New York eatery Blue Hill at Stone Barns has been named Restaurant of the Year by food publication Eater.
The Pocantico Hills restaurant topped the list of Eater's "38 restaurants that defined dining in 2016".
After a year of travel, tastings and careful deliberation Eater restaurant editor Bill Addison named chef Dan Barber's restaurant the best in the country, and served the accolade with generous praise.
"Stone Barns isn't just an exquisite fine-dining restaurant serving magnificent tasting menus; it's an experiment, a laboratory, a learning center, and a model for the future of agriculture," Addison said.
Blue Hill also has an outpost in Manhattan, but Addison said the Pocantico Hills restaurant was particularly special, partly due to its location.
"On the train or in a car, the city falls away, mile after mile, until finally you turn down the farm’s long, winding driveway, where the surrounding lushness tunes your mind and senses for the feast ahead," he said.
Three other New York eateries also made the list.
Cosme, a Mexican restaurant in an old strip club space in Flatiron was listed as one of Addison's "most relevant" restaurants, while Momofuku Noodle Bar in East Village made the list for the third year in a row.
Brooklyn pizza joint Roberta's also made the list for a third time.