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Here Are GQ's 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015

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Momofuku Ko, Laurel, and Khin Khao all make the cut.

Daniel Krieger

GQ restaurant critic Alan Richman named his 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015 in the March issue of the magazine. This year, Portland, Oregon is well represented on the list. Three of the city's restaurants — LangbaanKachka, and Ataula — all made the cut. Richman is quite fond of D.C.-area restaurants as well: Rose's Luxury — which is also one of Eater's 38 essential restaurants — takes the top spot, even though it did not a James Beard award nomination. The Italian seafood at Fiola Mare is also a favorite of Richman's (President Barack Obama likes it as well.)

Also on the list are New York City newcomers like vegetable-forward Santina and sushi hotspot Shuko. A number of meaty restaurants in Texas have spots on the round-up, too. Richman is a particular fan of the cold-cut meat board at Austin's Dai Due and the rib's at Killen's Barbecue in Houston ("Was Ronnie Killen's plate rib merely the single greatest piece of barbecue of my entire life?"). Below the full list:

1) Rose's Luxury, Washington, DC
2) Langbaan, Portland
3) Momofuku Ko, NYC
4) Fiola Mare, Washington, DC
5) Pax Americana, Houston
6) Kin Khao, San Francisco
7) Shuko, NYC
8) Laurel, Philadelphia
9) Alimento, Los Angeles
10) Killen's Barbecue, Houston
11) Lusca, Atlanta
12) Dai Due, Austin
13) Ataula, Portland
14) Smoke.Oil.Salt, Los Angeles
15) Santina, NYC
16) Spice to Table, Atlanta
17) MFK, Chicago
18) St. Philip Bakeshop, Austin
19) Kachka, Portland
20) Ananda, Fulton, MD
21) Sarma, Somerville, MA
22) Trove, Seattle
23) Pink Zebra, San Francisco
24) Lo Spiedo, Philadelphia
25) Shi Hai, Los Angeles