The World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017 That You Can’t Afford or Get A Reservation

A new No. 1 restaurant in the world has been crowned, and I hope they sell a decent hamburger.

Eleven Madison Park in New York shocked the culinary world to take the top spot over last year’s winner, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. This is the first time since 2004 that an American restaurant took the top spot. We suck at a lot of things lately but we’re winners in high-end cuisine.

One thousand chefs and food writers from 26 regions decide on the accolade. I’m sure these people go to every restaurant on the list and have the exact similar opinion of what makes a great restaurant. NY Times pointed out the controversy over voting. In all, it’s great publicity for the restaurants and for hardcore, rich foodies, it gives them bragging rights if they’ve eaten at them all.

I’ve been too none of these.

The Top 50 (no word if they accept Groupon)

  1. Eleven Madison Park, New York
  2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
  3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
  4. Mirazur, Menton, France
  5. Central, Lima
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
  7. Gaggan, Bangkok
  8. Maido, Lima
  9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  10. Steirereck, Vienna
  11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York
  12. Arpège, Paris
  13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris
  14. Restaurant André, Singapore
  15. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
  16. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
  17. Le Bernardin, New York
  18. Narisawa, Tokyo
  19. Geranium, Copenhagen
  20. Pujol, Mexico City
  21. Alinea, Chicago
  22. Quintonil, Mexico City
  23. White Rabbit, Moscow
  24. Amber, Hong Kong
  25. Tickets, Barcelona
  26. The Clove Club, London
  27. The Ledbury, London
  28. Nahm, Bangkok
  29. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
  30. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
  31. Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris
  32. Attica, Melbourne
  33. Astrid y Gastón, Lima
  34. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
  35. Septime, Paris
  36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
  37. Saison, San Francisco
  38. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
  39. Relae, Copenhagen
  40. Cosme, New York
  41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai
  42. Boragó, Santiago
  43. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy
  44. Brae, Birregurra, Australia
  45. Den, Tokyo
  46. L’Astrance, Paris
  47. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
  49. Tegui, Buenos Aires
  50. Hof van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium


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