Mode Media, the 9th largest overall U.S. media property with 144 million monthly unique users, today announced its 2016 Mode Foodie Top 100 Restaurant list for the U.S. and Worldwide. Curated by top restaurant critics and Mode, the Foodie Top 100 is the culinary experts’ guide to the very best restaurants.
The Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards are created by a small, highly select group of known food critics, and is based on food first, followed by experience, service and beverage options. It allows the critics to select the leading chefs at restaurants without a price point or wine list as a requirement.
“Top restaurants around the world continue to delight, with an increased focus on using the best and freshest local ingredients while broadening their range of global influences, said Patricia Wells. “The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants list stands apart as a guide for global restaurant exploration that is focused on carefully curating the most outstanding food experiences.”
“Chefs and restaurants around the world are constantly pushing the boundaries of what the dining experience can be, with innovative cuisines delighting palates every day,” said Samir Arora, Founder and CEO of Mode Media. “It’s difficult for food lovers to stay on top of the changing restaurant landscape. Our Foodie Top 100 list easily allows people to discover the restaurants most loved by experts across the globe.”
This year’s list includes prior award winners including Le Bernardin (NYC) and Benu (San Francisco) as well as new destinations Pok Pok (Portland), Elizabeth (NYC) and Animal (Los Angeles).
“We’re so grateful that Le Bernardin is included in this year’s Foodie 100 list. It’s always a great honor and great motivation for the team, knowing that the hard work and dedication is recognized. We look forward to celebrating!” said Chef Eric Ripert from La Bernardin in New York.
Chef Corey Lee from Benu in San Francisco added, “Being recognized by The Foodie Top 100 is particularly meaningful because Mode’s team of critics is made up of some of the most experienced and respectable food journalists out there.”
Photo from Amanda Marsalis of Chez Panisse of the San Francisco Bay
This year’s Foodie Top 100 US and Worldwide lists were curated by a team of top food critics who provided personal insights into their favorite world’s top restaurants:
Patricia Wells — (France), Gael Greene— (United States), Masuhiro Yamamoto— (Japan), Jonathan Gold— (United States), Charles Campion— (United Kingdom), Alexander Lobrano— (France), Sam Ohta— (Japan),Yuki Yamamura— (Japan) Kundo Koyama— (Japan), Aun Koh—(Singapore), Vir Sanghvi— (India) Michael Bauer— (United States), Karen Brooks— (United States), Phil Vettel— (United States), Marie-Claude Lortie— (Canada) and the Mode Media team: Samir Arora (Publisher & Editor), Erika Lenkert (Editor) and Diane Tapscott (Managing Editor)
Photo from a dish of Eleven Madison Park Restaurant
The full list of winners on the 2016 Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards including: France, Japan and a Best Of list featuring restaurants from Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and India can be viewed on Mode.com. Mode has grown from zero to 44 million unique users since launch eight months ago and is the #5 ranked online video property in the U.S.
Photo of Daniel Restaurant, New York
Foodie Top 100 RESTAURANTS U.S. 2016
NEW YORK AREA
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Gotham Bar & Grill
Ichimura at Brushstroke
Red Farm NYC
The River Café
Sushi of Gari
LOS ANGELES AREA
Rustic Canyon Restaurant & Wine Bar
SF BAY AREA
Aubergine in L’auberge Carmel
Keiko À Nob Hill
State Bird Provisions
Sushi Sam’s Edomata
The French Laundry
The Restaurant at Meadowood
The Village Pub
CHICAGO & ST. LOUIS
Sitka and Spruce
The Inn at Little Washington
SOUTHWEST & HAWAII
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire