Best American Restaurants Across the Country

From Napa to New York City, the best restaurants serving American cuisine

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From The Daily Meal's list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2012, here are the restaurants specializing in American cuisine that were chosen by the illustrious panel of judges

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Restaurants serving American fare, both traditional and modern, dominated our list this year. In this category, the restaurants ranged from newer establishments, such as Next, Son of a Gun, and The Dutch, to more seasoned places like The Four Seasons and Charlie Trotter's.  

An emphasis on restaurants that serve seasonally focused food is readily apparent in this list, with Blue Hill at Stone Barns and ABC Kitchen leading the pack. The list also includes all kinds of restaurants, from a burger place (Father's Office) to gastro pubs (The Publican and The Walrus and the Carpenter) to fine dining establishments (Per Se and Canlis).

Take a look through this selection of the best American restaurants across the country and then head over to the complete 101 list to see those restaurants deemed the best of 2012.