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!


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??