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Best Top Chef Restaurants

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Joe Termini

Can’t get enough of Top Chef? You’re in luck. Here are the top U.S. restaurants helmed by the show’s alums.

The Restaurant at theSurf Lodge, Montauk, NY

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Many viewers expected Season 2 finalist Sam Talbot to win the title of Top Chef (and by “viewers” we mean “women,” who swooned for the hunky, talented, sensitive-ponytail-boy). Afterward, the fan favorite cut his hair and, in 2008, became executive chef of this cool-kid Montauk spot. Drawing on his beach-centric North Carolina childhood and his summery surroundings, Talbot—between ocean dips—serves up daily-caught seafood at simple picnic tables.

Don’t Miss: Belly up to Talbot’s new Food Truck, parked just outside the hotel’s lobby, for out-of-this-world lobster rolls.

Best Top Chef Restaurants

The Restaurant at theSurf Lodge, Montauk, NY

Many viewers expected Season 2 finalist Sam Talbot to win the title of Top Chef (and by “viewers” we mean “women,” who swooned for the hunky, talented, sensitive-ponytail-boy). Afterward, the fan favorite cut his hair and, in 2008, became executive chef of this cool-kid Montauk spot. Drawing on his beach-centric North Carolina childhood and his summery surroundings, Talbot—between ocean dips—serves up daily-caught seafood at simple picnic tables.

Don’t Miss: Belly up to Talbot’s new Food Truck, parked just outside the hotel’s lobby, for out-of-this-world lobster rolls.

Joe Termini
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