The players are back. Scouting reports are in. Weekends are fully spoken for.
We’re talking of course about the return of restaurant season, and fall 2023 is shaping up to be an epic one. It encompasses not just the brand-new but also places that emerged during the chaos of the past few years, and are now firing on all cylinders.
There’s a fascinating mix in this latest list of 10 restaurants that define how we’re dining right now. Namely, a growing cohort of spots is reworking and reconceiving longtime favorite cuisines — specifically French cooking, which has broken out of its sentimental bounds to resurface across the country in novel ways. At the same time, there’s a vital eclecticism in all corners. That might show up as a deep reconsideration of Thai street food at New York’s Bangkok Supper Club; the intensely personal culinary storytelling of Dakar NOLA; the postmodern mashup of L.A.’s Pijja Palace; or Austin’s Underdog, which as best we can tell is the first Korean-American-Australian wine bar of record. In all cases, it helps that each is bookable via Global Dining Access by Resy, available to premium American Express card members.
In any case, onward with our latest Dining Access Hit List, our roster of restaurants that are setting the pace for American dining. All are set for a fantastic season ahead. And yet it’s the rest of us, lucky guests that we are, who will benefit the most.