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Here Are The Restaurants In L.A. That Made Yelp's Top 100 For 2015

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Saffron and cranberry and lavender ice cream from Saffron and Rose. (Photo by foodforfel via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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The popular (and controversial) user-review website Yelp just put out their list of what should be the top restaurants for 2015. Last year they released a similar list (and Burbank's Cuban bakery Porto's cracked the top 5), but that was based on ten years of user-reviews and data. This list is based primarily on reviews and user activity from 2014, thus it should be though of as a "up and coming" list as opposed to an all-time top 100 (though there's some crossover: Porto's, for example, is still on here).Here's the list of what should be the 'hottest' restaurants of 2015 in the United States, with the ones in Los Angeles area in bold. The top local spot? Persian ice cream parlor Saffron and Rose (at #19).

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015

1. Copper Top BBQ - Big Pine, CA
2. Art of Flavors - Las Vegas, NV
3. Soho Japanese Restaurant - Las Vegas, NV
4. TKB Bakery and Deli - Indio, CA
5. Ono Seafood - Honolulu, HI
6. Shark Pit Maui - Lahaina, HI
7. Gaucho Parilla Argentina - Pittsburgh, PA
8. Bobboi Natural Gelato - La Jolla, CA
9. Golden Bear Trading Company - San Francisco, CA
10. Little Miss BBQ - Phoenix, AZ
11. Dat Cajun Guy - Haleiwa, HI
12. Sweet Dogs - Miami, FL
13. Aviva by Kameel - Atlanta, GA
14. Sweet Spice - Savannah, GA
15. Royal Taj - Columbia, MD
16. Arun's Indian Kichen - Coral Spring, FL
17. Hall's Chophouse - Charleston, SC
18. Bronze Cafe - Las Vegas, NV
19. Saffron and Rose Ice Cream - Los Angeles, CA
20. Buddha Thai Bistro - Vacaville, CA
21. Yoshino Japanese Deli - Carlsbad, CA
22. Big Al's Pizzeria - Maywood, CA
23. Andytown Coffee Roasters - San Francisco, CA
24. Kech Cafe - Fountain Valley, CA
25. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que - Kansas City, KS
26. Los Andes Restaurant - Providence, RI
27. Lahaina Luna Cafe - Lahaina, HI
28. Bell Street Farm - Los Alamos, CA
29. Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana BC - Chula Vista, CA
30. Detroit Coney Grill - Tempe, AZ
31. Sessions West Coast Deli - Newport Beach, CA
32. Baguette Cafe - Las Vegas, NV
33. Carrara Pastries - Moorpark, CA
34. Bogart's Smokehouse - Saint Louis, MO
35. Reading Terminal Market - Philadelphia, PA
36. Piperi Mediterranean Grill - Boston, MA
37. Kitchen Table Cafe - Denver, CO
38. Mood Cafe - Philadelphia, PA
39. Santos Lucha Libre - Phoenix, AZ
40. Porto's Bakery - Burbank, CA
41. El Dorado Cantina - Las Vegas, NV
42. Jougert Bar - Burlingame, CA
43. Araya's Place Thai Vegan Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA
44. Joe's Falafel - Los Angeles, CA
45. Persimmon Cafe - Charleston, SC
46. Beiler's Bakery - Philadelphia, PA
47. Starbread - Sacramento, CA
48. Kersmon Caribbean Restaurant - Greenacres, FL
49. Vitality Tap - San Diego, CA
50. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse - Downers Grove, IL
51. Da Poke Shack - Kailua Kona, HI
52. Poke Express - Las Vegas, NV
53. Marukame Udon - Honolulu, HI
54. Bronzed Aussie - Los Angeles, CA
55. Bite Into Maine - Cape Elizabeth, ME
56. Franklin Barbecue - Austin, TX
57. Eddie V's Prime Seafood - San Diego, CA
58. Hey!... You Gonna Eat or What? - Austin, TX
59. Mama D's Italian Kitchen - Newport Beach, CA
60. Outlaws Cafe - Van Nuys, CA
61. Subculture Extraordinary Sandwiches - Huntington Beach, CA
62. Go Greek Yogurt - Beverly Hills, CA
63. Ninja Sushi and Teriyaki - Roseville, CA
64. Los Agaves - Santa Barbara, CA
65. Sal, Kris, & Charlie's Deli - Astoria, NY
66. Genie Den - Garden Grove, CA
67. Garbo's Grill - Key West, FL
68. T-Deli - San Diego, CA
69. Rose's Luxury - Washington, DC
70. Embargo Grill - San Diego, CA
71. Your Kitchen - Honolulu, HI
72. LouEddie's Pizza - Skyforest, CA
73. Blues City Deli - Saint Louis, MO
74. Dametra Cafe - Carmel, CA
75. Nick's Next Door - Los Gatos, CA
76. Don Julio's Rincon Latin Grill and Pupusas - Rohnert Park, CA
77. Mr. Mama's - Las Vegas, NV
78. Los Tacos No. 1 - New York, NY
79. Beyer Deli - San Diego, CA
80. Mojo Donuts - Pembroke Pines, FL
81. Peter's Kettle Corn - Oakland, CA
82. The Pocket Burger Shack - Sunset Beach, CA
83. Mouthful Eatery - Thousand Oaks, CA
84. Playground 2.0 - Santa Ana, CA

85. Monell's Dining & Catering - Nashville, TN
86. Zenwich - Elmhurst, IL
87. Commonwealth Restaurant - Burbank, CA
88. Istanbul Grill California - Fountain Valley, CA
89. Mister Falafel - San Diego, CA
90. Vietnam Poblano - Houston, TX
91. Tanioka's Seafoods & Catering - Waipahu, HI
92. Yak's On The 5 - Dunsmuir, CA
93. Titas Taco House - Humble, TX
94. Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana - Phoenix, AZ
95. Eli's BBQ - Cincinnati, OH
96. Johnny Pacific - Winnetka, CA
97. The Cinnamon Snail - New York, NY
98. Cafe la Maude - Philadelphia, PA
99. Cream Pan - Tustin, CA
100. Pi-Hi Cafe - Chicago, IL