Today, in this article, Luxury Safes will present you the first 10 of the 30 most influential and modern restaurants in the world to improve your luxury lifestyle. As you know, like fashion, the world of restaurants is constantly changing with the times, with trends rising and falling over the years that modify what we eat, drink and even how we eat or drink it.
Discover which are some of the best restaurants in the world with great cuisine and explore the different types of food around the world. Bon appétit!
Drawing on flavors from around the world, one course may be a chicken thigh with Mexican spices, while another may be a rare Japanese fish, Alinea in Chicago has a modernist and one the best cuisines in the world, a true combination of old and new.
Asador Etxebarri (Spain)
The style of this luxury restaurant may seem primitive but is an outstanding and supreme place. In Spain’s Basque country, self-taught chef Victor Arguinzoniz is cooking every dish on his grills, caviar, the best of Spanish food and has brought live-fire cooking to a new level.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York)
This modern restaurant has a great particularity: Dan Barber, the owner, is not just creating relationships with the right farmers, he practically is the farmer. He’s been working to create seeds and growing conditions that optimize the flavor of food. Because he knows that a chef is only as good as the ingredients and the main goal of him is providing a unique experience with a great cuisine.
Charlie Trotter’s (Chicago)
When he opened his eponymous restaurant in 1987, Charlie Trotter helped elevate American cuisine, define what fine dining could be Stateside, and put Chicago on the culinary map. Charlie Trotter was one of the most inspiring chefs in the world.
Fat Duck (England)
This influential and modern restaurant, formerly world’s No. 1, mixes traditional and molecular techniques for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, where the menu is a map of an imaginary island and each course is a new location to visit.
Gramercy Tavern (New York)
This restaurant is beloved not just by New Yorkers but also by industry professionals across the country, too. It opened in 1994 with restaurateur Danny Meyer and chef Tom Colicchio running the show. What really made Gramercy Tavern influential was taking great food and combining it with outstanding service that has become Meyer’s trademark. The restaurant has become a model for sustained excellence.
The mains focus of this luxury restaurant is on the finest vegetables instead of its tasting menu. Meat has made its way back into this modern restaurant, but vegetable-centric cooking has inspired chefs around the world to approach their craft in new ways, following the example of L’ Arpège.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Paris)
Joël Robuchon has built a worldwide culinary empire, collecting more Michelin stars than any other chef along the way. His technique is lauded by his peers, and he’s also helped influence the layout of high-end restaurants.
From aesthetics to techniques, this modern restaurant ushered in a naturalistic and locavore-driven style that chefs the world over have emulated. This restaurant told people that they could go and cook their own food and look at themselves in the environment they live in and the relationships you can grow to further what you do. That’s what the message has always been and that’s inspiring.
Pujol (Mexico City)
Since 2000, Enrique Olvera, the chef and the owner, has been understanding that he can elevate to 10 degrees’ difficulty on the presentation but also the flavors. For the first time, Mexican food was very elevated from a very artistic point of view also. You can eat with your eyes and discover the world in a plate.