I must admit that doing this was not easy as each were great in their own way. As with my normal "tiers" these rankings take all facets of the meal into consideration. Food is the primary component but phenomenal wine or simply a great time can bolster the ranking.
Big thanks to all of the chefs, kitchen crews, managers, sommeliers, bartenders, servers and support staff for making 2013 another happy year for my belly!!
15 & 14
13, 12 & 11
10, 9 & 8
7. Publican Quality Meats Pizzeria at Harry's Pizzeria. Paul Kahan and Cosmo Goss escaped a January day in Chicago and joined the Genuine Hospitality crew for an outstanding meal. Highlights included a super stracciatella with roasted baby beets, Oregon hazelnuts, dandelion greens and aged balsamic, blood sausage and squid and a dynamite lamb shoulder. My original recap here.
6. SPQR Pizzeria at Harry's Pizzeria. Matt Accarino