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Of 'World's 50 Best Restaurants' Zero are in Los Angeles

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The French are apparently horrified that nary a one of their dining establishments ranked in the top ten of a list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants released this week by S. Pellegrino. But for us Californians, something "French" is pretty much all we've got, thanks to the inclusion of just one of our restaurants: Thomas Keller's French Laundry in Yountville (#32).Never mind that Keller has an outpost of Bouchon here in Beverly Hills, or the dozens of respected and beloved top-notch restaurants in Los Angeles. We pretty much got a cold hard diss (TK's Laundry not included) here in the Western US. Actually, the only two other US cities with restaurants representing the red, white, and blue hail from Chicago (Alinea, #7) and New York (Daniel, #8; Per Se, #10; Le Bernardin, #15; Momofuku Ssäm Bar, #26; wd~50, #45; and Eleven Madison Park, #50).

But before you start thinking, "Well Momo-Eff You, New York!" it's important to note that the U.S. actually happens to be the most honored country on the list. "The illustrious list is compiled by The World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy -- an 806-member panel of the globe's most venerated chefs, food critics, restaurateurs and gourmands," explains CNN. Their findings are expected to incur and encourage debate. Time will tell how the #1 ranking of Copenhagen's Noma will affect Danish tourism.

Full list after the jump.