Atop Rockefeller Plaza, this 65th-floor restaurant and bar offers one of the city's most stunning views. Sample classic dishes, sip cocktails at Bar SixtyFive or head to Sunday brunch with 360-degree views.
As the "Grand Master" of French cooking, Joel Robuchon's restaurants have been praised all over the world. In Las Vegas, his La Langoustine dish made of langoustine and a basil pesto sauce may seem simple, but Gail Simmons instantly craved it and added it to The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
The Pan-Asian Social House at Crystals is what Giada calls "a swanky place." She says she enjoyed the crispy tuna-box roll, pleased that "the flavors are fresh and they're clean." She approved of the well-seasoned halibut: "A little bit of kick and spiciness with fish balances out the flavors."
Nic's Beverly Hills takes vodka seriously. During her weekend getaway, Giada marveled at Nic's VODBOX, a glass exhibitionist freezer lined with shelves of the best vodkas, all available for tasting. Luckily, you can warm up to sizzling specialties such as Nic's Burger With Aged Gouda.
Pop into the quaint Shades Cafe, Jackson Hole's first true coffee-house. Its clever take on traditional breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as its freshly brewed coffee, keeps customers coming loyally. Giada savored the Eggs Tomavo, a spin on the classic eggs Benedict topped with avocado and tomato.
Host of Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada De Laurentiis travels to Newport Vineyards, in Middletown, RI, to visit the largest grower of wine grapes in New England.
On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada De Laurentiis orders from eclectic tapas menu from Chef José Andrés at Café Atlántico, in Washington, DC.
Both Bobby and Giada have two-stepped at this iconic country bar where legends like Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton have made the rounds. The dance hall perfectly captures Austin's charm, but the menu branches out with its famous chicken fried steak, Mexican enchiladas and even brick-oven pizzas.
Almost everyone has tried peanut butter, but how about almond butter or macadamia butter? Magee’s House of Nuts in Los Angeles showcases a huge variety of products for nut lovers. Magee's has been selling cashews, peanuts and pecans at the Los Angeles Farmers Market for more than 70 years.
When Giada is in Los Angeles, she makes sure to visit the Susina Bakery and Café for lunch. One of the café's most popular sandwiches is its beautiful and nutritious Brie and Pear Panini with spinach, onion and balsamic vinaigrette, which Giada calls ''heaven.''
Giada De Laurentiis, host of Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways grabs a slice of Wood-oven pizza in a Western setting at Old Yellowstone Garage.
To get to Beano's Cabin, you must go by tractor or horseback. Or if it's winter, by sleigh. But Giada says this mountaintop restaurant is worth the trip. Beano's gourmet full-course menu doesn't disappoint with its Watermelon Gazpacho appetizer or Rack of Lamb entree glazed with maple syrup.
As Giada learned on her weekend trip to DC, for less than two Jacksons ($40) you can experience buffet-style chocolate elegance. Every Saturday evening The Ritz Carlton opens their bar to a night of sumptuous chocolate flavors right down to the drinks, including dark chocolate and raspberry martinis
When Giada goes to Vail, Colo., she stops at this local favorite. Sitting on a deck overlooking the majestic views of Gore Creek, guests can savor award-wining modern cuisine and libations. Sweet Basil is a lovely lunch spot, with a creative seasonal menu of plates like Seared Rocky Mountain Trout.