After dropping almost 20 spots on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list last year, Chicago’s Alinea is working its way back to the top.
Grant Achatz’s famed Lincoln Park eatery was ranked no. 15 this year on the highly-acclaimed list, noted for its “rprovactive and progressive dining in the Windy City.”
Last year, Alinea was ranked at no. 26, falling from a no. 9 slot on the 2014 ranking.
Topping the 2016 World’s Best ranking was Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, which was ranked at no. 2 last year. The Italian restaurant was followed by former leader El Celler De Can Roca in Girona, Spain and Eleven Madison Park in New York.
Alinea and Eleven Madison Park were the only U.S. restaurants to make the top 20.
The list is created from votes of The Diners Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a group of almost 1,000 international leaders in the restaurant community including food writers, critics, chefs and restaurateurs.