Following the release of the Michelin Stars documentary last month, which explored a realistic understanding of life behind the restaurant industry and essentially what it takes to earn the coveted culinary honor, the French tire company has just released its annual ranking of New York’s finest restaurants that are deemed worthy of a visit.
While Michelin awarded seven restaurants new stars in its 2018 New York guide, demotions are also noted, particularly Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s flagship, Jean Georges, famous for its French and Asian fusion cuisine, going from the highest ranking three stars to two.
In case you were wondering, one star means “high quality cooking, worth a stop;” two stars indicates “excellent cooking, worth a detour;” three stars signifies “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”
Sushi Ginza Onodera, a high-end branch of a Tokyo eatery, was the only restaurant to upgraded to the two-star category this year, following its one-star rating last year. Interestingly, about 20 percent of the 2018 New York guide’s starred selections are now Japanese cuisine.
Additionally, a few new restaurants have been added to the one-star category, which includes Clocktower, Cote, and the latest iteration of Rouge Tomate.
Check out the full list and share your thoughts below.
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare (relocated to Manhattan)
Eleven Madison Park (retained star post-renovation)
Ginza Onodera (upgraded)
Bar Uchu (new)
The Clocktower (new)
Delaware and Hudson
Gotham Bar and Grill
Rouge Tomate (new)
Sushi Amane (new)
ZZ’s Clam Bar
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- Source: Eater NY