And The World's Top 50 Restaurants For 2012 Are...

Yup, it's that time of year again: The World's Top 50 Restaurants. This isn't just another listicle from the content puppy-mill du jour, it's a full-on statement from an authority in the restaurant world, Restaurant magazine, sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Cause you gotta have something to wash it all down with (and wouldn't want to spoil your palate).

This afternoon, famed Copenhagen gastro-grail Noma took the cake once again as Best Restaurant in the World. Big congrats to René Redzepi and the rest of the Noma team! Elena Arzak of Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain took the honor of Best Female Chef and, to nobody's surprise, Thomas Keller was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. We're on board with that.

Here's the rest of the best:

1. Noma, Denmark

2. El Cellar de Can Roca, Spain

3. Mugaritz, Spain

4. D.O.M., Brazil

5. Osteria Francescana, Italy

6. Per Se, New York

7. Alinea, Illinois

8. Arzak, Spain

9. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, U.K.

10. Eleven Madison Park, New York

11. Steirereck, Austria

12. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, France

13. The Fat Duck, U.K.

14. The Ledbury, U.K.

15. Le Chateaubriand, France

16. L'Arpege, France

17. Pierre Gagnaire, France

18. L'Astrance, France

19. Le Bernardin, New York

20. Frantzén/Lindeberg, Sweden

21. Oud Sluis, Netherlands

22. Aqua, Germany

23. Vendome, Germany

24. Mirazur, France

25. Daniel, New York

26. Iggy's, Singapore

27. Les Creations de Narisawa, Japan

28. Nihonryori Ryugin, Japan

29. Quay, Australia

30. Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland

31. Asador Extebarri, Spain

32. Le Calandre, Italy

33. De Librije, Netherlands

34. Fäviken Magasinet, Sweden

35. Astrid y Gaston, Peru

36. Pujol, Mexico

37. Momofuku Ssäm Bar, New York

38. Biko, Mexico

39. Waku Ghin, Singapore

40. Quique Dacosta, Spain

41. Mathias Dahlgren, Sweden

42. Hof Van Cleve, Belgium

43. The French Laundry, California

44. Amber, China

45. Vila Joya, Portugal

46. Il Canto, Italy

47. Bras, France

48. Manresa, California

49. Geranium, Denmark

50. Nahm, Thailand

Have you been to any of the World's Top 50 Restaurants?