There's A Triple Tie For The Top Spot On La Liste's 2023 Best Restaurants Ranking

When most people are looking for a new place to dine, they will often search online and read reviews. Some of them may reach out to family and friends, seeking opinions, and the hardcore foodies will pull out the big guns — the guides like Michelin and The World's 50 Best. Since 2015, La Liste has joined the ranks of these elite dining guides and created its own annual list of the best dining destinations in the world, per a press release

Unlike other guides that base their judgments on the opinions and expertise of in-person dining critics, La Liste compiles its choices from hundreds of reviews from publications, guidebooks, and diner reviews. Thousands of reviews are ranked, scored, and averaged before the list is released toward the end of the year. 

What sets La Liste apart is that it takes into account the opinions of many individuals (who are not food critics) who have actually experienced the restaurants firsthand. La Liste explains that 10% of the final weighing of a restaurant's score comes from diner reviews from sources like Trip Advisor. Not only does the organization rank the top 1000 restaurants in 200 countries around the world, but it awards individual chefs and entire regions for their contributions to the restaurant industry. The 2023 list surprised many when it awarded its top spot to not one, not two, but three sensational restaurants that tied with a score of 99.50 out of 100 points.

A trio of excellence

The incredible Le Bernardin in New York City earned the best ranking alongside Stockholm's Frantzén and Guy Savoy in Paris, France. Each restaurant has three Michelin stars and offers exceptional dining experiences. Co-owned by Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin highlights the best of the sea in beautifully designed tasting menus. Each fish or shellfish plated here is of the best quality and is prepared pristinely. The restaurant also offers an equally exquisite vegetarian tasting menu. 

If you think you will show up at Frantzén in Stockholm, Sweden and be seated for dinner, you're in for a surprise. In a true-to-form, immersive dining experience, eating at Frantzén will have you touring and meandering through a three-story townhouse that serves as the restaurant's location, according to 50 Best. You will dine at each step of the way, taking in chef Bijörn Frantzén's Nordic-Asian cuisine and the incredible atmosphere.

Chef Guy Savoy has pretty much perfected classic French cuisine at his namesake restaurant. With a location that overlooks both the Louvre and the Seine, you will drink in luxury with all your senses at a dinner here. His pre-set, 13-course menu will have you basking in dishes like artichoke soup with black truffle and warm scallops served with herb "caviar." Guy Savoy has been on La Liste several times and for very good reason; dinner here is exactly what you think a fancy Paris dinner is like.