Year in Review: The Best Restaurants of 2016

A look back at the year in food, and some of the most important eateries, trends, and food-focused initiatives we experienced in 2016.

Thomas Degner
OF 15


Noma needs little introduction—it’s been unanimously regarded as a top restaurant worldwide for almost a decade—but since 2015, chef René Redzepi and his team have taken to the road in new ways, setting up shop in Japan (2015), Australia (2016), and now preparing for an opening in Tulum, Mexico for 2017. It’s not just a world tour, but an opportunity for the innovative locavore Redzepi and his chefs to play with ingredients from across the globe. (You won’t be finding any Danish moss at the Tulum pop-up.) Plus, it provides food tourists with a new, fleeting addition to their must-visit list.