by Allen J. Sheinman | October 01, 2012
Bon Appetit magazine recently released its annual list of the year's best restaurants, based on 50 nominees vetted by restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton. Standouts this year tend to be small, unique settings, often with husband-and-wife owners and open kitchens. Read more at

1. State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

2. Blanca, Brooklyn, N.Y.

3. Battersby, Brooklyn, N.Y.

4. Luce, Portland, Ore.

5. The Catbird Seat, Nashville

6. The Bachelor Farmer & Marvel Bar, Minn.

7. Little Serow, Washington, D.C.

8. Oxheart, Houston

9. Baco Mercat, Los Angeles

10. Cakes & Ale, Decatur, Ga.