Monday, December 15, 2008

Distinguished Restaurants of North America Names Class of 2009

Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) is pleased to announce 22 inductees into the Class of 2009. This new class represents 13 states and also one region in Mexico.

To be eligible, restaurant applicants had to be in operation, under the same ownership and theme, for a minimum of three years A rigorous, anonymous inspection process scrutinized every aspect of the dining experience - food, wine, service, physical property and décor. The DiRōNA distinction is bestowed upon establishments that represent top quality in distinguished dining.

DiRōNA Class of 2009
Alexander's Steakhouse - Cupertino, CA
Bacco - New Orleans, LA
Bateaux Restaurant - Beaufort, SC
Bourbon House - New Orleans, LA
Bravo - Boston, MA
C2 Steak Seafood - Brooks, CA
FishBones - Lake Mary, FL
Jasper's - Plano, TX
Michael's Restaurant - Santa Monica, CA
Rainbow Ranch Restaurant - Gallatin Gateway, MT
Restaurant 213 - Fruitland, MD
Restaurant Mazzi at the Inn of Leola Village - Leola, PA
Rick Stein's Steakhouse - Dallas, TX
Superiors Steakhouse - Shreveport, LA
The Boathouse at Sunday Park - Midlothian, VA
The Circular Dining Room - Hershey, PA
The Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego, CA
The Oceanaire Seafood Room - Indianapolis, IN
Tulalip Bay - Tulalip, WA
Vallozzi's Restaurant - Greensburg, PA
Winston's Restaurant - Louisville, KY
Yaxche Maya Cuisine - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

DiRōNA, a non-profit organization, serves as an independent authority for recognizing and promoting excellence in dining. DiRōNA's independent inspectors explore nominated restaurants across the United States, Canada, and Mexico to find those worthy of the DiRōNA distinction.

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