Recommended Restaurants

President Anderson, an inveterate traveler, keeps track of good restaurants in cities he visits.  Here they are.

Bon Appètit!

* Highly recommended


Cafe Bink*
36889 North Tom Darlington Drive
Carefree, AZ

Giordano’s Trattoria Romana
7275 East Easy Street
Carefree, AZ

Blue Adobe Santa Fe Grill
144 North Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ

6920 East Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, AZ

Franco’s Italian Caffe
4327 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ

La Torretta Ristorante
16640 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ

Mastro’s Steakhouse*
8852 East Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ

Cucina Rustica
Tequa Plaza 7000 Highway 179
Sedona, AZ


Highlands Bar and Grill*
2011 Eleventh Avenue South
Birmingham, AL


The Poseidon Restaurant on the Beach
1670 Coast Boulevard
Del Mar, CA

Prepkitchen Del Mar
1201 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA

Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar*
910 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

701 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA

Boulevard Restaurant*
One Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

One Market Restaurant
1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Restaurant LuLu
816 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA


2785 Iris Avenue at 28th Street
Boulder, CO

1739 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO

Blackbelly Restaurant, Bar & Butcher
1606 Conestoga Street #3
Boulder, CO

Flagstaff House*
1138 Flagstaff Road
Boulder, CO

1738 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO

Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar*
1700 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO


Blue Windows French Bistro
15250 South Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL

La Trattoria Cafe Napoli*
12377 South Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL

The Veranda
2122 Second Street
Fort Myers, FL

The Bistro
2133 South U.S. Highway 1
Jupiter, FL

Ke’e Grill
14020 U.S. Highway 1
Juno Beach, FL

Sale e Pepe*
480 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL

Ola Restaurant
1745 James Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

Amore Ristorante
4681 9th Street North
Naples, FL

The Bay House
799 Walkerbilt Road
Naples, FL

bha!bha! A Persian Bistro
865 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL

Cafe Lurcat and Bar Lurcat
494 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, FL

8853 Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL

Tulia Osteria
466 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL

Truluck’s of Naples*
698 4th Avenue South
Naples, FL

The Bijou Cafe
1287 First Street
Sarasota, FL

1345 Main Street
Sarasota, FL


JCT. Kitchen
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth on 37th*
103 East 37th Street
Savannah, GA


Michel’s Christiania Restaurant & Olympic Bar
303 Walnut Avenue
Ketchum, ID


Bistro 110*
Temporarily closed for renovations
110 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL

Coco Pazzo*
300 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL

IPO: New Urban Cuisine
Located at W Chicago City Center
172 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL

Kiki’s Bistro*
900 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL

Le Colonial*
937 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL

Les Nomades**
222 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL

500 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Piccolo Sogno Due*
340 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL

64 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL

6550 South Route 53
Woodridge, IL


Jack Fry’s
1007 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY


Riverfront Barbeque and Grille
300 Water Street
Augusta, ME

Massimo’s Cucina Italiana*
96 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME

Closed July 14th-27th for renovations
49 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME

Rustica Cucina Italiana
315 Maine Street
Rockland, ME

Red Sky Restaurant
14 Clark Point Road
Southwest Harbor, ME


Loring Kitchen and Bar
1359 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN

Signature Cafe
130 SE Warwick Street
Minneapolis, MN

150 South Broadway Avenue
Rochester, MN

Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market
289 East 5th Street
St. Paul, MN


Pacific Rim*
114 West Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI

422 Detroit Street
Ann Arbor, MI

New Mexico

231 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM

Lambert’s of Taos
123 Bent Street
Taos, NM

New York

No. 7*
7 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

65 East 55th Street
New York, NY

246 10th Avenue
New York, NY

Bottega del Vino*
7 East 59th Street
New York, NY

43 East 19th Street
New York, NY

db Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Il Gattopardo*
13-15 West 54th Street
New York, NY

Inside Park at St. Bart’s
325 Park Avenue
New York, NY

I Sodi*
105 Christopher Street
New York, NY

One Central Park West
New York, NY

Le Relais de Venise
590 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

2 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Red Rooster Harlem*
310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY

Tony’s di Napoli
1081 3rd Avenue
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)
New York, NY


Blue Point Grill
700 West St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Basi Italia*
811 Highland Street
Columbus, OH

772 North High St, Suite 106
Columbus, OH

169 East Beck Street
Columbus, OH

The Refectory*
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH


The Farm and Fisherman
“A BOYB restaurant”
1120 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA

“A BYOB restaurant”
37 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA

South Carolina

167 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC

Jestine’s Kitchen
251 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC

Peninsula Grill*
112 North Market Street
Charleston, SC

Poogan’s Porch
72 Queen Street
Charleston, SC


4511 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX

Gui Korean Japanese Bistro & Bar
2719 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX

Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
4259 Bryant Irvin Road
Fort Worth, TX

The Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX


1 Prospect Street
North Bennington, VT


Cafe Campagne
1600 Post Alley
Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA

Cutters Bayhouse
2001 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA

La Spiga Osteria*
1429 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Wild Ginger
1401 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA

Washington, D.C.

701 Restaurant*
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Bibiana Osteria and Enoteca
1100 New York Avenue NW
Washington D.C.

The Bombay Club
815 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Central Michel Richard
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Charlie Palmer Steak House
101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC

1520 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

1734 N Street NW
Washington D.C.

Noelia Italian Kitchen
1319 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.

775 G Street NW
Washington, D.C.

633 D Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

701 9th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


Chef Shack
(started as a food truck in the Twin Cities)
West 6379 Main Street
Bay City, WI

Harbor View Cafe*
314 Main Street
Pepin, WI 54759


Bijou Restaurant*
105 Erie Street
Stratford, Ontario

The Prune*
151 Albert Street
Stratford, Ontario


Restaurant Havsmak*
Henrik Ibsens Gate 4
Oslo, Norway

Restaurant Schrøder
Waldemar Thranes Gate 8
Oslo, Norway

Note: Readers of the Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo will recognize Restaurant Schroder as detective Harry Hole’s neighborhood joint. Residents of Oslo class it with what are called “brown cafes” and what we might call diners. One of the specialties of the house is stekt flesk og dupe — thick slices of bacon served with boiled potatoes and mashed turnips covered in a white sauce.

Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin*
Restaurant and Seafood Bar
Tjuvholmen Allé 14
Oslo, Norway