This article originally appeared at The Daily Meal
By Arthur Bovino, Editor at The Daily Meal

Dining out may not be the most socially-conscious, environmentally-sound practice. After all, you can be more careful about sourcing, cooking practices, composting, and recycling at home. That doesn't mean there aren't things you can do to make eating out more socially conscious.

According to the Green Restaurant Association, 48% of the average American food budget is spent on dining out. Eating at Certified Green Restaurants is one way to dine responsibly. The Green Restaurant Association lists more than 150 restaurants across the country that they've certified as "green." Some of the most interesting and high-profile restaurants might surprise you.