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GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016
Baroo is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

1. Baroo

5706 Santa Monica Blvd (Wilton Pl), Los Angeles, CA
Korean Restaurant · 28 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: There's some kind of madness going on here, with such witchy-sounding ingredients as Job's tears, passion-fruit powder, and rose-onion pickle. Read more.

Cassia is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

2. Cassia

8.6
1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA
Asian Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 58 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Cassia serves chilled-seafood towers brimming with items like oysters, snow-crab claws, raw scallops paired with peas and ham, and giant prawns marinated in chile, garlic, and Vietnamese hot sauce. Read more.

MIMI is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

3. MIMI

7.8
185 Sullivan St (Houston and Bleecker), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 27 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Mimi is an enormously sexy, deeply Parisian-feeling place, a spot where three or four bottles of wine seem to effortlessly disappear. Read more.

Monteverde is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

4. Monteverde

9.0
1020 West Madison Street (Carpenter Street), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near West Side · 42 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: There is something lurid and Vegas-like about the two women making pasta on an elevated stage behind the bar at Monteverde, the Italian restaurant in Chicago's West Loop. Read more.

Moruno is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

5. Moruno

6333 W 3rd St (Fairfax Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant · Mid-City West · 7 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: The place is named for the marinated skewers found in Moorish Spain, here served with either lamb or chicken thighs, in kebab form or as Sub Moruno sandwiches. Read more.

Mud Hen Water is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

6. Mud Hen Water

8.8
3452 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI
Gastropub · Palolo · 14 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Mud Hen Water offers at-once familiar and befuddling dishes—from chunks of meaty breadfruit tossed with fermented black beans to opah wrapped in banana leaves and put to steamy sleep in the coals. Read more.

Petit Crenn is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

7. Petit Crenn

8.7
609 Hayes St (at Laguna St), San Francisco, CA
French Restaurant · Hayes Valley · 56 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Crenn, in its petit form, strips the tasting menu of its overbearing gravitas and allows you to experience instead the pleasure of being in a chef's hands. Read more.

Shaya is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

8. Shaya

9.1
4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA
Israeli Restaurant · Touro · 77 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Shared dips, pickles, and other mezes sit at the literal and figurative center of the menu, overshadowed only by the steaming, pillowy discs of freshly baked pita that flow from the wood-burning oven. Read more.

Staplehouse is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

9. Staplehouse

8.9
541 Edgewood Ave SE (Howell St.), Atlanta, GA
New American Restaurant · Old Fourth Ward · 25 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: If you've been trained by the excesses of other tasting menus to shudder at the term, give one of Smith's five-course menus a chance. Read more.

The Perennial is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

10. The Perennial

59 9th St, San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · SoMa · 21 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Owners Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz have earnestly turned their attention to radical environmental sustainability. Read more.

Untitled is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

11. Untitled

8.9
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Meatpacking District · 76 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Like the museum it's attached to, and the High Line overhead, the restaurant is airy and sunny, filled with a happy mélange of tourists, art types, and locals. Read more.

Wildair is one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.

12. Wildair

8.7
142 Orchard St (at Rivington St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Lower East Side · 74 tips and reviews

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine: Witness a pancake of beef tartare tangled with Cheddar cheese and chestnuts, and a “potato Darphin” with uni and jalapeño, a latke in the grips of a hallucination. Read more.