World's Best Restaurant Is in Copenhagen
Noma reclaims top spot
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2014 9:42 AM CDT
This is a March 14, 2012, file photo of Danish restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.   (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling, file)

(Newser) – Noma has reclaimed the top spot on Restaurant magazine's annual list of the world's 50 best eateries. The Copenhagen restaurant was in the No. 1 spot from 2010 to 2012, but was booted to No. 2 last year by El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, the New York Times reports. This year, the two restaurants again traded spots—even though Noma saw a big outbreak of food poisoning last year. The rest of the top 10:

  1. Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy
  2. Eleven Madison Park in New York
  3. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London
  4. Mugaritz in San Sebastián, Spain
  5. D.O.M in Sáo Paulo, Brazil
  6. Arzak in San Sebastián, Spain
  7. Alinea in Chicago
  8. The Ledbury in London
Click for the complete list, which includes five more US restaurants.

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Apr 30, 2014 8:08 AM CDT
Not to the Danes......................They find the very idea of Noma highly offensive and in very poor taste. If you stand out or raise above the hive mentality in Denmark you are shot down and ignored on all levels, this is the Danish way. Denmark is an entitlement society with all things needed to be equal or it does not work. Standout or shine in Denmark and you will lose it all, stay quit and in line with the rest of the gray day zombies and you can live a safe uninteresting life...............No thank you.
Apr 30, 2014 3:08 AM CDT
By best, they mean snootiest
Apr 29, 2014 1:54 PM CDT
Hey sell meals for $400 and you can't keep your customers from running out of both ends? No're still the second best restaurant in the world. BTW, I had peanut butter toast and a cold glass of milk for dinner yesterday. It was great.