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Eleven Madison Park took the top honor.

NYC's Eleven Madison Park Named The World’s Best Restaurant

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By Danny Klein April 2017 Chef Profiles

Iconic New York City eatery Eleven Madison Park can now call itself “The World’s Best Restaurant,” not just North America’s.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards list, organized by William Reed Business Media since 2002, placed Will Guidara and Daniel Humm’s restaurant at the top of the list, saying the duo “enhance the fine-dining experience with a sense of fun, blurring the line between the kitchen and the dining room. Housed in an art deco building overlooking New York’s Madison Park, the restaurant’s multi-course seasonal tasting menu celebrates the city’s rich history and culinary traditions.” The venue was also named The Best Restaurant in North America.

Eleven Madison Park has moved around the top 10 during the last four years, and was No. 3 in 2016. Six U.S. restaurants made the Top 50. They were:

41. Cosme, New York City

37. Saison, San Francisco

21. Alinea, Chicago

17. Le Bernardin, New York City

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York

1. Eleven Madison Park, New York City

Chef Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns was honored with the Highest Climber Award after rising 37 places.

Overall, the list included nine new restaurants—six making their debut and three returning making reentries. Twenty-two countries and five continents were represented. France and Spain joined the U.S. with six restaurants apiece to lead the way.

Enrique Olvera, who owns Cosme, also had another restaurant, Pujol in Mexico City, crack the list at No. 20.

New York-based pastry entrepreneur Dominique Ansel, the proprietor behind his eponymous SoHO bakery and the Cronut, was named The World’s Best Pastry Chef.

The awards were presented at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia.

Here is the complete list:

50. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

49 Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

47. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

46. L’Astrance, Paris, France

45. Den, Tokyo, Japan

44. Brae, Birregurra, Australia

43. Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy

42. Boragó, Santiago, Chile

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

40. Cosme, New York, USA

39. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

38. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

37. Saison, San Francisco, USA

36. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

35. Septime, Paris, France

34. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

33. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru

32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia

31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

30. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

29. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

28. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

27. The Ledbury, London, UK

26. The Clove Club, London, UK

25. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

24. Amber, Hong Kong, China

23. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

22. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

21. Alinea, Chicago, USA

20. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

19. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

18. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

17. Le Bernardin, New York, USA

16. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

15. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

14. Restaurant André, Singapore

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

12. Arpège, Paris, France

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA

10. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

8. Maido, Lima, Peru

7. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

5. Central, Lima, Peru

4. Mirazur, Menton, France

3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

1. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

Also, here is the rest of the top 100.

100. Olympe, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

99. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan

98. Hedone, London, UK

97. Sushi Saito, Tokyo, Japan

96. Epicure, Paris, France

95. Quay, Sydney, Australia

94. Kadeau, Copenhagen, Denmark

93. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France

92. Twins, Moscow, Russia

91. St John, London, UK

90. Manresa, Los Gatos, USA

89. Mingles, Seoul, Korea

88. Selfie, Moscow, Russia

87. Per Se, New York, USA

86. Odette, Singapore

85. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

84. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, USA

83. Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA

82. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, USA

81. Maní, São Paulo, Brazil

80. Le Cinq, Paris, France

79. Maaemo, Oslo, Norway

78. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India

77. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain

76. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

75. Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico

74. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

73. La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa

72. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

71. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China

70. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

69. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

68. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA

67. Benu, San Francisco, USA

66. Estela, New York, USA

65. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico

64. La Grenouillère, La Madelaine Sous Montreuil, France

63. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

62. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

61. Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgium

60. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China

59. Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy

58. Momofuku Ko, New York, USA

57. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden

56. Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

55. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

54. Lyle’s, London, UK

53. Burnt Ends, Singapore

52. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

51. Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey