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The Top 100 Independent Restaurants 2010

R&I’s Top 100 Independent Restaurants 2010: The Rankings

The highest-grossing independent restaurants in the United States had combined food-and-beverage sales of $1.37 billion last year, significantly off from the previous year’s aggregate of $1.52 billion.

Kelly Killian — Restaurants & Institutions, March 29, 2010

(ELV note: Vegas has 18 of the top 100 money-making restaurants in the U.S. of A., including Tao, by far the number one grossing restaurant with over $59 mil in sales. Most of our big hotel behemoths — places seating between 200+ diners — shoot for revenues of around a $1mil/month. Recently closed places like Restaurant Charlie and David Burke were well under those projections . In Charlie’s case, his gross revenues for ’09 were under $4 mil. — not bad in any other city in America, but a death knell here.)

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Rank Restaurant Name, Location ’09 Sales Avg Dinner Check Meals Served Seats; Square Footage
1 Tao Las Vegas Restaurant &
Nightclub
, Las Vegas
$59,292,345 $70.00 590,990 400 dining; 100 bar
62,000 sq feet
2 Tavern on the Green, New York City $27,000,000** $65.00** 425,000** 1,500 dining
27,000 sq feet
3 Joe’s Stone Crab, Miami $26,272,000 $68.00 321,777 420 dining; 30 bar
N/A
4 Smith & Wollensky, New York City $25,053,000 $84.50 345,000 420 total seats
20,000 sq feet
5 Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, D.C. $24,455,866 $24.00 1,000,000* 430 dining; 75 bar
18,000 sq feet
6 Carmine’s (44th Street), New York City $24,000,000 $30.00 N/A N/A
7 Lavo Italian Restaurant & Nightclub,
Las Vegas
$22,007,235 $60.00 460,419 285 dining; 15 bar
22,000 sq feet
8 Tao Asian Bistro, New York, City $20,700,469 $68.00 327,657 300 dining; 35 bar
10,500 sq feet
9 Buddakan, New York City $20,074,102 $49.19 220,211 257 dining; 14 bar
16,290 sq feet
10 Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago $19,977,039 $62.33 328,185 170 dining; 60 bar
15,950 sq feet
11 Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Chicago $19,700,000** $65.00** 410,000** 355 total seats
N/A
12 Fulton’s Crab House,
Lake Buena Vista, Fla
$19,400,000** $43.00 406,000 450 dining; 60 bar
28,844 sq feet
13 Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone
Crab
, Las Vegas
$19,000,000** $65.00** 400,000 384 total seats;
N/A
14 Prime One Twelve, Miami Beach, Fla. $18,889,430 $115.00 160,000** 120 dining; 15 bar
4,500 sq feet
15 Bob Chinn’s Crab House, Wheeling, Ill. $18,178,452 $32.90 614,506 762 dining; 174 bar
19,960 sq feet
16 SW Steakhouse, Las Vegas $18,100,000** $93.00** 160,000** 284 dining
N/A
17 Mix, Las Vegas $18,000,000** $84.00 175,000 250 dining
N/A
18 Sparks Steak House, New York City $17,300,000** $80.00** 245,000** 700 dining
N/A
19 Craftsteak, Las Vegas $17,000,000** $85.00** 175,000** 320 dining
N/A
20 Prime Steakhouse, Las Vegas $16,435,667 $131.35 125,126 210 total seats
7,500 sq feet
21 The Slanted Door, San Francisco $15,800,000** $44.00** 350,000** 150 dining; 24 bar
22 Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, New York City $15,589,693 $38.00 362,000 420 dining; 30 bar
23,000 sq feet
23 Mon Ami Gabi, Las Vegas $15,500,000** $58.00** 345,000** 450 total seats
N/A
24

Lake Buena Vista, Calif.

$15,200,000** $22.00** 597,000** 435 dining; 45 bar
18,355 sq feet
25 Top of the World, Las Vegas $15,166,000 $87.00** $184,000** 476 total seatsr
7,200 sq feet
26 Del Posto, New York City $15,000,000 $155.00 94,129 125 dining; 12 bar
24,000 sq feet
27 Balthazar, New York City $15,000,000** $60.00** 250,000** 180 dining; 25 bar
N/A
28 Abe & Louie’s, Boston $14,976,228 $77.98 200,251 160 dining; 22 bar
10,300 sq feet
29 The Lobster House, Cape May, N.J. $14,738,324 $35.00 339,159 550 dining; 24 bar
49,445 sq feet
30 Scoma’s Restaurant, San Francisco $14,530,686 $37.00 400,000 320 dining; 40 bar
12,420 sq feet
31 Junior’s (Brooklyn), New York City $14,400,000** $22.00** 760,000** 400 dining; 20 bar
N/A
32 Chops Lobster Bar, Atlanta $14,125,000 $76.00 174,000 300 dining; 41 bar
11,500 sq feet
33 SkyCity at the Space Needle, Seattle $14,075,345 $60.00 257,285 256 dining
N/A
34 Carmine’s, Atlantic City $14,000,000** $30.00** 200,000** 480 dining
N/A
35 The Manor, West Orange, N.J. $14,000,000** $70.00** 200,000** 1,200 dining
N/A
36 The Angus Barn, Raleigh, N.C. $13,973,186 $56.87 245,704 512 dining; 149 bar
42,600 sq feet
37 ’21′ Club, New York City $13,945,144 $128.35 127,649 155 dining; 35 bar
20,000 sq feet
38 Delmonico Steakhouse, Las Vegas $13,900,000** $77.00** 175,000 380 dining
N/A
39 Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth, Mich. $13,824,875 $14.06 983,120 1,025 dining; 75 bar
80,000 sq feet
40 Blue Fin, New York City $13,800,000 $60.00 304,000 400 total seats
14,000 sq feet
41 Gladstone’s Malibu, Los Angeles $13,700,000** $25.00** 570,000** N/A
N/A
42 The Four Seasons, New York City $13,600,000 $127.57 94,812 220 dining; 50 bar
17,000 sq feet
43 Spice Market, New York City $13,500,000** $60.00** 200,000** N/A
N/A
44 The Milleridge Inn, Jericho, N.Y. $13,125,424 $33.08 396,841 999 dining; 40 bar
42,000 sq feet
45 St. Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis $13,100,000** $71.00** 178,000 N/A
N/A
46 The Bazaar by José Andrés, Beverly Hills, Calif. $13,000,000 $96.44 130,000 417 total seats
12,500 sq feet
47 Shaw’s Crab House, Chicago $13,000,000** $45.00** 368,000** 380 total seats
N/A
48 Virgil’s Real Barbecue, New York City $13,000,000** $28,00** 400,000** N/A
N/A
49 Blue Water Grill, New York City $12,900,000 $60.00 260,000 426 total seats
9,500 sq feet
50 Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, Chicago $12,746,553 $53.84 208,959 205 dining; 65 bar
14,050 sq feet
51 Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, Mich. $12,567,912 $15.29 822,203 1,200 total seats
90,000 sq feet
52 Phillips Harborplace, Baltimore $12,562,805 $30.58 410,866 920 dining
18,000 sq feet
53 Rock Center Cafe, New York City $12,274,163 $47.00 314,000** 220 dining; 32 bar
7,294 sq feet
54 Junior’s (Times Square), New York City $12,200,000** $15.00** 750,000** 200 dining; 18 bar
N/A
55 Cafe Fiorello, New York City $12,067,721 $37.38 322,839 137 dining; 17 bar
6,200 sq feet
56 N9ne Steakhouse, Las Vegas $12,026,676 $93.13 131,680 180 dining; 76 bar
12,000 sq feet
57 Boulevard, San Francisco $12,000,000 $95.00 123,500 140 dining; 24 bar
N/A
58 Carmine’s (91st Street), New York City $12,000,000** $30.00** 300,000** N/A
N/A
59 Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Uncasville, Conn. $12,000,000** $70.00** 198,000** 240 dining
N/A
60 Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse,
Rosemont, Ill.
$11,923,935 $59.02 204,091 200 dining; 60 bar
10,500 sq feet
61 Coffee Shop, New York City $11,836,621 $44.09 292,000 225 dining; 45 bar
6,500 sq feet
62 George’s at the Cove, La Jolla, Calif. $11,700,000 $75.00 265,000 405 total seats
10,000 sq feet
63 Mike’s American, Springfield, Va. $11,650,618 $26.50 439,500 280 dining; 80 bar
44,049 sq feet
64 Cliff House, San Francisco $11,500,000** $50.00** 325,000** 186 dining; 58 bar
25,000 sq feet
65 Mesa Grill, Las Vegas $11,400,000** $63.00** 215,000** 228 total seats
8,800 sq feet
66 Parc, Philadelphia $11,392,238 $30.29 313,061 360 dining; 25 bar
8,000 sq feet
67 Fix Restaurant & Bar, Las Vegas $11,350,000** $74.00** 205,000** 155 dining; 16 bar
4,200 sq feet
68 Daniel, New York City $11,300,000** $113.00** 100,000** N/A
N/A
69 Portland City Grill, Portland, Ore. $11,300,000** $60.00** 330,000** 212 dining; 165 bar
18,300 sq feet
70 Stripsteak, Las Vegas $11,200,000** $102.00** 139,000** 160 dining; 70 bar
N/A
71 Trattoria Dell’Arte, New York City $11,166,325 $48.88 228,444 280 dining; 28 bar
5,500 sq feet
72 Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Chicago $11,145,800 $45.00 442,000 200 dining; 133 bar
20,000 sq feet
73 Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare,
Las Vegas
$11,100,000** $75.00** 190,000** 226 dining
N/A
74 Harris Ranch, Coalinga, Calif. $11,029,518 $22.22 496,283 350 dining; 130 bar
39,700 sq feet
75 Emeril’s, Orlando $11,000,000** $56.00** 271,000 275 total seats
N/A
76 Lawry’s The Prime Rib,
Beverly Hills, Calif.
$11,000,000 $53.00 210,000 450 dining; 50 bar
20,000 sq feet
77 Tower Oaks Lodge, Rockville, Md. $10,899,402 $20.50 540,000 405 dining; 120 bar
21,000 sq feet
78 Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food &
Lucky Lounge
, Reston, Va.
$10,797,788 $26.00 415,000 260 dining; 125 bar
10,777 sq feet
79 California Grill, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. $10,600,000** $50.00** 211,000** 335 total seats
16,000 sq feet
80 RM Seafood, Las Vegas $10,600,000** $70.00** 165,000** 335 total seats
16,000 sq feet
81 Quality Meats, New York City $10,513,000 $90.00 116,500 185 total seats
12,000 sq feet
82 Zeffirino, Las Vegas $10,500,000** $65.00** 162,000** 280 dining; 50 bar
10,900 sq feet
83 Redeye Grill, New York City $10,463,922 $38.36 272,782 250 dining; 25 bar
6,800 sq feet
84 Greek Islands Restaurant, Chicago $10,437,912 $28.00 370,000 208 total seats
11,545 sq feet
85 Dos Caminos Third Avenue,
New York City
$10,400,000 $46.00 253,000 448 total seats
11,276 sq feet
86 Aureole, Las Vegas $10,400,000** $90.00** 150,000** 450 total
N/A
87 Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas $10,400,000** $75.00** 182,000** 230 total seats
N/A
88 Okada, Las Vegas $10,400,000** $72.00** 140,000** 207 dining
N/A
89 Buddakan, Philadelphia $10,399,677 $45.25 126,352 172 dining; 22 bar
7,504 sq feet
90 Asia de Cuba, New York City $10,300,000** $64.00** 170,000** 170 total seats
N/A
91 Gotham Bar & Grill, New York City $10,300,000** $95.00** 135,000** 175 total seats
N/A
92 Harley Davidson Cafe, Las Vegas $10,300,000** $30.00** 405,000** 400 dining
N/A
93 Coastal Flats, Fairfax, Va. $10,251,811 $25.70 399,000 250 dining; 100 bar
9,700 sq feet
94 Salty’s on Alki Beach, Seattle $10,120,926 $48.00 197,451 201 dining; 150 bar
18,405 sq feet
95 Megu (Thomas Street), New York City $10,100,000** $94.00** 83,000** 205 total seats
N/A
96 Quartino, Chicago $10,050,527 $25.41 316,538 170 dining; 65 bar
97 Bryant Park Grill, New York City $10,000,000** $48.00** 220,000** 180 dining
25,000 seats
98 DeVito South Beach, South Beach, Fla. $10,000,000* $90.00* 111,000* 200 total seats
10,000 sq feet
99 Continental Mid-town, Philadelphia $9,806,813 $23.15 264,500 186 dining; 30 bar
15,932 sq feet
100 Morimoto, New York City $9,630,494 $71.00 105,671 164 dining; 18 bar
11,000 sq feet

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