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    Vegas Dominates Moneymakers List; LA Nearly Absent
    LA's top two grossing restaurants: Gladstone's (left) and Lawry's (right). Photos via official sites.


     

    The annual tally of America's top-grossing independent restaurants by Restaurants & Institutions has been released, and like last year, just a lonely duo of Los Angeles businesses managed spots on the list. Coming in at #43 is Gladstone's Malibu with an estimated gross of $14,100,000 and down the list in the #72 slot, we've got Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills ($11,900,000). This year, San Francisco's Slanted Door takes over the title of the top grossing restaurant in California, but as in years past, the list is dominated by New York and Vegas restaurants.
     

    Here's the Vegas list of top moneymakers (sidenote: so many unfortunately-named restaurants!). Also, we'll be very curious to see how this list looks a year from now, considering all the recent news about the so-called bust of Vegas:

    #1) Tao Vegas: $68,406,696
    #10) Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab: $20,300,000
    #12) Mix: $19,500,000
    #13) SW Steakhouse: $19,500,000
    #17) Rumjungle: $17,900,000
    #18) Prime Steakhouse: $17,877,624
    #24) Mon Ami Gabi: $16,650,000
    #28) Top of the World: $15,248,037
    #33) Delmonico Steakhouse: $15,100,000
    #42) China Grill: $14,300,000
    #44) Craftsteak: $14,000,000
    #63) Fix: $12,300,000
    #66) Mesa Grill: $12,200,000
    #69) Stripsteak: $12,100,000
    #70) Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare: $12,000,000
    #82) RM Seafood: $11,500,000
    #85) N9ne Steakhouse: $11,400,000
    #87) Aureole: $11,300,000
    #90) Zeffirino:$11,300,000
    #91) Aquaknox: $11,235,877
    #92) Eiffel Tower: $11,200,000
    #93) Okada: $11,200,000
    #95) Harley Davidson Cafe: $11,100,000
    #96) Spago: $11,100,000
    #100) Daniel Boulud Brasserie: $11,000,000

     

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