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Distinguished Restaurants of North America Directory

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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.

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.

Scholarships

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.

DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant Locations

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Central America & The Caribbean

Featured DiRōNA Awarded Restaurants

Barbetta

Barbetta is the oldest restaurant in New York that is still owned by its founding family. In a palatial interior decorated with historic 18th-century Italian antiques, Barbetta serves the cuisine of Piemonte. In summer its romantic garden, flower and verdant, is one of the city’s most sought-after dining sites.

Bedford Village Inn

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

Churchill's Steakhouse

Churchill’s Steakhouse in Spokane provides Chicago-style quality and an atmosphere that is second to none. As the Northwest’s premier steakhouse, your exceptional dining experience includes nothing short of 100% USDA Prime beef, fresh seafood, crafted cocktails, and homemade desserts.

Mesa Street Grill

Mesa Street Grill has been one of El Paso’s premier fine dining restaurants since 1998. For 18 years, our sterling reputation has been built on maintaining the highest standards of quality, service, and creating a unique upscale dining experience. 

Pancho's Backyard

There are 2 Pancho’s Backyard locations in Cozumel, Mexico which 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.

Polo Grill

As Tulsa has changed and grown with the times, so has Polo Grill. What began as a modest bar and single dining room has expanded to our main dining room and a total of five private dining rooms/wine cellars, our beautiful granite-topped bar and the finest wine program in Oklahoma. 

Splash Seafood Bar & Grill

Splash Seafood Oyster Bar & Grill is Iowa and Des Moines’ premier 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.

Recent News

Chef Louis Szathmary DiRoNA Hall of Fame Member

Chef Louis Szathmary

Remembering Chef Louis (June 2, 1919 – October 4, 1996) DiRōNA Hall of Fame member Chef Louis I. Szathmary passed away last year and is greatly missed by many people in the industry, particularly by the students at Johnson & Wales University. In his lifetime, Chef...
21 Spices by Chef Asif in Naples, FL recognized DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant

21 Spices by Chef Asif Receives DiRōNA Award

Distinguished Restaurants of North America is proud to announce 21 Spices by Chef Asif in Naples, FL has been recognized as a DiRōNA restaurant. You will be taken on an incredible epicurean adventure at this incredible restaurant. The classical Indian cuisine features...
Table Set for 4 at Beverly's at Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene, ID DiRoNA Awarded Restaurant

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In the rush today of an ever-changing society, fine dining still has its place. Sure there are times when casual dining will suit your purposes. But when you experience a fine dining meal at an exceptional restaurant, you will truly discover the meaning of dining out....
DORSiA Restaurant in Boca Raton, FL Recognized DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant

DORSiA Restaurant receives DiRōNA Award

Distinguished Restaurants of North America is proud to announce DORSiA Restaurant in Boca Raton, FL has been recognized as a DiRōNA restaurant. This classic Italian restaurant makes their guests feel like family. It is family-owned and operated and they work very hard...
Verdiccio Ristorante in Sudbury, ON Newly Awarded DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant

Verdicchio Ristorante receives DiRōNA Award

Distinguished Restaurants of North America is proud to announce Verdicchio Ristorante in Sudbury, ON has been recognized as a DiRōNA restaurant. This impressive restaurant takes pride in offering the freshest ingredients locally sourced to provide their guests with...

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