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  1. Globus

    Restaurants: Fusion in Zurich, Switzerland

    Laurent says

    “A great place to nimble on various types of food - rather than commit to a restaurant. The setting is on the ground floor of a cool department store. Each … ” more

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  2. Gonpachi (Multiple Locations)

    Restaurants: Japanese in Tokyo, Japan

    Laurent says

    “When you step in there, you'll see many non-Japanese faces, and you may feel like you are being trapped. This is surely not a "best kept secret" … ” more

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  3. Gonpachi (Multiple Locations)

    Restaurants: Japanese in Tokyo, Japan

    Laurent says

    “When you step in there, you'll see many non-Japanese faces, and you may feel like you are being trapped. This is surely not a "best kept secret" … ” more

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  4. Gramercy Tavern

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Tablet says

    “Chef Michael Anthony and pastry chef Nancy Olson create culinary delights that keep the masses coming. The friendly and knowledgeable staff creates a warm … ” more

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  5. L'Affable

    Restaurants: French in Cannes, French Riviera, France

    Laurent says

    “Elegant and reasonably priced food in a contemporary setting. A welcome escape from the myriads of opportunistic restaurants in this convention town”

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  6. L'Affable

    Restaurants: French in Cannes, French Riviera, France

    Laurent says

    “Elegant and reasonably priced food in a contemporary setting. A welcome escape from the myriads of opportunistic restaurants in this convention town”

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  7. L'ami Jean

    Restaurants: French in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “The first time I went to L'Ami Jean, my plane had been cancelled and I had just checked back into a hotel a few blocks away that evening. I did not bother … ” more

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  8. L'ami Jean

    Restaurants: French in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “The first time I went to L'Ami Jean, my plane had been cancelled and I had just checked back into a hotel a few blocks away that evening. I did not bother … ” more

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  9. L'Astrance

    Restaurants: French in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Very small and creative. Make sure you go for the wine pairing. When a restaurant is that good, a meal is a journey. It's that good to me.”

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  10. L'Astrance

    Restaurants: French in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Very small and creative. Make sure you go for the wine pairing. When a restaurant is that good, a meal is a journey. It's that good to me.”

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  11. La Corniche

    Must Do in Beirut, Lebanon

    Laurent says

    “Take a stroll there. A window on the multicultural aspect of Beirut - overlooking the Med. It's like Central Park without the park but with the sea.”

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  12. La Viruta

    Nightlife: club: disco: dancing: tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Laurent says

    “A good way to get going with an ample supply of potential dancing partners to follow the class.”

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  13. La Viruta

    Nightlife: club: disco: dancing: tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Laurent says

    “A good way to get going with an ample supply of potential dancing partners to follow the class.”

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  14. Le Baratin

    Nightlife: wine bar: champagne in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “For first timers, Paris is a gigantic tourist trap. Because I came from there (nearly 20 years ago!), I am always excited to be able to report on places like … ” more

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  15. Le Baratin

    Nightlife: wine bar: champagne in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “For first timers, Paris is a gigantic tourist trap. Because I came from there (nearly 20 years ago!), I am always excited to be able to report on places like … ” more

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  16. Le Chateaubriand

    Restaurants: French: vins naturels in Paris, France

    Tablet says

    “The youthful and trendy clientele keep coming back for the creative fusion cuisine.”

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  17. Le Chateaubriand

    Restaurants: French: vins naturels in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Excellent. The tapas bar next door is from the same owner/chef. Useful tip since it is very difficult to get a reservation: they take walk-ins from 21:30 … ” more

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  18. Modern Pantry

    Restaurants in London, England

    Laurent says

    “Food in London is finally happening. Refreshing and understated ... substance without the pretense. The London restaurant scene had been all about pretense … ” more

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  19. Nepenthe

    Restaurants: American in Big Sur, California, USA

    Tablet says

    “The food isn't terrifically inspiring but Nepenthe is really all about the view from the terrace tables, 808 feet above the Pacific coast.”

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  20. Nepenthe

    Restaurants: American in Big Sur, California, USA

    Laurent says

    “Perfect views of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, and a warm elegant atmosphere. The food is good too - not just the drinks.”

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  21. Odin

    Shopping: Men's Clothing in New York City, New York, USA

    Laurent says

    “I buy clothes once a year at most and I guess it must be the average frequency for males. So perhaps it should not be surprising that there are only a few … ” more

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  22. One Girl Cookies

    Restaurants: bakeries: café in New York City, New York, USA

    Laurent says

    “This is the place if you like your cookies to look like handmade miniature art. No crumbling piles of dough there. The also have ice-cream from il laboratorio … ” more

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  23. One Girl Cookies

    Restaurants: bakeries: café in New York City, New York, USA

    Laurent says

    “This is the place if you like your cookies to look like handmade miniature art. No crumbling piles of dough there. The also have ice-cream from il laboratorio … ” more

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  24. Palais de Tokyo

    Arts in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Groundbreaking in many ways and truly contemporary. Opened until midnight with a cool terrace bar/restaurant complete with DJs in the summer.”

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  25. Pierre Hermé

    Restaurants: bakeries: café: Patisserie: Chocolatier in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Softer, more delicate, layered and flavorful than Laduree ... by 10 miles.”

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  26. Pierre Hermé - Macarons & Chocolats

    Shopping: Patisserie: Chocolatier in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Simply put: Pierre Hermé makes the best Macarons in Paris. Ladurée has fallen victim of the hype and commercial success.”

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  27. Pierre Hermé - Macarons & Chocolats

    Shopping: Patisserie: Chocolatier in Paris, France

    Laurent says

    “Simply put: Pierre Hermé makes the best Macarons in Paris. Ladurée has fallen victim of the hype and commercial success.”

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  28. Pok Pok Restaurant

    Restaurants: Thai in Portland, Oregon, USA

    Laurent says

    “Simply put ... the best Thai meal I have had outside of Thailand and one of the best meals I have had this year. A bit of background: I used to go to Thailand … ” more

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  29. Pok Pok Restaurant

    Restaurants: Thai in Portland, Oregon, USA

    Laurent says

    “Simply put ... the best Thai meal I have had outside of Thailand and one of the best meals I have had this year. A bit of background: I used to go to Thailand … ” more

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  30. Praia do Espelho

    Must Do: park: Beach: nature in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

    Laurent says

    “This is a picture perfect tropical ocean beach. It helps that it can only be reached by a dirt road about 45 mins from Trancoso. There are a few pousadas … ” more

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  31. Praia do Espelho

    Must Do: park: Beach: nature in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

    Laurent says

    “This is a picture perfect tropical ocean beach. It helps that it can only be reached by a dirt road about 45 mins from Trancoso. There are a few pousadas … ” more

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  32. Restaurant La Viuda

    Restaurants: Mexican in Costalegre / Pacific Coast, Mexico

    Laurent says

    “A family retaurant vibe. A favorite with the locals. Just plain good food - simple and spotless. Even the people who run the luxury hotels on that coast … ” more

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  33. Restaurant La Viuda

    Restaurants: Mexican in Costalegre / Pacific Coast, Mexico

    Laurent says

    “A family retaurant vibe. A favorite with the locals. Just plain good food - simple and spotless. Even the people who run the luxury hotels on that coast … ” more

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  34. Restaurante Olivier

    Restaurants: Portuguese in Lisbon, Portugal

    Laurent says

    “Intimate setting and very attentive service in a restaurant that makes you feel special. Very good food which is sometimes a challenge in Portugal. I would … ” more

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  35. Restaurante Olivier

    Restaurants: Portuguese in Lisbon, Portugal

    Laurent says

    “Intimate setting and very attentive service in a restaurant that makes you feel special. Very good food which is sometimes a challenge in Portugal. I would … ” more

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  36. Royal Alcazar

    Must Do: must go in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

    Jeffrey says

    “The Royal Alcazar was absolutely amazing. I initially was not expecting to like it as much as I did. I honestly had forgotten about it, and we only did it … ” more

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  37. Royal Alcazar

    Must Do: must go in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain

    Laurent says

    “I agree with the other reviewer. The Cathedral - with its size - looks like the highlight before you start exploring, but the Alcazar is the true jewel.”

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  38. Saul Restaurant

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Catherine says

    “Consistently reliable and excellent restaurant on Smith Street. Good choice of wines. Menu changes often and the food is original without being pretentious. … ” more

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  39. Saul Restaurant

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Laurent says

    “One of the best values in NYC. Inspired food - which got it a Michelin Star - in an elegant yet understated setting, with a friendly Brooklyn attitude. The … ” more

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  40. Skybar

    Nightlife in Beirut, Lebanon

    Laurent says

    “The local living legend with a spectacular location above the Mediterranean coastline. A glittering mix of local celebs, TV stars and Western tourists descend … ” more

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  41. Spot

    Nightlife: bar: pub: lounge: games in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Laurent says

    “Great Cachaca in a sophisticated spot - one of the best locations and views on the strip.”

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  42. Spot

    Nightlife: bar: pub: lounge: games in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Laurent says

    “Great Cachaca in a sophisticated spot - one of the best locations and views on the strip.”

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  43. Su Gologone

    Hotel in Oliena, Sardinia, Italy

    Laurent says

    “Fantastic food. Great local wines. Inspired, quirky and soulful design. Great location with wonderful treks in the adjacent mountains. A special place”

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  44. The Gallery Cafe

    Restaurants: Sri LanKan in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Laurent says

    “This used to be the office of Geoffrey Bawa ... wonderful indoor/outdoor space. Sri Lankan food available.”

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  45. The Gallery Cafe

    Restaurants: Sri LanKan in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Laurent says

    “This used to be the office of Geoffrey Bawa ... wonderful indoor/outdoor space. Sri Lankan food available.”

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  46. The Modern

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Tablet says

    “The Modern is just so awesome. It's a beautiful, modern spot but without any of the pretension or snobbery that can sometimes plague these types of restaurants. … ” more

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  47. The Modern

    Restaurants: American in New York City, New York, USA

    Laurent says

    “The Modern is within the MoMA complex, but is a creation of Danny Meyer, the restaurant entrepreneur who has a near perfect track record with other places … ” more

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  48. The PuLi

    Hotel in Shanghai, China

    Laurent says

    “Very intelligent floor plan for the rooms and elegant combination of materials.”

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  49. Zeughauskeller, Tony Hammer

    Restaurants: Swiss in Zurich, Switzerland

    Laurent says

    “A classic Beer Hall kind of place with communal tables. Very convivial, packed with tourists and locals. Every type of Swiss sausage ever created. A happy … ” more

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  50. Zeughauskeller, Tony Hammer

    Restaurants: Swiss in Zurich, Switzerland

    Laurent says

    “A classic Beer Hall kind of place with communal tables. Very convivial, packed with tourists and locals. Every type of Swiss sausage ever created. A happy … ” more

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