Chicago's well-regarded culinary scene gets another shot in the arm.
Alinea, helmed by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, improved from its 7th place ranking last year.
No. 1 on the list was Noma restaurant in Copenhagen.
The next American restaurant named was New York's Per Se, which checked in at No. 10.
Alinea (1723 N Halsted St) has been open since 2005, and Chef Achatz is known for his preparations and deconstructions of classic flavors.