Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World 2012

Going out for dinners and lunches with families and friends has become a fashionable norm round the globe. If not frequently but sometimes on certain occasions every one of us love to dine in one of the finest eat outs in the city. Atmosphere, presentation, taste, service etc are some factors which determine the excellence of a restaurant. In simple words customer satisfaction is the key cause to earn fame and name. A handful of restaurants have succeeded in doing so and has also been honoured in this regard. The list below will discuss on the top ten best Restaurants in the world.

List of Finest Restaurants in the World

Rank Name City/State Country
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 Alinia Chicago USA
8 Arzak San Sebastian Spain
9 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal London UK
10 Eleven Madison Park New York USA

World’s Top Ten Best Restaurants

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Well known for innovative and passionate Nordic/Scandinavian cuisine, Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant located in an old warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark. The restaurant is run by chef René Redzepi and the name “Noma” has been derived from two Danish words “nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food).  ‘The Hen and the Egg’ is the most demanded item on the menu of Noma. The eatery has been receiving “Best Restaurant of the year” award by the Restaurant magazine in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
Founded in 1986 and run by the  three Roca Brothers, El Celler de Can Roca is a Spanish Restaurant situated in  Girona, Catalonia. The oldest brother, Joan being the head chef while Josep Roca (the middle brother) and Jordi Roca (the youngest) handles wine and dessert respectively, El Celler de Can Roca offers utterly delicious food and utmost hospitality to its customers. They have also blended some dishes and desserts based on perfumes such as Calvin Klein’s Eternity, Carolina Herrera, Dior’s Hypnotic Poison, Bvlgari, Lancôme’s Trésor, etc. in 2011 and 2012 the restaurant has been voted second best in the world by Restaurant Magazine and held three star status in the Michelin Guide since 2009.

3. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
At Mugaritz, dishes are intended to evoke emotions and add magic to dining experience by applying science to its culinary. The credit for producing exceptional and unique food style goes to Chef Andoni Aduriz and his kitchen. “Muga eta haritza” meaning “the oak at the border” is the origin of its name.

4. D.O.M, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Run by Brazilian chef, Alex Atala, D.O.M is a Brazilian restaurant famous for food prepared with typical native Brazilian ingredients such as Tucupi juice, pirarucu and Paraiba fishes, the herb jambu and the tapioca from manioc flour. In the process of promoting Brazilian and Amazonian food patter, the restaurant has been included in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2006.

5. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
Beginning from 2006, local eatery Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy has been ranked 2 Michelin stars and in 2009 it has entered the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Owned and run by Chef Massimo Bottura, it has become popular for modernize, flavoured and toothsome dishes like Rock from the seaside, Rice surf and turf, Eel oven cooked in Balsamic, Alaska black cod, Cow on a hill etc. delivering a standard of creativity which many of its counterparts lacks.

6. Per Se, New York, USA
Positioned at Columbus Circle on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Centre, Per Se is the best restaurant in New York and is owned by Chef Thomas Keller. Defined by faultless implementation and constant evolution, the restaurant offers dinners based on two prix fixe tasting menus: a nine course Tasting of Seasonal Vegetables or the nine course Chef’s Tasting Menu, which changes daily. Per Se currently has four stars awarded by New York Times and is also one of “The 40 Best Restaurants in US” by Gayot.

7. Alinia, Chicago, USA
Opened on 4th May, 2005, Alinia is owned by its head Chef, Grant Achatz and is the only restaurant in Chicago to have a rating of three stars. The bistro has earned name for Grant’s exclusive preparations, deconstructions of traditional flavour, well paired wines, elegance and ambience. To give an extraordinary appearance, food is technique led using gels, foams, powders and concentrations.

8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
In Arzak, Basque tradition and 21st century modernity is fused with local ingredients to give a contemporary look by an incredible father-daughter team. In 2008, Arzak’s owner and chef, Juan Mari Arzak, was awarded the Universal Basque award for familiarizing important customs of the Basque Country and making it ground-breaking in today’s time. Since 1989 it has been graded three stars and is one among S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

9. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
Open in 2011, the new comer has already gained a Michelin star and has been placed as the 9th best restaurant on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is owned by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal and headed by Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts. With challenging items such as the meat fruit, bergamot cured mackerel salad and chicken liver mousse, the eatery is admired for historical British dishes ranging from 14th to 19th century.

10. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
Ranked 10th in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2012, Eleven Madison Park is headed by Chef Daniel Humm who was awarded with the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. Here one needs to do reservation 28 days in advance and menu is listed with accordance to the principal component. The restaurant has been awarded four, five and three stars by The New York Times, Forbes Travel Guide and Michelin Guide respectively.

One thought on “Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World 2012

  1. tony_insulator

    Thanks for telling us about the world’s best restaurants.This will help to easily find out the list of best restaurants.

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