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Best New Restaurants of 2017
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Best Chefs
Our Picks For The Best Chef Of 2017
in Cities Around the Country
Best Chefs
Our Picks For The Best Chef Of 2017
in Cities Around the Country
E
ach year, a few chefs imprint their names in the culinary language of their cities. Sometimes it’s because their new restaurant reshapes the city’s dining culture. Other times, they create an incredible dish that’s not only changing the way a particular cuisine is thought of by their city, but by the whole country. Often, it’s just because their food is so incredible, we want to eat it over and over -- even if that requires a plane ticket.

For 2017, we found the chefs who are changing the culinary landscape in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco -- four of the most dynamic and captivating food cities in America.
Map PinNew York, New York
Daniela Soto-Innes
Atla
"I am so over people trying to own things. There is not one chef coming up with dishes by herself. That's a lie. You can't execute an idea by yourself." 
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Map PinLos Angeles, California
Evan Funke
Felix
"You have to allow the pasta to speak to you in order to achieve what we do every single day. You have to listen to the pasta." 
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Map PinChicago, Illinois
Anna and David Posey
Elske
"Compared to certain restaurants that maybe are Michelin-starred, we are still delivering the same food and service. But because the atmosphere is more casual, it doesn't feel like fine dining. People are surprised by that." 
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Map PinSan Francisco, California
Brandon Jew
Mister Jiu's
"We constantly question the dishes. We ask ourselves if it's the right balance of acidity to salt, if there's enough intrigue, if it's paying enough homage to the traditions of the past."
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