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Posted on November 06, 2018

Three New Two Stars and 13 New One-Star Awards In the 2019 MICHELIN Guide New York City

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11 newcomers earn star awards in the new selection of the famed restaurant guide

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2018 — Michelin today released the highly anticipated 2019 edition of the MICHELIN® Guide New York City. Michelin inspectors, who have been dining anonymously around New York City for the past 14 years, have recognized 76 establishments that have been awarded one or more Michelin stars.

Among the distinctions, five restaurants from the 2018 selection have seen their status elevated: Gabriel Kreuther, Kosaka, Le Coucou, Sushi Nakazawa and Tuome. The 2019 selection also includes 11 restaurants with one or more stars, which are appearing in the guide for the very first time.  

“We are very happy to see the number of establishments elevating their status in the guide,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guide. “The number of new restaurants receiving star awards on their debut in the 2019 edition is also extremely encouraging.”

The 2019 Bib Gourmands for New York City were announced last week. The Bib Gourmands are awarded to restaurants that earn the attention of Michelin inspectors as personal favorites, offering great quality food at good prices.

The 2019 Guide includes three new two-star distinctions:

Gabriel Kreuther was promoted from one to two stars in the new selection. After following the restaurant closely since its opening in 2015, inspectors have seen a consistent elevation in technique.

Ichimura at Uchū is a sushi counter annex in the Lower East Side connected to the one-starred establishment, Bar Uchū. This establishment is helmed by one of the most precise, focused sushi chefs in the city.

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon reopened in Chelsea after a six-year hiatus. This luxurious counter-focused setting offers a consistently high-quality product that is now synonymous with the international brand.

In addition, there are 13 new one-star distinctions:

Atomix is a stunning restaurant that has been in the works for a long time. The chef’s cuisine is technically astute yet accessible. Inspectors were impressed with the efforts taken to maintain high standards of quality from the house-pressed oils to the house-polished rice.

Bouley at Home manages to integrate chef David Bouley’s philosophy of nutrition, health and healing with delicious food. The restaurant is presented as a culinary center, featuring a test kitchen where guests can learn how to prepare the dishes that are served in the restaurant.

Claro is inspired by the cuisine in Oaxaca, Mexico. This exciting restaurant offers exacting technique and delicious compositions, including mole and tortillas.

Jeju Noodle Bar is an approachable Korean restaurant in the West Village serving ramyun, the Korean version of ramen. The food is not just fantastic to eat, but is backed by the chef’s technique. 

Kosaka was promoted from the Plate designation to a one-star award. Chef Yoshihiko Kousaka was head sushi chef of Jewel Bako for 11 years before striking out on his own. Inspectors found the fish selection and the preparation of fish and rice comparable to the existing one-starred sushi restaurants in the selection.  

Le Coucou has been on the inspection team’s radar since it opened in 2016. Over the course of many visits, inspectors have seen a steady rise in the quality of the cuisine. The kitchen has grown in confidence, lifting it to a one-star status.

Le Grill de Joël Robuchon is the more casual dining room adjacent to L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, yet it is no less focused on serving high-quality contemporary French cuisine. While L’Atelier offers a more complex menu, the same team oversees both dining rooms, making ingredient quality and cooking skill comparable. 

Noda offers a sultry bar space that provides a wonderful omakase experience. This establishment is a great addition to New York’s growing roster of sushi counters.  

Okuda provides a remarkable kaiseki experience. The chef crafts a highly seasonal meal using top-tier ingredients.

Oxomoco refers to the Aztec goddess of the night. Much like the space, the cooking here is fun and vibrant, backed by a wood-fire oven used to incredible effect. Inspectors were impressed with the level of care put into everything from the tacos to the can’t-miss desserts. 

Sushi Nakazawa opened in 2013 to much fanfare and has been included in the New York selection for four years. Inspectors have watched this restaurant closely and were happy to find greater degrees of consistency in the execution, promoting it to one-star status. 

Sushi Noz offers an intimate eight-person counter with an experience defined by a beautifully crafted and presented omakase with a menu that truly impresses.

Tuome presents a unique and highly personal cuisine. Inspectors found the recent menus to reflect the harmonious balance of sound cooking skills and enticing Asian flavors. Tuome is a charming neighborhood gem.

More than 550 restaurants appear in the MICHELIN Guide New York City. Diners can find recommendations for establishments with notable wine, beer, sake and cocktail lists, as well as menus on which average prices are $25 and under.

The 2019 selection includes:

  • Five restaurants with three stars
  • 15 restaurants with two stars
  • 56 restaurants with one star
  • 129 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand

The MICHELIN Guide New York City (ISBN # 9782067230514) will go on sale Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at major book sellers for a suggested retail price of $18.99.

*Note to editors: Tetsu Basement will appear in the Guide as a two-star award. However, the restaurant closed in October after the print deadline.

New York City 2019 starred establishments

THREE STARS
Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

NEW

Chef

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

César Ramirez

Eleven Madison Park

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Daniel Humm

Le Bernardin

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Eric Ripert

Masa

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Masa Takayama

Per Se

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Thomas Keller

 

TWO STARS
Excellent cuisine, worth a detour

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

NEW

Aquavit

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Aska

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Atera

Manhattan

TriBeCa

 

Blanca

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Daniel

Manhattan

Upper East Side

 

Gabriel Kreuther

Manhattan

Midtown West

NEW

Ichimura at Uchū

Manhattan

Lower East Side

NEW

Jean-Georges

Manhattan

Upper West Side

 

Jungsik

Manhattan

TriBeCa

 

Ko

Manhattan

East Village

 

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Manhattan

Chelsea

NEW

Marea

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Modern (The)

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Sushi Ginza Onodera

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Tetsu Basement

Manhattan

TriBeCa

NEW
(closed)

 

ONE STAR
High quality cooking, worth a stop

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

NEW

Agern

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Ai Fiori

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Aldea

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Atomix

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

NEW

Babbo

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Bar Uchū

Manhattan

Lower East Side

 

Bâtard

Manhattan

TriBeCa

 

Blue Hill

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Bouley at Home

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

NEW

Café Boulud

Manhattan

Upper East Side

 

Café China

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Carbone

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Casa Enríque

Queens

 

 

Casa Mono

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Caviar Russe

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Claro

Brooklyn

Sunset Park

NEW

Clocktower (The)

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Contra

Manhattan

Lower East Side

 

Cote

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Del Posto

Manhattan

Chelsea

 

Faro

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Finch (The)

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Gotham Bar and Grill

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Gramercy Tavern

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Günter Seeger NY

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Hirohisa

Manhattan

SoHo & Nolita

 

Jeju Noodle Bar

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

NEW

Jewel Bako

Manhattan

East Village

 

Junoon

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Kajitsu

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Kanoyama

Manhattan

East Village

 

Kosaka

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

NEW

Kyo Ya

Manhattan

East Village

 

L’Appart

Manhattan

Financial District

 

Le Coucou

Manhattan

SoHo & Nolita

NEW

Le Grill de Joël Robuchon

Manhattan

Chelsea

NEW

Meadowsweet

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Musket Room (The)

Manhattan

SoHo & Nolita

 

Nix

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Noda

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

NEW

NoMad

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Okuda

Manhattan

Chelsea

NEW

Oxomoco

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

NEW

Peter Luger

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

River Café (The)

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Satsuki

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Sushi Amane

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Sushi Inoue

Manhattan

Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights

 

Sushi Nakazawa

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

NEW

Sushi Noz

Manhattan

Upper East Side

NEW

Sushi Yasuda

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Tempura Matsui

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Tuome

Manhattan

East Village

NEW

Uncle Boons

Manhattan

SoHo & Nolita

 

Wallsé

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

ZZ's Clam Bar

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.




 

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