(Reuters) – Michelin handed out its coveted stars to 76 restaurants in New York City in its 2019 information on Tuesday, 4 greater than final 12 months, boosting the Big Apple’s fame as a worldwide vacation spot for its numerous and revolutionary culinary choices.
The new metropolis restaurants that achieved the excellence included two named after legendary French chef Joël Robuchon, who died in August.
Michelin praised the first-time “starred” institutions for top-notch strategies or revolutionary twists on Asian, French and Mexican cuisines.
“New York is one of the leading culinary cities worldwide,” mentioned Gwendal Poullennec, worldwide director of the Michelin Guide. “It has a very vibrant culinary scene.”
Michelin will launch the newest version of its New York City consuming information on Thursday.
Michelin’s grading system makes use of nameless reviewers in 28 international locations. Some argue it’s inflexible and overlooks some restaurants that critics and diners reward.
The restaurant rater awarded its highest rating of three stars to the identical 5 New York institutions as final 12 months for his or her “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”: Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se.
But New York will nonetheless probably lag San Francisco within the variety of three-star restaurants for a second 12 months. San Francisco and the wine-producing areas of Napa and Sonoma had seven of final 12 months, essentially the most of any U.S. cities.
Michelin will launch the 2019 San Francisco information later this month.
Michelin’s three-star ranking, coveted by cooks and restaurateurs, is uncommon with simply over 100 institutions all over the world holding that distinction.
Fifteen New York restaurants earned Michelin’s two-star ranking for his or her “excellent cuisine, worth a detour,” up from 11 final 12 months.
Aquavit, Aska, Atera, Blanca, Daniel, Jean-Georges, Jungsik Ko, Marea, The Modern and Sushi Ginza Onodera saved their two-star standing. They had been joined by Gabriel Kreuther, Ichimura at Uchū and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
Tetsu Basement, which Michelin gave two stars, was closed in October in a conversion to a uncooked seafood restaurant from a meat-focused eatery.
Michelin’s reviewers positioned 56 institutions within the one-star class for his or her “high quality cooking, worth a stop,” the identical quantity because the 12 months earlier than.
Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Susan Thomas