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2011 World's 50 Best Restaurants: Two Tickets to Denmark, Please

Those devilish Danes have done it again. Curse their delicious Nordic cuisine! (Not really. Pass the Greenland musk ox, please.)

Restaurant magazine and S. Pellegrino's annual "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list is out and it seems Denmark, the land of Lego AND Hans Christian Andersen, is also home to first-prize winner for the second year in a row, Noma, in Copenhagen.

According to Noma chef René Redzepi, last year's top ranking resulted in over 100,000 requests for a table the day after the list came out. This year, according to Noma's website, they're not accepting reservations beyond July 16 of this year.

No wonder studies have ranked Danish people as some of the happiest in the world.

Check out the rest of the list, including the six on American soil, after the jump.

Here's the full list:

1) Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2) El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

3) Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)

4) Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

5) The Fat Duck (Bray, England)

6) Alinea (Chicago)

7) D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

8) Arzak (San Sebastián, Spain)

9) Le Chateaubriand (Paris)

10) Per Se (New York)

11) Daniel (New York)

12) Les Créations de Narisawa (Tokyo)

13) L'Astrance (Paris)

14) L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Paris)

15) Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

16) Pierre Gagnaire (Paris)

17) Oud Sluis (Sluis, Netherlands)

18) Le Bernardin (New York)

19) L'Arpege (Paris)

20) Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo)

21) Vendôme (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)

22) Steirereck (Vienna)

23) Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

24) Eleven Madison Park (New York)

25) Aqua (Wolfsburg, Germany)

26) Quay Restaurant (Sydney)

27) Iggy's (Singapore)

28) Combal Zero (Rivoli, Italy)

29) Martín Berasategui (Lasarte-Oria, Spain)

30) Bras (Laguiole, France)

31) Biko (Mexico City)

32) Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

33) Il Ristorante Cracco (Milan, Italy)

34) The Ledbury (London)

35) Chez Dominique (Helsinki, Finland)

36) Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek, South Africa)

37) Amber (Hong Kong)

38) Dal Pescatore (Mantova, Italy)

39) Il Canto (Siena, Italy)

40) Momofuku Ssäm Bar (New York)

41) St. John (London)

42) Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Perú)

43) Hibiscus (London)

44) La Maison Troisgros (Roanne, France)

45) Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée (Paris)

46) De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

47) Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville (Crissier, Switzerland)

48) Varvary (Moscow)

49) Pujol (Mexico City)

50) Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo-Bizkaia, Spain)

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