101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World

The Daily Meal presents its third annual ranking of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World, a carefully curated collection of the world’s most exemplary hotel-based epicurean endeavors
The Daily Meal has compiled the third-annual 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World.

Until a couple of decades ago, hotel restaurants had a reputation for being a last resort for hungry travelers who opted for convenience instead of culinary brilliance. They were seen as dull, boring, and plain, offering mediocre, overpriced fare. There was something sad about dining in your hotel, as if you didn't have the social or financial wherewithal to venture out for a real meal.

101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World (Slideshow)

Oh, how things have changed. In recent years, hotel restaurants have stepped up their game so much so that they have become coveted dining spots for locals and travelers alike, who are often either waiting in line or booking reservations months in advance just to be able to pull up a chair at the hottest restaurant in town — which happens to be in a hotel. As the trend for stylish, cutting-edge hotel restaurants continues to grow, so does The Daily Meal’s dedication to identifying the best and most impressive examples around the globe.

For the third year in a row, with our ranked list of 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World, the Daily Meal seeks to recognize hotel restaurants that have proven themselves as truly remarkable culinary destinations.

Our list was carefully curated; we considered the winners and nominees from the 2013 list of best hotel restaurants; consulted the Michelin Guide and other trusted sources for further recommendations; and drew hotel restaurants from our annual lists of The 101 Best Restaurants in Asia, The 101 Best Restaurants in Europe, and The 101 Best Restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean. Needless to say, there is considerable crossover. Our second-place hotel restaurant this year, for instance — Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London — ranked as our third-best entry in this year's 101 Best Restaurants in Europe

There were a few rules we established in order to narrow down our nominees: The hotel had to have at least 15 rooms (so quaint, family-run bed-and-breakfasts and famed restaurants that happen to have a few rooms for the convenience of guests were eliminated). In addition, notable restaurants located just a few steps from hotels, even if they are under the same ownership, were also excluded; they had to be under the same roof as well as the same proprietorship.

Though price was not a factor in compiling our list, the fact is that the majority of restaurants that made the cut are located in luxury hotels with equally luxurious menu prices. One of our choices, in fact, SubliMotion at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza (#53), is almost certainly the most expensive restaurant in the world, charging diners about $2,000 per person, tax not included. (On the other hand, diners can enjoy a nice lunch at Le Comptoir at Hôtel Relais Saint Germain, #88, in Paris for under $50 a person, all-inclusive.)  We did not discriminate based on location; no state, province, or nation was off the table. Sure, there are plenty of places in Beijing, New York City, London, and other major capitals, but there are also such establishments as Le Verger at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa in Franschhoek, South Africa (#90), Moxi at Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (#51), and Jade Cuisine at Jade Mountain in Anse Chastanet, on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia (#82). [slideshow:

With hundreds of possibilities to choose from, elegant and homey, classical and avant-garde, selecting and ranking the top 101 was a real challenge. To meet it, we grouped the selections by continent and invited a panel of experienced bloggers, restaurant critics, and other food and lifestyle writers from around the world to vote for their favorite restaurants in an online survey. Click here for the results.

#101 Mi Casa by José Andrés at Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach (Dorado, Puerto Rico)

Dining in Puerto Rico has improved dramatically in the past decade or so, and the quality and variety now outpaces what's available on any other Caribbean island. Even so, the opening of this new restaurant  two years ago by the irrepressible José Andrés has brought a new level of dining to the island. The menu is full of traditional offerings both Spanish and Puerto Rican (first-rate jamón ibérico, shrimp with mojo negro, grilled rib eye with yuca purée, and piquillo pepper confit), along with simply cooked steaks and seafood and some avant-garde touches, including coconut water and rum spheres with mint and lime after a recipe by Ferran Adrià and a Spanish omelette "new way," with puréed potatoes and a 63-degree poached egg.

#100 NoMI Kitchen at Park Hyatt (Chicago)

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a weekend brunch, NoMI Kitchen describes itself as "a relaxed open kitchen restaurant," but it's also open to the city, offering extravagant views of downtown Chicago, including the Water Tower and Lake Michigan. The menu at NoMI is driven by fresh, locally sourced ingredients and high-quality flavors. On the dinner menu are mains including lake perch served with sugar snap peas, potato confit, and early tomato nage; milk-fed suckling pig with asparagus, rhubarb, and ramp jus; and Wagyu strip steak with spring onions and mushrooms.

Alexandra E. Petri is the travel editor at The Daily Meal. You can follow her on Twitter @writewayaround.

Editorial director Colman Andrews (@Colmanandrews),  and Elsa Säätelä (@elsamaija) contributed to 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World. Of the many panelists who voted in the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World Survey, James Sturz, www.jamessturz.com, wished to be identified. Other panelists asked that their names not be identified.

 

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#101 Mi Casa by José Andrés at Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach (Dorado, Puerto Rico)

#100 NoMI Kitchen at Park Hyatt (Chicago)

#99 Isaan at Grand Hyatt Doha (Doha, Qatar)

#98 Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Miami Beach, Fla.)

#97 Mix at Delano at the Delano Las Vegas (Las Vegas)

#96 Panache at Auberge Saint Antoine (Quebec City, Quebec)

#95 – The Restaurant at Chateau Marmont (West Hollywood, Calif.)

#94 Mikla at Marmara Pera Hotel (Istanbul)

#93 Oro at Belmond Hotel Cipriani (Venice)

#92 GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Grande Bretagne

#91  Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt (Washington, D.C.)

#90 Le Verger at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa (Franschhoek, South Africa)

#89 Anne-Sophie Pic at Beau-Rivage Palace (Lausanne, Switzerland)

#88 Le Comptoir at Hôtel Relais Saint Germain (Paris)

#87 The Restaurant at The Chanterelle Inn & Cottages (Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada)

#86 Restaurante Zafferano at Mantra Resort, Spa, & Casino (Punta del Este, Uruguay)

#85 Tiara at Queen's Landing (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada)

#84 Livingstone Room at Victoria Falls Hotel (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

#83 The Dining Room at Storm Mountain Lodge (Banff, Alberta, Canada)

#82 Jade Cuisine at Jade Mountain (Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia)

#81 Restaurant Le Gaïac at Hôtel Le Toiny (St. Barts)

#80 La Marea Restaurant at the Viceroy Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

#79 Noso at W Santiago (Santiago, Chile)

#78 Tradewinds at the Peter Island Resort (Peter Island, British Virgin Islands)

#77 The Fish Market at the Intercontinental Hotel Doha (Doha, Qatar)

#76 The Campton Place Restaurant, Bistro & Bar at Taj Campton Place (San Francisco)

#75 Restaurant at Ponta Dos Ganchos (Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil)

#74 Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club (Palm Beach, Fla.)

#73 Michael Mina at Bellagio (Las Vegas)

#72 Duhau Restaurante & Vinoteca at Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt (Buenos Aires)

#71  The Tamarind Tree at Curtain Bluff (Antigua, West Indies)

#70 Signal Restaurant at Cape Grace (Cape Town, South Africa)

#69 Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud at Merrion Hotel (Dublin)

#68 Le Beaulieu at Sofitel Metropole Hotel (Hanoi, Vietnam)

#67 Jaan at Swissôtel The Stamford (Singapore)

#66 Jasmine at New World Makati Hotel (Manila)

#65 Baraabaru at Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa (North Malé Atoll, Maldives)

#64 Market Fine Dining at One & Only Palmilla (Los Cabos, Mexico)

#63 Li Yen at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

#62 Clio at The Eliot Hotel (Boston)

#61 Signature at the Mandarin Oriental (Tokyo)

#60 Jade on 36 at Pudong Shangri-La Hotel (Shanghai)

#59 Siete Fuegos at the Vines Resorts and Spas (Uco Valley, Argentina)

#58 Fearing's at The Ritz-Carlton (Dallas)

#57 Jing Yaa Tang at The Opposite House (Beijing)

#56 Mesh Restaurant at Crown Promenade Hotel (Melbourne, Australia)

#55 Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel (Nashville, Tenn.)

#54 Arola at Raffles Istanbul (Istanbul)

#53 SubliMotion Ibiza at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza (Ibiza)

#52 NoMad at The NoMad (New York City)

#51 Moxi (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

#50 Moo Restaurant at Hotel Omm (Barcelona)

#49 Inverlochy Restaurant at Inverlochy Castle Hotel (Torlundy, Scotland)

#48 Taleon Restaurant at Taleon Imperial Hotel (St. Petersburg)

#47 Restaurant Terrazza Danieli at Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Venice, Italy)

#46 La Terrazza dell'Eden at Hotel Eden (Rome)

#45 La Chèvre D’or at Château de la Chèvre d'Or (Eze, France)

#44 The Vineyard Restaurant at Stockcross (West Berkshire, England)

#43 TĪNG at the Shangri La Hotel at The Shard (London)

#42 CityZen at Mandarin Oriental (Washington, D.C.)

#41 Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel (Carmel, Calif.)

#40 Scala at the David Citadel Hotel (Jerusalem)

#39 Tatu Restaurant at the Fairmont Norfolk (Nairobi, Kenya)

#38 La Loggia Restaurant at Villa San Michele (Florence, Italy)

#37 Norman's at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando (Orlando, Fla.)

#36 Pavillon at Baur au Lac (Zurich)

#35 Man Wah at Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong)

#34 Il Pellicano at Hotel Il Pellicano (Porto Ercole, Italy)

#33 Matsalen at Grand Hôtel (Stockholm)

#32 Santceloni at Hotel Hesperia (Madrid)

#31 L'Europe at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe (St. Petersburg)

#30 Orient Express at Taj Palace Hotel (New Delhi)

#29 Le Jardin de Russie at Hotel de Russie (Rome)

#28 Felix at The Peninsula Hotel (Hong Kong)

#27 The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Va.

#26 Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)

#25 Le Cinq at the Four Seasons Hotel George V (Paris)

#24 Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand (Las Vegas)

#23 Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons (Hong Kong)

#22 Restaurant Le Meurice at Le Meurice Hotel (Paris)

#21 The Rib Room at Jumeirah Emirates Towers (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

#20 Square One at Park Hyatt Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

#19 The Dining Room at Domaine de la Baume (Tourtour, France)

#18 Huang Ting at The Peninsula Hotel Beijing (Beijing)

#17 Altitude at Shangri-La Hotel (Sydney)

#16 Acquerello Restaurant at The St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace (Venice)

#15 Caprice Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

#14 Relish at The Westin Grand (Berlin)

#13 La Marocain at La Mamounia (Marrakech, Morocco)

#12 Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

#11 La Pergola at Rome Cavalieri (Rome)

#10 El Motel Restaurant at Hotel Empordà (Figueres, Spain)

#9 é by José Andrés at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

#8 Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons Restaurant at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons (Great Milton, U.K.)

#7 Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (Grand Cayman)

#6 Jean Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower (New York City)

#5 The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel (Los Angeles)

#4 Il Palagio at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence)

#3 Le Louis XV at Hôtel de Paris (Monte Carlo)

#2 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London)

#1 Epicure at Le Bristol (Paris)

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