America's Greenest Restaurants Slideshow

Top-ranked eco-friendly eateries from the Green Restaurant Association

Otto, New York City

Maryse Chevriere

Otto is a casual pizzeria and Italian enoteca (wine bar) that is owned and operated by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich.

Green Features: Deliveries Made by Foot or Bicycle, Pre-Consumer Waste Composting, Vegan Purchases.

Total Points: 175.65

American Museum of Natural History - Food Court, New York City

The food court at the American Museum of Natural History offers a wide variety of options, including pizza, pasta, hamburgers, hot dogs, and an antipasti bar.

Green Features: Pre-Consumer Waste Composting, Commingled Recycling (Plastics, Glass, Aluminum), Vegetarian Purchases.

Total Points: 194.56

Del Posto, New York City

Maryse Chevriere

Del Posto is a fine dining restaurant from Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich that serves Modern Italian cuisine.

Green Features: Reused Décor, Alternative Fueled Vehicles, Vegan Purchases.

Total Points: 186.77

Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, Chicago

Frontera Grill is a casual fine-dining restaurant from Rick Bayless where the focus is on fresh, local ingredients. Topolobampo, The sister restaurant of Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill specializes in putting a modern twist on classical Mexican dishes.

Green Features: Renewable Energy Credits, Reusable Napkins, Vegan Purchases

Total Points: 175.02

Harvard Business School – Spangler Center, Cambridge, Mass.

The dining options at The Spangler Center includes The Food Court and The Grille; the food court features a coffee station and an Asian bar while The Grille offers items like pizza and burgers.

Green Features: Deliveries Made by Foot or Bicycle, Pre-Consumer Waste Composting, Vegan Purchases

Total Points: 190.94

Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

This California inspired Italian restaurant is the collaboration of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and master baker, Nancy Silverton.

Green Features: Pre-Consumer Waste Composting, Reusable Napkins, Certified Pest Control Company

Total Points: 177.67

Rouge Tomate, New York City

The chefs of this Michelin-star rated restaurant work with a culinary nutritionist while creating their seasonally focused menus.

Green Features: Vegan Purchases, Certified Pest Control Company, Reusable Napkins

Total Points: 176.56

Ike's Quarter Cafe, Nevada City, Calif.

Ike’s specializes in serving classic dishes from New Orleans to Northern California.

Green Features: Certified Organic Items, Commingled Recycling (Plastics, Glass, Aluminum), Vegan Purchases.

Total Points: 189.29

Muir Woods Trading Company, Mill Valley, Calif.

The grilled cheese and tomato soup at this café (which is located in the middle of Muir Woods National Monument) has been featured on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”.

Green Features: Renewable Energy Credits, Vegetarian Purchases, Cardboard Recycling, Alternative Fueled Vehicles.

Total Points: 191.78

Sweetgreen, Washington, DC

Sweetgreen is a customizable salad and yogurt chain that serves produce from local DC farms.

Green Features: Vegan Purchases, Rapidly Renewable Flooring, Reusable Dishes.

Total Points: 248.88

Cups, La Jolla, Calif.

This organic cupcake bakery rotates their daily menu with flavors like Limone Ricotta and A Clovework Orange.

Green Features: Certified Organic Items, High Efficiency Water Heater, Recycled Countertops.

Total Points: 210.05

Kona Pub and Brewery, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

The Kona Brewery is a family business that has become the one of the largest craft breweries in Hawaii. Their pub serves a selection of pizzas and salads.

Green Features: Vegan Purchases, Salvaged Décor, Pre-Consumer Waste Composting

Total Points: 272.44

Candle Cafe, New York City

The Candle Café is a juice bar and restaurant featuring a menu of light vegetarian fare.

Green Features: Vegan Purchases, Renewable Energy Credits, Deliveries Made by Foot or Bicycle.

Total Points: 271.28