There will be one less star in New York’s culinary sky—at least according to the 2018 Michelin Guide
for the city.Daniel Humm’s Eleven Madison Park, Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin, Thomas Keller’s Per Se, Masa Takayama’s Masa, and César Ramirez’s Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare (which is now located in Manhattan) have all maintained their three-star status. Again.
The only change to the category is one downgrade: Jean-Georges has only two stars this year, after more than ten years of claiming three.
César Ramirez’s Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, which is now located in Manhattan, is one of five restaurants that retained its three-star status.
The year certainly isn’t the best for the New York guide. The city may have more one-starred restaurants than any other in America (there are 56 on the list), but in terms of three-star places the San Francisco Bay Area came tops the U.S. with seven three-starred establishments (two more than New York and five more than Chicago).
The 10-seat sushi counter that is Satsuki is one of the seven new entries this year.
And while New York’s most prominent shift was that of Jean-Georges’ demotion, one trend in particular stands out: The 2018 list is at least 15 percent Japanese. And Sushi Ginza Onodera—with locations in Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Ginza—is now a two-star restaurant (a jump up from one star). It’s the only Japanese restaurant in the category.
Manhattan’s Sushi Ginza Onodera moved up—to two stars from one.
As for completely new entries, there are only six (half of which are Japanese)—a significant drop from 2016’s ten. Those restaurants would be Bar Uchū, The Clocktower, Cote, Rouge Tomate, Satsuki, and Sushi Amane. All are one-star restaurants.
And then there are the confounding state of affairs: Cosme, Le Coucou, and Lilia are still sans stars. Why?
The Clocktower is one of six new entries for this year’s New York Michelin Guide.
THREE STARS (EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE, WORTH A SPECIAL JOURNEY)Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
TWO STARS (EXCELLENT CUISINE, WORTH A DETOUR)Aquavit
Jean-Georges (downgraded from three stars)
Ginza Onodera (upgraded from one star)
ONE STAR (HIGH-QUALITY COOKING, WORTH A STOP)Agern
Bar Uchū (new entry)
The Clocktower (new entry)
Cote (new entry)
Delaware and Hudson
Gotham Bar and Grill
The River Café
Rouge Tomate (new entry)
Satsuki (new entry)
Sushi Amane (new entry)
ZZ’s Clam Bar