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Surprise: Here Are the 2017 NYC Michelin Star Rankings (A Few Days Early)

Aska, La Sirena, and Nix are the big surprises this year

Aska, Fredrik Berselius’s months-old tasting menu spot that’s heavy on herbs, offal, ashes, and lichen, is New York’s Best new restaurant, Michelin has declared, awarding the Williamsburg establishment two stars. The Red Guide’s 2017 edition isn’t technically supposed to come out until Thursday, but Eater obtained a copy on sale at McNally Jackson Books in Soho.


Michelin typically awards new venues one star. The last New York restaurant to earn two stars right out of the gate was Atera.

To put this all in perspective: Aska now has as many Michelin stars as Noma.

Anonymous inspectors award worthy venues with either one star ("a very good restaurant in its category"), two stars ("excellent cuisine, worth a detour"), or three stars ("exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey").

New entrants to the one star category included: Claus Meyer’s Agern, Gunter Seeger, Fabian Von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone’s Contra, Mario Batali’s La Sirena, Faro in Bushwick, the food hall restaurant L’Appart in Le District, John Fraser’s vegetable-heavy Nix, Sushi Ginza Onodera, Sushi InoueSushi Zo, and Ushiwakamaru.

Le Coucou, Stephen Starr and Daniel Rose’s universally acclaimed old-school French spot is perhaps the biggest snub of this year’s guide. Missy Robbins, who previously held stars for both A Voce’s she ran, was also oddly left out of the starred ranks for her beloved Lilia. Ichimura at Brushstroke, which previously held two stars, is no longer on the list, presumably because the restaurant is moving, and word on the street is that the Ichimura is no longer working there.

For a sixth straight year, no new restaurants were admitted into the three star category. During that same time frame, San Francisco’s ranks of three star spots has grown from one to six. New York’s also has six three star spots; those venues are Le Bernardin, Masa, Jean-GeorgesEleven Madison ParkThe Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, and somewhat controversially, Per Se.

A few high profile restaurants disappeared from the starred ranks, including April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig and David Bouley's Brushstroke. Also worth noting: Somtum Der and Andy Ricker's Pok Pok Ny were also stricken from the list, which means New York is now left with just a single Michelin-starred Thai restaurant: Uncle Boons.

Here is the full list of starred restaurants in the 2017 New York Michelin Guide.

Three Star Restaurants:

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

Eleven Madison Park

Jean-Georges

Per Se

Masa

Le Bernardin

Two Star Restaurants:

Aquavit

Aska (new)

atera

Blanca

Daniel

Jungsik

Ko

Marea

The Modern

Soto

One Star:

Agern (new)

Ai Fiori

Aldea

Andanada

Aureole

Babbo

Batard

Betony

Blue Hill

The Breslin

Cafe Boulud

Cafe China

Cagen

Carbone

Casa Enrique

Casa Mono

Caviar Russe

Contra (new)

Delaware & Hudson

Del Posto

Dovetail

Faro (new)

The Finch

Gabriel Kreuther

Gotham Bar & Grill

Gramercy Tavern

Gunter Seeger (new)

Hirohisa

Jewel Bako

Junoon

Kajitsu

Kanoyama (new)

Kyo Ya

L’Appart (new)

La Sirena (new)

La Vara

Luksus at Torst

Meadowsweet

Minetta Tavern

The Musket Room

Nix (new)

The NoMad

Peter Luger

Piora

Public

Rebelle

The River Cafe

Semilla

Sushi Ginza Onodera (new)

Sushi Inoue (new)

Sushi of Gari

Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Zo (new)

Take Root

Tempura Matsui

Tori Shin

Tulsi

Uncle Boons

Ushiwakamaru (new)

Wallse

ZZ’s Clam Bar


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