We know where you’ve been eating. Not in a creepy way, though. Promise. One of the cool things about the online version of the Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants feature is that it lets you select the places you most want to go -- a handy reminder -- and spotlight the restaurants where you’ve already been.
And let’s just say that a LOT of you have been to Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's Border Grill. And to Nancy Silverton's Mozza-plex. And to Apple Pan, Kogi and Langer’s.
Those are hardly surprising. Of Border Grill, Gold wrote: “Twenty-five years on, Border Grill may be less a restaurant than it is an institution, the photogenic face of 1980s Mexican cuisine sustained into another age.”
And who hasn’t been to one of the Mozzas -- the fancy osteria, the casual pizza place or the brand-new meat temple Chi'Spacca? “The cooking, whether the puffy pies at Pizzeria Mozza, the perfected northern Italian dishes at Osteria Mozza, the charcuterie and grilled meats at Chi'Spacca or the focaccia at Mozza2Go, comes from an Italy of the mind,” wrote Gold.
Apple Pan, the 101st restaurant in the 101, jumps to No. 3 in the most-visited list. Of its lunchroom-style burgers, Gold wrote: “When you are seeking greatness, turn to the Apple Pan, a homey 1940s institution imitated everywhere from Duluth to Bahrain.”
Rounding out the top 10 most-visited restaurants are Spago, Din Tai Fung, AOC, Musso & Frank and the Hungry Cat. Nickel Diner, Bazaar and Baco Mercat were just a few votes off the list.