Why Submit Your Restaurant?

Less than 1000 restaurants in North America have had the honor of receiving this award since its inception in 1990. We look forward to the opportunity to review your restaurant. Restaurants are rated on culinary, wine, and cocktail selections, service, and ambiance.

The Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) was founded by eminent restaurateurs with a vision to highlight the best in dining. As a potential recipient of the 2024 DiRōNA Award, you are not just gaining recognition for your restaurant, but also becoming a part of an organization that provides networking, learning, scholarships, and unique experiences.

Our 2024 DiRōNA Awarded Restaurants Can Receive The Following

2024 DiRōNA
‘Award of Excellence’

Meticulously designed in brushed aluminum, this refined wall award, measuring 10″ x 17″, proudly graces your dining establishment. It signifies to astute patrons that your restaurant stands apart, exemplifying prestige and excellence that surpasses all others in the culinary realm.

Mobile Exposure

Gain visibility among food enthusiasts around the globe with a dedicated listing and map placement on our DiRōNA mobile app (available on the Apple and Google App Store).

The app has been downloaded and used by thousands of discerning dinners each day from North America and around the World.

Website Directory Listing

Increase your presence among food enthusiasts worldwide with a dedicated listing and map placement on our website,

Visited by more than 250,000 culinary enthusiasts annually, is the online epicenter for your local dining patrons and travelers from around the World.

Social Media Posting

Receive recognition on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts, extending your reach to our thousands of social media followers. 

Social posts regarding your restaurant will be professionally designed by our graphics team and your restaurant will be tagged in your annual post providing exposure to your social media accounts.


Join fellow awarded restaurateurs and industry experts at annual events including culinary and wine excursions, Hall OF Fame inductions, and reunion luncheons.

2024 events will include a Tequila Tour in Jalisco, Mexico and a Hall of Fame Luncheon in Chicago during the National Restaurant Association Show.

Submit your restaurant below.

Following our review process your restaurant will receive an email with further details.