Restaurants on The Layover

88 Restaurants Found

Rob Roy 

2332 Second Ave. Seattle, WA (206) 956-8423

02/04/2013 - Seattle
Tony heads to Rob Roy for a nightcap with Matt and Renee. The decor makes a convincing argument for the 1960s bachelor pad as an alternative to the current model for modern American cocktail bars.

  • BRONZE for Rob Roy

Marination Mobile 

1412 Harvard Ave Seattle, WA (206) 555-1212

02/04/2013 - Seattle
This self-described whiskey and bitters emporium serves up impressive, classic cocktails.

  • BRONZE for Marination Mobile

5 Point Cafe 

415 Cedar St Seattle, WA (206) 448-9991

02/04/2013 - Seattle
classic greasy spoon serves up a great breakfast.


6226 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA (206) 789-3100

02/04/2013 - Seattle
Try the Cuban sandwich at this Caribbean restaurant, beloved by locals for its tasty sandwiches.


1001 E Pike St Seattle, WA (206) 325-7711

02/04/2013 - Seattle
A meat-lovers heaven. Try the pubs wild boar sloppy Joe.


122 Cherry St Seattle, WA (206) 622-3375

02/04/2013 - Seattle
Home to Seattles own Sandwich Nazi this intentionally prickly downtown-based luncheonette is packed with a devoted following of hungry patrons.

Canlis Restaurant 

2576 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA (206) 283-3313

02/04/2013 - Seattle
Tony meets Matt Dillon and Renee Erickson at Canlis Restaurant to sample some of Seattles most beloved regional cooking. Overlooking Lake Union, this restaurant has been serving dinner since 1950.

Salty's on Alki Beach 

1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA (206) 937-1600

02/04/2013 - Seattle
This seafood and steak restaurant is right on the water, and has breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline.

  • BRONZE for Salty's on Alki Beach


2010 Western Ave Seattle, WA (206) 436-0390

02/04/2013 - Seattle
Tony tries the famous Dungeness crab fried-egg sandwich, made with egg, avocado, Beechers cheese and sweet crabmeat.

Little Uncle 

1509 E Madison St Seattle, WA (206) 329-1503

02/04/2013 - Seattle
If you are in a hurry, grab some food from this walk-up-window operation, serving high-quality Thai food.


1118 E Pike St Seattle, WA (206) 325-6492

02/04/2013 - Seattle
A (Seattle) Capitol Hill bar whose signature drink is the Unicorn Jizz -- and people love it.

  • BRONZE for Unicorn


4754 University Way NE Seattle, WA (206) 268-0154

02/04/2013 - Seattle
A small-batch handmade biscuit joint. Get here early, because Nook closes once its biscuits sell out!

The Walrus and the Carpenter 

4743 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA (206) 395-9227

02/04/2013 - Seattle
This place made Bon Appetit’s 2011 Best New Restaurants. The restaurant serves oysters and other local seafood specialties.

  • BRONZE for The Walrus and the Carpenter

Le Pichet 

1933 1ST Ave Seattle, WA (206) 256-1499

02/04/2013 - Seattle
Enjoy a sampling of some of the best French food one can find in the United States.

  • BRONZE for Le Pichet

Pho Tau Bay 

113 Westbank Expy Ste C New Orleans, LA (504) 368-9846

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Tony and native Louisiana chef John Besh head just outside of the city, over the Mississippi River Bridge to the Westbank, to Pho Tau Bay. Tony and John order classic Vietnamese food from this family-run restaurant.

  • BRONZE for Pho Tau Bay

Walker's BBQ  

10828 Hayne Blvd New Orleans, LA (504) 241-8227

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Walker’s is the home of the Cochon de Lait Po’ Boy, which is 12-hour-hickory-roasted suckling pig, topped with creamy Cajun mustard slaw, and served on proper po’ boy bread.

  • BRONZE for Walker's BBQ

Crab Trap 

100 Peavine Rd La Place, LA

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
The Crab Trap is a series of camps and huts on the coast that serve up classic New Orleans-style seafood. The owner, Louis Lipps, stays busy tending boiling pots and vats of sauce for their New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp.

The Sazerac Bar 

123 Baronne St New Orleans, LA (504) 648-1200

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Tony and Davis Rogan enjoy a few signature cocktails and an ambience that harkens to an older time.. Named after what many consider to be the world’s first mixed drink, The Sazerac Bar carries with it as much history and lore as its namesa


601 Loyola Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 561-1234

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
There is a Spanish theme at chef John Besh’s latest eatery, but it is so deliciously caught up in local tradition that dining here feels much closer to Bucktown than Barcelona.

Maple Leaf Bar 

8316 Oak St New Orleans, LA (504) 866-9359

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
This bar was the first live music venue to reopen, just weeks after Katrina, with a generator-powered performance by Walter Wolfman Washington. If the Rebirth Brass Band is playing, don’t miss it.

Satsuma Cafe 

3218 DAUPHINE ST New Orleans, LA (504) 304-5962

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Named after the sweet mystery fruit of the south, Satsuma Cafe has a wonderful list of site-squeezed juices and sandwiches stuffed full of freshness. The decor is totally New Orleans, and the vibe is about as local as you can get.


901 Louisiana Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 891-9626

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Consistency is a hallmark of their straightforward Creole menu, and the shrimp and grits are a standout. The brunch with live music draws the most customers, but this place has solid food all day, all the time.

R Bar 

1431 Royal St New Orleans, LA (504) 948-7499

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Lolis Elie has Tony meet him at this classic dive bar in the Marigny. Tony and Lolis throw back a few beers and discuss the landscape of New Orleans post-Katrina. The floors are warped, the windows are grimy and smoking is allowed inside.

R and O 

216 Metairie Hammond Hwy Metairie, LA (504) 831-1248

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Tony and Lolis Elie head to Bucktown for the best po’ boy in the city at R&O -- a family-run establishment serving up football-sized roast beef po’ boys.

Snake and Jakes 

7612 Oak St New Orleans, LA (504) 861-2802

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Donald Link and Steve Stryjewski have Tony meet them at this legendary dive. Lit only by a few Christmas lights, all the locals agree that no one is ever here for a good reason. Official listed hours are 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., and they mean it.

  • BRONZE for Snake and Jakes

The Company Burger 

4620 Freret St New Orleans, LA (504) 267-0320

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Tony heads to Company Burger for some classic cheeseburger greatness. It doesn

Big Fisherman Seafood 

3301 Magazine St New Orleans, LA (504) 897-9907

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Big Fisherman is a great market, where you can buy boiled seafood and eat out front or on the levee or in a park. Take advantage of the lax drinking laws in NOLA and crack open a can of beer.


8115 Jeannette St New Orleans, LA (504) 862-5514

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Boucherie offers smartened-up versions of down-home cooking. They might be out of Krispy Kreme bread pudding by the time dessert rolls around, but you’ll be too full to eat it anyway.

  • SILVER for Boucherie

Dooky Chase 

2301 Orleans Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 821-0600

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
This Cajun and Creole joint is famous for its classic soul food, gloriously influenced by the city

  • GOLD for Dooky Chase

Cochon Butcher 

930 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA (504) 588-2123

01/28/2013 - New Orleans
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski bring their love for Louisiana foods to every plate at Cochon. The food is focused and simple, and an emphasis on local microbrews offers a cool contrast to the sometimes-spicy cuisine.

  • GOLD for Cochon Butcher

Holeman & Finch Public House 

2277 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 948-1175

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
where they try their famous, but limited supply of burgers

  • GOLD for Holeman & Finch Public House

Fat Matts Rib Shack 

1811 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA (404) 607-1622

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Anthony stops for a quick BBQ lunch

  • SILVER for Fat Matts Rib Shack

Curly's Fried Chicken 

1021 Howell Mill Rd Atlanta, GA (404) 872-7888

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
some of the best fried chicken in Atlanta

Big Apple Inn 

1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blv Atlanta, GA (404) 254-1678

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Big Apple Inn has delicious tamales, ice cream and amazing sandwiches. One of the most popular signature dishes is the pig ear sandwich.


664 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA (404) 815-1127

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Chef Richard Blais has mastered the art of the hot dog

Empire State South 

999 Peachtree St Atlanta, GA (404) 541-1105

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Chef Ryan Smith’s Empire State South brings a modern twist to beloved Southern cuisine.

Octopus Bar 

560 Gresham Ave SE Atlanta, GA (404) 627-9911

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Tony meets up here for drinks after enough food for the day

The Porter Beer Bar 

1156 Euclid Ave Atlanta, GA (404) 223-0393

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
has more than 340 types of beer and a delicious bar food selection

Little Tart Bakeshop 

437 Memorial Dr SE Atlanta, GA (404) 348-4797

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Anthony goes in the morning to get coffee and some pastries

El Taco Veloz 

5000 Buford Hwy Ste B Doraville, GA (770) 454-9964

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Tony tried a tongue taco at El Taco Veloz, an authentic Mexican restaurant on the Buford Highway.

Northern China Eatery 

5141 Buford Hwy NE Doraville, GA (770) 458-2282

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Tony gets the deep fried fish with lots of chili

Crawfish Shack Seafood 

4337 Buford Hwy Atlanta, GA (404) 329-1610

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Crawfish Shack Seafood has awesome Cajun-style seafood … be sure to try the Shack-tastic Platter.


1879 Cheshire Bridge Atlanta, GA (404) 874-5642

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
known for their southern favorites, been around for over 80 years

  • GOLD for Colonnade

Miller Union 

999 Brady Ave NW Atlanta, GA (678) 733-8550

01/14/2013 - Atlanta
Tony eats here with Alton Brown, farm table restaurant

  • SILVER for Miller Union


35 S William St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
For his newest concept, Joe Macken teamed up with professional rugby player Jamie Heaslip and opened up Bear a steak joint known for serving up unfashionable cuts of meat, and doing it well.


Aughrim St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Tony stops at Kavanagh;s -- a locals-only establishment known to Dubliners as The Gravediggers owing to its location next to Glasnevin cemetery. It's off the beaten path, but this 150-year-old pub is a true Dublin institution.

Celtic Whiskey Shop 

27-28 Dawson St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Irelands premier whiskey shop is based in the heart of Dublin city centre. First opened in 2003, it has become a mecca for whiskey lovers. Here you can find exclusive whiskeys, whiskey launches, tasting evenings and distillery trips.

The Long Hall 

S Great George's St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Decked out in full Victorian splendor, this is one of the citys most beautiful and best-loved pubs.

Chapter One 

18-19 Parnell Sq Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
One of the best restaurants in Dublin, this Michelin-starred fine-dining establishment serves up modern Irish cuisine.

Matt The Thresher 

31-32 Lwr Pembroke St Dublin, Ireland (01) 676 2980

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Tony heads to Matt the Threshers a seafood joint that sources directly from the harbors around the island. They also serve up a special on oysters and Guinness (the Irish hangover cure) every day.

The Chop House 

2 Shelbourne Rd Dublin, Ireland (01) 660 2390

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Tony heads to The Chop House for dinner “ a gastro-pub known for serving Michelin-star food in a pub atmosphere at reasonable prices.


8 Poolbeg St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
This brilliant, old boozer was established in 1782 and has barely changed over the years. It has one of the finest pints of Guinness in Dublin and a colorful crew of regulars.

Coppinger Row 

Coppinger Row Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
The cocktails served at this restaurant are made with care, and locals love the cozy, casual feel that comes along with them. Coppinger Row also serves up genuinely good food that is well-priced.

The Palace Bar 

21 Fleet St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
The Palace Bar is known for being unspoiled and unperturbed by the passage of time, providing a very important bridge between the 19th-century Victorian pub and Dublins great traditions of literary hostelries.

Roma II 

27 Wexford Street Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
The agreed-upon late-night food in Dublin after a heavy night of drinking is fish and chips. Romas is a chipper that is open until 5 a.m. and caters to hungry locals looking for a fix.


60 Dame St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Joe Mackens Crackbird is a pop-up restaurant that used social media to spread the word, and through its success, eventually became a full-time restaurant. Apparently, Dubliners really like fried chicken!


19 Crane Lane Dublin, Ireland (01) 640 9719

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Joe Macken other venture is based around grilled pizza. All the featured pizzas are named after the mothers of various staff members.

Fallon and Byrne 

11-17 Exchequer St Dublin, Ireland (01) 472 1010

01/07/2013 - Dublin
This is Dublins answer to New Yorks high-end delis but with Irish staples. Two restaurants compliment the deli, and between the both of them, you can find almost anything.

Slattery's Bar 

Capel St Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Tony and Paddy go to Slatterys Bar, one of only 7 remaining early houses -- pubs that open at 7 a.m. and serve booze alongside breakfast (or dinner, in the case of the night owls).

The Gigs Place 

Moving Target Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Tourists recommend trying a full Irish breakfast when you visit Gigs Place, but locals say it is much better to try a skin full Irish breakfast -- with skin full standing for a lot of pints.


35 South Great Georges St Dublin, Ireland (01) 677 5904

01/07/2013 - Dublin
Tony visits Hogans, a place well recommended for a night out, if you can get in the door. Food is not an option here apart from the odd pretzel girl passing through.

Winding Stair 

40 Ormond Quay Lower Dublin, Ireland

01/07/2013 - Dublin
The Winding Stair became a famous landmark in the 70s and a popular meeting place for writers, musicians and artists. The cafe kept the ambiance of the building and serves up simple, high-quality, organic Irish cooking with an extensive wine list.

City Tavern Restaurant  

138 S Second St Philadelphia, PA (215) 413-1443

12/03/2012 - Philadelphia
City Tavern takes you back in history, all the way to the birth of America. Their bar features drinks and beers that are creations of America's Founding Fathers

  • GOLD for City Tavern Restaurant

American Sardine Bar 

1800 Federal St Philadelphia, PA (215) 334-2337

12/03/2012 - Philadelphia
This bar/restaurant in South Philly has a great selection of beers and yummy comfort food. Plus, sardine sandwiches for only 2 dollars


412 S 13th St Philadelphia, PA (215) 732-2647

12/03/2012 - Philadelphia
Tony and Peter McAndrews have dinner at Chef Marc Vetri's Italian restaurant

Cafe Soho 

468 W Cheltenham Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 224-6800

12/03/2012 - Philadelphia
Located in Cheltenham, Café Soho is the place to go for Korean fried chicken

Chef Ken's 

7135 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 242-2495

12/03/2012 - Philadelphia
Philadelphia native and former reality TV personality, Shawn Moreland takes Tony for a soul-food lunch at Chef Ken's

Czerw's Kielbasy 

3370 Tilton St Philadelphia, PA (215) 423-1707

12/03/2012 - Philadelphia
Visit for Philadelphia's best homemade Polish Kielbasa

Billy Goat Tavern 

430 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 222-1525

11/19/2012 - Chicago
Blogger Bruce Cameron Elliott takes Tony to his favorite burger spot, the famous Billy Goat Tavern.

  • GOLD for Billy Goat Tavern

Bobak Sausage Co 

5275 S Archer Ave Chicago, IL (773) 735-5334

11/19/2012 - Chicago
popular grocery store and deli known for its Polish-style sausage and deli meats.

The Doughnut Vault 

400 N Franklin St Chicago, IL (312) 464-9544

11/19/2012 - Chicago
Tony stops by the Doughnut Vault to learn why people wait in line for 3 dollar donuts.

  • BRONZE for The Doughnut Vault

El Ideas 

2419 W 14th St Chicago, IL (312) 226-8144

11/19/2012 - Chicago
Have a unique dining experience at El Ideas with chef Phillip Foss's tasting menu

Budacki's Drive-In 

4739 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL (773) 561-1322

11/19/2012 - Chicago
Stop by Budacki's for a deliciously greasy hamburger or a Chicago-style hot dog

In-N-Out Burger 

7009 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA (800) 786-1000

01/23/2012 - Los Angeles
Anthony Bourdain gets a double-double animal style cheeseburger and chocolate shake.

  • GOLD for In-N-Out Burger

Senor Fish 

422 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA (213) 625-0566

01/23/2012 - Los Angeles
Serves sea bass, mahi-mahi and yellowtail. People come for the fish tacos, lightly battered and deep-fried

Ludo Truck 

LOCATION VARIES Los Angeles, CA (213) 973-8839

01/23/2012 - Los Angeles
Owned by Chef Ludo Lefebvre from LudoBites restaurant and Top Chef. Locate the truck by checking Twitter, @ludotruck, or Facebook. LudoTruck only serves chicken. Tony samples chicken balls, biscuits baked with honey and lavender.

Swan Oyster Depot 

1517 Polk St San Francisco, CA (415) 673-1101

01/09/2012 - San Francisco
One of Tony's favorite places to eat in America, Swan Oyster Depot is a casual spot that's first-come, first-serve, so breakfast is the best time to come. Tony and chef Roland Passot order crab butter, oysters and sea urchins.

  • SILVER for Swan Oyster Depot

Toronado Bar 

547 Haight St San Francisco, CA (415) 863-2276

01/09/2012 - San Francisco
Tony goes for an afternoon drink. "Daytime drinking is a tradition here, as it is in any great city," he says. Toronado is a beer bar with 50-plus microbrews on tap and 100 bottled beers.

Blue Bottle Cafe 

66 Mint St San Francisco, CA (415) 495-3394

01/09/2012 - San Francisco
Handcrafted artisanal produced coffee and small breakfast options.


199 Valencia St San Francisco, CA (415) 255-7505

01/09/2012 - San Francisco
Zeitgeist is a beer garden with bikers, a great jukebox with local bands and back patio with picnic tables

Las Olas Cafe 

644 6th St Miami Beach, FL (305) 534-9333

12/12/2011 - Miami
This place is good for more traditional Cuban cuisine. It's cash only, popular with the locals, and the staff speaks mostly Spanish

La Perrada De Edgar 

6976 Collins Avel Dr Miami Beach, FL (305) 866-4546

12/12/2011 - Miami
This eatery offers 21 different takes on the hot dog. Tony gets a Colombian -- cheese, onion, pink sauce (mayo and ketchup), house sauce, mustard and potato sticks. Tony also has the Edgar Special.

Club Deuce Bar and Grill 

222 14th St Miami Beach, FL (305) 531-6200

12/12/2011 - Miami
Tony and Chris Garver go to happy hour at one of the last dive bars in South Beach. This bar is perfect for late afternoons or late nights. Mac's was also the first place Tony ever went to the first time he was in Miami.

El Palacio de los Jugos 

5721 W Flagler St Miami, FL (305) 262-0070

12/12/2011 - Miami
El Palacio is literally a palace of juices and jumble of different stands all under one roof. Offerings include fried plantains, Cuban rice and beans, chicharones, roast pork sandwich, et

  • SILVER for El Palacio de los Jugos

Minetta Tavern 

113 MacDougal St New York, NY (212) 475-3850

11/28/2011 - New York
The best, if priciest, burger in NYC is probably the black label burger at the Minetta Tavern. Getting in here, however, can be a challenge. Try early or late

  • SILVER for Minetta Tavern

Bemelmans Bar 

35 E 76th St New York, NY (212) 744-1600

11/28/2011 - New York
Tony's first stop was The Carlyle hotel's Bemelmans Bar. Tony ordered a gin martini and talked about the old New York.

  • BRONZE for Bemelmans Bar

La Birreria 

200 5th Ave New York, NY (212) 937-8910

11/28/2011 - New York
It's an insane Italian beer garden and rustic-style eatery in the sky. The food's great and most of the beer is hand-crafted artisanal stuff from people like the legendary Dogfish Head dudes

Burger Joint 

118 W 57th St New York, NY (212) 708-7414

11/28/2011 - New York
Tony traveled to Midtown Manhattan to grab lunch at The Burger Joint hidden inside Le Parker Meridien Hotel. Tony enjoyed a burger and fries.

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