DiRoNA-Distinguished Restaurants of North America

Timeless. Creative. Legendary!

For 20 years, DiRōNA has defined what it means to be distinguished in the dining community by recognizing the best of the best. Those who seek out the ultimate dining experiences know to start their search with DiRōNA.

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Restaurants that earn the DiRōNA Achievement of Distinction in Dining include all cuisines across the United States, Canada and Mexico in three distinct categories: Timeless Traditional, Creative Contemporary, and Legendary Landmark. These categories represent a wide variety of dining experiences, from “white tablecloth, white glove” service to casual, down-home dining. What distinguishes them all is a commitment to quality—the hallmark of our award recipients.

Learn more about our restaurant categories.

Fewer than 800 restaurants have earned the right to call themselves a DiRōNA restaurant and display the Achievement of Distinction in Dining certificate. To qualify, a restaurant must meet or exceed our exceptional standards. Only those who excel on all levels are offered DiRōNA membership.

Learn more about our membership requirements.

Learn more about the history of DiRōNA

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2015 Annual Conference

New Orleans

October 18-21, 2015


  • View the conference agenda (tentative)
  • Register for the conference.
  • Make hotel reservations at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans


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2014 Conference in Louisville, KY


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Interested in Becoming a DiRōNA Restaurant?

If you are a restaurant owner, executive chef, or manager who would like to see what DiRōNA status can do for your operation, contact us at DiRōNA headquarters.