Michelin reveals 2013 New York City restaurant ratings
October 2nd, 2012
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Michelin Travel Publications rolled out the results for New York City's 2013 Michelin Guide today, and a record-setting 66 area restaurants earned one or more of the guide's highest honor - the Michelin star.

The Michelin Guide, or Le Guide Michelin, originated in France in 1900 and has since offered its notes, recommendations and ratings on restaurants and hotels in select cities around the globe. It published its first New York City edition in 2005.

The guide's recommendations are put together by a team of "famously anonymous" inspectors, who all must undergo strict training and sign confidentiality agreements before they can file reports on their assigned establishments.

The ratings for the guide are as follows:

Three stars – “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey. One always eats here extremely well, sometimes superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients.”

Two stars – “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour. Skillfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding quality.”

One star – “A very good restaurant in its category. A place offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard.”

Here is the full list:

Three Michelin stars
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Per Se

Two Michelin stars
Gordon Ramsay at The London
Momofuku Ko

One Michelin star
Ai Fiori
A Voce Columbus
A Voce Madison
Blue Hill
Breslin (The)
Café Boulud
Café China
Casa Mono
Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen
Del Posto
15 East
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Jewel Bako
Kyo Ya
Lan Sheng
Minetta Tavern
Modern (The)
Peter Luger
Picholine (currently closed)
River Café (The)
Rouge Tomate
Spotted Pig
Sushi Azabu
Sushi of Gar
Tamarind Tribeca
Tori Shin
Torrisi Italian Specialties

How many have you dined in and did your favorite make the list? Share your memories and gripes in the comments below.

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    August 27, 2013 at 5:47 am |
  2. Ann Calhoon

    I have been to Per Se and had one of the best dinning experiences . The menu and portions were wonderful as well as our waiter ,Andrew . However , Del Posto was quite the opposite . The menu was confusing and the food not so good . I question this rating and ask why not Mas ?!

    October 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  3. Ann

    I have been to Per Se and thought it to be one of the best dining experiences that I have had . The menu and portions were wonderful as was our waiter Andrew. However , my experience at Del Posta was quite the opposite .. The menu was confusing and the food not so good . I am surprised with this rating and wondering why not Mas ?!

    October 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  4. Ronald L. Tarwater

    You left out the best restaurants of all with the best chefs." Home and Mom's cooking!

    October 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  5. jillmarie

    I've been to Aquavit- when Marcus Samuelsen (SP?)worked there- loved it. What's missing from the list for me is Le Cirque in NYC, and Brennan's in New Orleans. Two of the best dining experience I've had in my whole life.

    October 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  6. Bill

    They left McDonalds off the list.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  7. jjanaggun

    jjanggun에서 이 항목을 퍼감댓글:
    I went to spotted pig which has a one star.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  8. Bill

    Why is a tire company rating restaurants?

    October 3, 2012 at 7:51 am |
    • Jason

      To promote traveling.

      October 3, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  9. michael

    Its all ambience and service (and price increases) after that 1st star. Good job if you can get it......

    October 3, 2012 at 3:34 am |
  10. gebhardt

    Not even one star for ScalinI Fidele ? A few others are also missing while some listed think not worthy of any star.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
    • Billy D.

      I agree!

      October 3, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  11. Mr.Chef Man

    Go to my resturant:

    McDonalds,in Timesquare.You'll love our food!!!!!

    (its made of human poop.You poop out the poop-food,and we recyle!)

    October 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  12. abstractalgebraprelim

    This article is boring! How about next time we get to see pictures of the restaurants as well a menu card or description of the type of food?

    October 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
    • Geroy Simon

      I went to the 3 star restaurant websites. Looks like overpriced food for the yuppies. None of it really looked that good except for Masa and their mexican cuisine.

      October 3, 2012 at 1:01 am |
      • Brian

        I've been to Daniel twice. It most definitely fulfilled every expectation on both nights. A two hour or so dinner that was amazing, with incredible staff. Definitely worthy of a top honour. Yes it is expensive, but it is quite different from practically every other "nice" restaurant I've been to.

        October 5, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • MalaDee®

      How 'bout you take a page from Geroy and, if you're that interested, do your own fargging research?

      October 3, 2012 at 6:54 am |
    • jc

      Yes ... and then if they had photos and menu cards for each of these restaurants (look at the 1 stars), you would say: "This list is too long! Focus on the information and then I can do my own research!!"

      October 3, 2012 at 7:35 am |
    • Jason

      Some of the Michelin restaurants have have menus that change after a very short period of time so posting the menus won't really be helpful.

      October 3, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  13. Bob

    I read the list twice and Gray's Papaya is nowhere to be found. It must have 4, or possibly 5, Michelin stars (at least).

    October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  14. Maty

    They forgot Corner Bistro. For the burger!

    October 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  15. Llew Keltner, M.D., Ph.D.

    Any rating system that misses the hands-down best tasting, most creative, most balanced, most cost-effective food in the city – the Nighthawk Cinema in Williamsburg – is simply defective. I won't be paying any attention to Michelin rankings, anywhere, any more given an error of this magnitude.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
  16. Andres

    I have been to 15 of those restaurants listed and 10 or so fulfilled my expectations and higher. Great food, delicious ingredients. Some are expensive but well worth it.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
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