Sushi master Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Nobu Restaurant was most-Googled in 2013, followed by NoMad Restaurant and Mas (farmhouse). Google has unveiled their list of the most searched-for restaurants of 2013 in the US, and, not-surprisingly, all-star eateries in New York dominate the list. The most popular restaurant list is part of Google’s annual Zeitgeist list for top search terms. Here’s the full results of the top 10 restaurants most-Googled in 2013:
Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is a celebrity chef and restaurateur known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with South American ingredients. With 22 restaurants world-wide, Vogue calls Nobu: “The world’s hippest restaurant chain.”
2. NoMad Restaurant
The NoMad Hotel has a casually elegant food and beverage program under the supervision of Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara. Inspired by Chef Daniel’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City, the restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically acclaimed, Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park.
3. Mas (farmhouse)
Called one of the best restaurants in New York, Mas (farmhouse) offers simple yet elegant New American Cuisine prepared using locally grown and sustainably raised foods cooked with modern French styles and honoring classical technique.
4. Gramercy Tavern
It’s one of the New York’s most beloved restaurants — and for good reason with its luxurious yet homey atmosphere. Everything’s seasonal and you really can’t go wrong. Chef Michael Anthony is an expert in the delicate arts of poaching and braising, and has revamped the menu, filling it with subtle, slightly bucolic creations.
Engaging all the senses, David Bouley’s TriBeCa masterpiece presents superb, French-decadence-at-its-best cuisine, consistently superior service and a beautiful setting that add up to a wonderful overall experience; it’s among NYC’s true elite, with prices to match.
Chef Daniel Boulud’s renowned restaurant delights the senses with elegant ambiance, gracious service and delectable menus in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This Relais & Châteaux member’s award winning contemporary French cuisine is inspired by the seasons and accompanied by world class wines.
7. Gotham Bar & Grill
The raucous eighties-style grand cafe has mellowed into a trusted Alfred Portale- helmed classic. Portale’s delightful Village destination scores high marks all around, from the towering, wickedly delicious New American cuisine and professional service to the classy, airy room.
8. A Voce
A Voce celebrates the simple pleasures of Italian cooking in a welcoming, sophisticated and modern oasis. The New York Times states: “A Voce concerns itself more with sating than wowing you, and does so with seasonal ingredients, full-flavored dishes and superior cooking.”
9. Lincoln Ristorante
They offer a delicious interpretation of modern Italian cuisine in New York at Lincoln Center. Their philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. While their location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and Henry Moore sculpture is exquisite, with panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, the heart of their restaurant is the central open kitchen.
10. Atlantic Grill
A New York favorite for 15 years, Atlantic Grill has been serving the finest seafood since 1998. With restaurants in Manhattan (Upper East Side and near Lincoln Center), their fresh sushi, delectable raw bar and inventive dishes make for a standout culinary experience. The New York Times calls it: “An appealing, affordable restaurant that will rarely let you down.”