Are these the top 10 restaurants in the world? They are according to La Liste - a new ranking that promises to give a definitive selection of 1000 of the most ‘exceptional restaurants’ in the world today.
Set to unveiled on December 17th, La Liste have just released their top 10 selection and their top 20 for America - a rating they say is decided by comparing data from 200 different food guides in nearly 100 different countries. Michelin, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Gault & Millau, Zagat and sites like Tripadvisor are all included in a unique algorithm that has been specifically designed to rank the restaurants.
Number one on the list is Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Switzerland which is headed up by chef Benoît Violier, for the U.S. selection it’s Thomas Keller’s Per Se that sits on top.
What’s interesting about La Liste is that it is actually created by the French Foreign Ministry - though funded through private and not public money - it is a government backed initiative that has used the expertise of Antoine Ribaut - a computer expert who invented the algorithm to analyse the massive amount of data.
It’s not entirely sure what exactly the criteria are and exactly how they are analysed and but those responsible say a committee of experts was created to fix a criteria that looks at quality of food, ambience, wine and spirits and service.
Below you can see the top 10 for the world and top 20 for America. Stay tuned for more details on December 17th.
La Liste’s Top 10 Restaurants in the World
1. Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland
2. Per Se, New York
3. Kyo Aji, Tokyo
4. Guy Savoy, Paris
5. Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
6. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
7. Kyubey, Tokyo
8. La Maison Troisgros, Roanne, France
9. Auberge du Vieux Puits, Fontjoncouse, France
10. Joël Robuchon, Yebisu Garden Place, Japan
La Liste’s Top 20 Restaurants in the United States
1. Per Se, New York
2. Le Bernardin, New York
3. Jean-Georges, New York
4. Eleven Madison Park, New York
5. Joël Robuchon (USA), Las Vegas
6. Saison, San Francisco
7. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif.
8. Atera, New York
9. The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.
10. Daniel, New York
11. Grace, Chicago
12. Alinea, Chicago
13. 42 Grams, Chicago
14. Benu, San Francisco
15. Manresa, San Francisco
16. Melisse, Santa Monica, Calif.
17. Ichimura, New York
18. Blanca, New York
19. Momofuku Ko, New York
20. Masa, New York
Via New York Times