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Each year the World’s 50 Best Restaurants publishes a list of the top places to eat. Below are the top three restaurants on the 2017 list.

1. Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park, which is based in New York City, began serving customers in 1998. The fine dining experience includes a splendid view of Madison Square Park, one of the city’s most picturesque outdoor spaces. In 2011 the restaurant came under the management of Restaurateur Will Guidara and Chef Daniel Humm. The duo’s passionate commitment to fine dining is one of the reasons why the restaurant sits at the top of 2017 list. While the highlight of dining at Eleven Madison Park is the menu which features eight to ten courses, patrons are also welcome to enjoy drinks and the tasting menu at the bar. In 2017 the restaurant closed for renovations, and at the end of the year, it introduced an updated menu that doesn’t disappoint. Take a look at this review to see some mouth-watering examples of what the restaurant offers.

2. Osteria Francescana

Osteria Francescana is one of the most well-known restaurants in Italy and the entire world. Although it is ranked as 2017’s second best restaurant in the world, in 2016 it captured the top spot—the first Italian restaurant to ever do so. Massimo Bottura, the chef behind Osteria Francescana, opened up his restaurant in 1995 in Modena. In 2012 Osteria Francescana earned its third Michelin star, which is the maximum number of stars a restaurant can be rewarded. If you are fortunate enough to secure a reservation at Osteria Francescana, you can expect an unforgettable dining experience. Massimo’s sense of humor finds its way into the menu offerings. One dish is titled Oops, I Dropped The Lemon Tart!, and it is served on a chipped plate.

3. El Celler de Can Roca

Number three on the 2017 list is El Celler de Can Roca located in Girona, Spain. El Celler de Can Roca has appeared in the top three of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for seven consecutive years. It was ranked number one in 2013 and 2015. Guests rave about the restaurant’s modern twist on Catalan cuisine. Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca—three brothers—are the heart and soul of the establishment. Joan is a chef, Josep is the sommelier, and Jordi is in charge of desserts. In addition to being tasty, many of the brothers’ dishes are whimsical, such as ice cream shaped into green olives which are served attached to the branches of a real tree.

Lalitha Rao Pentapati is based in India.

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