Published on October 2, 2012 New York City’s culinary scene shines bright with a record number of coveted Michelin stars and nearly 900 restaurants recognized for excellence and quality
NEW YORK (Oct. 2, 2012)—In the latest edition of the highly anticipated MICHELIN Guide New York City 2013, a record 66 restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars.
All seven restaurants who achieved Michelin’s three star distinction in 2012 maintained top honors. Three Michelin stars is considered the utmost international recognition in the culinary world. One restaurant joined the ranks of the two-starred establishments, atera in Tribeca, for a total of seven in this category. Fifty-two restaurants earned one Michelin star, including nine newcomers.
Inclusion in the Michelin Guide is an acknowledgment of culinary excellence and quality. In fact, 896 restaurants across the five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island were included in the selection this year, compared to 805 in 2012. Among them, MICHELIN Guide inspectors included 61 different cuisines, a testament to the culinary diversity found in New York City.
The release of the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2013 comes one week after Michelin announced the 126 restaurants who earned the distinction of Bib Gourmands. These restaurants offer two courses plus a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (excluding tax and gratuity) and are known as the Michelin inspector’s favorites for good value.
In the U.S., New York is one of three cities where Michelin publishes an annual guide. The seventh edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2013 will be introduced October 24, and the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013 will be announced on November 13.
The eighth edition of the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2013 goes on sale Wednesday, October 3, at $18.99.
Michelin has done as much to enhance mobility as any company in the world. The company patented the pneumatic, or air-filled, tire in the late 1800s. This was a milestone moment in mobility, permitting automobile owners to travel at great length in a single journey. Then, in an effort to prompt travelers to enjoy their newfound mobility, the company created guides and detailed maps to steer travelers on their way. The most famous publication that developed from this is the internationally recognized MICHELIN Guide.
Thanks to the rigorous MICHELIN Guide selection process that is applied independently and consistently around 23 countries, the MICHELIN Guide has become an international benchmark in fine dining. The selections of all restaurants in the guide are made by Michelin’s famously anonymous inspectors who dine across New York City regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.
Michelin’s Renowned Inspectors Select 126 of their
Favorite Restaurants at a Good Value
NEW YORK (September 26, 2012) – Fine food enthusiasts who love a good value rejoice: today Michelin released its largest list ever of New York City’s Bib Gourmands—establishments that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Most importantly, these are restaurants that Michelin’s esteemed inspectors would frequent themselves.
The announcement comes exactly one week prior to the highly anticipated release of the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2013.
Inclusion in the MICHELIN Guide is synonymous with quality and the Bib Gourmand designation is a highly desired distinction among restaurateurs. In the 2013 edition, 126 New York City restaurants, which include a diverse range of 31 cuisine types, have been designated with the Bib Gourmand, compared to 114 last year.
The Bib Gourmands in New York City are selected by Michelin’s famously anonymous inspectors who dine across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.
New York City MICHELIN Guide 2013
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||al Bustan|
|Queens||Andy’s Seafood & Grill|
|Manhattan||Lower East Side||Ápizz|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||August|
|Brooklyn||Baci & Abbracci|
|Queens||Basil Brick Oven Pizza|
|Manhattan||Upper East Side||Beyoglu|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Bianca|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Bohemian|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Boqueria|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Bread & Tulips|
|Brooklyn||Char No. 4|
|Manhattan||Midtown West||Cho Dang Gol|
|Manhattan||Lower East Side||Clinton St. Baking Company|
|Manhattan||Lower East Side||Congee Village|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Crispo|
|Manhattan||East Village||DBGB Kitchen & Bar|
|Manhattan||Chinatown||Dim Sum Go Go|
|Manhattan||East Village||Dirt Candy|
|Manhattan||Midtown West||Don Antonio by Starita|
|Brooklyn||Do or Dine|
|Manhattan||SoHo & Nolita||Ed’s Lobster Bar|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||El Parador|
|Manhattan||Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights||El Paso Taqueria|
|Staten Island||Enoteca Maria|
|Manhattan||Lower East Side||Family Recipe|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Fatty Crab|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Fatty ‘Cue|
|Brooklyn||Frankies 457 Spuntino|
|Manhattan||Upper East Side||Garden Court Café|
|Brooklyn||General Greene (The)|
|Manhattan||Upper West Side||Gennaro|
|Brooklyn||Good Fork (The)|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Great Sichuan|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||HanGawi|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Hecho en Dumbo|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Hill Country Chicken|
|Queens||Hino Maru Ramen|
|Queens||Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||‘inoteca e Liquori Bar(closed)|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Jaiya|
|Manhattan||SoHo & Nolita||Jean Claude|
|Manhattan||Upper East Side||J.G. Melon|
|Manhattan||Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights||Jin Ramen|
|Manhattan||Lower East Side||Katz’s|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Kesté Pizza & Vino|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||Land of Plenty|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Laut|
|Manhattan||SoHo & Nolita||L’Ecole|
|Manhattan||East Village||Lil’ Frankie’s|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Lupa|
|Queens||Lu Xiang Yuan|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||Mapo Tofu|
|Brooklyn||Marlow & Sons|
|Manhattan||Lower East Side||Meatball Shop (The)|
|Manhattan||Upper West Side||Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too|
|Manhattan||East Village||Momofuku Noodle Bar|
|Manhattan||East Village||Momofuku Ssäm Bar|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Momokawa|
|Manhattan||East Village||Northern Spy Food Co.|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||OBAO|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Perry Street|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||Phoenix Garden|
|Manhattan||SoHo & Nolita||Rubirosa|
|Queens||Salt & Fat|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Saravanaas|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||Seo|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||Sip Sak|
|Manhattan||SoHo & Nolita||Snack|
|Manhattan||Upper West Side||Sura|
|Manhattan||Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District||Surya|
|Manhattan||Midtown West||Szechuan Gourmet|
|Bronx||Tra Di Noi|
|Manhattan||Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square||Turkish Kitchen|
|Manhattan||Upper East Side||Untitled|
|Manhattan||Upper East Side||Uva|
|Brooklyn||Vinegar Hill House|
|Manhattan||Midtown East & Murray Hill||Wild Edibles|
|Manhattan||Lower East Side||Yunnan Kitchen|
|Manhattan||East Village||Zabb Elee|
|Bronx||zero otto nove|
|Manhattan||Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights||Zoma|
Michelin famous travel guides are a product of Michelin’s longtime commitment to enhance mobility, not only by making the world’s best tires, but also by providing information that will add to the overall experience of traveling. This commitment started back in 1900, when the first MICHELIN Guide-the brain child of the Michelin brothers-was published and given “on a complimentary basis” to motorists and cyclists, who greatly outnumbered the 2,800 registered cars in France at the time. Soon the little book with the red cover became the leading travel guide in France. Today, the MICHELIN Guide covers places around the globe and has long been recognized internationally as the most prestigious standard for restaurant and hotel recommendations. Over the years, Michelin has created other esteemed travel guides, and, for many years, it has published highly-trusted maps. For its Green Guides, Maps and Must Sees, Michelin dispatches teams of writers and experts to locations all around the globe to research, identify and verify the information that is published. This consistent commitment to quality over the decades has made Michelin’s guides one of the most highly-regarded sources of travel information in the world.