Today the 2009 Michelin Guide Star recipients for New York City were announced. 42 restaurants received the prestigious Michelin Star honor including four restaurants receiving 3 stars, seven restaurants receiving 2 stars, and thirty one restaurants receiving 1 star. In addition to featuring the forty two Michelin star restaurants, the new Michelin Guide features a total of 563 restaurants and 54 Manhattan Hotels in the guide.
New to the Michelin 1 Star category are Allen & Delancey, Alto, eighty one, Fiamma, Insieme, Kyo Ya and Public. Adour, Gilt and Momofuku Ko join the Michelin 2 Star category, while Masa now joins the ranks of the coveted Michelin 3-Star
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the following:
***3 MICHELIN STARS Three Michelin stars () mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.
**2 MICHELIN STARS Two Michelin stars () mean excellent cuisine, worth a detour.
Gordon Ramsay at the London
*1 MICHELIN STAR One Michelin star () means a very good cuisine in its category.
Allen & Delancey
Fleur de Sel
Gotham Bar & Grill
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Sushi of Gari
I was glad to see that Masa made it in to the Michelin 3 star ranks. No surprise with Jean George, Eric Ripert, and Thomas Keller keeping their 3 stars.
Public is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. Excited to see that they got a Michelin star!
A bit surprised to see that Adour got 2 stars, but maybe I need to go back for another time. My wife and I thought the food was good, but 2 Michelin star worthy? Not so sure about that.