Esquire Chooses Its 20 Best New Restaurants

When he's not busy trading insults with Anthony Bourdain, John Mariani busies himself eating a lot of food for Esquire. The fruits of his labors can today be seen in Esquire's annual best new restaurants list, published in its latest issue. Mariani's top pick?

ABC Kitchen, which earned the designation of Restaurant of the Year. Mariani's other New York picks skewed Italian, with SD26 and Maialino representing supposedly the best of what the city has to offer (Maialino we can understand; SD26, not so much). The rest of the list -- which Eater obtained -- follows below.

Esquire's Best New Restaurants of 2010

ABC Kitchen, New York Bibiana, Washington, DC Bistro Niko, Atlanta Cook & Brown, Providence Culina, Los Angeles Epic, Chicago Frances, San Francisco Gather, Berkeley, CA Haven, Houston Julian Serrano, Las Vegas Kalu Asian Kitchen, Charlotte, North Carolina Longman & Eagle, Chicago Maialino, New York Menton, Boston Miller Union, Atlanta O-Ku, Charleston, South Carolina Red O, Los Angeles Samar, Dallas SD26, New York WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, Los Angeles

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