As I've indicated in the past, this list is chef and food driven. But beverage/wine programs, service, management, ambiance, value and overall experience all play significant roles.
The influx of quality new restaurants has made the rankings even more difficult. But I put a lot of meals and thought into these rankings in order to provide you with an accurate assessment of the current restaurant scene in town.
There have been a lot of recent openings with several more on the way. Thus, I am going to be updating this page often so make sure to check back to stay current.
These are the Best of the Best in town.
1a. Bourbon Steak
4. The Dutch
5. The Bazaar
7. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
8. Proof Pizza & Pasta
10. Edge Steak & Bar
11. The Cypress Room
14. Tongue & Cheek
15. Joe's Stone Crab
19. db Bistro Moderne
21. Toscana Divino *chef left
24. La Mar
25. MC Kitchen
29. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Honorable Mentions - Black Brick, Sushi Deli, Panya Thai, King Palace Chinese BBQ, Khong River House, NIU Kitchen, Blue Collar, Salumeria 104, Sardinia, Wolfgang's, River Oyster Bar, Oak Tavern, Meat Market, Petit Rouge and Basil Park.
New and To Do - Morimoto, Seagrape, Vagabond, Matador Room, Cleo, Fresh American Bistro, Stripsteak, Taquiza, Klima, El Cielo, Piripi and Quality Meats.
Coming Soon - Beachcraft, Izzy's and Talde.
Prominent and potentially rank worthy but not visited or need to get back Zuma, The Setai, Lure, The Forge, Verde, Eating House and Palme d'Or.
Need to return and re-rank because of new chefs Scarpetta, 1826 & J&G Grill.