Thursday, April 5, 2012

Top 20 restaurants in the world ranked by Elite Traveler

We’ve written about hotels, cars,products and it’s now time to look at the best places to eat in the entire world right now, as the Elite Traveler magazine has put together a list with the top 20 restaurants in the world in 2012. The current list is topped by the Alinea, in Chicago, USA.

It has thus been given the award “the best restaurant in the world” – this was possible due to the emotional approach towards dining, decked with extreme modernism. Alinea is closely followed from behind by The Fat Duck, British chef Heston Blumenthal’s creation. Located in Bray, it has “pushed the boundaries of British gastronomy.” The style assumed by this restaurant packs a total reinvention of the traditional British classic meals, heightening the customers’ senses.

The last on the podium is Thomas Keller’s New York Restaurant Per Se, a place where luxury can be eaten in the main sense of the word. It is closely knit to The French Laundry in Yountville, California, currently occupying the 14th position on our list. Thomas Keller is the only chef to boast two different restaurants on the list.

This list also highlights Restaurant magazine’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, beautifully contrasting to it. Furthermore, the list is based on the opinions of readers and wealthy individuals.

Check through this list and choose:

1 – Alinea – Chicago, USA

2 – The FatDuck – Bray, UK

3 – Per Se – New York, USA

4 – PierreGagnaire – Paris, France

5 – Daniel – New York, USA

6 – LeBernardin – New York, USA

7 – ElCeller de Can Roca – Girona, Spain

8 – LouisXV Alain Ducasse – Monaco

9 – Mugaritz – Errenteria, Spain

10 – Hofvan Cleve – Kruishoutem, Belgium

11 – AlainDucasse Au Plaza Athenee – Paris, France

12 – JeanGeorges – New York, USA

13 – Matsuhisa Restaurant – Los Angeles, USA

14 – TheFrench Laundry – Yountville, USA

15 – AlSorriso – Soriso, Italy

16 – TheLedbury – London, UK

17 – Restaurant Gordon Ramsey – London, UK

18 – L’Hotel de Ville – Phillipe Rochat-Crissier, Switzerland

19 – La Colombe – Cape Town, South Africa

20 – L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges – Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, France.

We hope you found this list useful. If you have the possibility to get to any of them, don’t hesitate. We promise you satisfaction and exquisiteness.


  1. I had a great dining experience in one of Restaurants in New York City with my family last year...

  2. Those luxurious restaurants are all amazing and I really want to dine-in there. Hope my dreams come true. Thanks for sharing it.

    Shiene @ Makati Restaurants