The Rest of the "101 Best Restaurants"

What about all the great places that aren’t on our list?

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We probably should have tackled the 200 best restaurants in America, or maybe the 500. So many wonderful ones got left out. How could <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-restaurants-america" target="_blank"><strong>a list like ours</strong></a> not encompass&hellip; well&hellip; <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/spiaggia-0" target="_blank"><strong>Spiaggia</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/eleven-madison-park" target="_blank"><strong>Eleven Madison Park</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/providence" target="_blank"><strong>Providence</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/twist-restaurant-tapas-bar" target="_blank"><strong>Twist</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/hakkasan-fontainebleau-miami-beach" target="_blank"><strong>Hakkasan</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/charlie-trotters" target="_blank"><strong>Charlie Trotter&#39;s</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/modern-1" target="_blank"><strong>The Modern</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/girl-and-goat" target="_blank"><strong>Girl &amp; the Goat</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/ma-peche-0" target="_blank"><strong>M&aacute; P&ecirc;che</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/uchi" target="_blank"><strong>Uchi</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/jiraffe" target="_blank"><strong>JiRaffe</strong></a>, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/cyrus" target="_blank"><strong>Cyrus</strong></a>&hellip;?</p>
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All of those were, in fact, on our editors&rsquo; original list or were write-in choices by our <strong><a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/daily-meals-101-best-restaurants-panel" target="_blank">panel of judges</a></strong>. For whatever reasons &mdash; pique, error, critical evaluation &mdash; their scores didn&rsquo;t just add up to inclusion.</p>
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Here&rsquo;s the complete alphabetical list of restaurants that came under consideration. All are doubtless worthy, and we reserve the right to patronize them at will. Oh, and that list of the 500 best? Maybe next year.</p>
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15 East, New York City</p>
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Alan Wong&#39;s, Honolulu, Hawaii</p>
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Avec, Chicago</p>
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Bayona, New Orleans</p>
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Bibiana, Washington, D.C.</p>
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Big Star, Chicago</p>
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Bistronomic, Chicago</p>
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Bobcat Bite, Santa Fe, N.M.</p>
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Chamberlain&#39;s Steak and Chop House, Addison, Texas</p>
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Charleston, Baltimore, Md.</p>
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Charlie Trotter&#39;s, Chicago</p>
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Colt &amp; Gray, Denver, Colo.</p>
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Counter Cafe, Austin, Texas</p>
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Crush, Baltimore, Md.</p>
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Cyrus, Healdsburg, Calif.</p>
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Daisy May&#39;s BBQ USA, New York City</p>
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Davanti Enoteca, Chicago</p>
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Doe&#39;s Eat Place, Greenville, Miss.</p>
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Eleven Madison Park, New York City</p>
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Extra Virgin, Kansas City, Mo.</p>
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Feast, Houston, Texas</p>
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Flying Fish Caf&eacute;, Orlando, Fla.</p>
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George&#39;s at the Cove, La Jolla, Calif.</p>
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Girl &amp; the Goat, Chicago</p>
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Hakkasan, Miami Beach, Fla.</p>
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Hearth, New York City</p>
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Highlands Bar &amp; Grill, Birmingham, Ala.</p>
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Hill Country, New York City</p>
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Holeman &amp; Finch Public House, Atlanta, Ga.</p>
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Inn at Dos Brisas, Washington, Texas</p>
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Loteria Grill, Los Angeles</p>
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JiRaffe, Santa Monica, Calif.</p>
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Keens Steak House, New York City</p>
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Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco</p>
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Komi, Washington, D.C.</p>
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Kuruma Zushi, New York City</p>
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La Condesa, Austin, Texas</p>
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Langer&#39;s Delicatessen-Restaurant, Los Angeles</p>
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Lantern Restaurant, Chapel Hill, N.C.</p>
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Lark, Seattle, Wa.</p>
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Le Cirque, New York City</p>
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Lexington Barbecue, Lexington, N.C.</p>
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Lucques, Los Angeles</p>
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M&aacute; P&ecirc;che, New York City</p>
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Manresa, Los Gatos, Calif.</p>
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Mary Mac&#39;s Tea Room, Atlanta, Ga.</p>
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Mastro&#39;s Steakhouse, Costa Mesa, Calif.</p>
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Max Downtown, Hartford, Conn.</p>
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Menton, Boston</p>
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Myron &amp; Phil, Lincolnwood, Ill.</p>
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Nick&#39;s Italian Caf&eacute;, McMinnville, Ore.</p>
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Olivia, Austin, Texas</p>
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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Dallas, Texas</p>
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Park Avenue Winter, New York City</p>
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Pearl Oyster Bar, New York City</p>
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Picasso, Las Vegas</p>
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Ping, Portland, Ore.</p>
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Pok Pok, Portland, Ore.</p>
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Prime 112, Miami Beach, Fla.</p>
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Providence, Los Angeles</p>
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RDG + Bar Annie, Houston, Texas</p>
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Red Medicine, Los Angeles</p>
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Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif.</p>
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Sally&#39;s Appiza, New Haven, Conn.</p>
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Sam Choy&#39;s Breakfast, Lunch &amp; Crab, Honolulu, Hawaii</p>
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Sea Salt, Berkeley, Calif.</p>
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Sepia, Chicago</p>
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Stika &amp; Spruce, Seattle, Wa.</p>
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Sonny Bryan&#39;s Smokehouse, Dallas, Texas</p>
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Spiaggia, Chicago</p>
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SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Olathe, Kan.</p>
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Sushi Nozawa, Studio City, Calif.</p>
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Sidney Street Caf&eacute;, St. Louis, Mo.</p>
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Terroir, New York City</p>
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The Compound, Santa Fe, N.M.</p>
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The Little Owl, New York City</p>
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The Modern, New York City</p>
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The Original Ninfa&#39;s on Navigation, Houston, Texas</p>
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The Oval Room, Washington, D.C.</p>
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The Purple Pig, Chicago</p>
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The Royce at the Langham, Pasadena, Calif.</p>
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The Spotted Pig, New York City</p>
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Toro, Boston</p>
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Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York City</p>
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Towne Stove and Spirits, Boston</p>
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Townhouse, Philadelphia</p>
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Troquet, Boston</p>
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Trummer&#39;s On Main, Clifton, Va.</p>
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Twist, Atlanta, Ga.</p>
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Uchi, Austin, Texas</p>
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Uni, Washington, D.C.</p>
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Vincent on Camelback, Phoenix, Ariz.</p>
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WP24, Los Angeles</p>
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XOCO, Chicago</p>
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