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The Best Restaurant Revealed

Likely, every consumer has his/her/their own standards regarding the favorite place to dine out or for special occasions. Is one of your favorite restaurants also voted the best in the world and in the U.S.? 

The world’s 50 best restaurants


A total of 1080 restaurant experts across 27 regions around the world cast their anonymous votes for the world’s 50 best restaurants. Only three restaurants/farms in the U.S. made this year’s list, including two in New York City and one in Northern California (Canavan & Sutton, 2022). They are: 


No. 33 Atomix, NYC

No. 44 Le Bernardin, NYC

No. 50 Single Thread, Healdsburg, CA (a farm/restaurant/inn)


Geranium in Copenhagen took the crown this year. Other “best” awards go to: 


World’s Best Pastry Chef: RenĂ© Frank of Coda in Berlin

World’s Best Female Chef: Leonor Espinosa

World’s Best Sommelier Award: Josep Roca

The Art of Hospitality Award: Atomix in NYC (also ranked No. 33 on the list)


America’s favorite restaurants


America’s favorite restaurants are determined by the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Study, using the scores from 20,143 customers between April 2021 and March 2022. Americans generally favor full-service restaurants over fast-food restaurants, scoring 80 and 76 in the respective categories. The top three full-service restaurants are: 


No. 1 LongHorn Steakhouse (tied)

No. 1 Texas Roadhouse (tied)

No. 3 Cracker Barrel (tied)

No. 3 Fridays (tied)


The top three fast-food restaurants are: 


No. 1 Chick-fil-A 

No. 2 Jimmy John’s 

No. 3 Domino’s (tied)

No. 3 KFC (tied)


What do you think of these “best” restaurants? What makes them stand out from their competitors? 




American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Study 2021-2022 (2022, June 28). Available to download via

Canavan, Hillary Dixler and Sutton, Ryan (2022, July 18). The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022: The Full List of Winners. Available via

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This viewpoint was first published in the Hospitality News Magazine


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