Restaurant Magazine's annual S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Monday afternoon and Chef René Redzepi's Copenhagen restaurant Noma has earned the number one spot for the second consecutive year.
The top North American restaurant, also for the second straight year, went to Grant Achatz's Alinea, which moved up one spot in the rankings to No. 6. Thomas Keller's Per Se rounded out the top 10 and was the second-ranked North American restaurant on the list.
The awards are decided by over 800 international restaurant industry experts, though there is no predetermined set of criteria, but rather just a simple computation of votes.