For the second year in a row, La Liste, a global restaurant-ranking system from France, has named Le Bernardin the best restaurant in the world. And like last year, it shares the honor with Restaurant Guy Savoy.
French restaurants capturing this prize should come as no surprise, but that a seafood specialist based in New York came out on top is a significant achievement for American chefs and restaurateurs. Le Bernardin, Maguy Le Coze and the chef Eric Ripert’s Midtown restaurant, also has three Michelin stars, the top ranking for that guide, and has been consistently awarded four stars by The New York Times.
Restaurant Guy Savoy, located in a historic building in Paris, also holds three Michelin stars.
La Liste, which was started in 2015, is based on an algorithm that analyzes published restaurant reviews from around the world, as well as consumer ratings for more than 20,000 restaurants.
There are 1,000 ranked restaurants on each annual list. This year 16 restaurants in the United States (five in New York) were in the top 200. The list of 1,000 mentioned 113 restaurants from the United States, 130 from Japan, 126 from China and 116 from France.