Eater – America’s 38 Essential Restaurants

Eater – America’s 38 Essential Restaurants

What are the restaurants that altogether define dining in America? For nearly four years, I’ve been chasing this consuming riddle around the country as Eater’s national critic. There will never be an immutable answer, and that’s what makes eating across the...
Gayot – Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2016

Gayot – Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2016

Chef Blaine Wetzel, previously at Copenhagen’s Noma, brings Scandinavian elegance and refined, precise technique to a remote outpost on Lummi Island, located two hours north of Seattle. His vision of “food telling a story of the land” breaks new...
Inlander – Washington’s Finest

Inlander – Washington’s Finest

If you drive two hours north of Seattle and hop onto a ferry, you’ll arrive at Lummi Island, home of the Willows Inn. While the guest rooms are cozy, most people are there for the food. In 2011, the New York Times named this restaurant one of 10 worth an entire...
OAD – Top 100+ U.S. Restaurants 2017

OAD – Top 100+ U.S. Restaurants 2017

Rank Name Chef Cuisine Location 1 The Willows Inn Blaine Wetzel Progressive American Lummi Island, WA 2 Saison Joshua Skenes Progressive American San Francisco, CA 3 Blue Hill at Stone Barns Dan Barber Progressive American Pocantico Hills, NY 4 Alinea Grant Achatz...