New York Michelin Stars for 2016: Winners and Losers

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Michelin today announced its highly anticipated restaurant selections in the 11th edition of the MICHELIN Guide New York City.

This year’s edition features 76 restaurants that have earned either one, two, or three Michelin stars, a mark of incredible culinary achievement for the New York City edition of the centuries old travel guide.

Michael Ellis, the International Director comments: “The incredible diversity in the 2016 edition New York City highlights the energy and constant evolution of the city’s dining scene. The impressive number of different styles of cuisine, a total of 61, found throughout all five boroughs confirms New York’s position as one of the world’s most exciting dining destinations.”

In this year’s edition, the list of two-starred welcomes The Modern, which has been promoted from its previous one-star distinction, bringing the total number of two starred restaurants to 10. Under the direction of Chef Abram Bissell, The Modern demonstrated creative and contemporary cuisine, complemented by bright and fresh flavors.

The 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.

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.

Lincoln Ristorante, the upscale Italian restaurant at Lincoln Center,  which had a star last year, is no longer on the list. Neither is the sushi bar 15 East, whose chef Masato Shimizu left earlier this year. Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan has also gone, according to Bloomberg

This is the full list:

Three Stars

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Jean-Georges
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se

 

Two Stars

Aquavit
Atera
Blanca
Daniel
Ichimura
Jungsik
Marea
The Modern
Momofuku Ko
Soto

 

 

One Star

Ai Fiori
Aldea
Andanada
Aureole
Babbo
Bâtard
Betony
Blue Hill
Bouley
The Breslin
Brushstroke
Café Boulud
Café China
Cagen
Carbone
Casa Enríque
Casa Mono
Caviar Russe
Delaware and Hudson
Del Posto
Dovetail
The Finch
Gabriel Kreuther
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Hirohisa
Jewel Bako
Juni
Junoon
Kajitsu
Kyo Ya
La Vara
Luksus at Tørst
Meadowsweet
Minetta Tavern
The Musket Room
M. Wells Steakhouse
NoMad
Peter Luger
Picholine
Piora
Pok Pok Ny
Public
Rebelle
The River Café
Rosanjin
Semilla
Somtum Der
Spotted Pig
Sushi Azabu
Sushi of Gari
Sushi Yasuda
Take Root
Telepan
Tempura Matsui
Tori Shin
Tulsi
Uncle Boons
Wallsé
ZZ’s Clam Bar

 

 

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