Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Where's San Francisco?

The British magazine "Restaurant" just released its list of the 50 best restaurants in the world. At the top of the list was a place in Bray, England, called "The Fat Duck." I guess I can no longer claim the Brits have terrible food -- just food I can't afford.

Anyway, the top U.S. restaurant (at No. 3 overall) was the French Laundry in Yountville. The next Bay Area place was Chez Panisse in Berkeley at No. 13. In fact, all the U.S. restaurants -- aside from one in Chicago (Charlie Trotter) -- were either in New York or the Bay Area. However, not a one was in San Francisco proper. No La Folie, no Fleur de Lys, no Gary Danko, etc. We've been snubbed!

2 comments:

Max said...

Did Le Bec Fin or other French restaurants in the US figure into the list anywhere? This is the source of a debate chez-nous about how the best French restaurants in the US compare to those in France.

Nick said...

I was surprised that Le Bec Fin wasn't in there, since hasn't it been described as the best restaurant in America? But I figured it had gone downhill.

However, the French Laundry is a French restaurant. Right??