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Michelin Gala

The MICHELIN Guide welcomes 10 newcomers to the one star category for the first time. Among them, four offer remarkable Japanese cuisine. Tempura Matsui turns Japanese tempura style into an art form and incorporates the freshest seafood ingredients. Sushi Yasuda, under the leadership of Chef Mitsuru Tamura and his new team, is producing exemplary sushi at a high level. Cagen and Hirohisa complete this year’s new stars offering top notch Japanese cuisine. (Press release from Michelin)
This year’s selection confirms the dynamism of the culinary scene in all boroughs, notably Brooklyn and Queens. Brooklyn earns two new one-starred restaurants with vegetarian-focused Semilla and a sophisticated restaurant serving American cuisine, The Finch. Also joining the ranks of the Michelin stars is Somtum Der in the East Village, which was formerly recognized as Bib Gourmand restaurant. Rounding out the new one-starred restaurants are Gabriel Kreuther, Uncle Boons and Rebelle.
The announcement of the MICHELIN Guide selection follows last week’s news that 133 restaurants in New York earned a Bib Gourmand distinction. The MICHELIN Guide New York City 2016, which lists nearly 900 restaurants, goes on sale tomorrow priced at $18.99.
Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN Guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently around 24 countries, the MICHELIN guide has become an international benchmark in fine dining. The selections of all restaurants in the guide are made by Michelin’s famously anonymous inspectors who dine in the New York City area regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full, and only the quality of the cuisine is evaluated. To fully assess the quality of a restaurant, the inspectors apply five criteria defined by Michelin: product quality, preparation and flavors, the chef’s personality as revealed through his or her cuisine, value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu. These objective criteria are respected by all MICHELIN Guide inspectors, whether in Japan, the United States, China or Europe. They guarantee a consistent selection so that a star restaurant as the same value regardless of whether it is located in Paris, New York or Tokyo.
Michelin has been a pioneering force in advancing mobility through innovation and excellence in manufacturing quality.  The company patented the pneumatic, or air-filled, tire in the late 1800s.  This was a milestone moment in mobility, permitting automobile owners to travel at great length in a single journey.  Then, in an effort to prompt travelers to enjoy their newfound mobility, the company created guides and detailed maps to steer travelers on their way.  The most famous publication that developed from this is the internationally recognized MICHELIN Guide.

 

Starred establishments

Three Stars

Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Brooklyn
Downtown
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
César Ramirez
Manhattan
Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
Eleven Madison Park
Daniel Humm
Manhattan
Upper West Side
Jean-Georges
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Manhattan
Midtown West
Le Bernardin
Eric Ripert
Manhattan
Midtown West
Masa
Masa Takayama
Manhattan
Midtown West
Per Se
Thomas Keller

Two Stars

Excellent cuisine, worth a detour

Manhattan
Midtown East
Aquavit
Manhattan
TriBeCa

Brooklyn
Fort Greene & Bushwick
Blanca
Manhattan
Upper East Side
Daniel
Manhattan
TriBeCa
Ichimura
Manhattan
TriBeCa
Jungsik
Manhattan
Midtown West
Marea
Manhattan
Midtown West
Modern (The)
Manhattan
East Village
Momofuku Ko
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Soto

One Star

A very good restaurant in its category

Manhattan
Midtown West
Ai Fiori
Manhattan
Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
Aldea
Manhattan
Upper West Side
Andanada
Manhattan
Midtown West
Aureole
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Babbo
Manhattan
TriBeCa
Bâtard
Manhattan
Midtown West
Betony
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Blue Hill
Manhattan
TriBeCa
Bouley
Manhattan
Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
Breslin (The)
Manhattan
TriBeCa
Brushstroke
Manhattan
Upper East Side
Café Boulud
Manhattan
Midtown East
Café China
Manhattan
East Village
Cagen
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Carbone
Queens

Casa Enríque
Manhattan
Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
Casa Mono
Manhattan
Midtown East
Caviar Russe
Brooklyn
Williamsburg
Delaware and Hudson
Manhattan
Chelsea
Del Posto
Manhattan
Upper West Side
Dovetail
Brooklyn
Fort Greene & Bushwick
Finch (The)
Manhattan
Midtown West
Gabriel Kreuther
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Gotham Bar and Grill
Manhattan
Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
Gramercy Tavern
Manhattan
SoHo & Nolita
Hirohisa
Manhattan
East Village
Jewel Bako
Manhattan
Midtown East
Juni
Manhattan
Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
Junoon
Manhattan
Midtown East
Kajitsu
Manhattan
East Village
Kyo Ya
Brooklyn
Downtown
La Vara
Brooklyn
Williamsburg
Luksus at Tørst
Brooklyn
Williamsburg
Meadowsweet
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Minetta Tavern
Manhattan
SoHo & Nolita
Musket Room (The)
Queens

M. Wells Steakhouse
Manhattan
Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
NoMad
Brooklyn
Williamsburg
Peter Luger
Manhattan
Upper West Side
Picholine
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Piora
Brooklyn
Sunset Park & Brighton Beach
Pok Pok Ny
Manhattan
SoHo & Nolita
Public
Manhattan
SoHo & Nolita
Rebelle
Brooklyn
Downtown
River Café (The)
Manhattan
TriBeCa
Rosanjin
Brooklyn
Williamsburg
Semilla
Manhattan
East Village
Somtum Der
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Spotted Pig
Manhattan
TriBeCa
Sushi Azabu
Manhattan
Upper East Side
Sushi of Gari
Manhattan
Midtown East
Sushi Yasuda
Brooklyn
Downtown
Take Root
Manhattan
Upper West Side
Telepan
Manhattan
Midtown East
Tempura Matsui
Manhattan
Midtown West
Tori Shin
Manhattan
Midtown East
Tulsi
Manhattan
SoHo & Nolita
Uncle Boons
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
Wallsé
Manhattan
Greenwich & West Village
ZZ’s Clam Bar

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