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January 28, 2016 09:00 ET

Mode Media Announces the Winners of the Foodie Top 100 Restaurants 2016 Awards Curated by 16 of the World's Top Culinary Critics and Mode

Foodie Top 100 Worldwide and U.S. Lists Are the Food Critics' Choice for Dining Out

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - January 28, 2016) - Mode Media, the 9th largest overall U.S. media property with 144 million monthly unique users, today announced its 2016 Mode Foodie Top 100 Restaurant list for the U.S. and Worldwide. Curated by top restaurant critics and Mode, the Foodie Top 100 is the culinary experts' guide to the very best restaurants.

The Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards are created by a small, highly select group of known food critics, and is based on food first, followed by experience, service and beverage options. It allows the critics to select the leading chefs at restaurants without a price point or wine list as a requirement.

"Top restaurants around the world continue to delight, with an increased focus on using the best and freshest local ingredients while broadening their range of global influences, said Patricia Wells. "The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants list stands apart as a guide for global restaurant exploration that is focused on carefully curating the most outstanding food experiences." 

"Chefs and restaurants around the world are constantly pushing the boundaries of what the dining experience can be, with innovative cuisines delighting palates every day," said Samir Arora, Founder and CEO of Mode Media. "It's difficult for food lovers to stay on top of the changing restaurant landscape. Our Foodie Top 100 list easily allows people to discover the restaurants most loved by experts across the globe."

This year's list includes prior award winners including Le Bernardin (NYC) and Benu (San Francisco) as well as new destinations Pok Pok (Portland), Elizabeth (NYC) and Animal (Los Angeles).

"We're so grateful that Le Bernardin is included in this year's Foodie 100 list. It's always a great honor and great motivation for the team, knowing that the hard work and dedication is recognized. We look forward to celebrating!" said Chef Eric Ripert from La Bernardin in New York.

Chef Corey Lee from Benu in San Francisco added, "Being recognized by The Foodie Top 100 is particularly meaningful because Mode's team of critics is made up of some of the most experienced and respectable food journalists out there."

This year's Foodie Top 100 US and Worldwide lists were curated by a team of top food critics who provided personal insights into their favorite world's top restaurants:

Patricia Wells -- (France), Gael Greene -- (United States), Masuhiro Yamamoto -- (Japan), Jonathan Gold -- (United States), Charles Campion -- (United Kingdom), Alexander Lobrano -- (France), Sam Ohta -- (Japan), Yuki Yamamura -- (Japan) Kundo Koyama -- (Japan), Aun Koh -- (Singapore), Vir Sanghvi -- (India) Michael Bauer -- (United States), Karen Brooks -- (United States), Phil Vettel -- (United States), Marie-Claude Lortie -- (Canada) and the Mode Media team: Samir Arora (Publisher & Editor), Erika Lenkert (Editor) and Diane Tapscott (Managing Editor)

The full list of winners on the 2016 Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards including: France, Japan and a Best Of list featuring restaurants from Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and India can be viewed on Mode.com. Mode has grown from zero to 44 million unique users since launch eight months ago and is the #5 ranked online video property in the U.S.

Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide

  • FRANCE
  • PARIS
  • L'Ambroisie
  • L'Arpège
  • L'Astrance
  • L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain
  • Carré des Feuillants
  • Epicure
  • Guy Savoy
  • Laurent
  • Le Coq Rico
  • Le Pré Catelan
  • Ledoyan
  • Pierre Gagnaire
  • Restaurant Alain Ducasse at Hotel Meurice
  • Semilla
  • Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Hotel
  • La Table d'Akihiro
  • Taillevent
  • Ze Kitchen Galerie
  • EAST
  • Flocons de Sel
  • CENTRAL
  • Restaurant Paul Bocuse
  • NORTH
  • La Grenouillère
  • MONTE CARLO
  • Le Louis XV
  • PROVENCE-ALPS-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • Mirazur
  • JAPAN
  • TOKYO AREA
  • Aoyagi
  • L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Tokyo
  • Banraien
  • L'Effervescence
  • Esquisse
  • Gentoshi Nakada
  • Iyuki
  • Kanda
  • Kawamura
  • Kyo Aji
  • Mikawa Zezankyo
  • L'Osier
  • Restaurant Quintessence
  • RyuGin
  • Sukiyabashi Jiro
  • KYOTO
  • Hamasaku
  • Kikunoi
  • Kitcho Arashiyama
  • Kodaiji Wakuden
  • Shuhaku
  • Miyamasou
  • Mizai
  • SHIZUOKA
  • Asaba
  • OSAKA
  • Hajime
  • UNITED STATES
  • NEW YORK AREA
  • Le Bernardin
  • Blanca
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Brushstroke
  • Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
  • Daniel
  • Eleven Madison Park
  • Jean-Georges
  • Masa
  • Soto
  • SF BAY AREA
  • Benu
  • Coi
  • Saison
  • Chez Panisse/Café
  • The French Laundry
  • The Restaurant at Meadowood
  • Manresa
  • Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
  • CHICAGO
  • Alinea
  • LOS ANGELES AREA
  • Providence
  • Spago
  • PHILADELPHIA
  • Vetri
  • WASHINGTON, VIRGINIA
  • The Inn at Little Washington
  • BEST OF
  • CANADA
  • Canoe
  • Vij's
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Dinner
  • Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
  • The Hand and Flowers
  • Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
  • The Square
  • Fera at Claridges
  • The Waterside Inn
  • AUSTRIA
  • Steirereck
  • In de Wulfe
  • GERMANY
  • Tantris
  • Aqua
  • DENMARK
  • Noma
  • SWEDEN
  • Faviken
  • SPAIN
  • Asador Etxebarri
  • Arzark
  • El Celler de Can Roca
  • ITALY
  • La Madia
  • Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia
  • Osteria Francescana
  • Le Calandre
  • NETHERLANDS
  • De Librije
  • THAILAND
  • Nahm
  • SINGAPORE
  • Iggy's
  • CHINA
  • Bo Innovation
  • Sun Tung Lok
  • AUSTRALIA
  • Tetsuya's
  • INDIA
  • Bukhara
  • Indian Accent
  • Foodie Top 100 RESTAURANTS U.S. 2016
  • NEW YORK AREA
  • ABC Kitchen
  • Atera
  • Bâtard
  • Le Bernardin
  • Blanca
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns
  • Bouley
  • Brushstroke
  • Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
  • Daniel
  • Eleven Madison Park
  • Empellón Cucina
  • Fatty Crab
  • Gotham Bar & Grill
  • La Grenouille
  • Ichimura at Brushstroke
  • Jean-Georges
  • Kajitsu
  • Masa
  • The Modern
  • Momofuko Ko
  • Morimoto NYC
  • Red Farm NYC
  • The River Café
  • Rosanjin
  • Shuko
  • Soto
  • Sushi of Gari
  • Tsukushi
  • LOS ANGELES AREA
  • Animal
  • Bistro Laurent
  • Farmshop
  • Matsuhiusa
  • Mélisse
  • Mozzaplex/Chi'Spacca
  • Nobu Malibu
  • n/naka
  • Providence
  • Rustic Canyon Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Shunji
  • Spago
  • Taco Maria
  • Trois Mec
  • Urasawa
  • SF BAY AREA
  • Acquerrello
  • Atelier Crenn
  • Aubergine in L'auberge Carmel
  • Benu
  • Chez Panisse/Cafe
  • Coi
  • Commis
  • Keiko À Nob Hill
  • Kusakabe
  • Manresa
  • Quince
  • Saison
  • Sierra Mar
  • State Bird Provisions
  • Sushi Sam's Edomata
  • Terra Restaurant
  • The French Laundry
  • The Restaurant at Meadowood
  • The Village Pub
  • Wakuriya
  • CHICAGO & ST. LOUIS
  • Alinea
  • Blackbird
  • El Ideas
  • Elizabeth
  • Goosefoot
  • Grace
  • MK
  • Naha-Chicago
  • Spiaggia
  • Topolobampo
  • Tru
  • Tony's
  • NORTHWEST
  • Altura Restaurant
  • Ava Gene's
  • Beast
  • Canlis
  • Castagna Restaurant
  • The Herbfarm
  • Le Pigeon
  • Pok Pok
  • Poppy
  • Roe
  • Sitka and Spruce
  • SOUTH
  • Blackberry Farm
  • The Inn at Little Washington
  • Bacchanalia
  • Restaurant August
  • NORTHEAST
  • Menton
  • o Ya
  • Vetri
  • Zahav
  • SOUTHWEST & HAWAII
  • Joël Robuchon
  • Restaurant Guy Savoy
  • Twist by Pierre Gagnaire
  • Uchiko
  • Chef Mavro

Mode also unveiled its first FoodieTop 10 Worldwide Hall of Fame Awards honoring chefs and restaurants: Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin, Cesar Ramírez at Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Jean-Georges, Christopher Kostow at The Restaurant at Meadowood, Masa Takayama at Masa in the U.S.; Mathieu & Bernard Pacaud at L'Ambroisie, Eric Frechon at Epicure, Guy Savoy at Guy Savoy in France; and Kunio Tokuoka at Kitcho Arashiyama in Japan.

Mode also announced its first U.S. FoodieTop 10 Impact Awards honoring leading chefs: Corey Lee at Benu, Carlo Mirarchi at Blanca, Justin Cogley at Aubergine in L'Auberge Carmel, Jeremy Fox at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, Ludo Lefebvre at Trois Mec, Carlos Salgado at Taco Maria, Koji Ishii at Rosanjin, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo at Animal, Jérôme Waag, Cal Peternell, Nathan Alderson, and Beth Wells at Chez Panisse/Café, Joshua Skenes at Saison that have made the most impact to the current evolution of food in the U.S.

About Mode Media

Mode.com is an owned & operated social networking platform where creators can upload videos and build content stories. Content on Mode is curated by professional editors and distributed in user feeds-personalized by the Mode content algorithm technology. In less than one year, Mode has grown from zero to 44 million unique monthly users, and crossed over 1.8 billion streamed video views.

Mode Media, a top 10 U.S. media property with 144 million* unique users a month and 220 million** unique users worldwide, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 with a simple, yet powerful idea-to help people discover relevant content by combining the power of human curation of premium content with technology that distributes the right content to the right people at the right time. Today, Mode Media is building the largest independent premium video and content platform for creators powered by distribution and streaming technology that delivers targeted native videos, content and branded entertainment at scale in real-time.

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