Monday, August 3, 2009

Top Restaurant Cities

Are you looking for the perfect place to wine and dine? Here's a stellar list for those who want the best cuisine that America has to offer--and that's not all! MSNBC put together a comprehensive list of big and small cities around the States with something to offer, and it would be great to have a page through the full slideshow to see if you can't find something closer to home as well.

New York
New York is said to be the last city in the States where Americans still take lunch seriously: it can be a two-hour affair! The Four Seasons New York, which was opened in 1959, is actually where the term “power lunch” was first coined. With over 23,000 restaurants, New York attracts plenty of tourists looking to spend a lot on the privilege of enjoying steakhouses, little bistros, and more!

Hotels to Consider
Four Seasons New York: One of the city's tallest hotels (along with the Trump below), this I.M. Pei-designed hotel has the looks and the service to please international travelers with an eye for style (and sightseeing). There are hundreds of rooms available with a view.
Trump International: Rising up 52 floors above Central Park, this hotel is a grand stop for tourists and features gracious, spacious guest rooms, entertainment center, fully equipped kitchens, and plenty of marble for the full effect.

San Francisco
San Francisco is considered a “great foodie town,” and it offers a diverse variety of cuisine both inspired by Asian cuisine as well as the natural food movement. While you can find food from Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese transplants, you'll also be able to experiment with the Provencal-Mediterranean tastes.

Hotels to Consider
The Fairmont San Francisco: The Fairmont San Francisco is a testament to luxury, but it has all the modern amenities along with classic lines. Business travelers are welcome and will enjoy perks like a spacious work desk and multi-line phone.
Le Meridien San Francisco: This luxury hotel is located right in the center of the financial district, and it is connected by a landscaped pedestrian bridge to places for shopping, plus entertainment centers and main leisure attractions.

Chicago's not just a steak town: it holds the bragging rights as the primary city of “molecular cuisine” experimentation. There are plenty of innovation places to dine, offering a variety of sophisticated fare, but there are only three small restaurants testing the boundaries of gastronomic cookery: Alinea, Schwa, and Moto.

Hotels to Consider
Four Seasons Chicago: The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is a shopper's paradise and has more than 100 stores located close by--ripe for the picking! A full-service spa, Roman-columned pool, and cutting-edge fitness center awaits if you can bear to leave your gorgeous room.
Swissotel Chicago: The Swissotel Chicago offers world-class accommodations with precise Swiss service, good enough to make you swoon. Explore the Miracle Mile and get a rub-down at the spa to work out traveling kinks.

Las Vegas
10 years ago, foodies wouldn't have been able to imagine Las Vegas hitting the list of good places to get grub, but things have changed. With a number of casinos opening in the 1990s, restaurateurs were pulled in from the four corners, including Emeril, Wolfgang Puck, Todd English, and Guy Savoy, to open restaurants.

Hotels to Consider
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas: Did you know that this Four Seasons hotel is the only AAA five-diamond property in Las Vegas? Guests have easy access to entertainment (and food!), but this non-gaming destination is a perfect place to kick back.
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino: Located in the heart of Las Vegas, this new hip hotel offers plenty of shows and dining that you'd expect from a spot in Sin City. There's award-winning dining to be experienced, as well as spa relaxation.

Where's your next stop?

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