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Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn)
Little Donkey is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

1. Little Donkey

6.8
2821 Central Ave, Homewood, AL
Mexican Restaurant · 53 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: It has been said that too many cooks spoil the broth, but chef Josh Gentry said that Sopa de puerco, sort of a Mexican-influenced pho, was the result of his kitchen’s collaborative environment. Read more.

Yumbii is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

2. Yumbii

8.5
Atlanta, GA
Food Truck · Buckhead · 34 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: The Yumbii Philly - an Asian twist on the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak Read more.

Lure is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

3. Lure

9.0
1106 Crescent Ave NE (at 12th St), Atlanta, GA
Seafood Restaurant · Midtown · 69 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Oyster Sliders from chef David Bradley feature two to three cold water oysters dipped in buttermilk and coated in a mixture of yellow corn meal, rice flour, all-purpose flour and ground corn flakes. Read more.

Grant Grill is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

4. Grant Grill

8.8
326 Broadway (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave), San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Central San Diego · 30 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Blue spruce roasted veal sweetbreads: Chef de cuisine Chris Kurth evokes the coming fall with this end-of summer dish by imparting a piney flavor to sweetbreads. Read more.

Rick Moonen RM Seafood is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

5. Rick Moonen RM Seafood

3930 Las Vegas Blvd S (at Mandalay Bay), Las Vegas, NV
Seafood Restaurant · 95 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Rick Moonen is dedicated to using sustainable seafood, including catfish, which is farm-raised in the Southeast and is rated as a “best choice.” Try their Catfish Sloppy Joe! Read more.

Dassara is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

6. Dassara

271 Smith St (btwn Degraw and Sackett St), Brooklyn, NY
Noodle House · Carroll Gardens · 116 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Marc Giroux draws on the current trendiness of Japanese ramen in the Northeastern U.S. and the local popularity of linguine with clams for his White Clam Ramen. Read more.

Prospect is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

7. Prospect

8.3
300 Spear St (at Folsom St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Rincon Hill · 130 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: The $8 Cinnamon butter monkey bread, a brunch item created by pastry chef Jessica Sullivan, has developed a cult following in San Francisco. Read more.

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

8. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

271 Dartmouth St (btwn Boylston & Newbury), Boston, MA
Mexican Restaurant · Back Bay East · 178 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Brian Roche is hoping to rehabilitate squab on fine-dining menus with his Squab with Candied Pecan and Tangerine Vinaigrette. Read more.

FT33 is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

9. FT33

1617 HI Line Dr Ste 250 (at Oak Lawn Ave.), Dallas, TX
New American Restaurant · 34 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef-owner Matt McCallister celebrates beets in many forms in this $11 appetizer: Ash roasted beets with sorrel, yogurt and puffed rice Read more.

GRK Fresh Greek - Financial District is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

10. GRK Fresh Greek - Financial District

111 Fulton St (at Dutch St), New York, NY
Greek Restaurant · Financial District · 123 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Savory Greek yogurt preparations are offered as side dishes, snacks or small meals at GRK, a single-unit fast-casual Greek restaurant in New York. Read more.

Blue Max Coffee is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

11. Blue Max Coffee

26 Lathrop Ave (btwn Brown Ave & Franklin St), Forest Park, IL
Coffee Shop · 33 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Blue Max Coffee in Illinois serves Christmas-themed latte. Read more.

Salt of the Earth is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

12. Salt of the Earth

5523 Penn Ave (Stratford Ave), Pittsburgh, PA
New American Restaurant · Friendship · 46 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chawanmushi with local mushrooms - Foraged mushrooms add both local color and umami to this dish that, with its seaweed and bonito flakes, already is an umami powerhouse. Read more.

Treehouse Bar is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

13. Treehouse Bar

6.8
23 Grand St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · SoHo · 18 tips and reviews

MariMari: Do you like lobster? How about dumplings? Might I suggest the lobster dumplings?

Co-op Food & Drink is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

14. Co-op Food & Drink

107 Rivington St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 58 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef James London's Pastrami wings was inspired by the legendary pastrami at nearby Katz’s Deli, which he and his team visited after being stuck in the hotel following Superstorm Sandy. Read more.

Crave Fishbar is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

15. Crave Fishbar

8.5
945 2nd Ave (at E 50th St.), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 105 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: What makes their pumpkin cupcake with housemade sprinkles unique are the sprinkles, which are made with a standard royal frosting of egg whites, powdered sugar and food coloring. Read more.

Peacock Garden Cafe is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

16. Peacock Garden Cafe

8.7
2889 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL
Steakhouse · Northeast Coconut Grove · 68 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Oscar del Rivero prepares a lighter version of eggs Benedict by replacing traditional hollandaise sauce with one made mostly of yellow tomatoes and yellow bell peppers. Read more.

Burger Up is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

17. Burger Up

8.7
2901 12th Ave. S (at Paris Ave.), Nashville, TN
Burger Joint · Bellmont-Hillsboro · 131 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef's Philip Shyatt Sweet onion stuffed with Asian pear. The dish is inspired by his mother’s cooking. Read more.

Il Punto Ristorante is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

18. Il Punto Ristorante

7.8
507 9th Ave (Corner Of 38th), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 34 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Antonio Mermolia came up with his shrimp salad with onion gelato on a hot day in July when he was trying to create a refreshing yet out-of-the-ordinary dish. Read more.

Jo's is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

19. Jo's

264 Elizabeth St (btwn E Houston & Prince St.), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoLita · 75 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Andrew Pressler found his recipe for Galangal fried chicken while traveling in Bali, Indonesia, and adapted it to his own style. Read more.

Herringbone is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

20. Herringbone

8.9
7838 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 60 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Amanda Baumgarten said the $25 Whole fish ceviche is probably her best-selling cold item. The plate has been on Herringbone’s menu since the restaurant opened on June 2012. Read more.

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

21. Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

7.9
1626 East Blvd (at Lombardy Circle), Charlotte, NC
Burger Joint · 109 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Check out their edamame cashew burger, created by executive chef Adam Long as another vegetarian and gluten-free option at the five-unit chain. Read more.

Tavernita is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

22. Tavernita

151 W Erie St (at N. LaSalle St.), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · River North · 49 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Smoky flavors, tea and beer all are trendy components of cocktails these days. The Cookie Cutter drink, created by beverage consulting team The Tippling Bros., combines all three. Read more.

Back Deck is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

23. Back Deck

7.1
2 West St (at Washington St.), Boston, MA
Burger Joint · Chinatown - Leather District · 52 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Paul Sussman's Muffaletta burger was inspired by the muffaletta sandwich, which was created by Italian immigrants in New Orleans and consists of Italian cold cuts, cheeses and olive salad. Read more.

Prospect is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

24. Prospect

773 Fulton St (btwn S Portland Ave and S Oxford Ave), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Fort Greene · 47 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Prospect restaurant serves a butternut squash soup that is topped with espresso marshmallows, hazelnuts and root beer cream. Read more.

Recette is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

25. Recette

328 W 12th St (Greenwich St.), New York, NY
French Restaurant · West Village · 92 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Buffalo sweetbreads Read more.

Ada Street is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

26. Ada Street

9.1
1664 N Ada St (btwn Concord & Wabansia), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Bucktown · 68 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Zoe Schor uses house-cured Atlantic salmon as the wrapper for their Salmon spring roll. Read more.

21 Club is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

27. 21 Club

21 W 52nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Midtown East · 129 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: '21' Triple Crown combines classic Kentucky Derby drink ingredients such as bourbon, mint and Peychaud’s Bitters. Read more.

Luella is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

28. Luella

1896 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Russian Hill · 28 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: “Pizza is my favorite food group and carbonara is my absolute favorite dish,” said chef Ben De Vries when creating the Pizzetta Carbonara. Read more.

Fitler Dining Room is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

29. Fitler Dining Room

2201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Center City · 20 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Robert Marzinsky says the key to good Potato Gnocchi is cooking the potato just right, so they don't soak up too much flour. Read more.

Brennan's of Houston is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

30. Brennan's of Houston

8.7
3300 Smith St (Stuart Street), Houston, TX
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · 81 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Danny Trace offers the Chicken-fried 'Lot 42' cauliflower steak as part of his two-course, $25 Farmer’s Corner menu at lunch, as well as part of his $80 six-course vegetable dinner. Read more.

Cherrywood Kitchen is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

31. Cherrywood Kitchen

300 Spring St, New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Hudson Square · 7 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Chris Cheung thought his menu at Cherrywood Kitchen, a new restaurant, needed something unusual. So he created the Eel-stuffed chicken. Read more.

Found Kitchen & Social House is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

32. Found Kitchen & Social House

7.7
1621 Chicago Ave (at Church St), Evanston, IL
New American Restaurant · 49 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Nicole Pederson uses Eastern Mediterranean flavors with an Argentine spin in the crowd-pleasing shareable plate, Lamb Meatballs. Read more.

Villains is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

33. Villains

903 Peachtree St NE (at 8th St NE), Atlanta, GA
Sandwich Place · Midtown · 29 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: The North African-inspired Mumm-Ra sandwich is a braised lamb belly sandwich with mint yogurt and marinated vegetables named for the bad guy in the 1980s cartoon series Thundercats. Read more.

Melibea is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

34. Melibea

2 Bank St (at Greenwich Ave), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · West Village · 17 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Check out chef Jesus Nuñez's Salmon-scallop carpaccio. Read more.

Oceana is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

35. Oceana

8.5
120 W 49th St. (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Theater District · 59 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Executive chef Ben Pollinger's Marinated Sardines is an appetizer at the bar, and is also part of the restaurant’s current five-course Summer In Sicily tasting menu. Read more.

Stella 34 Trattoria is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

36. Stella 34 Trattoria

7.7
151 West 34th Street (btwn 7th Ave & Broadway), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Garment District · 110 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Lemon, breadcrumbs and cauliflower were the ingredients that inspired this white pizza, named for the Italian word for cauliflower. Read more.

Todd's Mill is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

37. Todd's Mill

162 Orchard St (Stanton), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 31 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Frozen desserts spiked with liquor are all the rage this summer, but they present an operational challenge. Matt Suchomski of Todd’s Mill came up with a solution with his spiked snow cones. Read more.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

38. The Flying Biscuit Cafe

8.6
1001 Piedmont Ave NE (10th St), Atlanta, GA
Breakfast Spot · Midtown · 180 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: This 13-unit chain, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Raving Brands, focuses on lighter versions of Southern classics with its oven-fried green tomatoes. Read more.

Bice is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

39. Bice

425 Island Ave (at 4th Ave), San Diego, CA
Italian Restaurant · Gaslamp · 37 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: The Tuna and Zucchini Benedict was inspired by Chef Francesca Penoncelli's mother, who would serve zucchini in carpione, a rustic, traditional marinated zucchini dish from Northwestern Italy. Read more.

UNI Sashimi Bar is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

40. UNI Sashimi Bar

8.3
370 Commonwealth Ave (at Massachusetts Ave), Boston, MA
Sushi Restaurant · Back Bay West · 54 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Oyster with oxalis, melon and Darjeeling: Sashimi chef Tony Messina uses West coast oysters, preferably Kusshi, Kumamoto or Shigoku, for this preparation, which he insists is simpler than it sounds. Read more.

Cafe Fiorello is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

41. Cafe Fiorello

8.2
1900 Broadway (at W 63rd St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 143 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Naked ravioli. This gluten-free, low-carb dish by executive chef Brando d’Oliveira is his version of gnudi, or ricotta dumplings. Read more.

Cull & Pistol is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

42. Cull & Pistol

8.6
75 9th Ave, New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Chelsea · 138 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Yellowtail Crudo is Chef Seigal’s first raw preparation at this seafood restaurant, which is named for the terms for a lobster missing one claw — a cull — and a lobster missing both claws — a pistol. Read more.

Pounds & Ounces is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

43. Pounds & Ounces

160 8th Ave (at W 18th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Chelsea · 99 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Tuna and duck are the fish and fowl of this Asian-inspired dish: Surf & Turf Tuna. Read more.

Brick House Tavern + Tap is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

44. Brick House Tavern + Tap

7.7
140 FM 1960 Bypass Rd E (at US 59), Humble, TX
American Restaurant · 39 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Duck Wings. Brick House only uses the large main joint of the duck wing — the one closest to the shoulder — and slowly roasted until they're ready to fall off the bone. Read more.

Junoon is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

45. Junoon

7.7
27 W 24th St (Btw 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Union Square · 186 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Tandoori chicken wrap - Culinary creative director Aliya LeeKong found a new use for the restaurant’s signature tandoori chicken with this lunch dish. Read more.

AVANT is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

46. AVANT

8.3
17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA
American Restaurant · Rancho Bernardo · 7 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Nicolas Bour, executive chef of Avant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, updates classic shepherd’s pie by using duck instead of traditional ground lamb or beef. Read more.

Fang is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

47. Fang

7.8
660 Howard St (btwn 3rd & Hawthorne St), San Francisco, CA
Chinese Restaurant · SoMa · 159 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Kathy Fang developed the Brown Rice Delight as a lower-calorie, higher-fiber alternative to fried rice. Read more.

Green Russell is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

48. Green Russell

8.1
1422 Larimer St. (btw 14th & 15th), Denver, CO
Cocktail Bar · LoDo · 101 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Beer cocktail Read more.

George's at The Cove is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

49. George's at The Cove

8.9
1250 Prospect St (at Ivanhoe Ave), La Jolla, CA
New American Restaurant · Village · 221 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Fish tacos are a landmark dish in San Diego, and chef Trey Foshee wanted to celebrate that heritage with this menu item. Read more.

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

50. Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

6.3
3720 N Reserve St (at Howard Raser Ave), Missoula, MT
American Restaurant · Grant Creek · 8 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Polenta Crusted Calamari Read more.

Buddy V's Ristorante is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

51. Buddy V's Ristorante

8.6
3327 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Italian Restaurant · 82 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Cake Boss Buddy Valastro's new restaurant offers a spin on the classic Italian dessert with its Cannoli dip. Read more.

American Whiskey is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

52. American Whiskey

7.8
211 W Broadway (at Franklin St), New York, NY
Gastropub · Tribeca · 150 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Shane Lyons of Distilled NY uses duck confit and brioche French toast in this take on chicken and waffles. Read more.

Cafe D'Alsace is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

53. Cafe D'Alsace

8.5
1695 2nd Ave (at E 88th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Yorkville · 174 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Gianni Cavicchi, beer director for Cafe d'Alsace, developed the Cider sangria for the fall with the growing popularity of cider in mind. Read more.

Bisutoro is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

54. Bisutoro

313 Church St, New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Tribeca · 11 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto serves a high-end twist on chicken noodle soup at Bisutoro. Read more.

Beast + Bottle is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

55. Beast + Bottle

8.7
719 E 17th Ave (Washington), Denver, CO
New American Restaurant · North Capitol Hill · 37 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef-owner Paul Reilly wanted to use a root vegetable in a sweet application this autumn. He settled on carrots, and immediately thought of carrot cake, which inspired the Carrot Cake Waffle. Read more.

The Oak Table is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

56. The Oak Table

1221 Main St, Columbia, SC
American Restaurant · Downtown Columbia · 25 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Foie Gras Little Debbie: The Oak Table’s pastry chef, Charley Scruggs, likes the interplay of foie gras, bitter chocolate and salted peanuts in this menu item. Read more.

La Petite Grocery is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

57. La Petite Grocery

8.8
4238 Magazine St (General Pershing), New Orleans, LA
Bar · Central City - Garden · 77 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Grilled Octopus: Chef-owner Justin Devillier uses sweet-and-sour satsuma oranges — the first citrus fruit to ripen in the fall in Louisiana — and octopus for this popular appetizer. Read more.

Milk River Restaurant is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

58. Milk River Restaurant

6.1
960 Atlantic Ave (Washington & Grand Avenues), Brooklyn, NY
Restaurant · Prospect Heights · 47 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Pastry chef Anna Markow has been making this mash-up of two holiday favorites for the past few years as part of cookie and treat boxes she sends at Christmas. Read more.

OBAO Hell's Kitchen is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

59. OBAO Hell's Kitchen

8.3
647 9th Ave (Btwn 45th & 46th Street), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 151 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef Preyanet Pongsuwan of OBAO NY uses shredded green papaya instead of noodles for this non-traditional pad Thai. Read more.

Crop Bistro & Bar is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

60. Crop Bistro & Bar

2537 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH
New American Restaurant · Ohio City · 41 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Chef-owner Steve Schimoler of Crop Bistro & Bar in Cleveland gives deviled eggs color and creaminess by adding avocado to them. Read more.

TRU is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

61. TRU

676 N Saint Clair St (at E Huron St), Chicago, IL
French Restaurant · Streeterville · 30 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Sorrel and Buttermilk, a dish that resembles a terrarium, is one of the first things Tru serves on its $158 tasting menu. Read more.

Clio is one of Cool Plates (curated by Sr Food Editor Bret Thorn).

62. Clio

370 Commonwealth Ave (at Eliot Hotel), Boston, MA
French Restaurant · Back Bay West · 34 tips and reviews

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News: Boston restaurant Clio riffs on French toast with Le Petit Déjeuner - a dessert that means “breakfast” in French. Made with quinoa, it also taps into the gluten-free trend. Read more.