The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2013

It’s that time of year again…the foodie frenzy over the annual San Pellegrino restaurant rankings has begun. The biggest shakeup was in the top three with El Celler De Can Roca taking the #1 title away from Noma who’d held it for the past three years. Osteria Francescana knocked  Mugaritz down a notch to claim third place.

There are no French restaurants in the Top 10… again. 

France was not feeling the love last night as only 5 restaurants made it to the top 50. The highest ranked is L’Arpège at #16, who replaced L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon as the highest rated French restaurant. Le Chateaubriand followed at #18, then L’Astrance at #23 with L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon slipping 12 spots to #24.

Septime makes it into the big leagues.

Bertrand Grébaut’s Septime cracked the extended list last year at #87. His team leapt 38 spots to sneak into the top 50 for the first time at #49. Septime, in fact, was the only Paris restaurant whose ranking rose instead of fell in 2013.

Alain Ducasse received a lifetime achievement award, but no ranking.

The famed French chef was honored for his worldwide legacy of quality, longevity, and mentorship but not a single one of his 24 restaurants appeared on the list. Only Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and Le Louis XV made it onto the extended version at numbers 79 and 96 respectively.

Pierre Gagnaire doesn’t make an appearance.

Pierre Gagnaire, who was well within the top 20 last year at #17, was bumped off this year’s top fifty t0 land at #51.

Paris Results:

  • L’Arpège #16, again, up from #19 in 2011, not ranked in 2010 or 2009, #46 in 2008
  • Le Chateaubriand #18 in 2013, down from #15 in 2012, #9 in 2011, #11 in 2010, #40 in 2009
  • L’Astrance #23 in 2013, down from #18 in 2012, #13 in 2011, #16 in 2010, #11 in 2009, #11 in 2008
  • L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon #24 in 2013, down from #12 in 2012, #14 in 2011, #29 in 2010, #18 in 2009, #14 in 2008
  • Septime #49 in 2013, up from #87 in 2012

Full Results:

  1. El Celler de Can Roca, Spain
  2. Noma, Denmark
  3. Osteria Francescana, Italy
  4. Mugaritz, Spain
  5. Eleven Madison Park, USA
  6. D.O.M, Brazil
  7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, UK
  8. Arzak, Spain
  9. Steirereck, Austria
  10. Vendome, Germany
  11. Per Se, USA
  12. Frantzen/Lindeberg, Sweden
  13. The Ledbury, UK
  14. Astrid Y Gaston, Peru
  15. Alinea, USA
  16. L’ArpegeFrance
  17. Pujol, Mexico
  18. Le ChateaubriandFrance
  19. Le Bernardin, USA
  20. Narisawa, Japan
  21. Attica, Australia
  22. Nihonryori RyuGin, Japan
  23. L’Astrance, France
  24. L’Atelier de Joel RobuchonFrance
  25. Hof van Cleve, Belgium
  26. Quique Dacosta, Spain
  27. Le Calandre, Italy
  28. MirazurFrance
  29. Daniel, USA
  30. Aqua, Germany
  31. Biko, Mexico
  32. Nahm, Bangkok
  33. The Fat Duck, UK
  34. Fäviken, Sweden
  35. Oud Sluis, Netherlands
  36. Amber, Hong Kong
  37. Vila Joya, Portugal
  38. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
  39. 8 1/2 Otto et Mezzo, Hong Kong
  40. Combal Zero, Italy
  41. Piazza Duomo, Italy
  42. Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland
  43. Mr and Mrs Bund, China
  44. Asador Etxebarri, Spain
  45. Geranium, Denmark
  46. Mani, Brazil
  47. The French Laundry, USA
  48. Quay, Australia
  49. Septime, France
  50. Central, Peru

2 Comments on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2013

  1. You can’t take this result in consideration.
    They boycote France since a few years and
    All real gourmet knows that France still
    Has many fantastique restaurants that are better by far
    Than the Steirereck in Vienna , for exsample!

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