FOOD & DRINK
04/05/2017 11:10 am ET

These Are The 50 Best Restaurants In The World For 2017

Spoiler alert: An American restaurant actually came out on top!
Chef Daniel Humm in the kitchen of Eleven Madison Park in New York.
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Chef Daniel Humm in the kitchen of Eleven Madison Park in New York.

The world’s 50 best restaurants were announced Wednesday via live stream from Melbourne, Australia. 

Eleven Madison Park in New York City is the first U.S. restaurant to top the list since 2004, Bloomberg reports. The high-end spot ― where the signature dish is honey-lavender roasted duck ― currently offers an 11-course tasting menu for $295 per person, putting it well out of the price range of many people. 

But hey, a diner can dream. If nothing else, the locations of the world’s best restaurants dish up some smart ideas for where to take your next food-focused vacation (hellooo, Lima).

An academy of more than 1,000 chefs, food writers and traveling gourmets from around the world vote to create the list each year. Here are their top 50 picks for 2017:

50. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

49. Tegui (Buenos Aires)

48. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin)

47. Vendôme (Cologne, Germany)

46. L’Astrance (Paris)

45. Den (Tokyo)

44. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)

43. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

42. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai)

40. Cosme (New York City)

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39. Relae (Copenhagen)

38. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

37. Saison (San Francisco)

36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London)

35. Septime (Paris)

34. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

33. Astrid y Gastón (Lima)

32. Attica (Melbourne)

31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris)

30. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

29. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

28. Nahm (Bangkok)

27. The Ledbury (London)

26. The Clove Club (London)

25. Tickets (Barcelona)

24. Amber (Hong Kong)

23. White Rabbit (Moscow)

22. Quintonil (Mexico City)

21. Alinea (Chicago)

20. Pujol (Mexico City)

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19. Geranium (Copenhagen)

18. Narisawa (Tokyo)

17. Le Bernardin (New York City)

16. D.O.M. (São Paulo)

15. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

14. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris)

12. L’Arpège (Paris)

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

10. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

Leiterstück vom Mastochsen mit Kressewurzel, Chicorée & Macadamia Nuss #steirereck #stadtpark #latergram

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9. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)

8. Maido (Lima)

7. Gaggan (Bangkok)

6. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

5. Central (Lima)

4. Mirazur (Menton, France)

3. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

1. Eleven Madison Park (New York City)

Eleven Madison Park
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Eleven Madison Park
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