The Numbers Game

So the annual list of the world’s so-called “Top 100” restaurants has been released, and naturally the press is buzzing with analysis of who’s up and who’s down and why. No surprise, modernist gastronomy continues to reign supreme with the likes of Noma, Alinea, and Osteria Francescana taking top spots on the list, and restaurants in Iberia and Iberia’s former colonies continue to be well represented as successor states to the old El Bulli.

There’s a certain point at which these sort of exercises become silly: Can anyone say that you’ll have a measurably worse meal at Restaurant Daniel (#25) in New York than you will at Le Chateaubriand (#15) in Paris? Nevertheless, I was pleased to see my beloved Eleven Madison Park come in at #10, and was disappointed that the top Australian eatery (Quay) only came in at #29, though for a country our size we’re doing reasonably well. What Marque (#61) is doing on the list at all is anyone’s guess.

Full list after the jump:

1    Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
2    El Celler De Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3    Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
4    D.o.m., Sao Paulo, Brazil
5    Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
6    Per Se, New York, USA
7    Alinea, Chicago, USA
8    Arzak    San Sebastian    Spain
9    Dinner, Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental London, UK
10    Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
11    Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
12    L’atelier De Joel Robuchon Paris, Paris, France
13    The Fat Duck, Bray, UK
14    The Ledbury, London, UK
15    Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
16    L’arpege, Paris, France
17    Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France
18    L’astrance, Paris, France
19    Le Bernardin, New York, USA
20    Frantzén/lindeberg, Stockholm, Sweden
21    Oud Sluis, Sluis, Netherlands
22    Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
23    Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
24    Mirazur, Menton, France
25    Daniel, New York, USA
26    Iggy’s, Singapore
27    Les Creation De Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
28    Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
29    Quay, Sydney, Australia
30    Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
31    Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
32    Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
33    De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
34    Fäviken Magasinet, Jarpen, Sweden
35    Astrid Y Gaston, Lima, Peru
36    Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
37    Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York, USA
38    Biko, Mexico, Mexico
39    Waku Ghin, Singapore
40    Quique Dacosta Restaurant, Denia, Spain
41    Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm, Sweden
42    Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
43    The French Laundry, Yountville,  USA
44    Amber, Hong Kong, China
45    Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal
46    Il Canto, Siena, Italy
47    Bras Restaurant, Laguiole, France
48    Manresa, Los Gatos, USA
49    Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
50    Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
51    Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil
52    Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China
53    Les Amis, Singapore
54    Caprice, Hong Kong, China
55    Ristorante Cracco,  Milan, Italy
56    Chez Dominique, Helsinki, Finland
57    The Tasting Room At Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, South Africa
58    Coi, San Francisco, California
59    Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
60    Varvary, Moscow, Russia
61    Marque, Sydney, Australia
62    Malabar, Lima, Peru
63    Attica, Melbourne, Australia
64    La Maison Troisgros, Roanne, France
65    Restaurant Sant Pau-carme Ruscalleda, Sant Pol De Mar, Spain
66    Jean Georges, New York, USA
67    Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain
68    Restaurant Andre, Singapore
69    Spondi,  Athens, Greece
70    Dal Pescatore, Canneto, Italy
71    Roberta Sudbrack, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
72    La Vie, Osnabrück, Germany
73    Maison Pic, Valence, France
74    The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
75    Restaurant Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
76    Tetsuya’s, Sydney, Australia
77    Blue Hill At Stone Barns, New York, USA
78    Guy Savoy, Paris, France
79    Momofuku Ko, New York, USA
80    Viajante,  London, UK
81    La Grenouillere, La Madelaine Sous Montreuil, France
82    Robuchon A Galera, Macau, China
83    Zuma, Dubai, UAE
84    Bukhara, New Delhi, India
85    Die Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn, Germany
86    Tantris, Munich, Germany
87    Septime, Paris, France
88    Le Gavroche, London, England
89    Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
90    Masa, New York, USA
91    Landhaus Bacher, Mautern, Austria
92    In De Wulf, Dranouter, Belgium
93    Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
94    Hibiscus,  London, UK
95    Mr And Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China
96    La Petit Maison, Dubai, UAE
97    Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, UK
98    Chez Panisse, Berkeley, USA
99    Chaika, Moscow, Russia
100    Hakkasan, London, UK

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