Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Star Award Winners – The Best Restaurants
We bring you the best restaurants chosen by Forbes Travel Guide in 2020. These luxury restaurants provide you a fine dining experience everywhere from the Spanish Colonial Revival-style buildings of Santa Barbara to the sparkling waters of Seychelles.
Forbes Travel Guide traveled a lot to find its 2020 Star Award winners, an elite group of the world’s most luxurious hotels, best restaurants and spas.
Belon, Hong Kong
Modern chandeliers, contemporary art, panoramic views of Cotai, and white booths that follow the curve of the building’s architecture leave no question that Belon is one of the best restaurants of Macau’s most well-known gaming and hotel complexes. Tucked away atop Banyan Tree Macau, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel within Galaxy Macau, Belon offers an experience that is both uniquely luxurious while also demonstrating the best of what a larger hotel has to offer.
And even with all the options on the Cotai Strip, diners come to Belon for the view as much as the talents of the chefs. The kitchen’s eye for detail can be seen in all aspects of one of the best restaurants, from the salt cart, offering a variety of Himalayan sea salts that can be grated over your butter, to the tableside cooking and world-class grilled surf and turf options.
Alain Ducasse at Morpheus, Macau
As one of the world’s most formidable chefs, Alain Ducasse made his Macau debut in 2018 at Morpheus. An architectural marvel designed by the late Zaha Hadid, the hotel is the only address in the world where you’ll find two Ducasse restaurant concepts side-by-side.
While Voyages by Alain Ducasse offers an accessible introduction to traditional bistro-style cuisine, Alain Ducasse at Morpheus showcases contemporary French fine dining at its best. Within this monochrome mecca of elegance, every detail pays tribute to the savoir-faire of French gastronomy and modern design.
An ideal special occasion luxury restaurant, Alain Ducasse at Morpheus spoils you with all the finest touches, including fresh seafood, the toque’s own champagne label, semi-private dining nooks, excellent French wines, vintage glassware and limited-edition cutlery selected by the chef himself. Definitely one of the best restaurantsto try!
Since its opening in 1926, The St. Regis Washington, D.C. has served presidents, royalty and A-listers alike. Today, Alhambra and the accompanying St. Regis Bar are power spots for lobbyists, political players on both sides of the table and well-heeled diners from all over the world.
The classic American steakhouse goes upscale at classy, contemporary CUT Singapore, the lively 138-seater from Wolfgang Puck, one of the world’s most prolific celebrity chefs.
Located on the Galleria Level of The Shoppes at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel Marina Bay Sands, alongside a strip of restaurants from Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, David Thompson and other culinary titans, this Singapore modern restaurant became the first CUT on Asian soil upon its much-anticipated debut in November 2010. Under the direction of chef Joshua Brown, once the executive sous chef at Four-Star Los Angeles hot spot CUT Beverly Hills, the Singapore outpost certainly lives up to the legacy of its Austrian-born American owner.
The contemporary restaurant in Singapore is one of the best restaurants you should try this year!
Fifty 8° Grill, Shanghai
Certain luxury restaurants create lasting impressions by telling a story, and a meal at Fifty 8° Grill weaves an evocative tale. Go back in time to the 1930s, where dark leather, satisfying spirits and plenty of steaks reigned supreme during a night out.
Housed within Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, this modern restaurant oozes classic Manhattan with its patterned floor and impressive glass-enclosed wine case. Large windows and alfresco tables on a lush green space prevent any stuffiness, and an affable staff is on hand to create a cohesive experience from start to finish.
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