Sushi Wakon, Kyoto, Japan: Helmed by Rei Masuda, Jiro Ono's 36-year-old protege and master of seasoning, Sushi Wakon at The Four Seasons Kyoto promises diners a "quintessential Ginza sushi experience."
Sushi Wakon, Kyoto, Japan: Traditional edomae-style sushi will be served in a private room that overlooks an 800-year-old pond garden.
The Patio at The Margi, Athens, Greece: Chef Panagiotis Giakalis' menu at The Patio restaurant is put together with the freshest produce from the property's farm.
Attitude, Bangkok, Thailand: Sitting on the 26th floor of the new Avani hotel, Attitude is the latest Bangkok restaurant to bring together great views and great food.
Attitude, Bangkok, Thailand: The dishes are mostly small plates. This is a tofu passionfruit cheese cake.
Hilma, Stockholm, Sweden: In addition to delicious plates with Scandinavian touches, this hipster haven has two resident tattooists on hand in case the conversation starts to flag.
IGNIV, St Moritz, Switzerland: Badrutt's Palace, a luxury hotel in St Moritz, now boasts a restaurant helmed by a three-Michelin-star chef, Andreas Caminada.
IGNIV, St Moritz, Switzerland: Despite the fine-dining setting, its vibe is unpretentious. Platters of food are passed around the table, family style.
Jinjuu Mayfair, London: Jinjuu will be chef Judy Joo's second opening in London (and third in the world). It serves up fun and modern Korean food.
Grow, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia: The chef behind Singapore's successful Tippling Club is bringing a new restaurant to Bali. Grow is an all-day dining concept with plenty of healthy eating options.
Sushi Ginza Onodera, Los Angeles: West Hollywood foodies, rejoice. The hugely successful Sushi Ginza is making Los Angeles its second US home. The fish used in the restaurant is all wild -- never farmed -- and flown in daily from Japan.
12,000 Francs, Hong Kong: This joint in Hong Kong's Soho district takes its name from Napoleon Bonaparte's bounty offered for anyone who could preserve food for his troops.
12,000 Francs, Hong Kong: This suckling pig shoulder is one of its signatures. The pork is turmeric-brined, then roasted in the fire with butternut squash, fennel orange and mint.
Agern, New York: Co-founder of the legendary NOMA in Copenhagen Claus Meyer opened Agern -- his first US venture -- a few months back, bringing a clean Nordic menu to New York City.
Cocina de Autor, Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico: With star chef Sidney Schutte behind its stove, Cocina de Autor in the just-opened $150 million Grand Velas Los Cabos resort is one table to be included in 2017 wishlists. Here's a langoustine dressed with dill, smoked buttermilk, grains and seeds.
Don Alfonso at Helena Bay, Northland, New Zealand: Don Alfonso at Helena Bay plates up a six-course degustation menu which changes nightly.
Don Alfonso at Helena Bay, Northland, New Zealand: With the estate's acres of garden, diners can be certain that they'll be served with the freshest "estate-to-plate" cuisine.
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab, Dubai: British seafood maestro Nathan Outlaw will presents his first international venture Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara in Dubai.
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab, Dubai: With a huge floor-to-ceiling aquarium featuring more than 30 types of fish, the restaurant provides an "immersive" dining experience.
Avecita, Kimpton Seafire, Grand Cayman: Avecita is a 10-seat chef's bar -- inside the resort's main restaurant -- that offers a tasting experience of about 15 small plates created in front of guests.
COMO The Treasury's Wildflower, Perth, Australia: Fascinated by Australia's native ingredients, executive chef Jed Gerrard designed a farm-and-forager menu to showcase the local produce according to the indigenous ethos of six seasons.