Last night, at Cipriani on Wall Street the Diner Club announced its list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana nabbed the coveted number one position. Massimo Bottura’s world-famous restaurant – which, sidenote, features in Netflix’s excellent Chef’s Table documentary series – has been waiting in the wings since 2013 for its chance to take home gold.
It swiped the top spot from El Celler de Can Roca, the family run tasting menu restaurant in Girona, Spain, which in turn dropped to second place.
Meanwhile New York City’s Eleven Madison Park, which Danny Meyer sold in 2011 to the restaurant’s chef Daniel Humm and its general manager Will Guidara, came in third. It also scooped the inaugural Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award.
Out of a total of six U.S. restaurants that made the list, three can be found in New York City. But there was no sign of High Street on the Hudson, the Meatpacking restaurant that nabbed the number one spot in Food & Wine’s list of best new restaurants last week.