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Emerging Brands

2018 top independent hotel restaurants

There are some well-known names behind the hotel-based concepts on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.

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2018 top independent Italian restaurants

Ten Italian concepts made this year's ranking.

Seafood concepts on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking span the country.

More than 30 steakhouses made this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.

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

Top operators named these new dishes the most fruitful additions to the menu.

Many of Florida's top-grossing restaurants are located near water, and quite a few specialize in seafood, from crab to sushi. Here are the restaurants that made this year's list.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.