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The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: New York City eateries that made the list

On Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street, some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry sat in chairs pushed close together under soaring ornate ceilings.

The occasion? The announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants, which were given out outside of London for the first time.

And fittingly, New York City outperformed every other city in the United States, with three restaurants in the top 50.

Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin was named the 24th best restaurant, falling from No. 18 in 2015.

In a moment that elicited joyous clapping and pride from the room filled with New Yorkers, the small Lower East Side restaurant Estela made the list for the first time at No. 44.

Another big moment for NYC came about halfway through the awards ceremony when a new award, the art of hospitality, was presented to the Eleven Madison Park team. EMP came in at No. 5 in 2015 and was expected to be in the top 10 again. And it was -- it booted the revered Noma in Copenhagen from No. 3 to No. 5.

Dan Barber's restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located just outside the city in Pocantico Hills, moved up one position from last year, from 49 to 48. Barber also runs Blue Hill in the West Village, which has not made the list.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants launched in 2002 and is owned and operated by William Red Media. The list is created by a panel of nearly 1,000 international restauranteurs, chefs, journalists, critics and "highly-regarded gastronomes." Each voter casts seven votes.

View the complete list at theworlds50best.com.

Eleven Madison Park

Chef Daniel Humm's restaurant Eleven Madison Park was
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Chef Daniel Humm's restaurant Eleven Madison Park was the big New York City restaurant winner at the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016 awards. It was named the No. 3 restaurant in the world and was also given the art of hospitality award.

Le Bernardin

Chef Eric Ripert's restaurant Le Bernardin was named
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Chef Eric Ripert's restaurant Le Bernardin was named the No. 24 best restaurant in the world at the 2016 World's 50 Best Restaurants awards at Cipriani Wall Street on June 13, 2016.

Estela

New York City restaurant Estela is a newcomer
Photo Credit: Charles Roussel

New York City restaurant Estela is a newcomer to the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Chef Ignacio Mattos, pictured, and Wine Director/ Restauranteur Thomas Carter's Lower East Side restaurant came in at No. 44.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Chef Dan Barber's restaurant Blue Hill at Stone
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dave Kotinsky

Chef Dan Barber's restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., moved from No. 49 in 2015 to No. 48 in 2016 on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

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