By Lale Arikoglu. Photos: Courtesy Le Cinq Restaurant, Courtesy Lasai, Courtesy Maní Manioca.
Sure, you can't get a table at the world's best restaurant Osteria Francescana anytime soon (or possibly ever), but what if you knew how to find the next world's best restaurant? One that doesn't require a reservation six months in advance, say, or feature dishes that feel strangely familiar due to star appearances on your Instagram feed. Thanks to the 51-100 portion of the world's best restaurants list, released Tuesday, it's actually entirely possible. These are the places that are still climbing up the culinary ladder—places that have established themselves as ones to watch, with a spot in the top 50 a few years off. Traveling in Denmark? Consult this list to find the next Noma. Dreaming of dinner in Tokyo? Forget about securing a seat at Narisawa and try out Sushi Saito, a tiny counter-only spot that serves René Redzepi-approved omakase (you do need to book, though). And if you're in Mexico City and have already had the pleasure of a six-course meal at Pujol, then head to Sud777, which has already landed at number 11 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016.
Spanning 24 countries, with the United States securing eight places on the list, many of the restaurants in 2017 also received nods last year (St. John in London, Le Cinq in Paris, and The French Laundry in the U.S. all included). But there are 11 newcomers, too: Selfie in Moscow, for example, is the latest endeavor from Boris Zarkov and Vladimir Mukhin, founders of the widely celebrated White Rabbit; and Disfrutar in Barcelona is doing it all when it comes to innovative Catalan cuisine. Meanwhile, Dominique Crenn, voted the world's best female chef in 2016, finally made it onto the list with her San Francisco restaurant Atelier Crenn.
Here's the full list of the 51-100 best restaurants in the world:
51. Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey
52. Nihonryori Ryugin
53. Burnt Ends, Singapore, Singapore
54. Lyle's, London, U.K. 55. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain (new to the list)
56. Nerua, Bilbao, Spain
57. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden
58. Momofuku Ko, New York, U.S.
59. Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
60. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
61. Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgium
62. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
63. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
64. La Grenouillère, La Madelaine sous Montreuil, France
65. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
66.Estela, New York, U.S.
67. Benu, San Francisco, U.S.
68. The French Laundry, Yountville, U.S.
69. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia (new to the list)
70. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
71. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
72. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
73. La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa
74. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium
75. Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico (new to the list)
76. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
77. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain
78. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
79. Maaemo, Oslo, Norway
80. Le Cinq, Paris, France
81. Maní, São Paulo, Brazil
82. Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, U.S.
83. Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA __(new to the list)__
84. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, U.S.
85. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal
86. Odette, Singapore (new to the list)
87. Per Se, New York, U.S.
88. Selfie, Moscow, Russia (new to the list)
89. Mingles, Seoul, Korea (new to the list)
90. Manresa, Los Gatos, U.S.
91. St John, London, U.K.
92. Twins, Moscow, Russia
93. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
94. Kadeau, Copenhagen, Denmark (new to the list)
95. Quay, Sydney, Australia
96. Epicure, Paris, France
97. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan (new to the list)
98. Hedone, London, U.K.
99. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan (new to the list)
100. Olympe, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (new to the list)
This story originally appeared on Conde Nast Traveler.
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