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San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants 2011

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Today S. Pellegrino released their fairly well-regarded annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants," and for the second year in a row, René Redzepi's Noma is on top. Two new restaurants made the top ten: Alex Attala's D.O.M. in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Iñaki Azpitarte's Le Chateaubriand is Paris.

Making way for the newcomers in the top ten are Daniel Boulud's New York restaurant Daniel (down to #11) and Ferran Adrià's elBulli (not in the top 50, Jay Rayner explains why), which just two years ago was held the number one position. Also missing from the top 50: Thomas Keller's French Laundry (#32 last year, now at #56).

50noma.jpg1. Noma (website)
Location: Copenhagen
Chef: René Redzepi
Rank Last Year: 1
Michelin Star Rating: Two
Year Established: 2004
All Rene Redzepi Coverage on Eater [-E-]
All Noma Coverage on Eater [-E-]

50_el_celler_de_can_roca.jpg2. El Celler de Can Roca (website)
Location: Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
Chef: Juan Roca
Rank Last Year: 4
Michelin Star Rating: Three
Year Established: 1986
Fun Fact: The restaurant is the work of the three Roca brothers. Juan is the head chef, his little brother Joseph is the sommelier, and the youngest of the brothers, Jordi is the pastry chef.
All El Celler de Can Roca Coverage on Eater [-E-]

50murgartiz.jpg 3. Mugaritz (website)
Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Chef: Andoni Aduriz
Rank Last Year: 5
Michelin Star Rating: Two
Year Established: 1998
Fun Fact: This was its sixth year in the top ten.
All Mugartiz Coverage on Eater [-E-]

50francescana_Esterno.jpg 4. Osteria Francescana (website)
Location: Modena, Italy
Chef: Massimo Bottura
Rank Last Year: 6
Michelin Stars: Two
Year Established: 1995

50fatduck.jpg5. The Fat Duck (website)
Location: Bray, Berkshire, England
Chef: Heston Blumenthal
Rank Last Year: 3
Michelin Star Rating: Three
Year Established: 1994
All Heston Blumenthal Coverage on Eater [-E-]
All Fat Duck Coverage on Eater [-E-]

50alinea.jpg 6. Alinea (website)
Location: Chicago
Chef: Grant Achatz
Rank Last Year: 7
Michelin Stars: 3
Year Established: 2005
All Grant Achatz Coverage on Eater [-E-]
All Alinea Coverage on Eater [-E-]

dom-brazil.jpg7. D.O.M. (website)
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chef: Alex Atala
Rank Last Year: 18
Michelin Star Rating: N/A
Year Established: 1999
Fun Fact: Atala used to be a DJ

50Arzak.jpg8. Arzak (website)
Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Chef: Juan Mari Arzak
Rank Last Year: 9
Michelin Star Rating: Three
Year Established: 1897
All Juan Mari Arzak Coverage [-E-]
All Arzak Coverage on Eater [-E-]

chateaubriand.jpg9. Le Chateaubriand
Location: Paris, France
Chef: Iñaki Aizpitarte
Rank Last Year: 11
Michelin Star Rating: zero
Year Established: 2002
Fun Fact: The restaurant was featured in the Paris episode of No Reservations

persenyc.jpg 10. Per Se (website)
Location: New York
Chef: Thomas Keller
Rank Last Year: 10
Michelin Star Rating: Three
Year Established: 2004
All Thomas Keller Coverage on Eater [-E-]
All Per Se Coverage on Eater [-E-]

11) Daniel, USA
12) Les Creation De Narisawa, Japan
13) L'Astrance, France
14) L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, France
15) Hof Van Cleve, Belgium
16) Pierre Gagnaire, France
17) Oud Sluis, Netherlands
18) Le Bernardin, USA
19) L'Arpege, France
20) Nihonryori Ryugin, Japan
21) Vendome, Germany
22) Steirereck, Austria
23) Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland
24) Eleven Madison Park, USA
25) Aqua, Germany
26) Quay, Australia
27) Iggys, Singapore
28) Combal Zero, Italy
29) Martin Berasategui, Spain
30) Bras, France
31) Biko, Mexico
32) Le Calandre, Italy
33) Ristorante Cracco, Italy
34) The Ledbury, UK
35) Chez Dominique, Finland
36) Le Quartier Francais, South Africa
37) Amber, China
38) Dal Pescatore, Italy
39) Il Canto, Italy
40) Momofuku Ssam Bar, USA
41) St John, UK
42) Astrid Y Gaston, Peru
43) Hibiscus, UK
44) Maison Troisgros, France
45) Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, France
46) De Librije, Netherlands
47) Hotel De Ville, Crissier, Switzerland
48) Varvary, Russia
49) Pujol, Mexico
50) Etxebarri, Spain

· 51-100 Winner 2011 [World's 50 Best]
· S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants 2010 [-E-]
· All Awards Season Coverage on Eater [-E-]