The Ranking Of The World's 50 Best Restaurants Is Out!

As of April 5, 2017, Eleven Madison Park in New York City has been crowned the best restaurant on the entire planet Earth, according to "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" guide.

The list debuted in 2002 and publishes an annual ranking of its 50 choices every year. While the list is no doubt influential (and I'm sure every restaurant featured on the list is absolutely superb and deserves its accolades) it's worth mentioning that it is also rather exclusionary in its scope.

As Eater points out, only three women chefs have made the list (which is a step above the two who were featured last year); and all three of the women-chef-led restaurants (Arzak, Central and Cosme) are co-run by male chefs.

Additionally, there is not even one African restaurant on the top 50 list this year, and no Australian, South American, African or Asian restaurant has ever been awarded the title World's Best since the list's conception.

Still, if you're looking for a phenomenal meal and are willing to drop some mad cash to enjoy it (a dinner for two with wine often runs diners over $1000 at Eleven Madison Park, this year's top-ranked establishment), then check out the list of featured restaurants below!

1. Eleven Madison Park, New York City

2. Osteria Francescana, Italy

3. El Celler de Can Roca, Spain

4. Mirazur, France

5. Central, Peru

6. Asador Etxebarri, Spain

7. Gaggan, Thailand

8. Maido, Peru

9. Mugaritz, Spain

10. Steirereck, Austria

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York

12. Arpege, France

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, France

14. Restaurant Andre, Singapore

15. Piazza Duomo, Italy

16. D.O.M., Brazil

17. Le Bernardin, New York City

18. Narisawa, Japan

19. Geranium, Denmark

20. Pujol, Mexico

21. Alinea, Chicago

22. Quintonil, Mexico

23. White Rabbit, Russia

24. Amber, Hong Kong

25. Tickets, Spain

26. The Clove Club, England

27. The Ledbury, England

28. Nahm, Thailand

29. Le Calandre, Italy

30. Arzak, Spain

31. Alleno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, France

32. Attica, Australia 

33. Astrid y Gaston, Peru

34. De Librije, Netherlands

35. Septime, France

36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, England

37. Saison, San Francisco

38. Azurmendi, Spain

39. Relae, Denmark

40. Cosme, New York City

41. Ultraviolet, China

42. Borago, Chile

43. Reale, Italy

44. Brae, Australia

45. Den, Japan

46. Astrance, France

47. Vendome, Germany

48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Germany

49. Tegui, Argentina

50. Hof Van Cleve, Belgium