- Restaurant Business mag ranks the absolute best-grossing impartial restaurants every 12 months.
- This 12 months’s most sensible 10 featured lots of the identical names as closing 12 months.
- Each was once in a position to convey in over $20 million in gross meals and beverage gross sales.
Independent restaurants are on the upward thrust as consumers are an increasing number of turning clear of nationwide chains. Still, it is tough to run a cafe with out the good thing about a recognizable emblem, which makes it all of the extra spectacular that some impartial restaurants are in a position to convey in tens of tens of millions of bucks in gross sales every 12 months.
These are the 10 absolute best-grossing impartial restaurants, in keeping with Restaurant Business mag. All stats are for 2017, and simplest restaurants with 5 or fewer places have been thought to be.
10. Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse — Chicago, Illinois
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The Chicago establishment is the one steakhouse in the rustic to obtain a USDA Prime Certification for the meat it assets in-house.
Average Check: $75
Meals Served: 363,301
nine. Bryant Park Grill & Cafe — New York, New York
Located at the back of the New York Public Library, Bryant Park Grill & Cafe has been referred to as “a gorgeous pavilion” via The New York Times.
Average Check: $50 (Restaurant Business Magazine estimate)
Meals Served: 420,000
eight. Smith & Wollensky — New York, New York
Average Check: $100
Meals Served: 296,723
7. Lavo New York — New York, New York
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This Italian eating place doubles as an unique nightclub.
Average Check: $85
Meals Served: 200,000
6. The Boathouse Orlando — Orlando, Florida
Aside from recent seafood, the eating place additionally provides excursions of Disney Springs by way of boats designed to seem like vintage automobiles.
Average Check: $43
Meals Served: 643,829
five. Old Ebbitt Grill — Washington, DC
One of simplest two restaurants to wreck the one-million mark, Old Ebbitt Grill served extra foods than another eating place on Restaurant Business’ checklist.
Average Check: $39
Meals Served: 1,072,293
four. Carmine’s — New York, New York
The Italian eating place now delivers its well-known dishes.
Average Check: $33
Meals Served: 396,871
three. Tao Downtown — New York, New York
Despite its spectacular earnings numbers, Tao Downtown has won much less spectacular critiques.
Average Check: $95
Meals Served: 311,945
2. Joe’s Stone Crab — Miami Beach, Florida
Barack Obama was once reported to have had Joe’s Stone Crab delivered earlier than a presidential debate in 2012.
Average Check: $80
Meals Served: 316,000
1. Tao Las Vegas — Las Vegas, NV
Tao Las Vegas crowned this checklist for the fourth 12 months in a row as the one impartial eating place to convey in over $40 million closing 12 months.
Average Check: $90
Meals Served: 226,146