New England Shows Up Five Times in ‘Best Restaurants in the World’ List
Conde Nast dropped the food list to end all lists with their restaurant world rankings.
The magazine came up with two hundred and seven restaurants around the world and named crowned them the best. The list "according to those who eat, cook, and travel for a living" includes five restaurants located in New England.
1. Eventide Oyster Co. - Portland
“The oyster bar of your dreams: briny half-shells most likely harvested that morning, note-perfect lobster rolls, a killer wine list, and all sorts of unexpected treats on the daily menu.” Peter Jon Lindberg
Cool, never been.
2. Alden and Harlow - Cambridge
"The quickly sold-out burger is the thing to get.” Sarah Khan
Also, never been.
3. Oleana - Cambridge
“Long before Zahav in Philly, chef Ana Sortun was introducing North African, Middle Eastern, and Turkish spices, herbs, and techniques to American fine dining, and she’s stayed at the forefront of Boston’s food scene ever since. Bonus points for the setting: a gorgeous old Victorian house near Kendall Square with a backyard patio and garden.” Peter Jon Lindberg
Wow looks fancy! Never been.
4. Proprietors - Nantucket
“This is the type of place where you should go with a group of six or more and order as many items on the menu as possible. Dishes come out as they’re ready, which makes for great flow. The cocktails are top-notch, as are the pig-ear fries.” Rob Blood
Never even been to the island.
5. Hen of the Wood.
“I love this restaurant for chef Eric Warnstedt's thoughtfulness toward ingredients and seasons, and his strong ties to farmers and foragers. He serves up food that is straightforward and delicious. My favorites are the house charcuterie plates, the braised pork, and the perfect steak with awesome smoky potatoes.” Ford Fry
You guessed it, never been.
Hey Conde Nast, where's New Hampshire? Portsmouth is only making lists every week it seems like with best this and best that. You could have easily chosen any of these.
No granite state? For that reason I declare this list junk.