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Apr 29, 2013 08:12 PM

Top 50 restaurants in the world.

Time and money, that's all I need....

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    1. I've been to 2 but plan to try more after I win Powerball.

      Oddly, I got to #86 frequently. Momofuku Ssam Bar. It doesn't strike me as one of the 100 best places on earth.

      1. I've been to none and not likely to visit any of them. It is a list - someone's opinion and a lot of PR behind the scenes I imagine.

        Pretty sure that there are plenty of restaurants that equal some of the best, but don't get a mention as they don't have the PR or the prices. Thankfully :)

        1. its an over hyped PR stunt for sure. I guess I'm a sucker for looking at it every year!

          seriously though, some of the 'judges' are chef's ranked on the list. Tourists boards from Scandinavia paid judges to travel their country and eat at the restaurants. they don't even make sure people are actually going to the restaurants they rank (ie attach the bill), because they are a "small operation" (who manage to publish a magazine, live stream on a elaborate website with major industry sponsors). This is of course on top of the inherent bias of the whole idea. Well at least it should be easier to get a reservation at NOMA now haha

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          1. re: tdiddy23

            Yep - just a big PR stunt. As a side, have a look at the link below which is from the top 50 website. At the top is a photo of a small selection of the 900 "industry experts" that contribute to the scores.

            I really hope the guy 4th from the right has a better taste in food than he does in clothes.


            1. re: PhilipS

              I've eaten twice at one restaurant on the list. I'm not impressed. I actually know some of the people in that photo, but not (fortunately) the "symphony in brown."

          2. I ate at #45 last year when it was #49 (Geranium, Copenhagen). It was one of the most incredible meals I've ever experienced. It was also the most I've ever spent on a meal by a very large margin.