in good health It crowned the latest category of its best new restaurants of the year.
24 Restaurants The food magazine’s annual honorees come from all over the country: big coastal cities like New York City or Los Angeles, as well as smaller, more central American cities like Detroit and Oklahoma City.
“The restaurant world is full of creativity right now, and these 24 spots represent the best places to eat,” Bon Appetit restaurant editor Eleazar Sontag wrote in the introduction, noting that this year’s list is longer and includes more restaurants than in past years.
Here are the restaurants and cities that found success this year.
Dunkin: The Ice Spice latte is on the Dunkin’ menu in collaboration with Ben Affleck
(Asheville, North Carolina).
Ning Junior:Filipino restaurant
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Adobo oyster, duck adobo, pulled pork belly pasta, queso ice cream, and adobo martini.
Fish seller: Fish market and raw bar
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Daily crudo, peel-and-eat shrimp, Caesar salad with blackened grouper and key lime pie.
Este: A seafood restaurant
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering is: Tuna tiradito, flautas de pescado, camarones “el ricas,” trout a la pulla, and pastel de elote.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Seabirds: Island-inspired seafood and vegetables
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Seaweed cake, albacore fish, wood-fired potatoes and leeks, kelp-crusted king salmon, and a Seabird Martini.
Brooklyn, New York City
Ensenada: Contemporary coastal cuisine of Latin America
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Taco de pescado, toasata de viera, campechano aguachile (green or amarillo) and pescado del dia “al pastor.”
Moika: A seafood restaurant in the neighborhood
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Cape Cod scallops, semolina gnocchi, smoked scallop taramasalata and chickpea pie.
Indian: Progressive fine Indian food
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: A la carte or two six-course seasonal tasting menus, one with meat and one without.
Ladder 4 wine bar: Wine bar and bottle shop
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Burnt leeks, sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, and burnt cheesecake.
Los Angeles California
Koya Lord:Filipino food
What Bon Appetit Recommends to Order: Ensalada talong in camates, tofu and mushrooms, hiramasa collar and koya lucinchon tray.
Bega Palace: A mix of Indian cooking and American pub food
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Onion rings dosa, red wings, malai rigatoni, and green tikka bija.
Matty: Peruvian restaurant
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Cebiche mixto, tortitas de maiz, chita asada and picarones.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dakar nola: Senegalese food with a modern twist
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: $150 set menu Bon Appetit says it trusts chef Serigne Mbaye. You can bring your own wine for a corkage fee.
Mamo: French restaurant
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Bread service, cassoulet, celery remoulade, and risotto.
New York City
Kono: Japanese yakitori with an emphasis on chicken
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: $175 for 16 plates of organic Amish chicken and seasonal vegetables, with complementary skewers of crown, gizzards and wagyu beef available.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sedalia Oysters and Seafood: Seafood
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Focaccia with Szechuan oil and salted cod butter, Oklahoma paddlefish caviar, grilled anticucho, and fried crispy cod cheeks with mojo rojo and sorghum mousse.
Heavy metal sausage company: Specialized in meat production, butchering, and prepared foods
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Poppe’s Sandwich and charcuterie board for lunch, and the $75 four-course Trattoria Night menu, which changes weekly.
Pitramala: Vegetarian restaurant
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Barnack salad and fresh pasta, though the menu changes weekly.
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: The menu rotates, so the magazine recommends ordering everything.
What Bon Appetit Recommends Ordering: Plantain brioche buns, peanut creamed vegetables, cauliflower, and bone-in rib-eye steak.
Rubato: Modern Hong Kong Café
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: Rubato sampan congee, fried chicken pollo, Hong Kong French toast with egg yolk, tiao and house soy milk.
San Francisco, California
Pasta in a haystack: Ramen restaurant
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering: a $130 five-course menu on weekdays, a $185 seven- to eight-course expanded menu or a $280 expanded menu with sake pairing.
Shuji: Climate Solutions Restaurant and Natural Wine Bar
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering is: Captain Beefheart & His Spicy Meatball Night, Sexy Shroomy Hot Pocket, and Sausage Party Trash Pie.
Brochu family tradition: South Restaurant
What Bon Appetit recommends: oysters with yuzu green pepper sauce, whole chicken dinner, dirty rice, cabbage, and assorted pies by the slice.
Spiro Bar: Seafood bar and grill
What Bon Appetit recommends ordering is: oysters, beef tartare, charred cabbage, whole turbot, torrijas, and caramelized egg yolk.