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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2009

For the past seven years, San Pellegrino has celebrated the top 50 restaurants worldwide, chosen by a poll of over 800 chefs, critics and industry experts based in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North and South America. This year’s list, released on April 20, reveals a diversity of eateries—from exclusive palaces of haute cuisine to innovative trailblazers and neighborhood favorites—all sharing a passion for outstanding food and service. Starting with the number one winner, the top 25 listed here includes a number of world-famous names, some surprising newcomers and several American standouts.

El Bulli
Roses, Spain

The Fat Duck
Berkshire, England

Noma
Copenhagen, Denmark

Mugaritz
Errenteri Gipuzkoa, Spain

El Celle de Can Roca
Girona, Spain

Per Se
New York City, USA

Bras
Laguiole, France

Arzak
Donostia, San Sebastian, Spain

Pierre Gagnaire
Paris, France

Alinea
Chicago, Illinois, USA

L’Astrance
Paris, France

The French Laundry
Yountville, California, USA

Osteria Francescana
Modena, Italy

St. John
London, England

Le Bernardin
New York City, USA

Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville
Crissier, Switzerland

Tetsuya’s
Sydney, Australia

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris
Paris, France

Jean Georges
New York City, USA

Les Creations de Narisawa
Tokyo, Japan

Chez Dominique
Helsinki, Finland

Ristorante Cracco
Milan, Italy

Die Schwarzwaldstube
Baiersbronn-Tonbach, Germany

D.O.M
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vendome
Gladbach, Germany

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