Elite Traveler, the luxury lifestyle magazine, has revealed its annual list of the 100 best restaurants in the world, as voted for by its readers, with Chicago's Alinea returning to the top spot, having taken the title in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Last year's number one, Azurmendi, which is located just outside Bilbao and like Alinea, holds three Michelin stars, drops to number two, while Eleven Madison Park and Per Se, both in New York, and Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, come in at third, fourth and fifth respectively. El Celler de Can Roca, third last year, drops down to 11.
The most succesful nation on the list is the US, with 23 restaurants, followed by France with 18. Spain has eight restaurants, while the UK and Italy are joint fourth with seven. New York also overtakes Paris for the first time as readers' favourite city, with 13 restaurants compared to 10 for Paris. Perhaps controversially there are only four restaurants from Japan, the same as from Australia.
Chef of the Year is Eric Ripert of New York's Le Bernardin, while John B Shields of chicago's Smyth and The Loyalist is Rising Star of the Year. Daniel Boulud picks up the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Take a look at the top 10 below and the full list of 100 best restaurants in the graphic below. Do you agree with this ranking? Let us know over on our Facebook page.
1. Alinea, Chicago
2. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
3. Eleven Madison Park, New York
4. Per Se, New York
5. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
6. Robuchon au Dôme, Macau
7. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, USA
8. Le Bernardin, New York
9. Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland
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