Bar Jules Makes Bon Appetit Top Ten

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The next issue of Bon Appetit includes a feature on the top ten new American restaurants, and Bar Jules is right at the top of the list. The “bohemian lunch and dinner spot” got the nod for chef Jessica Boncutter’s skill with simple foods like her burger and lamb stew. The folks at Bon Appetit particularly liked the lamb with preserved lemons. A general lack of attitude also did well for the little Hayes Valley restaurant: “There’s no mantra on the menu — no stuffiness in the dining room.” The issue hits stands August 11, but you can check out the full top ten list below.

Bar Jules / San Francisco
Dish to try: Lamb with Preserved Lemons

Cakes & Ale / Decatur, Georgia
Dish to try: Citrus Arancine with Pecorino Cheese

Feast / Houston
Dish to try: Braised Beef with Fresh Pears and Ginger

Hungry Mother / Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dish to try: Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Collards and Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

Mado / Chicago
Dish to try: Clam and Calamari Seafood Stew with Salsa Verde

No. 7 / Brooklyn
Dish to try: Pumpkin-Seed-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass Broth, Rice Noodles and Poached Eggs

Olivia / Austin
Dish to try: Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder with Semolina Gnocchi

Spring Hill / Seattle
Dish to try: Black Cod with Fennel Chowder and Smoked Oyster Panzanella

The Greenhouse Tavern / Cleveland
Dish to try: Potato-Crusted Goat Cheese Tarts with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Woodberry Kitchen / Baltimore
Dish to try: Spiced Pear Flatbreads with Goat Cheese and Mustard Cream

Bar Jules Makes Bon Appetit Top Ten