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Top 20 restaurants in the world ranked by Elite Traveler

By Adrian Prisca


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We’ve written about hotels, cars, wealthy people, 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 Fat Duck – Bray, UK

3 – Per Se – New York, USA

4 – Pierre Gagnaire – Paris, France

5 – Daniel – New York, USA

6 – Le Bernardin – New York, USA

7 – El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain

8 – Louis XV Alain Ducasse – Monaco

9 – Mugaritz – Errenteria, Spain

10 – Hof van Cleve – Kruishoutem, Belgium

11 – Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athenee – Paris, France

12 – Jean Georges – New York, USA

13 – Matsuhisa Restaurant – Los Angeles, USA

14 – The French Laundry – Yountville, USA

15 – Al Sorriso – Soriso, Italy

16 – The Ledbury – 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.


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About Adrian Prisca

Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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