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The DiRōNA Organization Offers

Award Winning Restaurants

North Americas most prestigious restaurant award hangs on the wall of over 680 distinctive restaurants. A DiRōNA awarded restaurant represents the finest dining experience.

Annual Conference & Events

These exciting experiences provide restaurateurs and guests with the very best in networking, education, excursions, and reunions at unique locations around the World.

Marketing Programs

Awarded restaurants benefit from DiRōNA marketing programs that include the DiRōNA website Directory, an upcoming mobile app, social media posts, industry events and much more!

Hall of Fame

Those that have dedicated themselves to achieve the best in fine dining and provided a significant contribution to the industry, find themselves honored in the renowned DiRōNA Hall of Fame.


Students from across North America apply annually for the sought after DiRōNA Scholarships. The DiRōNA endowment is managed by the National Restaurant Association Education Fund.


Created in 2017, the DiRōNA Marketplace offers our awardees a chance to learn more and access premium products and services from our Partners located around the World.

DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant Locations




Central America & The Caribbean

A Few Of Our Award Recipients

Jasper's Restaurant

Jasper’s Italian restaurant in Kansas City seats 150 guests. The menu features favored items from Jasper’s and the old Trattoria, including the famous Shrimp Livornese, Caesar salad, and a wide selection of appetizers, pasta, chops, fresh seafood, and fresh baked breads and home-made pastries.

The Pump House

 Enjoy fine dining in a historic atmosphere overlooking the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Pump House offers prime aged beef, Alaska seafood and a premium wine list. It was reconstructed in 1978 to recreate an 1890’s “Gold Rush” motif associated with the “Rip Roaring” era in Fairbanks.

The Sardine Factory

Every city has that one can’t miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory’s cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons.

Columbia Restaurant

The landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s Historic Ybor City has been family-owned and operated for more than 112 years. The oldest restaurant in Florida and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world, the Columbia features internationally known Spanish/Cuban cuisine in 15 dining rooms, with seating for up to 1,700.

Pancho's Backyard

Two Pancho’s Backyard locations in Cozumel, Mexico provide great Mexican food and awesome margaritas! Pancho’s Puerta Maya offers regional Mexican cuisine in a hacienda-style restaurant terrace. Pancho’s Downtown is sought after for fine Mexican dining in a romantic, historic setting.

Churchill’s Steakhouse

Churchill’s Steakhouse in downtown Spokane, Washington, was opened in 2007, and has quickly become one of the most notable steakhouses on the west side of the country. Churchill’s steaks are aged, cut and prepared to perfection, as has been the custom in the Alles family for centuries.

Recent News

DiRoNA Awarded Restaurants Affected by Hurricanes 2017

Helping Restaurants After the Hurricanes

DiRoNA has many restaurants all across North America - close to 700 of them. We were saddened to hear that some of them in Houston, TX were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Not long after, many restaurants in Florida were affected by Hurrican Irma. In the past few days,...
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What does it mean to dine at a DiRōNA Awarded restaurant? DiRōNA - Distinguished Restaurants of North America has been awarding restaurants since 1992. Out of over 300 restaurants awarded that year, we still have more than 50 that are in operation today....
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North American award for Barracuda Grill

Barracuda Grill has become the first Bermuda restaurant to join a list of the “most celebrated restaurants across North America”. It has been given the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award, which recognises fine dining establishments. Scott Breard,...
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Chandlers Lands Prestigious Award

It’s been a good year for Chandlers at Hotel 43, 981 W. Grove St. Not only did the popular steak and seafood restaurant just celebrate 10 years in Downtown Boise, it also underwent a major renovation earlier this year. And for the cherry on top of the ice cream...
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Niagara College Students Helen Tabitha Lindsay and Alexis Currell-Therrien Receive DiRōNA Scholarships

Niagara College Students Helen Tabitha Lindsay and Alexis Currell-Therrien Receive DiRōNA Scholarships The Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRōNA) Award, one of the most prestigious awards for fine dining is proud to announce that Niagara College Students,...
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