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11 of the best hotel restaurants in the US

Published On 05/01/2014 Published On 05/01/2014
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1. The NoMad 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 (Nomad)

Housed in a historic arts building, The NoMad hotel is a stylish, Parisian-inspired luxury hotel with hardwood floors and handmade rugs. Inside the hotel is a bi-level library, an opulent lounge with a mahogany bar, and an upscale restaurant. Around the corner from the hotel is the much-lauded NoMad Bar (10 W 28th St), serving refined cocktails and upscale pub fare in a hip, lively space.

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2. Wit and Wisdom 200 International Dr, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Baltimore)

Located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, this upscale Michael Mina seafood establishment focuses on local flavors and contemporary cuisine for which the area is known.

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3. Parallel 37 600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Nob Hill)

A restaurant inside the Ritz-Carlton is exactly as enticing as it sounds. Chef Michael Rotondo’s Parallel 37 puts a more casual spin on fine dining, and is Zagat-rated for having “one of the best tasting menus." The restaurant's focus is on “hyper-seasonal ingredients” found only in the Bay Area, so be sure to splurge on a tasting menu with a wine pairing, and marvel at the beautiful plating for each course.

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4. J. Parker 1816 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)

This rooftop bar atop the Hotel Lincoln features an impressive cocktail list, views of the park/lake shore/skyline, and small bites so good you'll hang around for a dangerously long time--no big deal.

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5. Aubergine Monte Verde St., Carmel, CA 93921

This 12-table restaurant features an underground wine cellar with 4,500 bottles from around the world (specializing in wines from Monterey County and France). The food's not bad either: the menu includes such inspired options as smoked potato with king salmon and mussel infused jus, and a mouth-watering duck rillette.

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6. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room 16 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001 (Nomad)

April Bloomfield's all-day restaurant inside the Ace Hotel is an upscale British gastropub in the heart of NoMad. The Michelin-starred spot serves an indulgent meat-centric menu whose greatest hits include a lamb burger with thrice-cooked fries and fried sweetbreads. Aside from the Ă  la carte menu, prix-fixe group dinners with your choice of meat (roasted duck, fried chicken, whole-roasted suckling pig) are available for advance booking. And if you have a sweet tooth, make sure to get something from the pudding menu.

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7. Proof on Main 702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 (Downtown)

Located in The 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, a boutique hotel and art museum, Proof on Main serves up gourmet meals from Chef Levon Wallace, including a unique and scrumptious burger made out of bison and topped with a Jezebel sauce that gives it a fruity, earthy flavor, plus Tillamook cheddar and applewood-smoked bacon. You'll want to throw in a side of the crispy cauliflower, and top it all off with the s'mores dessert. This trendy spot houses the Proof Bar, too, which offers an enormous bourbon list (we're talking upwards of 50 varieties).

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8. Clio 370A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Stop in for truffle pot pie with a soft poached egg; duck drummettes with cocoa pimente in an XO sauce; fried chicken w/ kimchee & ginger mustard, pork belly, and crispy yuba buns; and a late-night ramen menu (avail Thurs-Sun).

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9. Trace 1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Trace's varied menu includes sushi, sliders, grilled cheese, scallops, and creative cocktails.

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10. Blue Duck Tavern 1201 24th St NW, Washington, MD 20037

A popular brunch, lunch, and dinner spot inside the West End's Park Hyatt, the Blue Duck Tavern offers up hearty fare with the likes of pork belly, short rib hash, and apple pie on the menu. Herald the arrival of spring by brunching al fresco on their outdoor patio, where you might sneak a peek at some seasonal flora and fauna (including a small family of those eponymous ducks!).

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11. J&G Grill at The Regis Bal Harbour 9703 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154

This modern, elegant dinner spot serves up a host of seafood, which you can enjoy whilst taking in beachfront views through the restaurant's full-length windows.