restaurants in the world for 2017 have plenty to offer; getting a table, however, is the hard part. Here's how
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EVELYN MADISON PARK – NEW YORK, USA
Co-owners Will Guidara and Daniel Humm have given their lives to breaking down the walls between dining room and kitchen, making sure the customer experience is harmonious from start to finish, while serving a New York twist on modern European cuisine.
Reservations The restaurant is closed for summer renovations and will reopen in the fall. In the meantime, go to the more casual pop-up, EMP Summer House, with reservations exclusive to American Express Card Members only and booked two months in advance. Typical spend: $225 per person for Evelyn Madison Park
OSTERIA FRANCESCANA – MODENA, ITALY
A poet, storyteller and artist as much as a cook, Chef Massimo Bottura weaves narratives through his contemporary Italian dishes, playing with traditions and experimenting with ingredients.
Reservations In case of late cancellations or a no-show, a fee of €250 per person will be charged. You’ll have to book three months in advance, when the dates become available. Typical spend: $200 per person
EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA – GIRONA, SPAIN
El Celler is a free-style restaurant, committed to the avant-garde and dedicated to feeding people, but still faithful to the memory of different generations of the family's ancestors. It also has an impressive wine cellar and fabled wine pairings, which more than live up to its reputation for variety, originality and quality.
Reservations Book up to 11 months in advance with a new month becoming available at midnight on the 1st day of every month. In order to guarantee your reservation, a credit or a debit card needs to be provided. Typical spend: $190 per person
MIRAZUR – MENTON, FRANCE
In a stunning location on the French side of the Riviera, just minutes from the Italian border, Mirazur is an idyllic spot to enjoy the food of the skilled chef Mauro Colagreco, which takes inspiration from his Argentine-italian heritage as well as the local French region.
Reservations To get a table you’ll have to book up to a year in advance, either online or by phone. You can also check for openings by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org Typical spend: $240 per person
CENTRAL – LIMA, PERU
An exploration of its country’s biodiversity, Central takes diners on a journey through every altitude, from 20 meters below sea level to 4,100 meters above it, in 17+ courses. The tasting menu is a reflection of Chef Virgilio Martínez and his sister’s research into ingredients in the Andes, the Amazon and the sea.
Reservations Central advises booking at least 60 days in advance, and this is best done online. The calendar appears to be fully booked through the end of August; reservations for September through December will open up August 1. Typical spend: $150 per person