The Most Famous Restaurants In The World

Published on 02/10/2021

From Asia to Europe, the ranking of the best restaurants holds many surprises. Here is a list of the most famous restaurants in the world.

Shutterstock 313019564

The Most Famous Restaurants In The World

Asador Etxebarri, Spain

In Axpe, Spain, head chef Victor Arguinzoniz surprises with simple ingredients. Grilled over an open flame, it develops explosive tastes. Even so, the restaurant fell four places compared to the previous year. The menu includes local products such as goat’s milk in essential butter, green peas in their own juice and dry-aged beef. What sets the Asador Etxebarri apart from other restaurants in its class, however, is the modest, minimalist dining room.

Arpège, France

The head chef Alain Passard has already won three Michelin stars with the Arpège in Paris, but it is still in the top 10 of the restaurant rankings for the first time. In 2001 the restaurant announced that it would remove all meat dishes from the menu. Most of the menu, therefore, consists of vegetables, mostly harvested from Passard’s own farm. For some dishes, gourmets struggle for months to get a chance to try them. This includes white asparagus in summer and black truffle in winter.

Central, Peru

Virgilio Martínez’s flagship restaurant, also in Lima, is considered the shrine of Peruvian cuisine. Together with his wife Pía León, he cooks almost exclusively with Peruvian ingredients, especially corn and potatoes. The dish “Waters of Nanay” is particularly well-known from the menu: Piranha served in a piranha head – with teeth, of course. The Central slipped one place down compared to the previous year.

Eleven Madison Park, USA

In 2017, the jury selected Eleven Madison from New York as the best restaurant in the world. Now it has reopened its doors after a short renovation phase. Head chef Daniel Humm now presents his dishes in a simpler environment and a new lounge area. Born in Switzerland, he cooks minimalistically with a Nordic touch. The menu offers, for example, roasted duck with lavender and honey or hearty cheesecake with smoked sturgeon.

Osteria Francescana, Italy

Massimo Bottura’s family restaurant is located in the small Italian town of Modena. At least since his appearance in the Netflix documentary “Chef’s Table”, the star chef has been known to many. His cuisine combines traditional Italian cuisine with modern influences from Bottura’s time as an international chef. For the third year in a row, the Osteria Francescana is among the top 3. Despite the hype, the atmosphere of the restaurant remains cozy and warm. The menu includes Bottura’s classics such as Parmigiano Reggiano and the “Pirate Ship” – a hearty cake filled with seafood.

Mirazur, France

The Argentinian Mauro Colagreco cooks in a restaurant with a sea view on the Côte d’Azur and only five minutes’ walk from the Italian border. The cultural mix is also reflected in the culinary concept of his restaurant in Menton. Many of the ingredients in Colagreco’s kitchen grow on the restaurant’s own farm. The dishes are therefore dependent on the seasonal offer. The menu includes, for example, fried anchovies with lemon juice from the Mirazur garden.