Top 100 Independents: The Ranking
While the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the restaurant world, especially for independents, 2019 was a good year for many, and still worth recognizing. Restaurants in the Top 100 grossed nearly $1.8 billion in a tight labor market amid increased competition, outearning the prior year’s total. But 2020 has presented even greater challenges, and RB takes a look at how indies are weathering those as well.

Top 100 Independents
1 Carmine`s (Times Square)
2 The Boathouse Orlando
3 Old Ebbitt Grill
4 LAVO Italian Restaurant & Nightclub
5 Bryant Park Grill & Cafe
6 Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
7 Top of the World at the STRAT
8 Maple & Ash
9 Balthazar
10 Smith & Wollensky...
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RSK: I would like to see the top 100 for this year...I bet the numbers are about one third of these.

Ken Notes: I was surprised to see average per person check size at less than $50 for many of the top ten.



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