This year's 50 Best Restaurant Awards saw some familiar and new names take top honors. At number 20, Amber in Hong Kong was the second-highest placed of seven Asian entries on the list.
19. Arpege (Paris) —
Now in its 30th year, the Art Deco Arpege has held three Michelin stars for two of those decades. The restaurant is noted for its pioneering use of vegetables.
18. White Rabbit (Moscow) —
Chef Vladimir Mukhin creates luxurious spins on classic Russian dishes at White Rabbit. The "Alice in Wonderland"-inspired restaurant has spectacular sky-high views of the Russian capital.
Courtesy White Rabbit
17. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy) —
Another three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Piazza Duomo showcases herbs, flowers and fruits, many of them sourced from the venue's own organic garden.
Courtesy Piazza Duomo
16. Azurmendi (near Bilbao, Spain) —
Spain's Azurmendi offers a garden-to-plate dining experience, taking guests through its rooftop vegetable garden and indoor greenhouse before serving them homegrown ingredients.
15. Alinea (Chicago) —
Chicago's sophisticated Alinea restaurant is known for its dishes that could easily be artworks.
14. The Ledbury (London) —
Australian chef Brett Graham's take on classic British cuisine has made the Ledbury, in London's posh Notting Hill district, one of the city's most prestigious dining locations.
Courtesy The Ledbury
13. Maido (Lima) —
From a lowly 44th place, Lima's Maido restaurant is this year's highest climber, reaching the number 13 slot. Lima-born chef Mitsuharu Tsumura blends Peruvian and Japanese cuisines to create his own vision.
12. Quintonil (Mexico City) —
Named for a Mexican herb, Quintonil makes stars of vegetables at this diminutive garden-inspired restaurant in Mexico City.
11. D.O.M. (Sao Paolo, Brazil) —
Sao Paolo's D.O.M. has fallen from 9th position in 2015 to 11th this year. The restaurant's chef-patron Alex Atala is known for his use of traditional local fare such as palm hearts and cassava.
10. Asador Etxebarri (Biscay, Spain) —
Moving up three spots, Spain's Asador Etxebarri came in 10th at this year's World's Best Restaurants Awards. Located about an hour away from San Sebastian, the restaurant offers creative dishes cooked over a Spanish wood-fired barbecue.
9. Steirereck (Vienna) —
Vienna restaurant Steirereck offers modern Austrian cuisine made with fresh ingredients from the chef's own farm.
Courtesy of Steirereck restaurant
8. Narisawa (Tokyo) —
Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa spent eight years training in Europe before opening this award-winning eatery, where he delivers French cuisine featuring Japanese ingredients. His restaurant is ranked number two on the Asia's Best Restaurants list.
7. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain) —
Led by chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, San Sebastian restaurant Mugaritz serves what's described as techno-emotional Spanish cuisine.
6. Mirazur (Menton, France) —
Mediterranean restaurant Mirazur, run by Argentinian-Italian chef Mauro Colagreco, sits on the French side of the riviera, just steps from the Italian border.
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5. Noma (Copenhagen) —
Copenhagen's Noma -- the 2014 "world's best restaurant" -- fell from third to fifth this year. It's led by chef Rene Redzepi, the man behind the rise of "new Nordic cuisine."