Best New Restaurant (2021)

Empress by Boon voted Best New Restaurant

These are the ten restaurants are readers selected as the best new restaurants of 2021

After a tumultuous 2020, thousands of new restaurants have opened across the country. We asked a panel of food and travel experts to nominate their 20 favorite restaurants that opened in the past year, ranging from chef-driven fast-casual concepts to high-end dining with a focus on hyper-local and sustainable ingredients.

The top 10 winners in the category Best New Restaurant are as follows:

  1. Empress by Boon – San Francisco, CA

  2. MDRD – Grand Rapids, MI

  3. Hawksmoor – New York City

  4. Dory – Memphis, TN

  5. Dear Margaret – Chicago, IL

  6. Matū – Beverly Hills, CA

  7. Ember & Ash – Philadelphia, PA

  8. The Chastain – Atlanta, GA

  9. Best Quality Daughter – San Antonio, TX

  10. Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie – Indianapolis, IN

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!