As noted in The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America, "best restaurant" lists are tricky. Come up with a list of the best restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region and you immediately face a difficult question, how to represent such a wide array of culinary destinations.
So any list is going to be contentious, OK. But what would some of the country's best restaurant critics, food and lifestyle writers, and assorted bloggers come up with when presented with a selection of difficult choices? Among the 101 best restaurants in America The Daily Meal's panel picked nine restaurants that are in the Mid-Atlantic. There's a full list of the restaurants below, but for details about them you'll want to click through the full slideshow.