It has not been a good year for fine dining. Many culinary institutions closed their doors permanently in 2010, and others cut back on finery, lowered their prices and worked to appeal to a broader class of consumers who sought a more casual setting and relaxed atmosphere. Of course, restaurants have to evolve with the times, but this year’s inductees into the Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame have done that while remaining establishments that treat food as art ...

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