Recommended Restaurants

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

Bon Appètit!

* Highly recommended

Arizona

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

Binkley’s*
6920 East Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, 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

Alabama

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

California

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

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

Nonna of Italy
9255 West Sunset Boulevard, #100
West Hollywood, CA

Passionfish
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

Colorado

Arugula
2785 Iris Avenue at 28th Street
Boulder, CO

L’Atelier*
1739 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO

Flagstaff House*
1138 Flagstaff Road
Boulder, CO

Frasca*
1238 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO

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

Florida

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

Courtyard Grill
11970 Southeast Dixie Highway
Hobe Sound, 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

Amore Ristorante
4681 9th Street North
Naples, FL

The Bay House
799 Walkerbilt Road
Naples, FL

bha!bha! A Persian Bistro
847 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL

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

Panevino*
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

Selva*
1345 Main Street
Sarasota, FL

Georgia

Veni Vidi Vici
41 Fourteenth Street
Atlanta, GA

JCT. Kitchen
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA

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

Idaho

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

Illinois

Bistro 110*
110 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL

IPO: New Urban Cuisine
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

NAHA
500 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Piccolo Sogno Due*
340 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Clara’s
6740 South Route 53
Woodridge, IL

Kentucky

Jack Fry’s
1007 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY

Maine

Riverfront Barbeque and Grille
300 Water Street
Augusta, ME

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

Fuel*
49 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME

Old Port Sea Grill*
93 Commercial Street
Portland, ME

Rustica Cucina Italiana
315 Maine Street
Rockland, ME

The Slipway Restaurant
24 Public Landing
Thomaston, ME

Minnesota

La Belle Vie*
510 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Loring Kitchen and Bar
1359 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN

Signature Cafe
130 SE Warwick Street
Minneapolis, MN

Pescara
150 South Broadway Avenue
Rochester, MN

Michigan

Pacific Rim*
114 West Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI

Zingerman’s
422 Detroit Street
Ann Arbor, MI

New York

No. 7*
7 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Alto*
11 East 53rd Street (between 5th and Madison)
New York, NY

Aquavit*
65 East 55th Street
New York, NY

Bottino
246 10th Avenue
New York, NY

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

Bouley Market*
120 West Broadway
New York, NY

City Hall Restaurant
131 Duane Street
New York, NY

Craft
43 East 19th Street
New York, NY

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

Il Gattopardo*
39 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

Jean-Georges*
One Central Park West
New York, NY

Le Relais de Venise
“L’Entrecôte”
590 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Park Avenue Café*
100 East 63rd, 63rd at Park
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

Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar
1413 3rd Avenue
New York, NY

Ohio

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

Basi Italia*
811 Highland Street
Columbus, OH

Handke’s*
520 South Front Street
Columbus, OH

L’Antibes*
772 North High St, Suite 106
Columbus, OH

Lindey’s
69 East Beck Street
Columbus, OH

Strada
106 Vine Street
Columbus, OH

The Refectory*
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH

Pennsylvania

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

South Carolina

Cypress
167 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC

Peninsula Grill*
112 North Market
Charleston, SC

Texas

Gui Korean Japanese Bistro & Bar
2719 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
214-720-9229

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

The Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX

Vermont

Pangaea
1 Prospect Street
North Bennington, VT

Washington

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, Washington

Washington, D.C.

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

Ceiba*
701 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

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

Charlie Palmer Steak House
101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Estadio*
1520 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Irongate
1734 N Street NW
Washington D.C.

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

Proof*
775 G Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Rasika*
633 D Street NW
Washington, D.C.

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

Zaytinya*
701 9th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Wisconsin

Hackberry’s Bistro
(above the People’s Food Co-op)
315 5th Avenue South
La Crosse, WI

Canada

Bijou Restaurant*
105 Erie Street
Stratford, Ontario

The Old Prune*
151 Albert Street
Stratford, Ontario

Norway

C&C Restaurant
Kirkegata 9
Ålesund, Norway

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