Today, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was announced. New York City’s very own Eleven Madison Park nabbed first place. An American institution has not taken number one since 2004 when Thomas Keller’s California-based French Laundry won for the second time in a row. While no other U.S. restaurants made the top 10 this year, Blue Hill at Stone Barns came in at number 11, and Le Bernardin got 17th place. Three other American restaurants—Chicago’s Alinea, San Francisco’s Saison, and New York’s Cosme—were also in the top 50. Below, the 10 best restaurants in the world.
1. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
Co-owners Will Guidara and Daniel Humm were announced as the winners in Melbourne today. Reservation requests may soon spike, but be forewarned—the restaurant will be temporarily closing this June for renovations. Guidara and Humm will, however, be operating a pop-up in the Hamptons this summer.
2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
Modena has long been an underrated food capital of Italy. And lately, it has become a bona fide hot spot. Osteria Francescana’s new award celebrating chef Massimo Bottura, will undoubtedly only crank up the buzz.
3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
The contemporary Catalan classic in the making is perhaps best known for its “Rainy Forest” dish. Unsurprisingly, the Roca brothers’ restaurant has been ranked number one twice before. Top three, however, isn’t all that bad.