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Carla Hall's 10 Favorite Restaurants Across the U.S.

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by Carla Hall
Updated March 13, 2019

We asked Carla Hall, the queen of soul food, about her favorite restaurants all across the nation. You may know her from her many appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef, or maybe you know her from America’s foodie-themed talkshow The Chew. Regardless of where you know her, the one thing you should know about her is her love for cuisines of all kinds. Lucky us, she filled us in on all her favorite eateries and dishes. You’re sure to find something on this list that’ll satisfy any and all of your cravings. Hootie hoo and happy eating!

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4.7
4.7 (4981)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Old City
About the restaurant
Innovative and thoughtfully-prepared food that’s approachable in a sophisticated and modern setting. I'm always blown away by the creative vegetarian selections, even though I’m not a vegetarian. Ideal spot for afternoon tea and Sunday brunch. Homemade pastries and granola will have you coming back.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
A really nice experience. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Highs: Service. The fried bass was amazing, it csn be split 2-3 ways. A nice wine list. The prawns were great. Lows: The gazpacho was a miss, skip it. I didn’t care for the oysters. The flat bread was also underwhelming. The cheese course was kind of blah.
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4.5
4.5 (2833)
$31 to $50
American
SOMA
About the restaurant
The seafood platter is a must! There’s a whole vegetable section on the menu that’s just as fantastic as the ribs and steaks.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
I had a large group of old high school friends for dinner and International Smoke exceeded my expectations. Food was exceptional. We ordered ribs, Salmon, mac n cheese, oyster mushrooms, and duck french fries. All entres and sides were delicious! Very good drinks and service as well! I will go again!
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4.3
4.3 (2001)
$31 to $50
American
Asheville
About the restaurant
Modern take on soul food using traditional ingredients. Authentic food with plenty of surprises. Great cocktails + great atmosphere = my ideal restaurant. The potlikker-braised chicken wings with chow chow are must!
Top review
ChristaSvip
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
Great location and food. We really enjoyed our breakfast.
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4.7
4.7 (1321)
$31 to $50
Southeast Asian
Central Business District
About the restaurant
An eclectic mix of Asian influences, hints of Cajun and sprinklings of Italian. The dim sum brunch is a must! The bibb lettuce salad with chaat spice with a few different dumplings makes for the perfect order. Their homemade, hand-pulled noodles are toothsome and full of flavor.
Top review
ReneeD
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful meal. The best restaurant I’ve been to in a long while.
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4.8
4.8 (652)
$30 and under
Italian
Logan Square
About the restaurant
Great cocktails accompanied by an airy and light decor with a warm atmosphere. Great place for a group, because you must order everything on the menu. The pita and hummus combo is so good, you’ll feel like it’s your first time experiencing this. This place is also great for vegetarians.
Top review
MariaQ
Dined 2 days ago
The food was absolutely delicious! We had the roasted cauliflower as our appetizer, the chicken alfredo and a chicken dish that was part of their daily special and for dessert tiramisu. Our servers Tara and Alexander were friendly. Tara spoke very highly about the daily specials and she was not wrong! Will definitely be going there again.
A photo of Haikan restaurant
4.7
4.7 (639)
$30 and under
Ramen
Shaw
About the restaurant
Shoyu ramen with a spicebomb, egg and corn is so flavorful and craveable. In addition to the ramen, be sure to try their amazing appetizers.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
It’s great ramen.
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