Flavorful answers to common questions.
What is Map of the Best?
Map of the Best is a curated collection of the world's most distinguished restaurants and bars.
We compile information from top award guides to make it easy for you to find the best places to eat and drink, whether you're at home or traveling.
What are the benefits?
The key benefits of Map of the Best include:
- Convenience — We bring together information from leading award guides like the Michelin Guide, World’s 50 Best, James Beard, and La Liste. You get all the information you need without having to search different websites.
- Precision — Our filtering tools are more powerful than any other platform. You can sort restaurants with precision, whether you're looking for places with ratings of 4.9 stars or above, a certain number of reviews, or specific types of cuisine.
- Trust — We operate with transparency. Restaurants can't pay to alter their ratings, and we don't play favorites. You get to see the best places based on reliable, unbiased data.
Which food award guides are included?
We compile restaurants and bars from the top award guides, including:
- Michelin Guide — Global
- World's 50 Best — Global
- Chef's Table — Global
- La Liste — Global
- Gambero Rosso — Global
- Gault Millau — Europe
- James Beard — United States
- Forbes — United States
- Gayot — United States
- AAA — United States
- Good Food Guide — United Kingdom
- Harden's — United Kingdom
- AA — United Kingdom
How can I improve my search results?
Our powerful filters are the best way to improve the quality of results.
- Adjust the star rating filter to only show restaurants with ratings above 4.7, 4.8, or 4.9.
- Filter by the number of reviews to see widely-loved spots or to discover lesser-known gems.
- Hide award guides which are known to have poor quality content (e.g. hide Gayot's "Individual Awards").
Why isn’t my favorite restaurant listed?
Our selection is based on top food guide recommendations.
Some places, despite being good, might not have been recognized by these guides yet.
If you have a favorite that’s not listed, let us know — we’re open to suggestions.
Why is a restaurant I don’t like listed?
Even award-winning restaurants may not meet everyone’s standards.
Use our filters to sort by ratings and reviews to tailor the results to your preferences.
If you believe a place does not meet the quality expected, reach out to us with your concerns.
Can I be an ambassador for my home town?
We’re always on the lookout for local enthusiasts to collaborate with.
Visit our Ambassador page if you’re interested in becoming an ambassador for your area.
Still have questions?
We're here to help. For any further questions please contact us.