The restaurant world is sparkling today: Michelin has released its annual stars for New York’s restaurants. French favorite Le Coucou got a star after being snubbed last year, and there are three new additions to the two-star category in Gabriel Kreuther, Ichimura at Uchū, and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
A few of this year’s most exciting new restaurants made the cut, including Jeju Noodle Bar, Atomix, and Oxomoco. The Spotted Pig was notably missing from the Bib Gourmand list in the wake of the allegations of sexual harassment against the restaurant’s owner, Ken Friedman. However, Babbo, Casa Mono, and Del Posto, which were founded by Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali, remain on the list. Also worth noting is the addition of Tetsu’s Basement in the two-star category — it closed over a month ago.
As always, people will talk about the restaurants that have been snubbed this year, the most notable among them perhaps being Frenchette, which has been praised by New York’s critics since opening in April.
Here’s the full list. Take out your knives!
Three Stars (“Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”)
Two Stars (“Excellent cooking, worth a detour.”)
One Star (“High-quality cooking, worth a stop!”)
Bouley at Home
Gotham Bar and Grill
Günter Seeger NY
Jeju Noodle Bar
Le Grill de Joël Robuchon
The Musket Room
The River Café
ZZ’s Clam Bar