Spring is a moment when, like everything else, new restaurants blossom. And spring 2023 in particular is coming with momentum — a raft of openings across the country that might exceed even last fall’s frenzy. That helps to explain why some arrivals on our latest roundup of 10 defining restaurants across the country, are so new the newsprint is barely off the front windows. As in Jiwa Singapura in Washington, D.C., and Maty’s in Miami, two big and brand-new entries from lauded chefs in their respective cities.
At the same time, we’re mindful that great dining isn’t defined by the shiny and new alone. For that reason, we’ve considered the persistent greatness of established spots like Cassia in Los Angeles and even New York’s Barbuto, whose roast chicken is a cottage industry. In each case, we wanted to highlight a restaurant that is still adding in a major way to the American conversation about great dining. And in all cases, it helps that each of these is bookable via Global Dining Access by Resy.
In any case, let’s get right into our latest Dining Access Hit List. Spring isn’t waiting for anyone, after all, and whether you’re planning a great meal amid your travels, or just thinking about a table across town, the best reservations go to those who get organized, and get booking.