Bon Appétit Names Novel One of America’s Best New Restaurants

If you haven’t tried Novel yet, this should definitely motivate you.

Ryan Brazeal’s Westside eatery just made Bon Appétit’s list of 50 nominees for America’s best new restaurants. Novel is applauded for its constantly updated menu and style and fresh take on “New American” cuisine.

Bon Appétit recommends ordering duck neck dumplings, foie gras, and black vinegar; pork chop with pork belly ragù and spaetzle; potatoes with bacon, dry scallops and bean sprouts, and praises Brazeal  (who was also featured in a recent New York Times article about how chefs are leaving New York to open successful restaurants in smaller cities) for showing love to KC’s local food scene by starting meals off with bread from Fervere.

Photo of Chef Ryan Brazeal by Paul Andrews

See the full list of restaurants here and check back with Bon Appétit on August 19 to see if Novel made the Hot 10 list, featuring the magazine’s picks for the nation’s absolute best new dining spots.