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The DiRōNA Organization Offers

Award Winning Restaurants

North Americas most prestigious restaurant award hangs on the wall of over 670 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.


New for 2017 will be an online DiRōNA Marketplace offering 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

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.

360 The Restaurant

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto’s finest, features unforgettable Canadian cuisine combined with an outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 350 metres (1,150 ft) below. 360 offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring Canadian ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent News

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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Churchill’s Steakhouse wins prestigious award for fine dining

  Churchill’s Steakhouse was recently awarded an Achievement of Distinction in Dining Award from the Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Only 14 restaurants in Washington state have received the award. And Churchill’s is the first – and only – in Spokane....
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Congratulations to Charles ‘Chick’ Marshall our 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee!

DiRōNA is very proud to announce that our 2017 Hall of Fame inductee is Charles 'Chick' Marshall of Orange, California. Chick has dedicated many years to the DiRōNA organization as a Board member since 1999 and its Chairman in 2005, 2014 and 2015. "We are very honored...
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Port Carling restaurant wins distinguished restaurant award

PORT CARLING ⎯ There are only 642 restaurants in the world that hold a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRōNA) Award and only 69 in Canada. Loondocks of Port Carling has just been added to the roster as one of the new 2016 additions to the list. “The 13...
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