Travel and Leisure has announced the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants for 2009. And if, like us, you were slightly disappointed the recent list of the best restaurants in the world didn’t have any offerings you could try without accruing some hefty travel expenses, this compilation might be more to your liking.

Though the list is still dominated by major cities like New York and Chicago, it has a bit of diversity to it, and there’s a decent chance you can find one or two options within driving distance. But, be warned, in order to see the list in its entirety you’ll need to plod through a 50 page slideshow. So, you might want to make sure you’ve got a bit of time to kill.

Steven Miller
Quinn’s in Seattle makes the list of the 50 Best New Restaurants.

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