These are the 10 Best Restaurants in the World

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What’s the greatest restaurant in the world? Top chefs and those who fork over their fortunes to eat their food are fascinated with the question. Now a new ranking has emerged to provide some extra fodder to the debate.

According to La Liste, a group convened by the France’s Foreign Minister and supported by the country’s tourism board, the top restaurant in the world is the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland. New York City’s Per Se has grabbed the number two spot, according to the new ranking. Tokyo’s Kyo Aji comes in third.

The ranking’s creators shared their global top 10 and top 100 American restaurants with TIME.

Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World

RANK LA LISTE SCORE RESTAURANT LOCATION
1 82.35 Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville Switzerland, Crissier
2 82.30 Per Se United States, New York
3 82.00 Kyo Aji Japan, Tokyo
4 81.44 Guy Savoy France, Paris
5 81.37 Schauenstein Switzerland, Fürstenau
6 81.17 El Celler de Can Roca Spain, Girona
7 79.88 Kyubey Japan, Tokyo
8 79.81 Maison Troisgros France, Roanne
9 79.80 Auberge du Vieux Puits France, Fontjoncouse
10 79.77 Joël Robuchon Japan, Yebisu Garden Place

American Restaurants Ranked

U.S. RANK RANK LA LISTE LA LISTE SCORE RESTAURANT CITY STATE
1 2 82.30 Per Se New York NY
2 20 77.44 Le Bernardin New York NY
3 51 74.53 Jean-Georges New York NY
4 241 68.83 Eleven Madison Park New York NY
5 268 68.29 Joël Robuchon Las Vegas NV
6 275 68.17 Saison San Francisco CA
7 282 68.05 The Restaurant at Meadowood St Helena CA
8 307 67.37 Atera New York NY
9 312 67.31 The French Laundry Yountville CA
10 322 67.12 Daniel New York NY
11 333 66.95 Grace Chicago IL
12 343 66.76 Alinea Chicago IL
13 373 66.12 42 Grams Chicago GA
14 402 65.47 Benu San Francisco CA
15 435 64.78 Manresa Los Gatos CA
16 447 64.50 Melisse Santa Monica CA
17 459 64.24 Ichimura New York NY
18 464 64.15 Blanca New York NY
19 474 63.74 Momofuku Ko New York NY
20 507 62.82 Masa New York NY
21 511 62.68 Del Posto New York NY
22 533 62.21 Guy Savoy Las Vegas NV
23 535 62.19 NAOE Miami FL
24 553 61.74 Kyo Ya New York NY
25 554 61.73 Studio Laguna Beach CA
26 555 61.58 The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room Washington VA
27 559 61.50 Sushi Nakazawa New York NY
28 560 61.47 Sushi Yasuda New York NY
29 563 61.42 Cafe Boulud New York NY
30 566 61.33 The Modern New York NY
31 583 60.84 Jungsik New York NY
32 585 60.77 Aquavit New York NY
33 601 60.26 Sixteen Chicago IL
34 604 60.22 Coi San Francisco CA
35 614 60.03 Quince San Francisco CA
36 620 59.81 Boulevard San Francisco CA
37 622 59.79 Twist by Pierre Gagnaire Las Vegas NV
38 630 59.63 Bouley New York NY
39 633 59.56 Menton Boston MA
40 638 59.52 Acquerello San Francisco AL
41 644 59.39 Chef’s Table Brooklyn Fare New York NY
42 659 58.94 Babbo New York NY
43 676 58.59 Marea New York NY
44 681 58.49 Blue Hill New York NY
45 685 58.41 Ai Fiori New York NY
46 688 58.37 Dovetail New York NY
47 694 58.27 Betony New York NY
48 695 58.27 Gramercy Tavern New York NY
49 721 57.77 Baumé San Francisco CA
50 724 57.65 Picasso Las Vegas NV
51 732 57.47 Fiola Washington DC
52 733 57.46 Nomad New York NY
53 735 57.40 Gary Danko San Francisco CA
54 742 57.22 Atelier Crenn San Francisco CA
55 770 56.40 Cosme New York NY
56 775 56.33 Gotham Bar and Grill New York NY
57 795 56.06 Frasca Food and Wine Boulder CO
58 805 55.83 Auberge du Soleil Restaurant Rutherford CA
59 812 55.63 Chef Mavro Honolulu
60 814 55.61 Carbone New York NY
61 815 55.58 August New Orleans LA
62 821 55.47 Husk Charleston SC
63 824 55.43 Annisa New York NY
64 826 55.42 Everest Chicago IL
65 832 55.30 Craft New York NY
66 833 55.28 L’Espalier Boston MA
67 843 55.16 Tru Chicago IL
68 848 55.01 Blue Hill at Stone Barns Tarrytown NY
69 853 54.91 Michael Mina San Francisco CA
70 854 54.88 Providence Los Angeles CA
71 866 54.34 Bâtard New York NY
72 868 54.28 L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas NV
73 875 54.17 Bacchanalia Atlanta GA
74 879 54.08 Clio Boston MA
75 886 54.00 Chez Panisse Berkeley CA
76 887 53.98 Victoria & Albert’s Orlando FL
77 893 53.76 Esca New York NY
78 894 53.75 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Dallas TX
79 901 53.61 Patina Los Angeles CA
80 902 53.57 Colicchio & Sons New York NY
81 903 53.56 Brushstroke New York NY
82 909 53.47 minibar by José Andres Washington DC
83 912 53.40 Le Cirque New York NY
84 914 53.35 La Belle Vie Minneapolis MN
85 920 53.18 Soto New York NY
86 930 52.79 Le Cirque Las Vegas NV
87 933 52.75 Chefs Club by Food & Wine Aspen CO
88 935 52.60 Fore Street Portland ME
89 939 52.50 Dining Room at Blantyre Lenox MA
90 949 52.35 Alizé Las Vegas NV
91 951 52.30 Campton Place Restaurant San Francisco CA
92 957 52.17 Commander’s Palace New Orleans LA
93 962 51.94 Cut by Wolfgang Puck (Beverly Hills) Beverly Hills CA
94 963 51.85 Wallse New York NY
95 979 50.83 Ame restaurant San Francisco CA
96 982 50.73 Fearing’s Dallas TX
97 984 50.36 Cafe Boulud Palm Beach Palm Beach FL
98 987 50.13 Blackbird Chicago IL
99 989 49.74 Andrea’s Las Vegas NV
100 993 49.45 Geronimo Santa Fe NM
101 1,000 48.95 Lemaire Richmond VA

Devoted five-star diners will note that only one restaurant in La Liste’s top 10 can be found on the current leading ranking of top restaurants, the World’s 50 Best list. And there’s good reason. No French restaurant has broken into the top 10 of that list, sponsored by water-maker San Pellegrino, in the last four years. La Liste featured three French restaurants in its top ten. France’s exclusion from the upper rungs of the World’s 50 Best has angered leading French cultural figures proud of their country’s culinary tradition. Partly in response to this disappointment, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius launched the new initiative to promote French tourism and fine dining.

“The angle was not to promote French [restaurants] per se,” says La Liste’s Antoine Ribaut, “but to be objective, because we trust we have the good fine dining.” Ribaut says the World’s 50 Best list is not objective. Several media outlets have pointed out that the lack of transparency does raise questions about how that list, sponsored by San Pellegrino, is decided. (Ribaut has consulted for Time Inc. His father Jean-Claude, the long-time food critic for Le Monde, contributed to the project.)

“Given that this list is based on personal experiences it can never be definitive, but we believe it is an honourable survey of current tastes and a credible indicator of the best places to eat around the globe,” the World’s 50 Best says on the organization’s web site.

“The thing with 50 Best is that the French were underrepresented, for sure,” Antoine Ribaut says, “but the reason why they were underrepresented was because there was a murky financial pressure for restaurants.” The funding for La Liste, it should be noted, came largely from private French cultural institutions. Swiss food giant Nestle is also a supporter.

Unlike the World’s 50 Best list, which is drawn from private surveys of chefs and those who frequent leading restaurants, La Liste is sourced from publicly available data, aggregating scores from 200 food guides and online review sites to produce what it hopes will be seen as an accurate, unbiased report of the best in the world.

The ranking is based on scores and reviews from a wide range of international sources: Michelin stars, yes, but also New York Times and Washington Post reviews, Zagat and Yelp ratings, Forbes and AAA travel guides and James Beard awards in the U.S., plus the cultural equivalents of these institutions in other countries (with help from foreign advisers).

Ribaut and his team then created an algorithm to assign these scores a value on a scale of 100; food factored in as 80% of the score, while ambiance, décor and wine combined factored in as 20%. If there was a positive review that didn’t include a numeric score, Ribaut counted it as a small bonus.

For Restaurant Bookings, please contact WGY at (888) 949-0808 or info@wgylifestyle.com

Jason of Beverly Hills Miami Grand Opening was a huge success!

The Miami Design District welcomed a new major player to it’s ultra luxury neighborhood last night and WGY was there to share this amazing evening with everyone involved. The new Miami boutique is absolutely stunning and the location surrounds some of the top luxury brands in the world.

Founder of Jason of Beverly Hills, Jason Arasheben, and Lisa Arasheben; Chief Operating Officer of Jason of Beverly Hills, Brandt Branand; Washington Wizards player Drew Gooden; NBA player Mickael Pietrus; Berthil Espegren, Ausbert de Arce, Benny Bloch, Brenda Nestor Castellano and Bobby Castellano, Carly Patterson, Christina Getty, Elysze Held, Fabian Basabe, Fabiana Bosca, Farah Abassi and Benny Aboud, Hello Campos, Hilda Morello, Nick Betancourt, Petra Mason, Richard Jay-Alexander, Stephanie Gold, Vivienne and Cristian del Rio.

Jason Arasheben hosted an “Eyes Wide Shut”-themed soiree to celebrate the opening of his new Jason of Beverly Hills store in the Design District’s Palm Court. Guests, surrounded by over-the-top jewelry and timepieces, enjoyed signature cocktails by Moscai and canapes served by runway servers wearing lace masks as well as “forbidden” fruits from a living wall of edibles. Guests also mixed and mingled to the sultry house beats by DJ Tavin Reiter.

Jason of Beverly Hills is the jeweler of choice for modern style icons including Iggy AzaleaJennifer LopezJohn LegendMadonna and Rihanna.

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About Jason of Beverly Hills

Founded in 2002, Jason of Beverly Hills immediately sent shock waves throughout the luxury market with outrageous, over the top diamond pieces. The company, owned and operated by designer Jason Arasheben, has brought a new sheen to the industry catering specifically to trendsetters in movies, music, sports and fashion.

What started as a dream has now evolved into a multimillion-dollar operation. Unafraid to take risks and push the limits of conventionalism, Jason of Beverly Hills has rapidly gained a reputation for creating one-of-a-kind diamond pieces for clients such as Princess Latifa Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Matthew McConaughey and the late Michael Jackson. The brand has made dozens of headlines in publications spanning from People and US Weekly Magazine to USA Today and has been recognized as the go-to jeweler to the stars by FORBES.com, Yahoo and numerous online media outlets. Currently Jason of Beverly Hills has four other boutique locations: inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, within The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills, in the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC

 

Villa Bagatelle, The Highly Anticipated Hotel from the Acclaimed Bistrot Bagatelle in the heart of South Beach

WGY has been highly anticipating the opening of Villa Bagatelle for a while – and last night we experienced the restaurant and completed a site tour of the property and all we have to say is A+++ on food, ambience, and service. The staff is extremely friendly and the hotel is gorgeous. If you are not familiar with the infamous Bistrot Bagatelle, then definitely check this out. This is on a whole new level.

The creators of the famed Bistrot Bagatelle are introducing its highly anticipated and totally refurbished hotel, Villa Bagatelle, which emulates the sophistication, style and signature joie de vivre of the brand’s fashionable bistros found across the globe.  This elegant retreat created by hospitality entrepreneurs Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente, take French Mediterranean style to new heights with its multi-faceted amenities, exceptional level of service and customized experience for every bon viviants.

Villa Bagatelle is the ideal spot for the distinguished and sophisticated traveler. Located on the corner of Collins Ave and 21st street, the hotel is accessible to all of South Beach’s renowned attractions. It is less than a block away from the Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach Convention center, the Bass Museum of Art and only 20 minutes from the Miami International Airport. The all-suite hotel was designed by Callin Fortis of Big Time Design Studios and boasts 31 luxurious guestrooms with breathtaking views that range from 800 to 2,200 square feet. From the Standard to the Deluxe and Luxury suites, all guests will experience an exceptional level of service and a personal residential escape. The hotel’s state-of-the-art amenities and first-class accommodations truly make their guests’ stay feel comfortable, relaxing and luxurious.

“The Bagatelle brand has garnered so much respect and support, which is why we are excited to debut our very first hotel in the heart of the Magic city,” said hospitality entrepreneur Remi Laba. “Villa Bagatelle is our first hotel property but will still mirror the sophistication and style of our brand’s bistros by providing guests with the best level of service and amenities.”

Villa Bagatelle features a number of special in-room amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen with an oven/microwave and refrigerator, an Illy espresso machine, private bar, Frette linens, a Geneva wireless sound system, marble bathrooms with Bigelow toiletries and a breakfast butler, to name a few.

When guests find time to escape their home away home, they can choose to utilize the variety of luxurious services Villa Bagatelle offers. Guests can relax in the Bagatelle Garden located in the outdoor courtyard, get sun-kissed on the beautiful rooftop pool oasis with a pool, hot tub, sun deck and cabana beds; hit the private fitness center, get pampered at the hotel’s premier blow dry lounge Dry de Luxe, visit the hotel’s destination restaurant Bistrot Bagatelle and luxury shop Curve, or have a chair and umbrella reserved on the beach at Collins and 18th Street.

About Villa Bagatelle
From the creators of the acclaimed Bistrot Bagatelle, the brand’s first ever all-suite hotel, Villa Bagatelle, emulates the sophistication, style and signature joie de vivre of the brand’s fashionable bistros found across the globe. Villa Bagatelle is the perfect home away from home with its 31 fully-equipped luxury suites, prime South Beach location, rooftop pool oasis, luxury shop Curve, signature restaurant Bagatelle, premier blow dry lounge, to name a few. Located on the corner of Collins Ave and 21st, the hotel is accessible to all of South Beach’s renowned attractions including: the Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach Convention Center, the Bass Museum of Art and only 20 minutes from the Miami airport. It is truly the ultimate spot for all distinguished and sophisticated travelers. For more information, please visit http://www.villabagatellemiamibeach.com/.

About Trust Hospitality

Trust Hospitality is an award-winning premier hotel owner and operator. With more than 25 years of experience, Trust has more than 30 projects in operation or development worldwide. Headquartered in Miami, Florida it also has offices in New York, Panama, Salvador and Lisbon. For more information, please visit www.TrustHospitality.com, www.Facebook.com/TrustHospitality orwww.Twitter.com/TrustHotels.

For Booking inquiries,  please contact your WGY Life-Stylist at 888-949-0808 or info@wgylifestyle.com

The World’s 10 Best Restaurants.

To make your senses travel around the world, WGY compiled a list of the 10 best restaurants you will find on Planet Earth. Enjoy!

1. El Celler de Can Roca, Spain

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The Roca brothers sharpened their skills growing up working at their parent’s restaurant. Today, As a free-style cuisine destination, El Celler de Can Roca blends countryside influences and science for an exclusive and avant-gardist culinary experience.

Calle Can Sunyer, 48, 17007 Girona, Spain | cellercanroca.com

 

 

  1. Osteria Francescana, Italy

Osteria Francescana

Having collected 3 Michelin Stars since its opening in 1995, Osteria Francescana’s chef Massimo Bottura combines his techniques with local Italian ingredients and his deepest reflections on culture, art, music and philosophy.

Via Stella, 22, 41121 Modena, Italy | www.osteriafrancescana.it/

 

 

  1. Noma, Denmark

Noma

Noma works with an intimate network of purveyors to develop a cuisine that expresses its region’s culture and seasons under the supervision of Chef René Redzepi. The small, 11-table restaurant serves a tasting menu consisting of 20 servings designed to give guests a clear and delicious sense of time and place.

Strandgade 93, DK-1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark | www.noma.dk

 

 

  1. Central, Peru

Central

Chef Virgilio Martinez combines fresh produce and an inexhaustible curiosity to discover and integrate new ingredients into the Central’s menu and brings Peruvian cuisine to the forefront in the heart of the traditional district of Miraflores in Lima.

Santa Isabel 376 Miraflores Lima, Peru | www.centralrestaurante.com.pe

 

 

  1. Eleven Madison Park, USA

Detail of the dining room of Eleven Madison Park in New York, NY.

The extraordinary agricultural bounty of New York shapes Eleven Madison Park’s multi-course tasting menu and celebrates centuries of culinary traditions. Guest can share their ingredient preferences and delight with a tailored experience for the senses.

11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010 | www.elevenmadisonpark.com

 

 

  1. Mugaritz, Spain

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Located in the countryside, surrounded by fields, forests an impressive oaks, Mugaritz transforms the best of what orchards, seas and forests provide. The result is made of histories, aromas, textures, flavours, games, memories, desires and numerous other pleasurable stimuli.

Aldura Aldea, 20, 20100 Errenteria, Guipúzcoa, Spain | www.mugaritz.com

 

 

  1. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, UK

Dinner

Contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition, Dinner’s dining room floor to ceiling windows allow the guests to overlook the kitchen from where a unique menu of historically inspired British dishes is crafted with passion.

66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA | www.dinnerbyheston.com

 

 

  1. Narisawa, Japan

Narisawa

With a tasting menu of about 10 courses providing stories, messages and expressing the flow of the changing seasons, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa meticulously selects each ingredient and plays with smells and textures to create the core of every dish he prepares.

Japan, 〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato, 南青山2−6−15 | www.narisawa-yoshihiro.com

 

 

  1. D.O.M., Brazil

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D.O.M. proposes a new gastronomic experience, rescuing the most authentic flavors of Brazilian cuisine with a contemporary twist, using ingredients like açaí, jambu or tucupi. Just like the cuisine, the atmosphere blends classic and modern with familiar and wild.

R. Barão de Capanema, 549 – Jardins, São Paulo – SP, 01411-011, Brazil | www.domrestaurante.com.br/en/home.html

 

 

  1. Gaggan, Thailand

Gaggan

Inspired from amazing Indian street food memories and diversity of India’s different regional cuisines, Chef Gaggan Anand uses science and modern technology to create modernist and progressive re-interpretations of traditional recipes.

68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330, Thailand | eatatgaggan.com

For more information on any of the restaurants or for table bookings please reach out to your WGY Life-Stylist at info@wgylifestyle.com

Miami Magazine Features WGY in the Art Basel Issue!

WGY was so excited about our recent feature in Miami Magazine. If you missed the story, here it is!!

Wish Masters

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When it comes to A-list access during Art Basel—or any other time of year—Luiz Hoinkis and Justin Keeperman are the in-the-know concierges to call.

The gregarious Luiz Hoinkis has a particular theory. He believes anyone can reach President Obama within four phone calls. It’s this conviction of being able to connect with one of the world’s most powerful men through four degrees that has made his company, WGY Lifestyle (wgylifestyle.com), a runaway success.

A luxury lifestyle management firm aimed at giving its members access to some of the world’s most sought-after events and accommodations, WGY is the brainchild of Hoinkis and his partner, Justin Keeperman. As the two assert, there is no occasion to which they cannot grant their clients entry.

Both come from industries where high-end expectations are the norm—Brazilian-born Hoinkis was CEO of Brazil’s Quintessentially, a luxury concierge firm, and Keeperman was involved with sales and marketing at several affluent magazines and PR firms in New York. Utilizing their industry connections, the two formed WGY in March 2012 in Miami Beach and São Paulo, and expanded it this year with satellite offices in Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles and New York to better serve what’s become a worldwide clientele. More satellite offices are on the way.

Their services run the gamut from a simple airport pickup to A-through-Z vacation planning to Oscar tickets (and are available via memberships from $8,000 to $12,000 per year). For Art Basel, WGY members can be included on the coveted guest lists of events at the SLS South Beach, The Standard, Soho Beach House and countless other venues, whereas more traditional services might include booking a last-minute dinner reservation at an exclusive restaurant. “Saturday night, Zuma, 9pm,” no problem,” says Keeperman, with a laugh. “It’s not easy, but we deliver. Anything that screams luxury, we’re involved in it.”

“We manage lifestyles, especially when our members [which range from Silicon Valley honchos to celebrities]don’t have time to do it themselves,” Keeperman continues. “We like to call ourselves ‘life stylists.’” Said term is even in their literature.

Hoinkis admits it’s the unusual requests that get him excited. Once, as a WGY member was touring Rio de Janeiro by helicopter, he impulsively asked Hoinkis to throw a yacht party that night and ensure Brazil’s A-list was on board. Three hours later, Hoinkis had a mega-yacht sailing around the ocean filled with “300 of the right people” and overflowing with Dom Pérignon. He and Keeperman did it again recently on a much larger scale when they helped launch the digital musical service Spotify in Brazil—a three-month-plus gig that involved multiple events and activation all over the country. All of those Brazil connections are enviably cutting-edge to their business platform as more and more wealthy Brazilians make Miami their playground or second home of choice. And Hoinkis’ and Keeperman’s abilities for delivering last-minute celebration and entree at a moment’s notice have served them well with Miami’s well-heeled crowds.

“I’m not one who gives up,” says Hoinkis with a smile. “Service—let me rephrase—great service is everything, and delivering on that is the most important thing to us.”