Pittsburgh Magazine: by Hal B. Klein

This year, our independent restaurant review panel recommends 33 establishments to be honored on Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Restaurants list.  The biggest point of discussion and contention for our Independent Restaurant Review panel during many meetings and deliberations over the past year involved trying to answer a seemingly simple question: “How do we in Pittsburgh define a best restaurant?”  


Farmington, Fayette County: 1001 Lafayette Drive 724/329-8555, nemacolin.com/dining/fine-dining/lautrec Executive Chef Kristin A. Butterworth [Fine Dining]  Go here for the meal of a lifetime. Raid your closet, grab your fancy garb and take a scenic drive to Lautrec. Whether you’re in the stunning 96-seat dining room or taking it all in at the private chef’s table, Executive Chef Kristin A. Butterworth and her team will prepare sumptuous seasonal offerings for you. Lautrec is one of only 27 five-star, five-diamond restaurants in the world. This year, Pittsburgh Magazine is recognizing Butterworth’s impressive work by honoring her as one of our “Outstanding in Their Field” chefs.  $$$$