- El Bulli is no longer #1 after four consecutive years atop this set of rankings, perhaps not surprising as Ferran Adria recently announced he would be shuttering El Bulli for two years. El Bulli is now ranked #2.
- Alinea, previously #10, is now #7, but more importantly has garnered the top American spot overall. This on the heels of being named the best restaurant in Chicago, ever, just last week.
- Alinea overtook Per Se as the country’s best restaurant. Per Se is now #10, and the third best American restaurant in the list behind Daniel, new to the top 10, at #8.
- Four of the top ten restaurants in the world are in Spain: El Bulli in Rosas, Gerona, El Celler de Can Roca in Gerona, Mugaritz in Rentería, Guipúzcoa, and Arzak, in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa.
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