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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 1000 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

Anaheim White House Restaurant

The Anaheim White House Restaurant occupies a lovely 1909 landmark home with twelve different dining rooms for special events with more than 200 people entire property can also be rented. A truly remarkable place for a truly memorable occasion, the historical Anaheim White House offers a warm, inviting atmosphere ideal for a romantic wedding.

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 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.

The Compound Restaurant in Santa Fe, NM DiRoNA Awarded Restaurant

The Compound Restaurant

The Compound Restaurant has a heritage rich in history and regional influences. Before its incarnation as a restaurant, this adobe home was the centerpiece of a group of houses on Canyon Road known as the McComb Compound.

Grotta Ristorante Italiano in Atlanta, GA DiRoNA Awarded Restaurant

La Grotta Ristorante Italiano

Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid-1980’s, prestigious DiRoNA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90’s. 

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.

René at Tlaquepaque

René at Tlaquepaque crafts rustic, contemporary French cuisine in its elegant restaurant located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona. As you stroll through the courtyard at Rene, you will be transported back to a more simple time where you can relax and not feel rushed through your meal.

The Sardine Factory

The Sardine Factory – Monterey’s Best Restaurant! 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.

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.

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