Today in London the World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2015 was announced. As usual, the large majority hailed from Europe and the UK, but four New York City restaurants made the cut – with a couple big changes from those that have held it down in past years. Here are the restaurants, with their rankings, and their moves on the list:
- Dan Barber's farm-to-table icon Blue Hill at Stone Barns lands on the list for the first time at 49. No, technically it's not a New York City restaurant, but still noteworthy.
- Thomas Keller's Per Se drops from 30 down to 40. Last year it dropped to 30 from 11. But it still ranks higher than Keller's California restaurant, the French Laundry, which ranked 50 this year.
- Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin climbed up to 18 from 21 last year. This is a jump not only from last year, but also from the year before, when it came in at 19.
- Eleven Madison Park came in at number 5 this year, dropping one from last year when it was number 4. Like last year, this makes it the top ranking North American restaurant. Chef Daniel Humm also walked away with this year's Chef's Choice award.
- Last week Daniel dropped off the 50 Best list, falling from 40 all the way down to 80. But the awards weren't a total loss for Daniel Boulud – he did take home this year's Lifetime Achievement award.