Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis – Gavin Kaysen serves a stellar modern American menu, but he can cook anything. On Saturday nights he makes pork-confit ramen for 15 lucky diners at the bar.
The Grey, Savannah, Georgia – Bronx-born Mashama Bailey creates distinctive Southern dishes in a gorgeously renovated 1938 Greyhound bus station.
The Progress, San Francisco – Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski are so committed to the concept of sharing, they put a lazy Susan on their best table. At $65 for six courses (plus snacks), dinner is a bargain.