New York Michelin Stars Announced for 2016: Winners and Losers
Europe's largest tiremaker, Michelin, announced its New York City restaurant award winners Wednesday in a release prior to an event at the Classic Car Club in SoHo. Since 2005, Michelin has announced stars for New York City restaurants (back then, its only recipients outside of Manhattan were Peter Luger and Saul).
This year 76 restaurants received stars, and 10 newcomers were added to the one-star list including Tempura Matsui (with its recently launched $200 tempura omakase that includes fried shrimp heads), Sushi Yasuda, Cagen, and Hirohisa.
The excellent, vegetable-forward tasting menu at Semilla, which opened at the end of last year in Brooklyn, was recognized with a star. In Manhattan, new winners include Somtum Der (formerly a Bib Gourmand restaurant), the fantastic Thai restaurant Uncle Boons, modern French bistro Rebelle, and Gabriel Kreuther's eponymous and luxurious fine dining restaurant (which we reviewed on Bloomberg last week).
Lincoln Ristorante, the upscale Italian restaurant at Lincoln Center, which had a star last year, is no longer on the list. Neither is the sushi bar 15 East, whose chef Masato Shimizu left earlier this year. Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan has also fallen off.
Find the full list below.
Also note that last week, Michelin announced its list of 2016 Bib Gourmand winners (restaurants offering good value for money, according to the guide's inspectors), with many of the 133 picks landing in Queens and Brooklyn, plus a few standouts in the Bronx and Staten Island.
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Delaware and Hudson
Gotham Bar and Grill
Luksus at Tørst
The Musket Room
M. Wells Steakhouse
Pok Pok Ny
The River Café
Sushi of Gari
ZZ’s Clam Bar