Four restaurants now carry the exalted four-bell rating from The Inquirer's Craig LaBan.
Next Sunday - in an exclusive package in The Inquirer and on Philly.com/food - the region's most-read restaurant critic will name his top picks in the Philadelphia area.
Five restaurants will be awarded four bells.
LaBan considered more than a dozen contenders in our restaurant-rich region. Did Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons, Le Bec-Fin and Vetri emerge once again with the highest rating? Did other restaurants on the cusp of greatness finally ascend to the top?