Here’s the 2016 ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List

Congrats, chef.
Congrats, chef. Photo: Patrick MacLeod

The “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list is certainly not without its detractors, but it’s nonetheless a pretty big deal for fancy tasting tables and the globe-trotting gastronomes who frequent them. Today in New York, the 2016 results were announced: Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana nabbed the top honors for the first time, knocking El Celler de Can Roca down to No. 2. Some expected Noma to take the cake because it’s in its final year at its original location, but the restaurant fell down to No. 5, and chef René Redzepi wasn’t present. It was, though, a big night for a couple of New York favorites: Eleven Madison Park took home the bronze, while food-world darling Estela climbed a whopping 46 spots out of the runners-up bracket to land at No. 44. Check out the list:

1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
4. Central, Lima, Peru
5. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
6. Mirazur, Menton, France
7. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
10. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
11. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
12. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
13. Maido, Lima, Peru
14. The Ledbury, London, U.K.
15. Alinea, Chicago, USA
16. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
17. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
18. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
19. L’Arpége, Paris, France
20. Amber, Hong Kong, China
21. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
22. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
23. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
24. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
25. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
26. Clove Club, London, England
27. Saison, San Francisco, United States
28. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
29. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
30. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
31. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
32. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
33. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
34. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
35. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
36. Borago, Santiago, Chile
37. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
38. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
39. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
40. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
41. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden
42. Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China
43. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
44. Estela, New York, USA
45. Dinner, London, U.K.
46. Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
47. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
48. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, USA
49. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain
50. Septime, Paris, France

The 2016 ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List