Revolutionary Restaurants That Changed the Way We Eat

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Momofuku, in New York City, is a bustling hotspot for Korean-fusion dishes.
David Chang's Momofuku has elevated the humble instant noodle to an art form.
Momofuku Milk Bar is one of David Chang's many successful offshoots.
Noma in Copenhagen, voted the best restaurant in the world by the U.K.
Noma specializes in the New Nordic cuisine, making innovative use of classic northern European ingredients.
Noma's interior design matches its ultra-cool aesthetic.
Chez Panisse Café offers affordable fare that is true to its namesake's founding local-food principles.
Chez Panisse Café's dishes are sourced locally and prepared simply.
The kitchen at Chez Panisse Cafe.
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The interior of Otto Pizzeria. Try the pepperoni pizza, one of the joint's most popular.
Otto Pizzeria specializes in artisanal pizza by Mario Batali, who trained for three years in a Northern Italian kitchen.
Atelier Joel Robuchon Las Vegas, which features one of the chef's signature open kitchens.
Joel Robuchon's reasonably priced tea menus give the rest of us a chance to taste his masterful inventions.
St. John introduced (or rather reintroduced) Londoners to the idea of making use of every part of an animal.
St. John's recipes encourage diners to tuck into organ meat and marrow, and have been imitated all over the world.
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St. John's classic look belies its reputation as an innovator.
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The Spotted Pig is one of New York City's finest gastropubs.
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The Spotted Pig specializes in upscale riffs on conventional pub fare.
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The Spotted Pig feels like the neighborhood bar of your dreams—with dreamy recipes to match.
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Sushi of Gari is a relatively affordable way of savoring the sushi revolution started by world-famous restaurants like Matsuhisa.
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Sushi of Gari offers sushi and sashimi platters for under $50.
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Sushi of Gari's interior has a Zen-like simplicity.
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Pret a Manger introduced the world to really good fast food—prepared fresh all day.
Pret a Manger's sandwiches have become grab-and-go favorites in cities such as London, New York, and Washington.
Pret a Manger's self-serve aesthetic and casual vibe make it an easy place to pick up a high-quality lunch.
Planet Raw features raw, organic foods that have made it a magnet for Angelenos with food allergies—and also for anyone with a taste for great vegetarian meals.
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Planet Raw's foods are never cooked, but newbies are usually surprised at what a wide variety of dishes are available.
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Planet Raw has drawn celebs such as Woody Harrelson and Robin Williams.
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These restaurants are not only world-famous, but each of these innovative eateries actually helped start a food revolution. Take a peek inside!

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