DiRoNA-Distinguished Restaurants of North America

Timeless. Creative. Legendary!

For 20 years, DiRōNA has defined what it means to be distinguished in the dining community by recognizing the best of the best. Those who seek out the ultimate dining experiences know to start their search with DiRōNA.

Search for a DiRōNA restaurant.

Restaurants that earn the DiRōNA Achievement of Distinction in Dining include all cuisines across the United States, Canada and Mexico in three distinct categories: Timeless Traditional, Creative Contemporary, and Legendary Landmark. These categories represent a wide variety of dining experiences, from “white tablecloth, white glove” service to casual, down-home dining. What distinguishes them all is a commitment to quality—the hallmark of our award recipients.

Learn more about our restaurant categories.

Fewer than 800 restaurants have earned the right to call themselves a DiRōNA restaurant and display the Achievement of Distinction in Dining certificate. To qualify, a restaurant must meet or exceed our exceptional standards. Only those who excel on all levels are offered DiRōNA membership.

Learn more about our membership requirements.

Learn more about the history of DiRōNA

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DiRōNA would like to recognize the following Annual and Strategic Partners for their ongoing support of distinguished dining.








Save the Date!


Distinguished Restaurants of North America
2014 Conference


The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
Experience Bourbon & Beyond
October 5-8, 2014

Mix, mingle and learn from the best of the best.

That includes you.

The 2014 DiRoNA Conference will be held at The Brown Hotel in the heart of Bourbon Country and the horse racing capital of America.

This is a conference you will not want to miss. Be sure to share the news with colleagues and friends in the industry and through social media.


For more information, please email Nicole Goodin or click here for details.

Conference News


Read about the conference on Louisville.com

Read the article from Insider Lousiville
Food & Dining Magazine article








Interested in Becoming a DiRōNA Restaurant?

If you are a restaurant owner, executive chef, or manager who would like to see what DiRōNA status can do for your operation, contact us at DiRōNA headquarters.






















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