French Laundry Drops on World's Best List

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    It seems the French Laundry makes any list of best restaurants in the Bay Area. But it has slipped in it world rankings.

    The annual ranking of S. Pellegrino's best restaurants in the world has just been released. While the most notable global news is probably the glaring absence of Gordon Ramsay, the top of the list remains the same, with Spain's El Bulli and the UK's Fat Duck maintaining the #1 and #2 spots, respectively.

    On the local front, Sir Thomas Keller once again topped the American contingent, but interesting enough, not with the French Laundry: Keller's Yountville flagship dropped from its 2008 ranking of #5 all the way down to #12 this year. Per Se usurped the crown as the top ranked American restaurant, at #6 overall. Elsewhere on the list, Keller disciple Grant Achatz took the #10 spot with Alinea, while a pair of local restaurants managed to crack the top 100: Chez Panisse (#59, down from #39 last year) and Manresa (#93).
     

    1 El Bulli, Spain (=)
    2 The Fat Duck, U.K. (=)
    3 Noma, Denmark (+7)
    4 Mugaritz, Spain (=)
    5 El Celler de Can Roca, Spain (+21)
    6 Per Se, U.S. (=)
    7 Bras, France (=)
    8 Arzak, Spain (=)
    9 Pierre Gagnaire, France (-6)
    10 Alinea, U.S. (+11)
    11 L’Astrance, France (=)
    12 The French Laundry U.S. (-7)
    13 Osteria Francescana, Italy (New Entry)
    14 St. John, U.K. (+2)
    15 Le Bernardin, U.S. (+5)
    16 Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville, Switzerland (+11)
    17 Tetsuya’s, Australia (-8)
    18 L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, France (-4)
    19 Jean Georges, U.S. (-2)
    20 Les Creations de Narisawa, Japan (New Entry)
    21 Chez Dominique, Finland (+18)
    22 Ristorante Cracco, Italy (+21)
    23 Die Schwarzwaldstube, Germany (+12)
    24 D.O.M., Brazil (+16)
    25 Vendome, Germany (+9)
    26 Hof van Cleve, Belgium (+2)
    27 Masa, U.S., (Re-entry)
    28 Gambero Rosso, Italy (-16)
    29 Oud Sluis, Netherlands (+13)
    30 Steirereck, Austria (New Entry)
    31 Momofuku Ssam Bar, U.S. (New Entry)
    32 Oaxen Skaergaardskrog, Sweden (+16)
    33 Martin Berasategui, Spain (-4)
    34 Nobu U.K. (-4)
    35 Mirazur, France (New Entry)
    36 Hakkasan, U.K. (-17)
    37 Le Quartier Francais, South Africa (+13)
    38 La Colombe, South Africa (Re-entry)
    39 Asador Etxebarri, Spain (+5)
    40 Le Chateaubriand, France (New Entry)
    41 Daniel, U.S. (=)
    42 Combal Zero, Italy (Re-entry)
    43 Le Louis XV, France (-28)
    44 Tantris, Germany (+3)
    45 Iggy’s, Singapore (New Entry)
    46 Quay, Australia (New Entry)
    47 Les Ambassadeurs, France (-2)
    48 Dal Pescatore, Italy (-25)
    49 Le Calandre, Italy (-13)
    50 Mathias Dahlgren, Sweden (New Entry)

    51 Zuma, China
    52 Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, U.K.
    53 Spondi, Greece
    54 L’Arpege, France
    55 L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, China
    56 Hibiscus, U.K.
    57 Aqua, Germany
    58 Le Gavroche, U.K.
    59 Chez Panisse, U.S.
    60 Les Amis, Singapore
    61 El Poblet, Spain
    62 Maison Pic, France
    63 Cafe Pushkin, Russia
    64 Le Meurice, France
    65 Bukhara, India
    66 Varvari, Russia
    67 Schauenstein, Germany
    68 RyuGin, Japan
    69 La Maison Troisgros, France
    70 Wasabi, India
    71 The River Cafe, U.K.
    72 Enoteca Pinchiorri, Italy
    73 Le Cinq, France
    74 Allegro, Czech Republic
    75 Quintessence, Japan
    76 Restaurant Dieter Mueller, Germany
    77 Geranium, Denmark
    78 Caprice, China
    79 Jardines, South Africa
    80 Amador, Germany
    81 Biko, Mexico
    82 L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon U.S
    83 Fasano, Brazil
    84 Mozaic, Bali
    85 Obauer, Austria
    86 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, France
    87 L’Ambroisie, France
    88 Maison Boulud, China
    89 De Librije, Netherlands
    90 Babbo, U.S.
    91 Maze, U.K.
    92 Zuma, U.K.
    93 Manresa, U.S.
    94 Pier, Australia
    95 De Karmeliet, Belgium
    96 Aubergine, South Africa
    97 Bo Innovation, China
    98 Rust en Vrede, South Africa
    99 Del Posto U.S.
    100 Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, UAE

     

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