American restaurant, located on Fillmore, still has diners lining up for the culinary experience that includes no tablecloths or formal wear, but rather pushcarts and trays of culinary delight. Check out the full San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
State Bird Provisions
1529 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
With a March debut on the Top 25, Mamnoon tops the list for Seattle this month. A modern take on Middle Eastern cuisine, Mamnoon offers a seasonal menu with an array of spices and ingredients traditionally used in the Middle Eastern culture, but spun in different ways. Menu offerings include mana’eesh (gluten-free, whole wheat or white dough bakes with savory toppings), fattoush (crispy pita, romaine, seasonal greens, radish, mint and sumac) and kefta arayess (beef, parsley, onion, aleppo chili). Mamnoon is led by Racha and Wassef Haroun as co-owners and Garrett Melkonian as executive chef. Check out the full Seattle Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
1508 Melrose Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Washington, D.C.: Mintwood Place.
With a handful of accolades under its belt, Mintwood Place boasts French-American fare with a kitchen led by Executive Chef Cedric Maupillier. Escargot hushpuppies, chopped chicken liver tartine, and goat cheese and beet mountain pie can all be found on the restaurant’s seasonal menu — and that’s not even touching on the main dishes. The intimate venue limits parties to six, which require a reservation, so be sure to call ahead if you’re going with a group. Check out the full Washington, D.C. Top 25 Restaurants for March here.
1813 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Stay tuned for next month’s rankings for Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Phoenix!