The two remaining celebrity contestants are challenged to open up their own restaurants and are then judged by the Zagat review method.
The finalists cook "the most important meal of their lives" for the judges to determine which will be crowned Top Chef.
Guest Judges/Sous Chefs: April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig, Dan Barber of Blue Hill, and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin
Special Guest Judges: Alfredo Ayala and Tim Zagat
Final Challenge: Create a Traditional Four Course Tasting Menu