New York City left starry-eyed as nine new restaurants are awarded first star
It’s the equivalent of the Oscars for the culinary world and food enthusiasts all over the globe regard The Michelin Guide as the bible to good eating. Every year New York restaurants are either graced or shamed by the guide and this year was no different as the city saw nine restaurants rise to the ranks of one-star status.
The winners of the day were certainly Asko in Booklyn, Carbone, Caviar Russe and Ichimura, along with other Manhattan natives Telepan, The Musket Room and Le Restaurant, who were all awarded their coveted first star. Aquavit and Lincoln were too, with Mario Batali’s Babbo, also in Manhattan, regaining a star they had lost in 2009. One large celebration to be expected is that of the Korean eatery Jungsik in Tribeca, run by Jungsik Kim. The restaurant, whose sister establishment in Seoul has been open since 2009, has taken the adventurous New York food scene by storm and was rewarded by joining four other restaurants on the esteemed two-star podium. There were no new additions to the third-star category but New York stalwarts such as Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin, Daniel Humm’s Eleven Madison Park and Thomas Keller’s Per Se all retained their stellar standards. They are, of course not alone in that class with Masa, Jean-Georges, Daniel and Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare for company.
Not everyone can be a winner however, with both Gordon Ramsay’s The London and Terrance Brennan’s Picholine losing both of their stars.
The 2014 Guide is testament to the high quality and diverse food that New York produces. The city can expect even greater things from here on out.
You can buy the Michelin Guide New York City Restaurants 2014 here.
The winners are:
Three Michelin Stars: Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, Jean-Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa, Per Se,
Two Michelin Stars: Atera Jungsik (new), Marea, Momofuku Ko
Soto One Michelin Star: Ai Fiori, Aldea, Annisa, Aquavit, Aska (new), Aureole, A Voce Columbus, A Voce Madison, Babbo (new), Blanca, Blue Hill, Bouley, The Breslin, Brushstroke Cafe, Boulud, Cafe China, Carbone (new), Casa Mono, Caviar Russe (new), Danji, Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen, Del Posto, Dovetail, 15 East Gotham Bar and Grill, Gramercy Tavern, Hakkasan Ichimura (new), Jewel Bako, Junoon, Kajitsu, Kyo Ya, Lan Sheng, Le Restaurant (new), Lincoln (new), Minetta Tavern, The Modern, The Musket Room (new), NoMad, Oceana, Peter Luger, Public Rosanjin, Rouge Tomate, Seasonal, The Spotted Pig, Sushi Azabu, Sushi of Gari, Tamarind Tribeca, Telepan (new), Tori Shin, Torrisi Italian Specialties, Tulsi, Wallsé, WD-50