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Michelin Inspectors' Best Dishes of 2017

Our famously anonymous inspectors spill the dirt on their 17 favorite food and drink items for the year.
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All of the designations have been granted for the year, so you know exactly how our inspectors feel about all of your favorite restaurants across the four U.S. cities they cover. But Michelin stars, Bib Gourmand and the like are for the restaurants and not individual dishes. Below, we've rounded up our inspectors' favorite food and drink items from across the country (in no particular order).

Be sure to check out the Michelin Inspectors Instagram account for pictures of all of the dishes listed.

The Charter Oak

San Francisco
"This beef rib (pictured above) may seem deceptively simple, but the flavors of fat and smoke proved otherwise."

Arharn Thai

New York City
"The green mango salad with catfish at Arharn Thai in Queens was a fun and memorable play on flavors and textures."

Indique

Washington, D.C.
"A refreshingly quenching mocktail of tonic flavored with garam masala."

Sixteen

Chicago
"Silken pasta logs flanking a trio of morels stuffed with Burgundy snails—plump, pristine and perfect."

A barbecue platter from Hometown Bar-B-Que in New York City.
A barbecue platter from Hometown Bar-B-Que in New York City.
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Hometown Bar-B-Que

New York City
"Texas by way of Brooklyn. At Hometown Bar-B-Que, you won't find a more gratifying platter of 'cue in town. A tip of the hat goes to the shredded lamb belly."

Californios

San Francisco
"A sweet, savory and surprisingly complementary coupling of guava sorbet with pistachio butter."

15 East

New York City
"Clean, toothsome soba noodles with a bracing undercurrent of salinity."

Z & Y

San Francisco
"No surprise this dish is called "Chicken With Explosive Chili Pepper"—it certainly delivered on the promise of its title!"

minibar

Washington, D.C.
"This mojito jello shot served in a bucket of crushed ice was an all-round palate pleasing pleasure."

The soup dumplings from Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen in New York City.
The soup dumplings from Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen in New York City.

Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen

New York City
"Who would have guessed that some of NYC's best soup dumplings are just steps away from Times Square?"

Avec

Chicago
"Flavor-forward food is what the kitchen at Avec boasts . . . and brings."

Bar Uchū

New York City
"The pretty, pink and perfect strawberry soufflé with matcha ice cream was a sight for sore eyes . . . but even better to eat!"

'āina

San Francisco
"Pork musubi packed with sushi rice and perched atop a cup of Boston bibb lettuce made for a crowning, crunchy bite."

 The grilled lamb chops with fries from Kiki's in New York City.
The grilled lamb chops with fries from Kiki's in New York City.
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Kiki's

New York City
"My last meal: grilled lamb chops and a heaping pile of crispy fries from Kiki's. This plate of food can do no wrong."

Parachute

Chicago
"Perfectly cooked slices of pork shoulder paired with figs and pearl onions."

Chumley's

New York City
"Relished this sophisticated lobster roll tucked into pâte à choux and kicked up with pickles."

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

New York City
"Hokkaido uni draped over toasted brioche and dressed with black truffle was the embodiment of decadence and excellence."

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