Can you believe 2014 is coming to a close already? So much to do still – stockings to be stuffed, last minute presents to shop for and parties to finish planning are sure to be a few of the things left on your to-do list. One thing I love to do during this time of a year is to treat myself, family and friends to a stress-free night out. Who doesn’t love a delicious dinner out of the house around the holidays? Just think about the no meal planning required, no after-dinner dishes, and the great company of loved ones. I have some great suggestions on places to give a try, from sushi, to Mexican and of course (my favorite) Italian! It doesn’t matter what you are in the mood for there is sure to be an option you will enjoy. Besides, in my opinion alfredo is a good dipping sauce whatever the cuisine type!


Check out my Top 50 Restaurants below and find a restaurant near you. Happy Dining!

  1. Top of the World – Las Vegas, NV
  2. Pampas Churrascaria – Las Vegas, NV
  3. Kobe Steaks Japanese Restaurant – Nashville, TN
  4. Sam Snead’s Tavern – Orlando, FL
  5. Jim’s Place Restaurant & Bar – Memphis, TN
  6. Portofino Tuscan Grille – Warwick, RI
  7. Braza Grill – Murray, UT
  8. Katella Grill – Orange, CA
  9. Squeeze Inn – Sacramento, CA
  10. The Great Wall of China South – Charlotte, NC
  11. Sweet Baby Ray’s – Elk Grove Village, IL
  12. Meat – Lansing, MI
  13. Fontina Ristorante – Pleasanton, CA
  14. Bulldog Ale House – Roselle, IL
  15. Magic Time Machine – Dallas, TX
  16. KingFish – Jeffersonville, IN
  17. Great Lakes Shipping Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
  18. Left Coast – Merrick, NY
  19. Crossroads at House of Blues – Orlando, FL
  20. Mallorca Restaurant – Pittsburgh, PA
  21. Urban an American Grill – Austin, TX
  22. Shorty Small’s – Little Rock, AR
  23. Pittsburgh Steak Co. – Pittsburgh, PA
  24. Anaheim White House – Anaheim, CA
  25. Ground Round Grill & Bar – Bangor, ME
  26. Chancery Restaurant & Pub – Waukesha, WI
  27. Gatten Sushi – Cerritos, CA
  28. El Nopal – Louisville, KY
  29. Villa Rosa Restaurant – Quincy, MA
  30. CDB’s Italian Restaurant – Tampa, FL
  31. Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center – North Royalton, OH
  32. Derek’s – Philadelphia, PA
  33. SunUp Brewing Co. – Phoenix, AZ
  34. Blue Taj Cuisine of India – Charlotte, NC
  35. Ranchero’s Mexican Grille and Cantina – Naperville, IL
  36. Giovanni’s – Edgewood, MD
  37. JJ’s Sports Bar & Grill – Northborough, MA
  38. Ward’s House of Prime – Milwaukee, WI
  39. Villa Napolenta – East Longmeadow, MA
  40. Crackpot Restaurant – Towson, MD
  41. Morgan House Restaurant – Dublin, OH
  42. Mt. Fuji Japanese Sushi & Hibachi – Parker, CO
  43. Rippers Rock House – Akron, OH
  44. The Real Chow Baby – Atlanta, GA
  45. Saluda’s – Columbia, SC
  46. Three Monkeys – Saint Louis, MO
  47. Elevation Burger – Houston, TX
  48. Grille on Main – East Greenwich, RI
  49. Connie’s Pizza – Chicago, IL
  50. Harmon Brewery and Eatery – Tacoma, WA






*Editor’s Note:’s Top 50 Restaurants List by Elfredo was selected based on criteria such as customer feedback and certificates sold.