Recommended Restaurants by James Clear
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RestaurantCityState / CountryRecommended Dishes
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UNITED STATES
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Glacier BrewhouseAnchorage AlaskaKing crab, halibut, and peanut butter pie.
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Moose's Tooth Pub & PizzeriaAnchorage AlaskaAvalanche pizza on whole wheat crust.
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Snow City CafeAnchorage AlaskaKodiak benedict, english muffin or toast with their raspberry jam.
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Prospectors Pizzeria and AlehouseDenaliAlaskaCable Car pizza. I See Northern Lights pizza. Prospector's Gold beer.
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CookerySewardAlaskaFish of the Day is usually fantastic (typically Halibut or Salmon). The spicy fried chicken is also amazing (and not too spicy).
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Plow San FranciscoCalifornia
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Burma SuperstarSan FranciscoCaliforniaTea leaf salad, rainbow salad, coconut curry chicken, pumpkin stew.
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Da Pasquale RestaurantLos AngelesCaliforniaSpaghetti alla Pescatora (seafood spaghetti)
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fundamental LALos AngelesCaliforniaCornbread, pork chop.
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Guisados TacosLos AngelesCaliforniaChuleta en chile verde, quesadilla.
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Honor BarLos AngelesCaliforniaFried chicken sandwich
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Mercantile ProvisionsDenverColoradoTortellini, risotto, duck confit.
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Belford’s Savannah Seafood & Steaks
SavannahGeorgiaCrab cakes.
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The Olde Pink House RestaurantSavannahGeorgia
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Koko Head CafeHonoluluHawaiiBreakfast bibimbap
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Marukame UdonHonoluluHawaiiCurry udon. Chicken tempura.
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Hokkaido Ramen SantoukaHonoluluHawaiiKara miso toroniku + butter corn and egg. Side of gyoza.
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AvecChicagoIllinoisPork shoulder, chorizo-stuffed medjool dates, brussel sprouts panzanella, chocolate mint cremeaux
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Tango SurChicagoIllinois
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The PublicanChicagoIllinoisMenu rotates constantly. If available, the farm chicken is excellent.
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The ParamountBostonMassachusettsBanana & Caramel French Toast
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Neptune OysterBostonMassachusettsGreat seafood. I had the clam chowder and a lobster roll, but my guess is everything is solid.
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Ernesto's PizzaBostonMassachusettsBuffalo Chicken Supreme pizza
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LC's Bar-B-QKansas CityMissouriIncredible BBQ. Get the ribs, burnt ends, and pulled pork. For sides, try the baked beans, fried okra, and cole slaw.
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EmporioNew York CityNew YorkProscuitto and burrata. Charred octopus. All of the pizzas are good.
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Izakaya MEWNew York CityNew YorkKimchi cream udon, tonkotsu ramen, gyoza
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Levain BakeryNew York CityNew YorkThe chocolate chip walnut is famous, but I love the oatmeal raisin.
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Lil Frankie'sNew York CityNew YorkGnocchi
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ManhattaNew York CityNew YorkEverything.
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Olio e PiúNew York CityNew YorkSpaghetti Chitarra alla Carbonara, pistachio gelato
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PalmaNew York CityNew YorkAppetizers: Calimari and a glass of prosecco extra dry. Entrees: gluten free pastas, pork and polenta
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Russ and DaughtersNew York CityNew YorkSmoked salmon platter with everything bagel, latkes, chocolate babka
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Uncle Boon'sNew York CityNew YorkPla muuk. Massaman curry.
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Uva New York CityNew YorkSheep's ricotta and honey, gnocchi, pappardelle.
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Carolina InnChapel HillNorth Carolina
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Maple View Ice CreamChapel HillNorth CarolinaCarolina Crunch is my favorite order. The banana pudding is great and very unique. Also, you can see the cows that made your ice cream from the front porch. They are at the farm across the street.
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Mediterranean DeliChapel HillNorth CarolinaOrder your meat and your sides separately. Meat: get 1/2 lb of diced chicken and 1/2 lb of lamb. Sides: order a 3 item sampler and pick what you'd like from their spread. My favorites options: Apple Curry Orzo, Cranberry Wild Rice, Spinach and Chickpea Salad, and Cucumber Salad.
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Merritt's Chapel HillNorth CarolinaThe Double BLT on sourdough. Best BLT I've ever had.
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Elmo's DinerChapel HillNorth CarolinaGood, affordable breakfast food. (They also have a location in Chapel Hill.)
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Dandelion MarketCharlotteNorth Carolina
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Foster’s MarketDurhamNorth Carolina
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Monuts DonutsDurhamNorth CarolinaGet all the donuts.
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NanatacoDurhamNorth CarolinaGet the chili-rubbed pork butt on a corn tortilla with black beans. The fish tacos and the duck tacos are good too.
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Nantucket Bar & GrillDurhamNorth CarolinaThe cranberry bog sandwich is like Thanksgiving on a bun.
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Mother & SonsDurhamNorth CarolinaTapas style. Portions are big. The squid ink pasta is a must.
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Vin RougeDurhamNorth CarolinaMussels, papas fritas
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Watts GroceryDurhamNorth Carolina
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Beasley's Chicken + HoneyRaleighNorth CarolinaFried chicken, waffles, and honey.
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Bida MandaRaleighNorth CarolinaAppetizers: lettuce wraps, spring rolls. Mains: crispy pork belly soup, sea bass mok
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Aab IndiaColumbusOhioChicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Biryani, Saag Paneer, Bhatura. Recommended spice leve: 4 of 6.
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BarcelonaColumbusOhioSeafood paella.
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BrassicaColumbusOhio
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ComuneColumbusOhio
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CondadoColumbusOhioBuild your own tacos. My recommendation: ju-ju tortilla, beef brisket, jicama + cabbage slaw, rice, chipotle cream sauce.
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The EagleColumbusOhioThe best fried chicken sandwich I've had. (They also have a location in Cincinnati.)
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Giuseppe'sColumbusOhioAppetizers: Bella Anita. Pizza: Di Scilla.
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Harvest Bar + KitchenColumbusOhioYou can’t go wrong with anything here, but my favorite pizzas are the Spicy Yuma, Mushroom, and Fennel Sausage.
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Hot Chicken TakeoverColumbus OhioChicken sandwich (spice level: warm)
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Katalina'sColumbusOhioBrunch.
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NorthstarColumbusOhioPretty much everything is solid. Thai burrito or Uptown salad.
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Third & HollywoodColumbusOhio
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Wolf's Ridge BrewingColumbusOhioConfit pork cheeks. Duck breast entree.
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Dough MamaColumbusOhioAvocado sandwich. Ham sandwich. Summer berry salad.
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SkilletColumbusOhioThe menu changes frequently, but everything is awesome.
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TasiColumbusOhioGreat food, but it’s always a bit loud in there and they could really use some better seating and air conditioning.
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ZahavPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaEverything is incredible. In particular, the Salatim and the Hummus.
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Hattie B's Hot ChickenNashvilleTennesseeHot chicken sandwich (spice level: medium).
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Monell's Dining and CateringNashvilleTennesseeIncredible southern brunch food served family style. Highly recommended.
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The PharmacyNashvilleTennesseeGet the Farm Burger with tater tots as a side. If the line is long, spend the wait in the beer garden out back.
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PaperboyAustin TexasFood truck. Get the Sausage & Egg breakfast sandwich (made with goat sausage).
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Torchy's TacosAustin TexasThey have a secret menu. Get the green chile pork taco - missionary style.
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Thip KhaoWashington D.C.
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INTERNATIONAL
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Don JulioBuenos AiresArgentinaEverything is good. Get the ribeye and a bottle of malbec, for sure.
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Las LilasBuenos AiresArgentinaGreat venue. Steakhouse is on the water and near the famous bridge in Buenos Aires.
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Bowery To WilliamsburgMelbourneAustraliaBrisket and eggs. Peanut butter hot chocolate.
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Chin ChinMelbourneAustralia
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LuneMelbourneAustraliaCrossiants
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Operator25MelbourneAustraliaPulled pork benedict. Ube waffle.
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PidapipoMelbourneAustraliaGelato
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SupernormalMelbourneAustralia
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A TavolaSydneyAustraliaThe desert served in a cappucino cup is a must.
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Chin ChinSydneyAustraliaPork roll ups, stir fried prawn and egg noodle, beef short rib, barramundi salad.
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GumsharaSydneyAustraliaRamen
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Mr. WongSydneyAustraliaEverything is great. Definitely get the dim sum.
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NOMADSydneyAustraliaEverything.
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Spice I AmSydneyAustraliaRoast Duck Massaman Curry, Pad Thai
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The BelmondIguazu FallsBrazilAmazing hotel with a great brunch. (In my opinion, this is also the best place to stay to see Iguazu Falls.)
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PAITorontoCanadaLaap salad. Khao soi.
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GalindoSantiagoChileGet the soup.
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Peumayan Ancestral FoodSantiagoChileIncredible experience where you can try a wide range of traditional Chilean foods. Don't bother with the tasting upstairs. Sit at a table downstairs and order a couple starters and mains to share. Everything we tried was fantastic.
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Fuente AlemanaSantiagoChileSmall, authentic Chilean diner. Incredible sandwiches. Get the churrasco with whatever toppings you like.
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Boca NarizSantiagoChileAmazing wine bar. Order the tapas you want to eat and ask your server for recommendations of wine pairings.
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CHPESantiagoChileGo for drinks. Get the pisco sour.
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Rooftop Bar at The Singular HotelSantiagoChileGreat place to relax, get drinks, and take in the city.
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Buza BarDubrovnikCroatia
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