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List Rules Vote for your favorites among the official S. Pelligrino 2015 Top Restaurant List. You can see each restaurants's original ranking under each restaurant name.

Every year, the top 50 restaurants are ranked by S. Pellegrino and every year we get crazy jealous of whomever gets to eat at all of these great places. Although, ranking the best restaurants in the world seems like a Sisyphean task. How do you compare modern Nordic cuisine to rustic Spanish barbecue? Guess we won’t know until we try, so while you read this list of the top 50 restaurants in the world, we’re going to jet off to El Celler de Can Roca and get started on scarfing down the best food known to man.

We’re just going to break it to you now, there’s no way that whatever normal dinner you eat tonight will even begin to satiate your appetite after you check out this list of the Top 50 Restaurants in the world. Dreamboat eateries like Noma, Biko, and French Laundry are just a few of the entries on this list that’s sure to set your mouth to watering. Whether you prefer haute cuisine or you’re more a fan of contemporary Italian fare, the restaurants on this list are no doubt the best eateries in the world, and we already can’t wait to see what tops the list next year.

Vote on which restaurant among the official S. Pelligrino Top Restaurant List you think is the best, and reorder the list to your taste. Leave us a comment if you’ve had the good fortune to chow down at any of these eateries and we’ll try not to salivate on our laptops.
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Noma is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Noma #3 - René Redzepi and head chef Daniel Giusti create award winning Scandinavian fare at this eatery in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Eleven Madison Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Eleven Madison Park #5 - Daniel Humm and Chris Flint put a modern spin on European dining in this New York eatery.

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El Celler de Can Roca is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
El Celler de Can Roca #1 - This modern spanish restaurant is helmed by Joan Roca in Girona, Spain.

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Osteria Francescana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Osteria Francescana #2 - Author  Massimo Bottura runs this contemporary Italian restaurant in Modena Italy with a local flair. 

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal #7 - Ashley Palmer-Watts runs things in this kitchen that cooks up historical British food reinvented for the 21st century in the heart of London. 

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Central is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Central #4 - You'll have to jet off to Lima, Peru to catch head chef Pia  León cooking up avant-garde octopus based dishes at this restaurant.

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French Laundry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
French Laundry Haute cuisine, French food, Eclectic food - #50 - If you're in Yountville, CA, keep an eye out for Thomas Keller and see if you can score a bite of  slow-cooked fillet of wild king salmon.

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Le Bernardin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Le Bernardin Haute cuisine, Seafood, French food - #18 - Éric Ripert makes luxury seafood in this New York eatery. 

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D.O.M. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
D.O.M. #9 - Alex Atala has amassed a legion of followers at his Sao Paulo, Brazil restaurant where he specializes in contemporary Brazilian dishes with an Amazonian flair.

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Narisawa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Narisawa #8 - In Tokyo, Japan,  Yoshihiro Narisawa creates a poetic assortment of Japanese food with strong French influences.

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Asador Etxebarri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Asador Etxebarri #13 - The trip to Atxondo, Spain would be well worth it to taste the rustic, wood fired Spanish barbecue from  Victor Arguinzoniz.

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L'Arpège is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
L'Arpège #12 - You can't beet the c ontemporary French cuisine that Alain Passard crafts at this vegetable themed restaurant in Paris. 

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Mirazur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Mirazur #11 - Mauro Colagreco creates Modern French delicacies at this hillside restaurant in Menton, France.

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Mugaritz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Mugaritz #6 - Andoni Luis Aduriz creates techno-emotional spanish cuisine in the gastronomic heartland of Spain, San Sebastian.

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The Ledbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
The Ledbury #20 - In London, chef  Brett Graham creates gutsy modern British food like Loin of roe deer baked in Douglas fir with white beetroot, blackcurrants and smoked bone marrow.

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Arzak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Arzak #17 - Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak Espina prepare modern basque cuisine in this restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. 

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Gaggan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Gaggan #10 - If you're lucky enough to make it to Bangkok, Thailand, you'll find  Gaggan Anand crafting Progressive Indian dishes like Free-range lamb chops, sous-vide, grilled and finished with green herb oil.  ...

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Azurmendi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Azurmendi  #19 - In Larrabetzu, Spain Eneko Atxa creates "cutting edge" Basque food with tomato and eel. 

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Per Se is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Per Se Haute cuisine - #40 - Chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh serves up contemporary French-American standouts like 100 day dry-aged Snake River Farms beef in his New York restaurant.

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Steirereck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Steirereck #15 - Situated on the banks of the River Wien in Vienna, Austria, chef  Heinz Reitbauer serves modern Austrian food like Char cooked in beeswax with yellow carrot, pollen and sour cream.

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Le Chateaubriand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Le Chateaubriand #21 - Inaki Aizpitarte creates modern French ‘bistronomie’ like Squid salad with sea asparagus, onions, redcurrants and wakame powder at this Parisian bistro.

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Pujol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Pujol #16 - This Mexico City bastion of haute cuisine is run by the two man team of  Chef-patron Enrique Olvera and head chef Erick Guerrero.

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Maní is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Maní #41 - In this Sao Paulo, Brazil restaurant that's taken over a former suburban home,  Helena Rizzo and Daniel Redondo use local ingredients to create delicate dishes.

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Blue Hill at Stone Barns #49 - Dan Barber is a chef who believes in Conscious and ingredient-driven, and he serves up favorites like Blue Hill bone char cheese at Pocantico Hills. 

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The Test Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
The Test Kitchen #28 - In Cape Town, South Africa,  Luke Dale-Roberts, and head chef Ivor Jones cook an eclectic mix of international fusion cuisie. 

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Nahm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Nahm #22 - David Thompson and Prin Polsuk cook up authentic Thai food in this Bangkok eatery.

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Astrid y Gastón is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Astrid y Gastón #14 - At the Lima based Astrid y  Gastón, you'll find Head Chef Diego Muñoz creating modern Peruvian food like apple ceviche and chicken skin camotitos

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Amber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Amber Asian food, Contemporary, Fusion food - #38 - Where else can you find a Dutch chef combining French technique with Asian ingredients but Hong Kong, China? That's exactly where  Richard Ekkebus serves up foodie favorites like hokkaido sea urchin in a lobster ...

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Attica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Attica #32 - The long trip to Melbourne, Australia is definitely worth it for a taste of Ben Shewry's modern Australian cuisine.

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Fäviken is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Fäviken #25 - In Jarpen, Sweden, Magnus Nilsson gets his viking on by creating rustic Scandinavian cuisine like roasted scallop over burning juniper leaves

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Quintonil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Quintonil #35 - In Mexico City,  Jorge Vallejo is dishing out contemporary Mexican dishes like Huazontles with Chiapas cheese.

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Maido is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Maido #44 - You'll have to go all the way to Lima, Peru if you want to try  Mitsuharu Tsumura's barnacle ceviche.

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Aqua is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Aqua Seafood - #33 - In Wolfsburg Germany,  Sven Elverfeld cooks up world class modern German cuisine like Cod, veal brawn, cauliflower, brown butter and silverskin onions.

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Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet #24 - In Shanghai,  Paul Pairet and his head of research Greg Robinson dream up impossibly  experiential cuisine.

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Tickets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Tickets #42 (tie) - You'll need to buy a ticket to Barcelona, Spain to try  Fran Agudo's modern spanish cuisine. 

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Schloss Schauenstein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Schloss Schauenstein #48 - In Furstenau, Switzerland, modern French cuisine is served up by  Andreas Caminada. 

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Alain Ducasse au Plaza Ath&eac... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée #47 - Executive chef Romain Meder dishes out a haute French take on fish, vegetables and cereal in Paris.

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Boragó is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Boragó #42 (tie) - Rodolfo Guzmán creates ultra-contemporary Chilean food at his new restaurant in Santiago Chile. 

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Alinea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Alinea Molecular gastronomy - #26 - Grant Achatz has devised a cutting edge molecular gastronomy restaurant deep in the heart of Chicago.

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White Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
White Rabbit #23 - Moscow makes the list with this modern Russian restaurant helmed by head chef  Vladimir Mukhin.

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Piazza Duomo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Piazza Duomo #27 - In this Alba, Italy joint, Enrico Crippa puts a spin on modern Italian. 

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Nihonryori Ryugin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Nihonryori RyuGin Fusion food - #29 - Chef  Seiji Yamamoto prepares traditional Japanese food with modern edge in this Tokyo restaurant.

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Le Calandre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Le Calandre #34 - If you're in the mood for modern Italian fare  Massimiliano ‘Max’ Alajmo is dishing it out in Rubano, Italy to rave reviews. 

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L'Astrance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
L'Astrance #36 - Pascal Barbot combines haute French cuisine with Asian influences to make something wholly unique at this Paris dining monolyth. 

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Restaurant Frantzén is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Restaurant Frantzén #31 - Björn Frantzén prepares modern Scandinavian dishes in Stockhom, Sweden in an open view of a lucky few in the dining room 

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Relae is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Relae #45 - In Copenhagen, Denmark,  Christian Puglisi is creating new but simple Nordic cuisine for the 21st century.

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Restaurant André is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Restaurant André #46 - In Singapore,  Chef-owner André Chiang has reinterpreted French nouvelle cuisine to make arm foie gras jelly with black truffle coulis.

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Quique Dacosta is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Quique Dacosta #39 - When you're as sought after a chef as  Quique Dacosta, why not name your restaurant after yourself? His Denia, Spain home serves techno-emotional Spanish cuisine like tobacco leaf and toro.

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Vendôme is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Vendôme #30 - At  Vendôme in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany Joachim Wissler cooks up modern German dishes like Suckling pig, bean stew, grilled green bananas, curry and macadamia nut.

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Biko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2015, Ranked
Biko #37 - In Mexico CIty  Executive chef Mikel Alonso and head chefs Bruno Oteiza and Gerard Bellver are serving up Spanish and Mexican fusion like foie gras, pineapple and aniseed.