Years ago, hotel restaurants were considered a last resort for many a traveler. Today, they're destinations in themselves. The expectation of a bland, mediocre meal has been banished; hotel dining is now on a higher level, with names including José Andrés, Guy Savoy and Daniel Boulud leading the scene.
Our list of The 10 Best Hotel Restaurants in America is drawn from our third annual ranking of The 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World. To construct that list, we considered the winners and nominees from our 2013 list of best hotel restaurants; consulted the Michelin Guide and other trusted sources for further recommendations; and drew hotel restaurants from our annual lists of The 101 Best Restaurants in Asia, The 101 Best Restaurants in Europe and The 101 Best Restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean.
There were a few rules we established in order to narrow down our nominees: The hotel had to have at least 15 rooms (so quaint, family-run bed-and-breakfasts and famed restaurants that happen to have a few rooms for the convenience of guests were eliminated). In addition, notable restaurants located just a few steps from hotels, even if they are under the same ownership, were also excluded; they had to be under the same roof as well as the same proprietorship.
Las Vegas leads our roster, with three entries, but there are hotel restaurants from across the country here, from Aubergine at L'Auberge in Carmel, California, to Jean Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City. Here, then, are the best hotel restaurants in America.
Check out the slideshow above for the best hotel restaurants in America.