Eater declares that the best restaurant in America is in New York's Hudson Valley

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Eater's roving food critic, Bill Addison, spent an entire year traveling around the country searching for the best eateries to include in his annual list of "The Best Restaurants in America."

For 2016, Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester County's Pocantico Hills, topped the list and the title of "Restaurant of the Year."

Addison described Blue Hill as "an experiment, a laboratory, a learning center, and a model for the future of agriculture," praising the trailblazing eatery for its incomparable experience.

Enrique Olvera's Cosme, a Mexican cuisine establishment in New York City's Flatiron District, also earned Addison's praise.

Returners on the list included Brooklyn's Roberta's and East Village's Momofuku Noodle Bar, the third appearance on the annual list for both restaurants.

See the full list in Eater's report.