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Atelier Crenn, Benu Get Closer to World’s 50 Best

Every Bay Area restaurant that ranked 51-100

Dominique Crenn Chef's Table/Netflix

The World’s 50 Best list has released its list of what amounts to the 50 runners up to the coveted top 50 list, revealing 51-100. It’s one way to know who won’t make the top 50, while stirring up interest before the big announce in Melbourne, Australia next week.

The list’s recipients are typically very expensive, and predominantly male. Yet, this year’s announcement had some notable inclusions from the Bay Area, with Atelier Crenn finally (kind of) making the list. For years the two-Michelin-starred restaurant from star chef Dominique Crenn has been excluded from the list, though she was awarded the consolation prize of World’s Best Female Chef in 2016.

Now Crenn’s restaurant has debuted at #83 on the list, alongside Corey Lee’s Benu which joined for the first time at #67. The Restaurant at Meadowood (which has three Michelin stars) is #84, while Thomas Keller’s flagship The French Laundry has slipped back up to 68 from 85 in 2016. Manresa, also possessing three Michelin stars, is hanging tight at #90, demonstrating the inscrutable lack of correlation between these vaguely arbitrary rankings.

Saison is San Francisco’s current high roller on the list, ranked #27 in the 2016 list announcements. And using the logic that restaurants excluded from 51-100 could be on the top 50, Quince is a possible contender for one of the coveted spots (or won’t make it at all). Let’s see how we do during next week’s announcement.

In the meantime, here's the full list of restaurants 51-100 for 2017:

51. Mikla (Istanbul)

52. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo)

53. Burnt Ends (Singapore)

54. Lyle’s (London)

55. Disfrutar (Barcelona)

56. Nerua (Bilbao)

57. Faviken (Jarpen, Sweden)

58. Momofuku Ko (New York City)

59. Combal Zero (Italy)

60. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana (Hong Kong)

61. Hertog Jan (Bruges, Belgium)

62. Quique Dacosta (Denia, Spain)

63. The Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

64. La Grenouillere (La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France)

65. Biko (Mexico City)

66. Estela (New York City)

67. Benu (San Francisco)

68. The French Laundry

69. Hisa Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

70. Aqua (Wolfsburg, Germany)

71. Lung King Heen (Hong Kong)

72. Schloss Schauenstein (Furstenau, Switzerland)

73. La Colombe (Cape Town, South Africa)

74. The Jane (Antwerp, Belgium)

75. Sud 777 (Mexico City)

76. Lasai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

77. Martín Berasategui (Lasarte-Oria, Spain)

78. Indian Accent (New Delhi)

79. Maaemo (Oslo)

80. Le Cinq (Paris)

81. Maní (São Paulo)

82. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare (New York City)

83. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco)

84. The Restaurant at Meadowood (St. Helena, CA)

85. Belcanto (Lisbon)

86. Odette (Singapore)

87. Per Se (New York City)

88. Selfie (Moscow)

89. Mingles (Seoul)

90. Manresa (Los Gatos, CA)

91. St John (London)

92. Twins (Moscow)

93. Le Chateaubriand (Paris)

94. Kadeau (Copenhagen)

95. Quay (Sydney)

96. Epicure (Paris)

97. Sushi Saito (Tokyo)

98. Hedone (London)

99. Florilège (Tokyo)

100. Olympe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Atelier Crenn

3127 Fillmore Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-0460 Visit Website


320 Village Lane, , CA 95030 (408) 354-4330 Visit Website


470 Pacific Avenue, , CA 94133 (415) 775-8500 Visit Website


22 Hawthorne Street, , CA 94105 (415) 685-4860 Visit Website

The French Laundry

6640 Washington Street, , CA 94599 (707) 944-2380 Visit Website


178 Townsend Street, , CA 94107 (415) 828-7990 Visit Website

The Restaurant at Meadowood

900 Meadowood Lane, , CA 94574 (707) 967-1205 Visit Website