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Best Airport Restaurant 2013: Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro Tops Daily Meal's List

11/26/2013 08:02 EST | Updated 11/26/2013 08:14 EST
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(Relaxnews) - A French bistro at the Copenhagen airport in Denmark has beat star-powered, Michelin-ranked chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay to be named the world’s best airport restaurant.

In The Daily Meal’s latest ranking of airport eateries, Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro at Copenhagen Airport beat last year’s winner, Porta Gaig at El Prat del Llobregat in Barcelona, to take the top spot.

Le Sommelier is described as the big brother and airport outpost of the city’s downtown location, which serves classic French dishes like Mallard duck and black currant sauce, bouillabaisse, moules marinières and creme brulee.

Globetrotting editors judged the restaurants based on cuisine, style, decor and service.

The list is dominated by US airport restaurants and is a mix of high-end fine dining restaurants and gourmet fast food joints like Shake Shack at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Salt Lick BBQ at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Editors also placed high importance on local, fresh, sustainable foods -- an emerging trend at airports around the world -- as the Napa Farms Market in San Francisco placed fourth on the list.

This past fall, JetBlue set up a pop-up market featuring farm-fresh produce like pumpkins, apples and corn at JFK.

In 2011, Chicago O’Hare became the first airport in the world to install an aeroponic garden which grows everything from Swiss chard, basil, cilantro and dill to Bibb lettuce and green beans. The produce is harvested year-round and used at restaurants like Tortas Frontera, Wolfgang Puck, and Wicker Park Sushi.

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