Recommended by : Tom Colicchio (Head Judge, Top Chef), Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger (Owners/Chefs, The Catbird Seat)

Cuisine:Nouveau American. Price: $$$$. Location: .

Leave any stodginess behind before venturing to this minimalist-haven that’s on the elite frontier of molecular gastronomy. Executive Chef Michael Carlson uses shocking ingredients and imaginative food pairings to create a one of a kind dining experience.  Hip-hop and heavy metal blast from the small space’s speakers, as Carlson and his team of chefs serve his unique prix fixe menus.