September 27, 2023

Tripadvisor Serves Up the World's Best Restaurants

2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Awards Reveal Travelers' Top-Rated Eateries

Amsterdam Home to World's Best Fine Dining; NYC Restaurant Tops U.S

Tripadvisor® today announces its final Travelers' Choice® Award for 2023: Best of the Best Restaurants. As Tripadvisor's latest seasonal travel data indicates, food is the most exciting factor of upcoming trips – over two-thirds of travelers will prioritize food (67%) during their fall travels. To help guide those planning with their stomachs, Tripadvisor is delivering this year's best places to eat in top travel destinations around the world.

The 2023 awards feature a full menu of seven subcategories, from classic favorites like Fine Dining and Everyday Eats to those fit for a special occasion like Date Night and Hidden Gem Restaurants. The awards also include two brand-new lists for 2023, honoring travelers' favorite Family-Friendly and Vegetarian Restaurants. Revealing the top restaurants globally based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews left on Tripadvisor from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023, this year's winners span six continents, 58 countries and a whopping 478 different destinations, forming a list that appeals to a diversity of tastes. Notably, the "melting pot," New York City, prevails as the city with the most winners.

On the prestigious Fine Dining list, Restaurant Bougainville in Amsterdam, which ranked No. 13 in Europe last year, shot all the way to No. 1 in the world for 2023, thanks in part to its crowd–favorite course tasting menu, potato dish and wagyu, alongside the venue's "brilliant experience," according to Tripadvisor reviews. The top 25 Fine Dining restaurants in the world for 2023 feature a blend of new winners and familiar favorites, from Hong Kong's Cantonese-flavored Tin Lung Heen to Brazil's authentic Oro Restaurante.

In the U.S, New York City's iconic French seafood establishment Le Bernardin, helmed by chef Eric Ripert, is No. 1 for Fine Dining. Though this three Michelin star restaurant did not rank on Tripadvisor's list in 2022, it is also No. 23 in the world this year, and is the only U.S. restaurant to appear on Tripadvisor's global Fine Dining list.

Tripadvisor's Hidden Gems list is perfect for wayfaring travelers craving a deeper dive into the culture of a place. These restaurants earn their under-the-radar status, headlined by Restauracja Future & Wine in Warsaw at No. 1 for 2023. Focusing on a simple cooking technique with seasonal flavors and high-quality ingredients, Restauracja is beloved for its modern blend of Polish and European cuisine.

Meanwhile, features like dietary restrictions are increasingly important to prospective diners, accounting for 15% of all questions asked in restaurant pages on Tripadvisor last year2. As the top searched dietary restriction on the site, Tripadvisor is recognizing travelers' favorite Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants. Chia Vegan Restaurant in Cusco shines No. 1 in the world with its focus on organic vegan food, while The Studio in Hilton Head is No. 1 in the U.S. As the name suggests, this unique spot doubles as a studio promoting local artists.

Another new list for 2023, the best Family–Friendly Restaurants, serves those searching for great places to eat with kids both in the U.S. and around the world. This list of the best-rated restaurants by families includes entirely kid-focused spots like Pirate's Table Calabash Seafood Buffet in South Carolina alongside fun for the whole family places like El Huaso Mirra in Chile.

"Restaurants provide a great way for travelers to get immersed in a destination's history and culture. This year's Travelers' Choice Restaurant winners — whose diversity and geographic reach reflect the fact that the last remaining pandemic-era travel restrictions have lifted — are especially exciting. We know Tripadvisor travelers seek out first-hand intel and guidance, and that's exactly the spirit of these lists: All of our winners were selected not by professional food critics or editors, but by real diners who have left their feedback on Tripadvisor within the past year." – Sarah Firshein, Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor.

The Best of the Best

Fine Dining
: Restaurants for high-end dining. Think: white tablecloths, famous chefs, unforgettable bites.

  World Top 10 U.S. Top 10
1. Restaurant Bougainville – Amsterdam, The Netherlands Le Bernardin – New York City, NY*
2. Ise Sueyoshi – Nishiazabu, Japan* The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge – Blowing Rock, NC
3. The Old Stamp House Restaurant – Ambleside, UK Hall's Chophouse – Charleston, SC
4. Maison Medard – Boulleret, France Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina – Nashville, TN
5. Ristorante Villa Crespi – Orta San Giulio, Italy The Silver Fork – Manchester, VT
6. Avartana – Chennai (Madras), India* Sazón – Santa Fe, NM
7. Akira Back – Bangkok, Thailand Fat Canary – Williamsburg, VA*
8. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 – Padstow, United Kingdom Mama's Fish House – Paia, HI
9. PIC – Valence, France GW Fins – New Orleans, LA
10. Sachi Heliopolis – Cairo, Egypt Circa 1886 Restaurant – Charleston, SC

Everyday Eats: Restaurants for laid-back fare that goes above and beyond, without breaking the bank.

U.S. Top 10

  1. Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille – St. Petersburg, Florida*
  2. Local Goat – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  3. Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House – Marathon, Florida*
  4. Ristorante Pesto – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  5. Moose – AKa's – Denali Park, Alaska
  6. Gambino's – Fairhope, Alabama
  7. Golden Goose American Grill – Sedona, Arizona
  8. The Republic Grille – Magnolia, Texas*
  9. Jettie Rae's Oyster House – Asheville, North Carolina*
  10. Oceana Coastal Kitchen – San Diego, California*

Hidden Gems: Restaurants that earn their under-the-radar status (if you know, you know—and now you do).

  World Top 10 U.S. Top 10
1. Restauracja Future & Wine – Warsaw, Poland* Cookie Dough Monster – Pigeon Forge, TN*
2. Omakase – Braga, Portugal* Riverfront Seafood Company – Kingsport, TN*
3. Kinara by Vikas Khanna – Dubai, UAE* Kaya island Eats – Key West, FL*
4. Rucula Cusco – Cusco, Peru* Rendezvous Bar & Grill – Fort Lauderdale, FL*
5. Goreme Han Restaurant – Goreme, Turkiye* Happy Fish Peruvian Fusion Restaurant – Tampa, FL*
6. Victory Cafe – Athens, Greece* Katherine Meets Toni – New York City, NY*
7. Happy Monkey – Villa de Leyva, Colombia* Piccola Cucina Osteria – New York City, NY*
8. Hanoi Food Culture – Hanoi, Vietnam* Express Cafe – Kissimmee, FL*
9. Thia G·ªó Restaurant Da Nang – My An Vietnam* Cru Cafe – Charleston, SC*
10. Hierro Parrilla San Telmo – Buenos Aires, Argentina* Spice Symphony – New York City, NY*

Vegetarian: Restaurants with veg-friendly menus that are wowing diners across the board.

  World Top 10 U.S. Top 10
1. Chia Vegan Restaurant – Cusco, Peru* The Studio – Hilton Head, SC*
2. Blu Bar – Barcelona, Spain* Full Bloom Vegan – Miami Beach, FL*
3. Time Traveller – Bengaluru, India Plant Vegan Restaurant – Asheville, NC*
4. Antica Casa Rava – Alessandria, Italy* Bouldin Creek Cafe – Austin, TX*
5. Veggie Pause – Fes, Morocco* Fox & Fig Cafe – Savannah, GA*
6. Vegan Beat – Athens, Greece* Russell's By Eat Healthy – Kapaa, HI*
7. La Bruja – Antigua, Guatemala* Eleven Madison Park – New York City, NY*
8. Ark – Copenhagen, Denmark P.S. Kitchen – New York City, NY*
9. BioMania Bistro – Bol, Croatia* The Cafe – Key West, FL*
10. Hum – Healthy Veggies Delights – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam* Lovina – Calistoga, CA*

Family-Friendly: Restaurants where the vibe—and the menu—is a good time for the whole fam.

  World Top 10 U.S. Top 10
1. El Huaso Mirra – Tongoy, Chile* Outer Banks Boil Company Corolla – Corolla, NC*
2. Pizzaria da Vila – Aquiraz, Brazil* MACS–Macaroni and Cheese Shop – Wisconsin Dells, WI*
3. Restaurante Casa do Tempero – Penha, Brazil* Pirate's Table Calabash Seafood Buffet – Surfside Beach, SC*
4. La Casona del Zorro – La Casona del Zorro, Chile* English Mountain Trout Farm & Grill – Sevierville, TN*
5. Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant – Gold Coast, Australia Frizzle Chicken Cafe – Pigeon Forge, TN*
6. Outer Banks Boil Company Corolla – Corolla, NC* Yak & Yeti Restaurant – Orlando, FL*
7. Balcon Del Quindio – Armenia, Colombia* Thomas Donut & Snack shop – Panama City Beach, FL*
8. Rim Nam Pool Bar – Mai Khao, Thailand* Bandanas Mexican Grille – Wildwood Crest, NJ*
9. The Edge – Dubai, United Arab Emirates* Merlin's Pizza – Destin, FL*
10. Restaurante Edu – Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil* Blue Bayou Restaurant – Anaheim, CA*

Date Night: Restaurants that set the mood for a night of wining and dining.

  World Top 10 U.S. Top 10
1. Waitui Bar & Grill – Denarau Island, Fiji Hot Tin Roof – Key West, FL*
2. Restaurante 1621 – Cartagena, Colombia Circa 1886 Restaurant – Charleston, SC
3. Mylos A La Carte Restaurant – Rhodes, Greece The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge – Blowing Rock, NC
4. Alameda Suiça – Monte Verde, Brazil* Glen–Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant – Clarkesville, GA
5. Saigon Restaurant & Lounge – Cairo, Egypt* The Silver Fork – Manchester, VT
6. Restaurante Pontremoli – Campos Do Jordao, Brazil* Bistro St. Michaels – St. Michaels, MD
7. Almira Restaurant – Santorini, Greece* Desert Bistro – Moab, UT
8. Kaukau Restaurant – Singakerta, Indonesia* Franny's Bistro – Camden, ME*
9. Nautika Restaurant – Dubrovnik, Croatia* Le Stick Nouveau – Eureka Springs, AR*
10. Kaage at VARU by Atmosphere – Madivaru, Maldives Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano – Sedona, AZ*

Quick Bites: Restaurants serving up casual bites when you're on the go—no reservations required.

U.S. Top 10

  1. Bleecker Street Pizza – New York City, NY
  2. Portillo's & Barnelli's – Chicago, IL
  3. Joe's Pizza – New York City, NY*
  4. BurgerFi – Naples, FL*
  5. Steak Shack – Honolulu, HI
  6. BirdHouse – Page, AZ
  7. Shake Shack Theater District – New York City, NY
  8. In–N–Out Burger – Los Angeles, CA
  9. The Taco Stand – La Jolla, CA*
  10. Earl of Sandwich – Orlando, FL*

*Denotes new Best of the Best winner for 2023.

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