Bully for them, we say, but what is the "Fine Dining Hall of Fame?" (from the Press Release):
More than 220 restaurants have been inducted into the "Fine Dining Hall of Fame" since the awards were established in 1980. The winners of the 2009 Hall of Fame were nominated by past inductees and were personally selected by editors at Nation's Restaurant News. The criteria for winning included excellence in food quality, gracious and professional service, and a memorable ambiance.
We dug the veggie-focused menu (good for vegans, vegitarians, and even the meat-and-potatoes types), plus the room has a striking view from atop the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole. Check out our feature below to get a glimpse inside this newly christened "hall of famer."