Michelin Mania

Adour and Ko Snag Two Michelin Stars, Public and Allen & Delancey Join the List

Michelin releases its 2009 list of starred restaurants at 10 a.m. today, and Eater has gotten its hands on an early copy of the book. As expected, the list of starred restaurants is more or less the same as last year’s, with a few intriguing changes.

* Ko debuts with an impressive two stars
* Masa makes the jump to three stars.
* Adour gets an honorable two stars — still one less than its three-star predecessor, Alain Ducasse at the Essex House.
* Jean-Georges sees his eponymous restaurant hold its three stars but loses one at Vong.
* Gilt goes from one star to two, presumably thanks to its new chef Chris Lee.
* Danny Meyer takes a hit: The Modern, formerly two stars, loses a star [Correction: The Modern got one star last year, and gets the same this year]; Gramercy Tavern stays, disappointingly, at one.
* Country and Devi lose their one star.
* The following join the ranks with one star: Allen & Delancey, 81, Fiamma, Insieme, Public, and Kurumazushi.

The full list, per Eater:

THREE STARS
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se

TWO STARS
Adour
Daniel
Del Posto
Gilt
Gordon Ramsay
Momofuku Ko
Picholine

ONE STAR
Allen & Delancey
Alto
Annisa
Anthos
Aureole
Blue Hill
Cafe Boulud
Cru
Dressler
81
Etats unis
Fiamma
Fleur de Sel
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Insieme
Jewel Bako
JoJo
Kyo Ya
Robuchon
Modern
Oceana
Perry Street
Peter Luger
Public
Saul
Spotted Pig
Sushi of Gari
Veritas
Wallse
wd~50


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Adour and Ko Snag Two Michelin Stars, Public and Allen & Delancey Join the List