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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

2018 top independent restaurants in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is home to the top-grossing restaurant in the country, Tao, along with 12 others from our ranking. Newcomer Beauty & Essex opened a Vegas location that mirrors the original in New York City.

Emerging Brands

2018 top independent restaurants in Calif.

The 10 California restaurants on this year's list are clustered primarily around Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here are the top-grossing restaurants in the state.

These are the independent restaurants that made the cut for the first time.

The Big Apple is once again home to the most independents on our Top 100 ranking, with almost a third of the list located there. Click through to see the highest-volume restaurants in New York City.

Six of the nation's highest-grossing restaurants are in Washington, D.C., and range from the oldest on our ranking to a new concept from Farmers Restaurant Group called Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Fifteen of the country's highest-grossing independents are located in Chicago and the surrounding area, an increase of three from last year's list. The number is bolstered by a group of steakhouse newcomers including Maple & Ash, RPM Steak and Swift & Sons.

Here’s how some of the newest hotel-based restaurants and bars are working to attract a crowd beyond those staying upstairs.

The eatertainment chain’s The Works Kitchen features a modern American menu designed by a Guy Fieri collaborator.

The fast-casual salad chain turned one of its units into a grocery store, selling local produce and other items.

Ten Italian concepts made this year's ranking.

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