Culinary Travel Awards 2013: The Winners

One of the philosophies by which we live at SAVEUR is that there's no such thing as a bad trip.

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2013 Winners

To honor the world's best cities, markets, restaurants, bars, hotels, airlines, and other experiences, we're thrilled to announce the SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards. Across thirteen categories, we've identified the very best—according to both an expert panel of world travelers and you, our readers—as well as additional outstanding and notable picks in each category.

Restaurants & Dining (Large)



OUTSTANDING Chicago, Lima, Peru | Los Angeles, CA

NOTABLES Hong Kong | Montreal, QC, Canada | Toronto, ON, Canada | Sydney, Australia | Mexico City, Mexico | Istanbul, Turkey | London, England | Beijing, China | Moscow, Russia | Doha, Qatar | São Paulo, Brazil

Restaurants & Dining (Small)

San Sebastian, Spain


OUTSTANDING Lyon, France | Charleston, SC | Bologna, Italy

NOTABLES Portland, OR | Austin, TX | Florence, Italy | Las Vegas, NV | Vancouver, BC, Canada | Tel Aviv, Israel | Miami, FL | Edinburgh, Scotland | Providence, RI | Porto, Portugal

Markets & Artisan Shops

San Francisco, California
EXPERTS' CHOICE: San Francisco, CaliforniaSAVEUR

READERS' CHOICE: Paris, France

OUTSTANDING Barcelona, Spain | Bangkok, Thailand | Seattle, WA

NOTABLES Belém, Brazil | Kyoto, Japan | London, England | Madison, WI | Marrakech, Morocco | New York, NY | Philadelphia, PA | Portland | Tel Aviv, Israel | Santa Fe, NM

Cocktails & Drinks Culture

New York bartender


OUTSTANDING Las Vegas, NV | London, UK | New Orleans, LA

NOTABLES Austin, TX | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Dublin, Ireland | Los Angeles, CA | Madrid, Spain | Melbourne, Australia | Milan, Italy | San Francisco, CA | Sydney, Australia | Tokyo, Japan

Hotel In-Room Dining

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
EXPERTS' CHOICE: Mandarin Oriental, Hong KongMandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

READERS' CHOICE: Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France

OUTSTANDING Healdsburg Hotel, Sonoma, CA | Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA | The Little Nell, Aspen, CO

NOTABLES Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV | Brandenberger Hof, Berlin, Germany | The Dorchester, London, England | Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago, IL | Hoshinoya Ryokan, Kyoto, Japan | The Mayfair, London, England | Nobu Hotel, Las Vegas, NV | The Oberoi, New Delhi, India | Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Dallas, TX | SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Hotel Restaurant (>100 Rooms)

The Bazaar by José Andrés, SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
EXPERTS' CHOICE: The Bazaar by José Andrés, SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CAThe Bazaar by José Andrés

READERS' CHOICE: Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

OUTSTANDING La Mer at the Halekulani, Honolulu, HI | Anne-Sophie Pic, Beau au Rivage Palace | Lausanne, Switzerland | Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

NOTABLES Blue by Eric Ripert at Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Restaurant Le Meurice at Le Meurice Hotel, Paris, France | Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse at Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo, Monaco | La Pergola at Rome Cavalieri Hilton, Rome, Italy | La Morrocain at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco | Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt, Washington, DC | The Wolseley at the Ritz, London, England | Addison at Grand del Mar, San Diego, CA | The NoMad at NoMad, New York, NY | Felix at the Peninsula, Hong Kong

Hotel Restaurant (<100 Rooms)

Le Comptoir, Hotel Relais Saint-Germain, Paris, France
EXPERTS' CHOICE: Le Comptoir, Hotel Relais Saint-Germain, Paris, FranceLe Comptoir

READERS' CHOICE: Inn at Little Washington Dining Room, Washington, VA

OUTSTANDING ABaC, ABaC Hotel, Barcelona | Blackberry Farm Dining Room, TN | Restaurant at Meadowood, Meadowood, Napa, CA

NOTABLES Auberge du Soleil Dining Room, Napa, CA | Inn at Langley Restaurant, Whidbey Island, WA | Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Dining Room, Matauri Bay, New Zealand | Loggia Restaurant at Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy | Proof on Main at 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY | Restaurant at Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Ireland | Restaurant Le Gaiac at Hotel le Toiny, St. Barthelemy | Topper's at the Wauwinet, Nantucket, MA | Vendome at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Cologne, Germany | The Willows Inn Main Dining Room, Lummi Island, WA

Hotel Bar

The Library Bar at the NoMad, The NoMad, NYC
EXPERTS' CHOICE: The Library Bar at the NoMad, The NoMad, NYCThe NoMad

READERS' CHOICE: Lobby Bar at Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

OUTSTANDING Beaufort Bar at the Savoy, London | New York Bar at Park Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan | The Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

NOTABLES Alexander's Bar at Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, Greece | The Bar at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland | Bar Dos Descados at Santa Teresa Hotel, Rio de Janiero, Brazil | Bar Jack at Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | Bar Marmont at Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA | Baretto at Fassano Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil | Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel, New York, NY | Dry San Sebastián at Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastián, Spain | M Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong | Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian, Honolulu, HI

In-Flight Dining (First & Business Class)

Emirates dessert
EXPERTS' CHOICE: EmiratesEmirates

READERS' CHOICE: Singapore Airlines

OUTSTANDING Cathay Pacific | Korean Air | KLM

NOTABLES Delta | Etihad | Qantas | Thai Airways Royal Silk Class | Turkish Airlines | Virgin Atlantic

In-Flight Dining (Economy Class)

Turkish Airlines food
EXPERTS' CHOICE: Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines

READERS' CHOICE: Singapore Airlines

OUTSTANDING British Airways | Korean Air | Virgin Atlantic

NOTABLES Cathay Pacific | Emirates | JetBlue

In-Flight Wine Program

EXPERTS' CHOICE: AlitaliaAlitalia


OUTSTANDING British Airways | Delta | Singapore Airlines

NOTABLES Cathay Pacific | Qantas | South African Airways | Turkish Airlines

Culinary Tours

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EXPERTS' CHOICE: Gourmet on TourGourmet on Tour


OUTSTANDING Cox and Kings | Epitourean | Classic Journeys | Swain Tours

NOTABLES Go Ahead | Intrepid Travel | Trafalgar | Uniworld

Culinary Cruise Line

Seabourn Cruise Line
EXPERTS' CHOICE: Seabourn Cruise LineSeabourn Cruise Line

READERS' CHOICE: Crystal Cruises

OUTSTANDING Celebrity Cruises | Compagnie du Ponant | Windstar Cruises

NOTABLES Oceania Cruises | Regent Seven Seas | Silversea Cruises | Holland America