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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

Featured DiRōNA Award Restaurants

Café Portofino

Café Portofino provides a Riviera-like atmosphere in Hawaii. There is a variety of specialty pasta and fresh seafood in an authentic Italian menu, combined with an extensive wine list and romantic atmosphere. The entire experience is further enhanced by the cafés own harpist and the stunning views of Kalapaki Bay.

Vue Grille & Bar

Vue Grille & Bar is the spot in the Coachella valley to find award-winning cuisine from our expert culinary team, creative craft cocktails, extensive wine list and spirit selections, craft beers and friendly service. Located within walking distance from four luxury hotels in Indian Wells.

The Bedford Village Inn

Luxuriously refined and exceptionally welcoming, the Bedford Village Inn & Grand at the Bedford Village Inn is a premier 10 acre estate in Southern New Hampshire. Our restaurant welcomes diners with contemporary, regionally sourced cuisine served in a warm environment. 

Splash Seafood Oyster Bar & Grill

Splash Seafood Oyster Bar & Grill is Iowa and Des Moines’ premiere Seafood Restaurant. Our award winning wine list is perfectly paired to compliment our extensive seafood selections. Our jet fresh seafood is flown in daily from coast to coast, including seaports in Boston, Seattle, Key Largo, and Honolulu.


The Barbetta restaurant in New York has been serving the cuisine of Piemonte since Sebastiano Maioglio first opened Barbetta in 1906. On the Barbetta menu by each dish is noted the year in which it was first served. This landmark restaurant is owned by Sebastiano’s daughter, Laura Maioglio.

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.

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Recent News

Careyes Restaurant at Grand Oasis Palm

We are pleased to announce our newest DiRoNA Awarded restaurant Careyes Restaurant at the Grand Oasis Palm in Cancun, MX. This restaurant features a romantic atmosphere with both a Mexican and French touch. Each dish will please your eyes as well as your...
Alinea in Chicago, IL named best restaurant in the WORLD 2018 DiRoNA Awarded Restaurant

DiRoNA Awarded Restaurant Recognized as Worlds Best Restaurant

We are so happy to extend congratulations to Alinea in Chicago, IL for being named the best restaurant in the WORLD in 2018 as seen in Food & Wine! Alinea has been recognized as a DiRoNA Awarded restaurant since 2008. We have 2 other recognized restaurants in the top...

DiRoNA Tidbits

The Bernards Inn Taste your way around the globe when our popular Around The World Wine Tasting experience returns on April 13 at The Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, NJ and enjoy samples from over 100 wines from some of the most celebrated wine regions in the world....
DiRoNA Reunion Luncheon 2018 Crystal Room at Union League Club Chicago

DiRōNA Reunion Luncheon Panelists

  2018 DiRōNA Reunion Luncheon DiRōNA is proud to announce our 2018 Reunion Luncheon which will be held during the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL. Our event this year will take place at the Union League Club of Chicago in their luxurious Crystal...

Connected named a ‘Distinguished Restaurant of North America’

  PEORIA — A fine dining establishment that opened on the heels of the last decade’s recession in a location that few thought would succeed has now been awarded a prestigious honor in the restaurant industry.   Troy Ummel’s Connected restaurant, situated in the heart...

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