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Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio dines across the U.S. as host, judge, and executive producer, taking a look at the food world from a fresh direction: the restaurant. The series is also executive produced by restaurateur and TV personality Gordon Ramsay. The majority of the series takes place on location in the restaurants themselves to highlight each establishment's unique point of view. In the end, only one will be crowned Best New Restaurant and win an editorial feature in Bon Appétit, a featured spot at America's number one global food festival, Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit 2015, and $100,000.
Two delectable new restaurants serving Italian cuisine face off in three daunting challenges. Doma in Beverly Hills features Italian food with a global twist, while the team at Dolce Italian in South Beach is dedicated to serving authentic Italian dishes. Service is the key to success in this episode where Doma's veteran waiter Igor puts on a show at every meal and Dolce's general manager Dean has hospitality in his genes.
Two innovative restaurants making waves with their shared plates concepts face off. Miami's The Federal is run by a powerhouse couple who put their life savings into the restaurant. In Austin, Swift's Attic is the creative brainchild of an experienced culinary dream team. Food execution is a challenge for both restaurants as one falls victim to under seasoning and the other risks creating a brand new menu for the pressure test.
Two restaurants specializing in unique service models face off. The Church Key in Los Angeles entertains diners with its dim sum and drink carts, while Restaurant Jezebel in Austin promises customized menus for its diners. Will the restaurants live up to their creative concepts?
R House in Miami is the passion project of a veteran chef and his new husband and features globally inspired cuisine. Barlata Tapas Bar is run by another married couple who has brought authentic Spanish cuisine to Austin. Will the love in these globally-inspired restaurants translate into their performance?
Two restaurants nationally known for their amazing burgers face off. Porter Ale House in Austin was built by three friends all passionate about high-end pub fare that have curated one of the best beer menus in the state. Tongue & Cheek in Miami has become famous for its delicious dishes and whimsical craft cocktails. In the end, whose burger will reign supreme?
Little Sparrow, a french-inspired bistro in the small community of Santa Ana, California, is the passion project of a married couple who rallied the community to help fund the restaurant. L'Apicio in New York serves up Italian dishes with first class hospitality and spiciness to boot. Consistency and communication are key at both of these restaurants serving European fare.
Two restaurants specializing in high-end cuisine in a casual atmosphere battle it out. Morgan's BBQ serves up authentic Texas barbecue in the heart of Brooklyn. Miami trendsetter Buns & Buns is winning fans over with globally-inspired, high-quality ingredients, dishes and specialty breads.
Two restaurants with intimate dining rooms, seasonal menus, and a passion for nose-to-tail cooking face off. The Pines from Brooklyn, New York is run by a young crew with serious chops. Across the country in Pasadena, California, a veteran chef is drawing diners with his seasonal Italian menu.
Four winning restaurants return to compete in the semifinals, but they are in for a twist when they find out the semifinal round in reality started weeks ago when secret diners were sent to investigate all of the restaurants. It is sudden death as two restaurants are eliminated from the competition on the spot while the remaining two are tasked to create pop-up restaurants representing the next evolution of their concepts in 24 hours.
The remaining four winning restaurants arrive to discover the competition has already commenced as a new group of secret diners visited all of the restaurants. In a second round of immediate elimination, two restaurants are sent home from the competition on the spot.
The competition to find the Best New Restaurant comes to a head as the last two restaurants standing face off. Each visits their competition to experience a dinner service and see what tricks the other is bringing to the table. Back in New York, both establishments do battle at Tom Colicchio's restaurant River Park and serve their best 4 course meals to a room packed full of VIP diners. In the end, one restaurant will win $100,000, an editorial feature in Bon Appétit, a featured spot at America's number one global food festival, Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit 2015, and the title of Best New Restaurant.
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