When we say Reserve was built by the restaurant industry for the restaurant industry, we mean it. Since we launched two years ago, many restaurant industry insiders — from line cooks to general managers — have been inspired to join the Reserve team, coming to us from respected operators like Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Major Food Group, and Momofuku.
If you skimmed over Le Virtù chef Joe Cicala’s resume, you’d quickly understand why everyone says he runs one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia. Called “one of the city’s young kitchen talents to watch” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan, Cicala is a four-time James Beard Semifinalist and one time Finalist. At Le Virtù, he brings to life the central Italian region of Abruzzo, dishing out cured meats, fresh pastas, seafood and more.
A new season, a new slew of places to dine exclusively with Reserve. Click on your city or desired destination and discover some of the hottest restaurants in town — Boston / New England, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area and Washington DC.
Named Michelin Bib Gourmand two years in a row for being one of the top affordable restaurants, Arami delivers some of the best sushi in Chicago. But don’t be mistaken — hot kitchen items like noodles and robata-grilled meats are also standouts worth exploring.
Michelin awarded stars in the nation’s capitol for the first time ever last month, and affirmed, as if we didn’t already know this ourselves, that Fiola is one of the best restaurants in Washington DC. Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s fine dining flagship offers elegant Italian dishes and a widely-recognized wine list.
Whether you’re a visitor or a local, Downtown LA has transformed from taco carts and ramen joints into a progressive food scene worth sinking your fork into. Check out this list of great restaurants to try next time you’re scoping out where to eat in DTLA.
Wishing you could take a trip to France but life keeps getting in the way? Fear not — the next best thing is in your own backyard. From Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn, Béarnaise in Washington D.C. is an upscale Parisian restaurant and bar serving classic French dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Al fresco dining, approachable wines and creative tapas — what’s not to love about ROOT, a Fishtown Philadelphia restaurant and wine bar? The only tough decision when dining at the eatery, a hot 2016 opening from Starr Restaurant alum Greg Root and chef Nick Kennedy (Inn at Washington, Jean Georges, Del Posto), is what to order among the many delicious options.
Found on the east side of the nation’s capital, Penn Quarter has become a bustling and exciting area of Washington DC where both tourists and locals gather for arts, entertainment, sports and history. A stroll through its streets will lead you past lots of historical sites, including the J. Edgar Hoover Building, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery and the National Mall.
A new seafood locale has cropped up among the restaurants in Harvard Square and trust us, you need to know about it. Waypoint, the second Cambridge restaurant from chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, delivers coastal-inspired fare including a raw bar, pizzas, pastas and whole roasts, plus a 20-variety deep absinthe program.