Restaurants (U.S./North America)

Thanks to Fred Bollaci, international gourmet lifestyle expert, you now can follow his lead and live a healthy gourmet lifestyle from coast to coast and around the globe! Fred has compiled an extensive list of many of his favorite restaurants. These restaurants are all recommended by Fred as among his “Preferred Destinations,” some of which have also been given the Golden Palate® Certificate of Excellence, signifying the highest standard of excellence and commitment to healthy-gourmet options as well. This list is comprised of U.S. restaurants that feature an extensive variety of top quality dishes with a healthy focus, at every price point, from renowned 4- and 5-star restaurants to casual, local, family-owned establishments, and high quality restaurant chains with locations across the country. Fred especially looks for establishments that are committed to showcasing the freshest, local, seasonal, and organic products available. The restaurants indicated with and asterisk* are featured with recipes in his upcoming memoir, and those with the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Logo FBE_Pinterest_Header-1have been designated Signature Golden Palate Partner establishments, or Charter Members, showcasing the very best of Fred Bollaci’s “La Dolce Vita,” healthy, gourmet, and all-around top quality, establishments whose owners and chefs go the extra mile to personally ensure total customer satisfaction and an unwavering commitment to offer the best quality dining, service, and experience. If you are the dedicated owner of an outstanding establishment anywhere in the United States or abroad, whether featured here or not, and would like to be evaluated by Fred in-person and considered for inclusion as a Fred Bollaci Enterprises Preferred Dining Destination or an exclusive Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Partner, please use the contact form on this website for more information. For a complete list of Golden Palate Partners™ and Charter Members, both in the US, and abroad, please visit the Partners Section of the homepage.



New York City:

21 Club

ABC Kitchen

Ai Fiori

*Almond Restaurant (Also in Bridgehampton, LI)

*Angelo’s of Mulberry Street (Also Tramonti in Delray Beach, FL)





*Ben’s Kosher Deli (Carle Place, Greenvale, Woodbury, Long Island, Bayside and Manhattan, New York City, Scarsdale (coming soon), and Boca Raton, FL)

*Bice (locations worldwide)

Blue Hill


The Butterfly

Cafe Boulud (See also S. Florida)

Carnegie Deli

Casa Lever and Sant’Ambroeus (See also Southampton, LI)

Cafe Boulud




*Da Silvano

Del Posto

Eleven Madison Park


Estiatoria Milos


Gotham Bar and Grill

Gramercy Tavern

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Il Cantinori

Il Mulino (several locations, including LI and nationwide)

Il Tinello

Il Toscano (Douglaston)


Katz’s Delicatessen

Kotobuki (See also Long Island)

*La Grenouille

Le Bernardin

Le Cirque




Mas (farmhouse)


Nobu (locations nationwide)

Osteria Morini

*The Palm (locations nationwide and abroad)


Per Se

Peter Luger


Ristorante Morini

The River Cafe (Brooklyn)

Rothmann’s (See also Long Island)


Scalini Fedeli


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Sushi Seki

Trattoria L’Incontro (Astoria)

Union Square Cafe

Val Bella

Linguini alle Vongole

Long Island:

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*Almond Restaurant (Bridgehampton, also in NYC)

A Lure (Southold)

A Mano (Mattituck)

*The American Hotel (Sag Harbor)

Bar Frites (Greenvale)

Barney’s (Locust Valley)

Benny’s (Westbury)

*Ben’s Kosher Deli (Carle Place, Greenvale, Woodbury, Long Island, Bayside and Manhattan, New York City, Scarsdale (coming soon), and Boca Raton, FL)

Bistro Cassis (Huntington)

Bistro Citron (Roslyn)

Bryant and Cooper (Roslyn Estates)

Bruce & Son (Greenport)

Burton and Doyle (Great Neck)

Casa Rustica (Smithtown)

Chachama Grill (East Patchogue)

Cipollini (Manhasset)

*Cittanuova (East Hampton)

Cuvee’ (Greenport)

*Dario’s (Rockville Centre)

Dave’s Grill (Montauk)

East Hampton Grill (East Hampton) (See Houston’s/Hillstone)

18 Bay (Shelter Island)

*Estia’s Little Kitchen (Sag Harbor)

The Fifth Season (Port Jefferson)

*Fishbar (Montauk)

Franina Ristorante (Syosset)

Fresh (Bridgehampton)

*Fresno (East Hampton) (See Red Bar)

The Frisky Oyster (Greenport)

Giulio Cesare (Westbury)

*The Golden Pear Cafe (Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Southampton) FBE_Pinterest_Header-1








Gurney’s Inn (Montauk)

H2O (Smithtown)

Harbor Bistro (East Hampton)

Hendrick’s Tavern (Roslyn)

Kitchen A Bistro (St. James)

*La Bussola (Glen Cove)

*La Ginestra (Glen Cove)

The LakeHouse (Bay Shore)

*La Marmite (Williston Park)

*Little Red (Southampton) (See Red Bar)

*Matteo’s (Long Island and Florida)

Jedediah Hawkins Inn (Jamesport)

J Michael’s Tuscan Steakhouse (East Northport)

*Mirabelle Restaurant at The Three Village Inn (Stony Brook)

*Muse in the Harbor (Sag Harbor)

Navy Beach (Montauk)

Noah’s (Greenport)

Jedediah Hawkins Inn (Jamesport)

Kitchen A Bistro (St. James)

Kotobuki (Hauppauge, Babylon, Roslyn, Manhattan)

La Piccola Liguria (Port Washington)

La Plage (Wading River)

Limani (Roslyn)

Louie’s (Port Washington)

The Living Room at The Maidstone (East Hampton)

Lunch (The Lobster Roll) (Amagansett)

Mosaic (St. James)

Nagahama (Long Beach)

Nick and Toni’s (East Hampton)

North Fork Table and Inn (Southold)

Oakland’s (Hampton Bays)

*The Palm (East Hampton, locations nationwide and abroad)

Pentimento (Stony Brook)

Piccolo (Huntington)

668 The Gig Shack (Montauk)

*The Plaza Cafe (Southampton)

Prime: An American Kitchen and Bar (Huntington)

Race Lane (East Hampton)

*Red Bar/Brasserie (Southampton)

The Riverhead Project (Riverhead)

Robert’s Coastal Cuisine (Water Mill)

Rothmann’s (East Norwich and Manhattan)

Rowdy Hall (East Hampton)

Sant’ Ambroeus (Southampton and Manhattan)

Scrimshaw (Greenport)

Sempre Vivolo (Hauppauge)

*1770 House (East Hampton)

*75 Main (Southampton) SD-RB_LOGO Red HORIZONTAL (revised)FBE_Pinterest_Header-1






Silver’s (Southampton)

*Starr Boggs (Westhampton Beach)

Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

*Stone Creek Inn (East Quogue)

Teller’s (Islip)

Townline BBQ (Sagaponack)

The Trattoria (St. James)

Toku (Manhasset)

Tutto Il Giorno (Southampton, Sag Harbor, Tribeca NYC, coming soon: Miami)

Umberto’s (New Hyde Park)

Vintage Prime Steakhouse (St. James)

Wild Honey (Oyster Bay and Port Washington)

Westchester/Hudson Valley:

Aurora (Rye)

The Barn (at The Bedford Post Inn, Bedford)

Campagna (at The Bedford Post Inn, Bedford)

Crabtree’s KittleHouse Restaurant & Inn (Chappaqua)

Freelance Cafe and Winebar (Piermont)

Il Cenacolo (Gardnertown)

42 The Restaurant (at The Ritz Carlton, White Plains)

The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges (Pound Ridge)

Iron Horse Grill (Pleasantville)

La Cremaillere (Bedford)

La Panetiere (Rye)

Restaurant North (Armonk)

Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici (Hyde Park)

Tarry Lodge (Port Chester and Westport, CT)

Xaviar’s at Piermont (Piermont)

X20 Xaviar’s on the Hudson (Yonkers)



Abis (Greenwich)

Acqua Ristorante (Westport)

The Altnaveigh Inn (Mansfield)

Artisan (at The Delamar, Southport)

Atlantic Seafood (Old Saybrook)

Baang Bar and Grill (Greenwich)

Bar Bouchee’ (Madison)

Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar (Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, and Fairfield)

Bistro Versailles (Greenwich)

The Boathouse at Saugatuck (Westport)

The Chestnut Grill and Lounge at The Bee and Thistle Inn & Spa (Old Lyme)

Coast Seafood Restaurant (Greenwich)

Crew Restaurant (Greenwich)

Da Pietro’s (Westport)

Da Sola (Greenwich)

Douro (Greenwich)

Elm Street Oyster House (Greenwich)

Finalmente Trattoria (Westport)

The Gray Goose (Southport)

Golden Lamb Buttery (Brooklyn, CT)

LeFarm (Westport)

Lenny’s (Branford)

Le Penguin (Greenwich)

Le Petit Cafe (Branford)

L’Escale (at the Delamar Hotel, Greenwich)

The Little Goose (Southport)

Mediterraneo (Greenwich and Norwalk)

Meli-Melo (Greenwich)

Morello Italian Bistro (Greenwich)

The Mumbai Times (Westport)

Muse (at The Mayflower Grace, Washington, CT)

The Oak Room at The Copper Beech Inn (Ivoryton)

Paci (Southport)

Polpo (Greenwich)

Rebecca’s (Greenwich)

The Spotted Horse (Westport)

Tarry Lodge (Westport and Port Chester, NY)

Terra (Greenwich)

The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood (Rowayton)

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale (Wilton)

Sole’ (New Caanan)

Splash (at The Inn at Longshore) (Westport)

The Spotted Horse (Westport)

S&P Oyster Co. (Mystic)

Steam (Greenwich)

The Stone House Restaurant (and The Little Stone House) (Guilford)

Tarantello (Westport)

Tarry Lodge (Westport)

Terra (Greenwich)

*Thomas Henkelmann (at Homestead Inn, Greenwich)

Union League Cafe’ (New Haven)

Valbella (Greenwich)

Water Street Cafe (Stonington)

The Whelk (Westport)



The White Barn Inn (Kennebunkport)




*Abe & Louie’s (Boston and Boca Raton, FL)

Bistro 5 (Medford)

Coppa (Boston/South End)

Craigie On Main (Cambridge)

Hamersley’s Bistro (Boston/South End)

Il Capriccio (Waltham)

Island Creek Oyster Bar (Boston)

L’Espalier (Boston/North End)

Life Alive (Cambridge and Salem)

Lumière (Newton)

Menton (Boston)

Mistral (Boston/Back Bay)

Neptune Oyster (Boston/North End)

No.9 Park (Boston/Beacon Hill)

Oishii (Boston, Brookline, and Sudbury)

Oleana (Cambridge)

Sorellina (Boston/Back Bay)

Toro Restaurant (Boston/South End)


Elsewhere in Massachusetts: 

American Seasons (Nantucket)

The Beacon Room (Orleans)

Black Eyed Susan’s (Nantucket)

Black Sheep and Trio (Edgartown/Martha’s Vineyard)

The Blueberry Muffin (Plymouth)

Blue Canoe Waterfront Grill (Vineyard Haven/Martha’s Vineyard)

Brant Point Grill (at The White Elephant) (Nantucket)

Brotherhood of Thieves (Nantucket)

Centre Street Bistro (Nantucket)

Company of the Cauldron (Nantucket)

Fifty Six Union (Nantucket)

Lambert’s Cove Restaurant (West Tisbury/Martha’s Vineyard)

Larsen’s Fish Market (Menemsha/Martha’s Vineyard)

Menemsha Fish Market (Menemsha/Martha’s Vineyard)

Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company (Oak Bluffs/Martha’s Vineyard)

Nauset Beach Club Restaurant (East Orleans)

Oran Mor Bistro (Nantucket)

The Red Cat Kitchen at Ken N’ Beck (Oak Bluffs/Martha’s Vineyard)

The Red Lion Inn (Stockbridge)

Saltwater (Vineyard Haven/Martha’s Vineyard)

Slice of Life (Oak Bluffs/Martha’s Vineyard)

Stars (at The Chatham Bars Inn) (Chatham)

Straight Wharf Restaurant (Nantucket)

The Terrace (at The Charlotte Inn) (Edgartown/Martha’s Vineyard)

Topper’s (at The Wauwinet) (Nantucket)

Twenty-Eight Atlantic (at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club) (Orleans)




Al Forno Restaurant (Providence)

Bouchard Inn & Restaurant (Newport)

Castle Hill Inn (Newport) (pictured above)

Gracie’s (Providence)

Los Andes (Providence)

Muse by Jonathan Cartwright (Newport)

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Stoneacre Pantry (Newport)

Thames Street Kitchen (Newport)

The Whitehorse Tavern (Newport)

Seasons (at The Ocean House) (Watch Hill)




Chantecleer (East Dorset)

The Chop House and The Marsh Tavern (at The Equinox Resort) (Manchester)

Mistrals at Toll Gate (Stratton Mountain)

The Perfect Wife (Manchester)

The Red Rooster (at The Woodstock Inn) (Woodstock)

Verde (at Stratton Mountain)

Windham Hill Inn (East Townshend) (pictured above)


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Palm Beach/Boca Raton/Ft. Lauderdale/Miami-South Florida Area:

50 Ocean (Delray Beach)

*Abe and Louie’s (Boca Raton and Boston, MA)

*Addison Reserve Country Club, Chef de Cuisine Zach Bell (Delray Beach, FL)

Anthony’s Runway 84 (Ft. Lauderdale)

Arturo’s (Boca Raton)

Apeiro (Delray Beach)

Atlantic Grille (at the Seagate Hotel & Spa) (Delray Beach)

Baoli (Miami Beach)

*Ben’s Kosher Deli (Boca Raton and New York)

*Bice Ristorante (Palm Beach, also locations worldwide)

*Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre (Palm Beach)

Blue Moon Fish Co. (Ft. Lauderdale)

*Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria property (featuring Lucca Restaurant) (Boca Raton)

*Bogart’s (Boca Raton)

*The Breakers (featuring The Flagler Steakhouse and The Italian Restaurant) (Palm Beach)

*Buccan (Palm Beach)

Burt & Max’s (Delray Beach)

Cafe Boulud (Palm Beach)

*Cafe Chardonnay (Palm Beach Gardens)

*Cafe L’Europe (Palm Beach)

*Cafe Martorano (Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, FL, and Las Vegas, NV)

Cafe Med (By *The Bice Group) (Deerfield Beach)

*Cafe Sapori (West Palm Beach)

*Caffe Luna Rossa (Delray Beach)

Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill (Juno Beach)

*Casa D’Angelo (Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, and Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas)

Carpaccio (Bal Harbour)

Chris Taverna (Lake Worth, and Boynton Beach)

*Charley’s Crab (Palm Beach and Grand Rapids, MI)

*Chops/Lobster Bar (Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale (Lobster Bar), and Atlanta, GA)

*City Fish Market (and Atlanta Fish Market) (Boca Raton, and Atlanta, GA)

Cucina dell’ Arte (Palm Beach)

*Cut 432 (Delray Beach)

*D’Angelo Trattoria/D’Angelo Pizzeria (multiple locations)

*Deck 84 (See Bogart’s and Henry’s)

Del Frisco’s Grill (Palm Beach)

Eleven Maple Street (Jensen Beach)

Farmer’s Table (Boca Raton)

Four Seasons, The Restaurant (Palm Beach)

3G’s (Delray Beach)

Hakkasan (Miami Beach)

*Henry’s (Delray Beach)

HB’s on the Gulf (Naples)

Il Girasole (Delray Beach)

Japango (Boca Raton)

*Joe’s Stone Crab (Miami Beach)

John G’s (Manalapan)

Jove Kitchen and Bar at The Four Seasons (Palm Beach)

*Kathy’s Gazebo Cafe (Boca Raton)

Kee Grill (Boca Raton)

*Limoncello Italian Grille (North Palm Beach)

Lemongrass Asian Bistro (multiple locations)

Libby’s (Sarasota)

Little Moir’s Food Shack (Jupiter)

*Marcello’s La Sirena (West Palm Beach)

*Mario’s Osteria (Boca Raton)

*Matteo’s (Boca Raton, Hallandale, and Long Island, NY)

Max’s Grill (Boca Raton)

Max’s Harvest (Delray Beach)

Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink (Miami)

Morimoto (in the Boca Raton Resort & Club)

Naoe (Miami)

New York Prime (Boca Raton and Atlanta)

*Nino’s of Delray (Delray Beach)

Oceans 234 (Deerfield Beach)

The Office (Delray Beach)

Osteria del Teatro (Miami Beach)

*The Palm (Bay Harbour Islands, locations nationwide and abroad)

Palm Beach Grill (Palm Beach) (See Houston’s/Hillstone)

*Park Tavern (Delray Beach) (See Cut 432)

Pizza Al Fresco (Palm Beach)

Pizza Rustica (Delray Beach and Miami)

Prime Catch (Boynton Beach)

Prime One Twelve (Miami Beach)

Red Steakhouse (Boca Raton and Miami Beach)

*Renato’s (Palm Beach)

*Renzo’s of Boca (Boca Raton)

Rocco’s Tacos (Multiple S. Florida locations)

Sakura Sushi (Coral Springs)

Salt 7 (Delray Beach)

Sapori (Boca Raton)

Scuola Vecchia (Delray Beach)

Spoto’s Oyster Bar (Palm Beach Gardens)

The Station House (Lantana)

*Taboo (Palm Beach)

Terra Fiamma (Delray Beach)

Testa’s (Palm Beach)

*32 East (Delray Beach)

The Sea (Delray Beach)

Toojay’s (locations across Florida)

*Tramonti (Delray Beach (see also sister restaurant Angelo’s of Mulberry Street in NYC)

Trattoria Romana (Boca Raton)

*Trevini Ristorante (Palm Beach)

Tropical Chinese Restaurant (Westchester/Miami)

*Truluck’s (Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, FL, also Austin, Dallas, Houston, TX and La Jolla, CA)

Tucci’s (Boca Raton)

Sushi Yama (Boca Raton)

Vic and Angelo’s (Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens)

Way Beyond Bagels (Delray Beach)

Zuma (Miami)

Dim Sum

Tampa Bay Area:

Armani’s (Tampa)

*Bern’s Steakhouse (Tampa)

Caffe Paradiso (Tampa)

*The Columbia Restaurant (Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater Beach, St. Augustine, Celebration, FL)

Council Oaks Steakhouse (at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa)

*Donatello (Tampa)

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Fred with Felice and daughter Gabriella D’Elia of Felice Italian Deli in Clearwater, FL.  

Felice Italian Deli (Clearwater)

FlameStone Grill (Oldsmar)

*Louis Pappas Market & Cafe (Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland, and Odessa, FL)

Maritana Grille (St. Petersburg Beach)

Massimo’s (Palm Harbor)

Mise en Place (Tampa)

The Moon Under Water (St. Petersburg)

*Mystic Fish (Palm Harbor) (also sister restaurants E&E Steakout and Guppy’s on the Beach)

*Ocean Prime (Tampa) (locations nationwide)

Oxford Exchange


Salt Rock Grill (Indian Shores)

Sidebern’s (Tampa)

T.C. Choy’s Asian Bistro (Tampa)

Yummy House (Tampa, see also Sarasota)

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Sarasota/Bradenton Area:



Beach Bistro (Anna Maria)

*The Bijou Cafe

Bimini Bar and Grill (Osprey)

Bologna Cafe (Osprey)

Cafe Amici

Cafe Baci

*Cafe Epicure (See also Mediterraneo)

Cafe Gabbiano (Siesta Key)

Cafe L’Europe


Casa Antica

Casey Key Fish House

C’est La Vie

*The Columbia Restaurant (Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater Beach, St. Augustine, Celebration, FL)

Crab and Fin

Da Ru Ma

Derek’s (Bradenton)

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill (Longboat Key)

Dutch Valley

Duval’s New World Cafe

Eat Here (Anna Maria Island & Siesta Key)

*Euphemia Haye (Longboat Key)

Fleming’s (locations nationwide)

Hana Sushi (Lakewood Ranch)

Hyde Park Steakhouse (locations nationwide)

Jack Dusty (Ritz Carlton)

The Lazy Lobster (multiple locations)


Lobster Pot (Siesta Key)

Louie’s Modern

Lucky Pelican

Maison Blanche

Mattison’s (several locations)


*Michael’s on East




Oh Mamma Mia!

*Ophelia’s on the Bay

Owen’s Fish Camp

Paris Bistrot

Polo Grill & Bar


*The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota

Roessler’s Restaurant

Roy’s (locations nationwide)

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (locations nationwide)

Saga Japanese Steakhouse


Shore Diner

*Simon’s Coffee House


State Street

Station 400 (downtown and Lakewood Ranch)

Yummy House (also Tampa)


Naples/Fort Myers Area:

Baleen (Naples)

Bennett’s Fresh Roast (Ft. Myers and Sanibel)

*Bice (Naples, locations worldwide)

Bleu Provence (Naples)

The Bubble Room (Captiva Island)

Campiello (Naples)

Chop’s City Grill (Naples)

Fuse Global Cuisine (Naples)

The Green Flash (Captiva Island)

KC American Bistro (Naples)

Osteria Tulia (Naples)

The Mucky Duck (Captiva Island)

The Pink Elephant (and The Gasparilla Inn) (Boca Grande)

Skillets Restaurants (Naples area locations)

*Truluck’s (multiple locations)

Turtle Club at Vanderbilt Beach (Naples)

USS Nemo (Naples)


Orlando Area:

*Bice Ristorante (locations worldwide)

Bull and Bear Steakhouse (at The Waldorf Astoria)

Cress (De Land)

Jiko (at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)

Norman’s (at The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes)

*The Palm (locations nationwide and abroad)

Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian

Amelia Island:

Salt (at The Ritz Carlton)



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Napa Valley:

Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford)

Bistro Jeanty (Yountville)

Bottega Ristorante

Bouchon Bistro (Yountville)

Celadon (Napa)

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen (St. Helena)

Cole’s Chop House (Napa)

Etoile (Domaine Chandon) (Yountville)

The French Laundry (Yountville)

Hog Island Oyster Co. (Napa)

La Toque (Napa)

Mustard’s Grill (Napa)

Redd (Yountville)

The Restaurant at Meadowood (St. Helena)

Solbar (Calistoga)

Terra (St. Helena)

Sonoma County:

Cafe La Haye (Sonoma)

Farmhouse Inn (Forestville)

The Girl and Fig (Sonoma)

Madrona Manor (Healdsburg)

Terrapin Creek (Bodega Bay)


Los Angeles/Beverly Hills/Santa Barbara (Southern California Area):

Angelini Osteria

*Bacara Resort & Spa (Goleta/Santa Barbara)

Cut, by Wolfgang Puck

*Geoffrey’s Malibu


Michael’s on Naples

Osteria Mozza


Pizzeria Mozza



*Trattoria Grappolo (Santa Ynez)


San Francisco Bay Area:


Alioto’s Restaurant (Fisherman’s Wharf)


Fisherman’s Grotto (Fisherman’s Wharf)

Gary Danko

Kiss Seafood

Michael Mina

The Sardine Factory (Monterey)

Seven Hills

Top of the Mark

Zuni Café



Atlanta, Georgia:


Antico Pizzeria Napoletana

Aria Buckhead

*Atlanta Fish Market (also City Fish Market, Boca Raton, FL)


Bone’s Restaurant

*Buckhead Diner


*Chop’s/Lobster Bar (also Boca Raton, FL)


Di Paolo Ristorante (Alpharetta)


Holeman & Finch Public House

Kevin Rathbun Steak


*La Grotta and La Grotta Ravinia

L’Thai Organic Cuisine and Wine Bar (multiple locations)

Mc Kendrick’s (Dunwoody)

New York Prime (Atlanta and Boca Raton)


Pampas Steakhouse (John’s Creek)


Prime (and Here to Serve Restaurants throughout Atlanta)

Pyng Ho (Decatur)

Quinones at Bacchanalia

Ray’s Restaurants (Alpharetta, Atlanta, Sandy Springs)

Restaurant Eugene




Sushi House Hayakawa

Tomo Japanese Restaurant


Valenza (Brookhaven)

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Dallas, Texas:

Al Biernat’s

Fearing’s (at The Ritz Carlton, Dallas)

Stephan Pyles

Detroit, Michigan:

Andiamo Restaurants

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Manny’s Steak House

Washington, DC:

Filomena Ristorante (DC)

The Inn at Little Washington (Washington, VA)


Nationwide Chains: 

These nationwide chains, both large and small meet Fred’s guidelines of providing top quality, and consistency, and by featuring items that are not only delicious, but that can support a healthy, gourmet lifestyle for every palate and budget from coast to coast!


*Bice Ristorante (locations worldwide)

Bonefish Grill

Bouchon Bistro (CA, NY, Las Vegas)

Bravo Cucina Italiana

Brio Tuscan Grill


California Pizza Kitchen

Capital Grille


Cheesecake Factory (Skinnylicious Menu)

Del Frisco’s

First Watch


Fogo de Chao


Houston’s/Hillstone group of restaurants

Hyde Park Steakhouse

Il Mulino

J. Alexander’s

Jet’s Pizza

Legal Seafoods


Morton’s of Chicago

Neiman Marcus restaurants (Mariposa, Zodiac)

Nordstrom restaurants

The Oceanaire

*Ocean Prime

*The Palm

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

Scarpetta (by Scott Conant) (New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles)

Seasons 52

Smith and Wollensky

Texas de Brazil

Tommy Bahama Restaurants

III Forks

Glass of white wine with cooked lobster


Check back often for exciting new restaurants and destinations as Fred will be adding additional excellent establishments as he travels across the country and worldwide.

*Those restaurants with an asterisk (*) are featured in Fred’s upcoming memoir, Your Life. Your Way. Gourmet!