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2012 50 Best Restaurants in the World List

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Comes out tomorrow... any predictions?

I'm curious if Next makes the list - and how they treat Next/Alinea (I felt like they started ignoring French Laundry because they didn't want Per Se and French Laundry both very close to each other on the list).
post #2 of 49
The less attention that's paid to it, the better.
post #3 of 49
Thread Starter 
Meh - I know these things are arbitrary and useless.. but they make for a good discussion starter.
post #4 of 49
I am curious, if only to see if the carrot retains top spot.....

post #5 of 49
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Originally Posted by ehkay View Post

The less attention that's paid to it, the better.

It's a lot like the James Beard Awards. Pretty meaningless, but still interesting to see.
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post #8 of 49
Hopefully the neue deutsche folks have a strong outing. satisfied.gif
post #9 of 49
1 Noma
2 El Celler de Can Roca
3 Mugaritz San Sebastian
4 D.O.M.
5 Osteria Francescana
6 Per Se
7 Alinea
8 Arzak
9 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
10 Eleven Madison Park
21 Oud Sluis
33 De Librije


So it was leaked apparently.Yea. None of the top 10 restaurants in the world are in either France or Japan. Or the British press is just looking to claim that they found the next hot thing. Wonder which one is more likely.
post #10 of 49
neue deutsche kuche!
post #11 of 49
I guess the Ulterior Epicure didn't get a vote mad.gif
post #12 of 49
The list seems right. 18-16 (or something) all French/Parisian restaurants...

It is right. The Oscars keep their screts better.
post #13 of 49
McRobuchon is the best restaurant in France. Mos' def.
post #14 of 49
1. Noma, Denmark
2. El Cellar de Can Roca, Spain
3. Mugaritz, Spain
4. D.O.M., Brazil
5. Osteria Francescana, Italy
6. Per Se, New York
7. Alinea, Illinois
8. Arzak, Spain
9. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, U.K.
10. Eleven Madison Park, New York
11. Steirereck, Austria
12. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, France
13. The Fat Duck, U.K.
14. The Ledbury, U.K.
15. Le Chateaubriand, France
16. L'Arpege, France
17. Pierre Gagnaire, France
18. L'Astrance, France
19. Le Bernardin, New York
20. Frantzén/Lindeberg, Sweden
21. Oud Sluis, Netherlands
22. Aqua, Germany
23. Vendome, Germany
24. Mirazur, France
25. Daniel, New York
26. Iggy's, Singapore
27. Les Creations de Narisawa, Japan
28. Nihonryori Ryugin, Japan
29. Quay, Australia
30. Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland
31. Asador Extebarri, Spain
32. Le Calandre, Italy
33. De Librije, Netherlands
34. Fäviken Magasinet, Sweden
35. Astrid y Gaston, Peru
36. Pujol, Mexico
37. Momofuku Ssäm Bar, New York
38. Biko, Mexico
39. Waku Ghin, Singapore
40. Quique Dacosta, Spain
41. Mathias Dahlgren, Sweden
42. Hof Van Cleve, Belgium
43. The French Laundry, California
44. Amber, China
45. Vila Joya, Portugal
46. Il Canto, Italo
47. Bras, France
48. Manresa, California
49. Geranium, Denmark
50. Nahm, Thailand


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post #15 of 49
What makes Per Se so much better than TFL?

Manresa does not belong on that list.
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