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New York restaurants fare well so far on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list

By Christina Izzo

The back half of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list was revealed today—technically #51–100, which kind of defeats the point of a 50 Best list, but hey, we won't gripe—and Empire State eateries made an impressive showing. Included in the New York honorees are Ignacio Mattos's imaginative Nolita dining room Estela, clocking in at no. 90; David Chang chef's table Momofuku Ko in the 69th slot; and, two spots above it, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara's hotel stunner, the NoMad. And in a bit of a food-world shock, Daniel Boulud's fine-dining flagship Daniel fell from last year's no. 40 to no. 80. 

The top fifty will be announced next week and will likely include such safe bets as Le Bernardin, Per Se and regular top-fiver Eleven Madison Park. Estela may have nabbed the high-profile newcomer spot on the list, but we wouldn't be all that surprised if an acclaimed newbie like Bâtard snuck its way in there, too. 


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