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Geoffrey Zakarian (bio)

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Secret Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Secret Pizza ($)
(4975 ratings)

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7860
  • The Big Sexy (Pizza)
    thin crust w/ pepperoni, onion & pepperoncini; looks good
  • White Pizza
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
4975 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Late Night Eats); in hidden location at The Cosmopolitan (you need to ask around)
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Nebulous Potato Thing
    pile of spuds w/ melted cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream & green onions; topped w/ optional sunny-side-up egg; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1187 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); since 1918; San Francisco's oldest ice cream parlor/soda fountain
Strip House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Strip HouseSee Strip House Video ($$$$)
(982 ratings)

13 E 12th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 328-0000
www.striphouse.com/new_yo...
  • Strip House Chocolate Cake
    24-layer chocolate cake; looks good; 5 other locations
4.0 out of 5
982 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate)
Tacko: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tacko ($$)
(825 ratings)

3115 Fillmore St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 796-3534
www.tackosf.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • Tuesday Taco Trio
    $2 tacos on Tuesdays; tacos: chicken mole, carnitas, carne asada
4.0 out of 5
825 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats)
Tam O'Shanter: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tam O'ShanterSee Tam O'Shanter Video ($$$)
(1444 ratings)

2980 Los Feliz Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
www.lawrysonline.com/tam-...
  • Prime Rib
    served w/ mashed potatoes & gravy, Yorkshire pudding, freshly prepared horseradish, creamed spinach or creamed corn; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1444 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best for the Holidays); since 1922; "good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food in a cozy old world atmosphere" (from its website); John Wayne, Clark Gable, Mary Pickford & Walt Disney were regulars; at Christmas time, everything is covered w/ glitter lights & garland & servers dressed in old world costumes
Top Round Roast Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Top Round Roast Beef ($)
(841 ratings)

1000 S La Brea Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 549-9445
toproundroastbeef.com
  • Beef & Cheese Sandwich
    choice roast beef, slow roasted over 10 hours; served w/ cheese sauce on butter-toasted buns w/ seasoning shake & au jus; looks good
4.0 out of 5
841 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); "chef-driven fast food" (from its website)
Totonno's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Totonno'sSee Totonno's Video ($$)
(809 ratings)

1524 Neptune Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-8606
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Pizza"
  • Mushroom & Pepperoni Pizza
    thin crust (NY-style) pizza w/ mozzarella, pepperoni, mushroom & tomato sauce, Parmesan & extra virgin olive oil; looks good
4.0 out of 5
809 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); since 1924; family operated
21 Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
21 Club ($$$)
(629 ratings)

21 W 52nd St Map It!
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-7200
www.21club.com
  • '21' Caesar Salad
    mixed greens, aged parmesan, garlic croutons; looks good
3.5 out of 5
629 ratings
former speakeasy "where wining and dining meets pure theater...it's an adventure into the imagination. And, most of all, it's about sheer entertainment and sophisticated fun"
24 Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
24 DinerSee 24 Diner Video ($$)
(1855 ratings)

600 N Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
24diner.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Meat Loaf
    30-ingredient meat loaf served w/ whipped potatoes, bacon-braised collard greens, sweet onion gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1855 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); classic '50s-inspired diner serving chef-inspired comfort food
Arnaud's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Arnaud's RestaurantSee Arnaud's Restaurant Video ($$$)
(755 ratings)

813 Bienville St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70112
(866) 230-8895
www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
  • Bananas Foster
    bananas sauteed in butter w/ cinnamon & brown sugar, flamed rum & served over French vanilla ice cream
3.5 out of 5
755 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Romantic Foods); since 1918; classic Creole Cuisine & exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms
Bernie's Burger Bus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bernie's Burger Bus [CLOSED] ($$)
(338 ratings)

2643 Commercial Center Blvd Map It!
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 394-9006
berniesburgerbus.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Lunch"
  • Detention Burger
    two crispy bacon grilled cheeses used as a bun for two cheddar cheeseburger patties, "tipsy" onions & all "the principal's" fixings; looks good
3.5 out of 5
338 ratings
[CLOSED]; #5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch); since 2010; started as a food "truck" (actually a school bus); brick-and-mortar has school cafeteria atmosphere
Best Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Best Pizza ($)
(599 ratings)

33 Havemeyer St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-2210
www.best.piz.za.com/#menu...
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • White & Veggie Pies
    large slice is under $4
3.5 out of 5
599 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats); opened in 2010
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Soul Food"
  • Smoked Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo
    served w/ steamed basmati rice; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3001 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); new style, down home soul food, community & a welcoming vibe in West Oakland
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Bar Food"
  • Baby Back Ribs
    dry rubbed, oven-cooked in plastic wrap & foil, deep-fried & coated in sweet Thai sesame sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
341 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food); friendly neighborhood sports pub
Cafe Martorano: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe MartoranoSee Cafe Martorano Video ($$$)
(492 ratings)

3343 E Oakland Park Blvd Map It!
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 561-2554
www.cafemartorano.com
  • Famous Meatball & Salad
    simmered in Sunday gravy; served w/ Martorano salad & ricotta cheese; "best meatball I have ever eaten" -Geoffrey Zakarian
3.5 out of 5
492 ratings
est. 1990; Italian restaurant combining food, music & movies; 2 more locations in Atlantic City, NJ & Las Vegas, NV
Canter's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Canter's DeliSee Canter's Deli Video ($$)
(3748 ratings)

419 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 651-2030
www.cantersdeli.com
  • Canter's Fairfax Sandwich
    hot corned beef & pastrami piled high on rye; served w/ side of cole slaw & potato salad; looks good
  • Potato Pancakes
    appetizer; ground potatoes, onions, cornmeal, spices, pattied, flat top-seared & deep-fried; served w/ apple sauce or sour cream
  • Brooklyn Ave Sandwich
    choice of corned beef or pastrami (corned beef is recommended), cole slaw & homemade Russian dressing served on rye; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3748 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Late Night Eats); since 1931; Art Deco decor & trademark autumn leaves ceiling; open 24 hours & only closed on Jewish holidays; Marilyn Monroe, Jack Benny, Elizabeth Taylor, Sydney Poitier, Mel Brooks, Wilt Chamberlain, Brooke Shields, Bill Cosby have eaten here; adjacent Kibitz Room features a full bar and small stage where Guns 'n' Roses played when starting out
JAM: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JAM ($$)
(742 ratings)

2853 N Kedzie Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 292-6011
jamrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Breakfast"
  • Malted Custard French Toast
    macerated stonefruit, lime leaf cream, pink peppercorns; looks good
3.5 out of 5
742 ratings
est. 2009
Joyful House Chinese Cuisine: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joyful House Chinese Cuisine ($$)
(556 ratings)

4601 Spring Mountain Rd Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 889-8881
joyfulhouselv.com
  • Honey Walnut Shrimp
    blanched shrimp, dredged & wok-fried & then coated in sweet citrus-mayo-based sauce & topped w/ candied walnuts; looks good
3.5 out of 5
556 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chinese Food); est. 1996; specializing in authentic Hong Kong Chinese food
Le Cirque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Le Cirque [CLOSED]See Le Cirque Video ($$$$)
(876 ratings)

151 E 58th St Map It!
New York, NY 10022
  • Chocolate Souffle
    served w/ homemade vanilla gelato; looks good
3.5 out of 5
876 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1974
Louis' Lunch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Louis' LunchSee Louis' Lunch Video ($)
(981 ratings)

261 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
www.louislunch.com
  • The Original Burger
    The Original Burger; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; blend of 5 ground meats; served on toast; only available toppings are cheese, tomato and onion, no ketchup; no fries, just potato salad
3.5 out of 5
981 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Chocolate"
  • Chocolate Pizza
    dessert pizza; pastry topped w/ double melted chocolate and marshmallows and candied hazelnut crunch; use Belgian chocolate
3.5 out of 5
1318 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate); chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate; multiple locations across U.S.
Miss Lily's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Miss Lily'sSee Miss Lily's Video ($$)
(1112 ratings)

132 W Houston St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(646) 588-5375
www.misslilysnyc.com
  • Jerk Chicken Wings
    scotch bonnet-based jerk marinated & grilled
3.5 out of 5
1112 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Hot and Spicy Foods); Caribbean beach shack atmosphere
Parm: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ParmSee Parm Video ($$)
(748 ratings)

248 Mulberry St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 993-7189
www.parmnyc.com
  • Meatball Parm Sub
    veal, beef & pork meatball cooked in tomato sauce & served w/ homemade mozzarella; looks good
3.5 out of 5
748 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Sandwiches); serving classic Italian-American cuisine
Pie 'n Burger: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pie 'n BurgerSee Pie 'n Burger Video ($$)
(1607 ratings)

913 E California Blvd Map It!
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-1123
pienburger.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Burgers"
  • Burger
    topped w/ homemade thousand island, pickles & lettuce; add optional American cheese
3.5 out of 5
1607 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); opened in 1963; old style charm w/ some of the original equipment & decor
Pine Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pine ClubSee Pine Club Video ($$$)
(307 ratings)

1926 Brown St Map It!
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 228-7463
thepineclub.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Steak"
  • Bone-In Rib Eye
    20-oz bone-in rib eye; dry-aged for 28 days; comes w/ side of onion rings; looks good
3.5 out of 5
307 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); opened in 1947; Dayton landmark; recognized as one of the best steaks by several publications including USA Today, NY Times, Gourmet
Geoffrey Zakarian (bio)   (82 restaurants)    
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