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These Are the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2024

Disfrutar in Barcelona Takes the Top Spot. Atomix in NYC Is 6th.

By Kevin Gray ·
Image: Disfrutar

There are so many restaurants in the world that finding a simple place to eat dinner can feel more stressful than fun.

Well, none of these places are simple. But they are incredibly good. And a group of industry experts even went through the painstaking process of putting them in order for you.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants just released its top-50 lineup for 2024. Disfrutar in Barcelona ranked first after last year's second-place showing. It's known for modern techniques and avant-garde flavors and presentations. It's followed by Asador Etxebarri in Atxondo, Spain; Table by Bruno Verjus in Paris; Diverxo in Madrid; and Maido in Lima, Peru. So, three of the top five restaurants are in Spain.

Former number one restaurants are no longer eligible for the list, and instead are grouped into a Best of the Best category. That includes last year's winner Central in Lima, plus others like Noma in Copenhagen and Eleven Madison Park in NYC.

Only two U.S. restaurants made the list. Atomix, the lauded Korean restaurant in NYC was number eight last year and moved to the six spot this year, and SingleThread in Healdsburg, California, took the 47th spot. There's nothing from the Bay Area, Chicago or other stateside dining destinations.

But the next time you find yourself in Atxondo or Bogotá, you'll know where to eat.

World's 50 Best Restaurants — 2024

1. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

2. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)

3. Table by Bruno Verjus (Paris, France)

4.  Diverxo (Madrid, Spain)

5. Maido (Lima, Peru)

6. Atomix (New York City)

7. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

8. Alchemist (Copenhagen, Denmark)

9. Gaggan Anand (Bangkok, Thailand)

10.  Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

11. Septime (Paris, France)

12. Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy)

13. Trèsind Studio (Dubai, UAE)

14. Quique Dacosta (Denia, Spain)

15. Sézanne (Tokyo, Japan)

16.  Kjolle (Lima, Peru)

17. Kol (London, England)

18. Plénitude (Paris, France)

19.  Reale  (Castel di Sangro, Spain)

20. Wing (Hong Kong)

21. Florilège (Tokyo, Japan)

22. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

23. Suhring (Bangkok, Thailand)

24.  Odette (Singapore)

25. El Chato (Bogotá, Colombia)

26. The Chairman (Hong Kong)

27. A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)

28.  Elkano (Getaria, Spain)

29. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

30. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

31. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)

32. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

33. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

34. Rosetta (Mexico City, Mexico)

35. Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)

36.  The Jane (Antwerp, Belgium)

37. Oteque (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

38. Sorn (Bangkok, Thailand)

39. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

40. Le Du (Bangkok, Thailand)

41. Mayta (Lima, Peru)

42. Ikoyi (London, England)

43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig (Berlin, Germany)

44. Mingles (Seoul, South Korea)

45. Arpege (Paris, France)

46. SingleThread (Healdsburg, California)

47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

49. La Colombe (Cape Town, South Africa)

50. Uliassi (Senigallia, Italy)

Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray lives in Texas. He likes whiskey, weekends and hammocks, often at the same time.

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