Which 4 Of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Are In NYC?

Ricotta Dumplings at Estela
Ricotta Dumplings at Estela

It is no secret that New York is home to some of the world’s top restaurants. People flock from all corners of the globe to visit the city not only for it’s sights, but as a culinary destination. The incredible diversity and competitive quality in the cuisine here makes it a melting pot unlike any other. It comes as no surprise that at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards New York City outperformed every other city in the United States.

An impressive four New York City restaurants made it onto this year’s list. The third best restaurant in the world was awarded to none other than New York’s Eleven Madison Park. The seasonal tasting menu led by chef Daniel Humm moved up two spaces from their ranking at No.5 last year. The second highest-ranking restaurant in the city belongs to Le Bernardin. Even though it fell from No.18 last year to No.24 this year, Parisian chef Eric Ripert is still acknowledged for his exceptional contemporary cuisine.

Perhaps the most celebrated New York newcomer to the list is the quaint Lower East Side restaurant Estela. For its first time ever on the World’s 50 Best it secured spot No.44. The buzzy spot headed by Thomas Carter and Ignacio Mattos serves cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean, and prepared with a personal approach that integrates distinct flavors of New York. The last, but certainly not least, New York restaurant on the list is Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The No.48 eatery located in Pocantico Hills upstate New York has no menu and features the fruitful resources of the Hudson Valley.

Le Bernardin
Le Bernardin

Check out the full list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants below:

  1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
  2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
  3. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
  4. Central, Lima, Peru
  5. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
  6. Mirazur, Menton, France
  7. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
  10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
  11. D.O.M, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  12. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
  13. Maido, Lima, Peru
  14. The Ledbury, London, UK
  15. Alinea, Chicago, USA
  16. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
  17. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
  18. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
  19. Arpege, Paris, France
  20. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  21. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
  22. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
  23. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
  24. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
  25. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
  26. The Clove Club, London, UK
  27. Saison, San Francisco, USA
  28. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  29. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
  30. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
  31. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
  32. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
  33. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
  34. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
  35. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  36. Borago, Santiago, Chile
  37. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
  38. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
  39. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
  40. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
  41. Faviken, Jarpen, Sweden
  42. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
  43. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
  44. Estela, New York, USA
  45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
  46. Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
  47. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
  48. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantino Hills, USA
  49. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
  50. Septime, Paris, France