05/20/2013 09:29 am ET Updated Jul 20, 2013

Hottest Restaurants in the U.S.

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by Sophie Gayot

Want to know the hottest restaurants around? For the first time ever, has published a list of the Hot 40 Restaurants in the U.S. as part of the 2013 Annual Restaurant Issue. Some of them are old classics, while others opened recently, but you can be sure that they are very busy, and that it can be difficult to get a table.

Searsucker restaurant, in the happening Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, CA, earned a place on the select list. Watch my exclusive interview with chef Brian Malarkey, whom you may know as a judge/mentor on ABC-TV's The Taste, and it will be easy to figure out why his restaurant deserves the coveted spot.

To learn about all of the other winners, visit the 2013 GAYOT Annual Restaurant Issue.


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