3. Isis Salad

Served At: Romera
Address: 355 West 16th St., New York
Website: romeranewyork.com

It isn't so much the ingredients as it is the visuals that make Romera's Isis Salad an obvious choice for the list. Located in the new Dream Hotel in Manhattan, the restaurant specializes in “neurogastronimal” eats, or in other words, food prepared with the aim of stimulating the brain as much as the palate. Trippy. For the time being, however, getting off on neurologist-chef Miguel Sánchez Romera's food porn ain't cheap—the 11-course tasting menu currently runs at $245 a head.