Lautrec Nemacolin

Lautrec restaurant at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has been honored with a highly coveted Five-Star status in the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide listing of star rating winners. This is Lautrec’s tenth consecutive Five-Star rating in the prestigious guide.

Lautrec opened in 1997 and the restaurant’s first Five-Star honor came in 2009. Since that time, Lautrec has solidified itself as one of the world’s top dining establishments, continuously earning Forbes’ highest rating. This year’s list includes just 64 Five-Star restaurants worldwide and only three in Pennsylvania.

“The entire Nemacolin team is so pleased that our efforts continue to be recognized at the highest level by the prestigious Forbes rankings” said Chris Bird, the resort’s general manager. “We strive to deliver the finest service and quality experiences to all our guests, and we set the bar higher and higher each year. We’re thrilled that for 10 years, Lautrec has ranked among the finest restaurants not only in Pennsylvania and not just in the United States, but in the entire world.” 

Under the guidance of executive chef and Pennsylvania native Kristin Butterworth, Lautrec has redefined European-American cuisine. Butterworth, who last week was named a semifinalist in the James Beard Award (in the category of “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic”), trained under some of the finest chefs in America. But her very first job was as a short-order cook at a small family restaurant in her hometown, and she takes great pride in presenting Lautrec’s guests with an incredibly innovative yet approachable menu.

“We take foods that people are familiar with from the farm to their table,” says Butterworth. “But we go a step further by reinventing those foods and serving them in new and innovative ways that most people have never even imagined.”

On Lautrec achieving five-star status for a tenth time, Butterworth says, “The cool thing about Nemacolin is that we’re the underdog of Forbes Five-Star restaurants. We’re not in New York, we’re not in Chicago, but we’re doing it really well.”

The Forbes judges aren’t the only ones who think so. By once again receiving the highest ranking from Forbes, Lautrec is in a select group of only 30 restaurants in the world to hold both the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award and the impressive AAA Five-Diamond award, which were announced on February 21. With Butterworth at the helm, Lautrec and its entire team continues to impress guests while adding to its vast collection of honors and awards.

Lautrec isn’t the only part of the Nemacolin collection of luxury experiences to boast that coveted five-star/five-diamond rating. Falling Rock, the 42-room boutique hotel that pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright, also earned “fives” in the lodging categories of both the Forbes and AAA rankings. 

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Tucked in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a four-season playground nestled within 2,000 acres. Nemacolin offers diverse lodging options, including the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec; and an art collection of various mediums. The adventurer may choose from a range of activities: Pete Dye-designed golf, fly-fishing or off-road driving. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts 32,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats. For more information, please visit