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Alaska has many award-winning restaurants recognized for their exceptional cuisine and unique dining experiences. Here are some notable examples:

Crow's Nest

The Crow’s Nest

French and New American Cuisine

Anchorage, Alaska – (907) 276-6000

Located in the Hotel Captain Cook, this fine dining restaurant is known for its exquisite cuisine and offers stunning views of the city and inlet. It’s recognized for its exceptional seafood dishes and elegant atmosphere.

The Bright Star

The Bright Star

Traditional Southern Greek Style Cuisine

Bessemer, Alabama – (205) 424-9444

Established in 1907, The Bright Star is Alabama’s oldest family-owned restaurant and has received the James Beard Foundation’s “America’s Classic” award. Known for its traditional Southern and Greek-style cuisine, the restaurant has a rich history and is famous for dishes like seafood gumbo, Greek-style beef tenderloin, and snapper throats.

Bottega Restaurant

Bottega Restaurant

Italian inspired cuisine

Birmingham, Alabama – (205) 939-1400

Another gem from Chef Frank Stitt, Bottega is celebrated for its Italian-inspired dishes and elegant setting. The restaurant has garnered widespread acclaim, including multiple nominations for James Beard Foundation awards. The menu focuses on fresh, high-quality ingredients, and the restaurant features a diverse wine selection, making it a favorite among both locals and visitors.