FOODIE TOP 100 WORLDWIDE AND U.S. LISTS ARE THE FOOD CRITICS’ CHOICE FOR DINING OUT

 SAN FRANCISCO – (January 28, 2016) – Mode Media, the 9th largest overall U.S. media property with 144 million monthly unique users, today announced its 2016 Mode Foodie Top 100 Restaurant list for the U.S. and Worldwide. Curated by top restaurant critics and Mode, the Foodie Top 100 is the culinary experts’ guide to the very best restaurants.

The Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards are created by a small, highly select group of known food critics, and is based on food first, followed by experience, service and beverage options. It allows the critics to select the leading chefs at restaurants without a price point or wine list as a requirement.

“Top restaurants around the world continue to delight, with an increased focus on using the best and freshest local ingredients while broadening their range of global influences, said Patricia Wells. “The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants list stands apart as a guide for global restaurant exploration that is focused on carefully curating the most outstanding food experiences.”

“Chefs and restaurants around the world are constantly pushing the boundaries of what the dining experience can be, with innovative cuisines delighting palates every day,” said Samir Arora, Founder and CEO of Mode Media. “It’s difficult for food lovers to stay on top of the changing restaurant landscape. Our Foodie Top 100 list easily allows people to discover the restaurants most loved by experts across the globe.”

This year’s list includes prior award winners including Le Bernardin (NYC) and Benu (San Francisco) as well as new destinations Pok Pok (Portland), Elizabeth (NYC) and Animal (Los Angeles).

“We’re so grateful that Le Bernardin is included in this year’s Foodie 100 list. It’s always a great honor and great motivation for the team, knowing that the hard work and dedication is recognized. We look forward to celebrating!” said Chef Eric Ripert from La Bernardin in New York.

Chef Corey Lee from Benu in San Francisco added, “Being recognized by The Foodie Top 100 is particularly meaningful because Mode’s team of critics is made up of some of the most experienced and respectable food journalists out there.”

This year’s Foodie Top 100 US and Worldwide lists were curated by a team of top food critics who provided personal insights into their favorite world’s top restaurants:

Patricia Wells — (France), Gael Greene— (United States), Masuhiro Yamamoto— (Japan), Jonathan Gold— (United States), Charles Campion— (United Kingdom), Alexander Lobrano— (France), Sam Ohta— (Japan), Yuki Yamamura— (Japan) Kundo Koyama— (Japan), Aun Koh— (Singapore), Vir Sanghvi— (India) Michael Bauer— (United States), Karen Brooks— (United States), Phil Vettel— (United States), Marie-Claude Lortie— (Canada) and the Mode Media team: Samir Arora (Publisher & Editor), Erika Lenkert (Editor) and Diane Tapscott (Managing Editor)

The full list of winners on the 2016 Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards including: France, Japan and a Best Of list featuring restaurants from Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and India can be viewed on Mode.com. Mode has grown from zero to 44 million unique users since launch eight months ago and is the #5 ranked online video property in the U.S.

Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide

FRANCE

PARIS

L’Ambroisie

L’Arpège

L’Astrance

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain

Carré des Feuillants

Epicure

Guy Savoy

Laurent

Le Coq Rico

Le Pré Catelan

Ledoyan

Pierre Gagnaire

Restaurant Alain Ducasse at Hotel Meurice

Semilla

Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Hotel

La Table d’Akihiro

Taillevent

Ze Kitchen Galerie

EAST

Flocons de Sel

CENTRAL

Restaurant Paul Bocuse

NORTH

La Grenouillère

MONTE CARLO

Le Louis XV

PROVENCE-ALPS-CÔTE D’AZUR

Mirazur

JAPAN

TOKYO AREA

Aoyagi

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Tokyo

Banraien

L’Effervescence

Esquisse

Gentoshi Nakada

Iyuki

Kanda

Kawamura

Kyo Aji

Mikawa Zezankyo

L’Osier

Restaurant Quintessence

RyuGin

Sukiyabashi Jiro

KYOTO

Hamasaku

Kikunoi

Kitcho Arashiyama

Kodaiji Wakuden

Shuhaku

Miyamasou

Mizai

SHIZUOKA

Asaba

OSAKA

Hajime

UNITED STATES

NEW YORK AREA

Le Bernardin

Blanca

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Brushstroke

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

Daniel

Eleven Madison Park

Jean-Georges

Masa

Soto

SF BAY AREA

Benu

Coi

Saison

Chez Panisse/Café

The French Laundry

The Restaurant at Meadowood

Manresa

Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel

CHICAGO

Alinea

LOS ANGELES AREA

Providence

Spago

PHILADELPHIA

Vetri

WASHINGTON, VIRGINIA

The Inn at Little Washington

BEST OF

CANADA

Canoe

Vij’s

UNITED KINGDOM

Dinner

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

The Hand and Flowers

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

The Square

Fera at Claridges

The Waterside Inn

AUSTRIA

Steirereck

In de Wulfe

GERMANY

Tantris

Aqua

DENMARK

Noma

SWEDEN

Faviken

SPAIN

Asador Etxebarri

Arzark

El Celler de Can Roca

ITALY

La Madia

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia

Osteria Francescana

Le Calandre

NETHERLANDS

De Librije

THAILAND

Nahm

SINGAPORE

Iggy’s

CHINA

Bo Innovation

Sun Tung Lok

AUSTRALIA

Tetsuya’s

INDIA

Bukhara

Indian Accent

 

Foodie Top 100 RESTAURANTS U.S. 2016

NEW YORK AREA

ABC Kitchen

Atera

Bâtard

Le Bernardin

Blanca

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Bouley

Brushstroke

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

Daniel

Eleven Madison Park

Empellón Cucina

Fatty Crab

Gotham Bar & Grill

La Grenouille

Ichimura at Brushstroke

Jean-Georges

Kajitsu

Masa

The Modern

Momofuko Ko

Morimoto NYC

Red Farm NYC

The River Café

Rosanjin

Shuko

Soto

Sushi of Gari

Tsukushi

LOS ANGELES AREA

Animal

Bistro Laurent

Farmshop

Matsuhiusa

Mélisse

Mozzaplex/Chi’Spacca

Nobu Malibu

n/naka

Providence

Rustic Canyon Restaurant & Wine Bar

Shunji

Spago

Taco Maria

Trois Mec

Urasawa

SF BAY AREA

Acquerrello

Atelier Crenn

Aubergine in L’auberge Carmel

Benu

Chez Panisse/Cafe

Coi

Commis

Keiko À Nob Hill

Kusakabe

Manresa

Quince

Saison

Sierra Mar

State Bird Provisions

Sushi Sam’s Edomata

Terra Restaurant

The French Laundry

The Restaurant at Meadowood

The Village Pub

Wakuriya

CHICAGO & ST. LOUIS

Alinea

Blackbird

El Ideas

Elizabeth

Goosefoot

Grace

MK

Naha-Chicago

Spiaggia

Topolobampo

Tru

Tony’s

NORTHWEST

Altura Restaurant

Ava Gene’s

Beast

Canlis

Castagna Restaurant

The Herbfarm

Le Pigeon

Pok Pok

Poppy

Roe

Sitka and Spruce

SOUTH

Blackberry Farm

The Inn at Little Washington

Bacchanalia

Restaurant August

NORTHEAST

Menton

o Ya

Vetri

Zahav

SOUTHWEST & HAWAII

Joël Robuchon

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Uchiko

Chef Mavro

Mode also unveiled its first Foodie Top 10 Worldwide Hall of Fame Awards honoring chefs and restaurants: Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin, Cesar Ramírez at Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Jean-Georges, Christopher Kostow at The Restaurant at Meadowood, Masa Takayama at Masa in the U.S.; Mathieu & Bernard Pacaud at L’Ambroisie, Eric Frechon at Epicure, Guy Savoy at Guy Savoy in France; and Kunio Tokuoka at Kitcho Arashiyama in Japan.

Mode also announced its first U.S. Foodie Top 10 Impact Awards honoring leading chefs: Corey Lee at Benu, Carlo Mirarchi at Blanca, Justin Cogley at Aubergine in L’Auberge Carmel, Jeremy Fox at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, Ludo Lefebvre at Trois Mec, Carlos Salgado at Taco Maria, Koji Ishii at Rosanjin, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo at Animal, Jérôme Waag, Cal Peternell, Nathan Alderson, and Beth Wells at Chez Panisse/Café, Joshua Skenes at Saison that have made the most impact to the current evolution of food in the U.S.

About Mode Media

Mode.com is an owned & operated social networking platform where creators can upload videos and build content stories. Content on Mode is curated by professional editors and distributed in user feeds—personalized by the Mode content algorithm technology. In less than one year, Mode has grown from zero to 44 million unique monthly users, and crossed over 1.8 billion streamed video views.

Mode Media, a top 10 U.S. media property with 144 million* unique users a month and 220 million** unique users worldwide, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 with a simple, yet powerful idea—to help people discover relevant content by combining the power of human curation of premium content with technology that distributes the right content to the right people at the right time. Today, Mode Media is building the largest independent premium video and content platform for creators powered by distribution and streaming technology that delivers targeted native videos, content and branded entertainment at scale in real-time.

 

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