Chef Mavro only Hawaii restaurant in the 2012 Gayot Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

HONOLULU – Gayot just released their highly anticipated “2012 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.” and announced that Chef Mavro restaurant has been selected as the only winner in Hawaii. Chef Mavro restaurant also holds Gayot’s only Three Toques 18/20 rating in Hawaii. Other members of the 2012 Top 40 include The French Laundry and Gary Danko in California; Per Se, Jean Georges, Le Bernadin and Eleven Madison Park in New York; Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas; and Alinea in Chicago. Complete list at

Gayot comments that the 2012 Top 40 is “our culinary bucket list” that recognizes “the finest dining destinations in America” and that “a dinner at Chef Mavro is a tribute to the bounty of Hawaii’s land and ocean.”

“As a chef, I always hope for a place on Gayot’s Top 40 because for them it’s all about what you put on the plate. This year they called it their bucket list which will attract visitors to the whole Honolulu food scene,” comments George “Chef Mavro” Mavrothalassitis, chef/owner.

Sous Chef Mickey Murakami (middle) and Line Cook Adam Ross (left) with Chef Mavro