1708084103 What to try at this top restaurant of 2024

What to try at this top restaurant of 2024

What to try at this top restaurant of 2024play

Redd was named one of the best restaurants in the United States by USA TODAY

Check out Redd in Rochester, NY, named one of USA TODAY's Best Restaurants for 2024.

Redd, a restaurant in Rochester, received major honors from USA TODAY for its upscale New American cuisine.

Since opening in 2019, Redd has become a popular restaurant for special nights in Rochester. This week, it made national headlines: Redd was named along with 46 other restaurants to the 2024 USA TODAY Restaurants of the Year list.

What sets Redd apart

Richard Reddington worked in some of the best kitchens in the world before founding his eponymous restaurants Redd and Redd Wood in Napa Valley. Redd was awarded 7 Michelin stars from 2008 to 2014.

In 2019, he and his business partner Dennis Wilmot opened a second version of Redd in his hometown of Rochester.

Since then, Redd has become a popular gathering place for celebratory dinners. The seasonally changing menu is globally inspired. Typical dishes of the year include lobster risotto with lemon confit and watercress and pork belly with apple puree and soy caramel.

But Redd is also a great meeting place for drinks at the bar, which can be enjoyed with the most upscale pizza and wings in the city.

The old brick building, which once housed a horse-drawn ambulance company, is airy and comfortable, decorated in earth tones and accented by a mural reminiscent of the nearby Finger Lakes. The acoustics are optimized to create an energetic buzz but still allow you to have a conversation. In summer, the outdoor area is magical, surrounded by window boxes full of plants.

Unless you're visiting the bar, a reservation is a good idea.

What you can order from Redd

Wood-fired pizza. Try the wood-fired tomato pizza with garlic, oregano, chili flakes and no cheese. It is amazingly delicious in its simplicity.

Wing. Extra crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside and covered in a sticky Thai chili glaze that has just enough heat.

Seafood. The dishes change seasonally, but the varied seafood dishes are always good.

Dessert. Save space because they are always great.

View the full menu.

Did you know?

The restaurant occasionally hosts wine evenings with Michelin-starred chefs. Stay on top of things online or on social media.

details: 24 Winthrop St., Rochester, New York; 585-483-7333, reddrochester.com.