OAD – Top 100+ North American Restaurants 2019

1 The Willows Inn Blaine Wetzel Progressive American Lummi Island, Washington 2 Single Thread Farm Kyle Connaughton Progressive - Japanese Healdsburg, California 3 Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare César Ramirez Japanese - French Manhattan, New York 4 Saison Laurent Gras...

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SeattleMet – Willows Inn: The One That Started It All

Every intrepid chef who strikes out to Washington’s distant pockets and expresses those immediate surroundings in the form of ambitious food furthers a movement that began with a Craigslist ad. Or, more specifically, with a 24-year-old kid from Olympia on a plane back...

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OAD – Top 100+ North American Restaurants 2018

1 The Willows Inn Blaine Wetzel Progressive Lummi Island, Washington 2 SingleThread Farm Kyle Connaughton Progressive Healdsburg, California 3 Saison Joshua Skenes Progressive San Francisco, California 4 Alinea (meals after May, 2016 reopening) Grant Achatz...

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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 nation so...

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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 ground in celebratory...

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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 plane...

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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...

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