Luxist readers nominated and voted for the restaurants that they believe are the best-of-breed around the world. Below, are their favorite places to wine and dine within such categories as Best Steakhouse, Best Seafood, Most Romantic, Best Domestic and Best International restaurant.
The first nominee is a classic steakhouse with a contemporary twist while the second nominee is a bonafied New York institution, having been in the business since 1887. The third nominee is the quintessential steakhouse that dry ages its beef on the premises while the fourth nominee is both seductive and sophisticated. The final nominee was designed to evoke the elegant supper clubs of 1940's Manhattan.
Peter Luger Steak House
Smith & Wollensky
The Prime Rib
The first nominee is a landmark for Boston's best seafood while the second nominee is one of the most celebrated seafood restaurants in the world. The third nominee has been a famous destination for its stone crabs for nearly 100 years while the fourth regularly offers fresh seafood that is flown in from around the world. The last nominee is known for its innovative cuisine with a Japanese twist.
Joe's Stone Crab
Nobu Miami Beach
The first nominee offers seasonal American fare that is locally grown while the second features classic creole in one of the country's most romantic cities. The third nominee is so romantic that marriage proposals are commonplace there. The fourth nominee offers award-winning dining with small town charm while the final nominee is a culinary destination in the heart of the California wine country.
Blue Hill New York
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
The Inn at Little Washington
The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil
The first nominee offers innovative cuisine in the Windy City while the second is a New York icon as famous for its cuisine as it is for its stunning decor. The third nominee is consistently ranked among the world's best restaurants while the fourth is an award-winning restaurant named after its owner who is a world-renowned chef. The final nominee is the American outpost of a Parisian star that is known for its innovative nouvelle cuisine.
The French Laundry
Restaurant Guy Savoy
The first nominee offers an eclectic menu in a breathtaking 14th century former convent while the second nominee offers world-class dining in a stunningly beautiful location. The third nominee is the finest restaurant down under while the fourth is the Paris home of one of the world's most celebrated chefs. The final nominee is among the most famous of restaurants in the world and is a star in the city of lights.
Il Canto (Siena)
Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's (London)
Restaurant Guy Savoy (Paris)