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New York City’s Fine-Dining Crown Slips in Latest Michelin Rankings

There are eight fewer starred dining spots than there were pre-pandemic, according to Michelin.

Eleven Madison Park retains its three stars in this year’s Michelin Guide. Will their plant-based menu change that in 2022?

Eleven Madison Park retains its three stars in this year’s Michelin Guide. Will their plant-based menu change that in 2022?

Source: Eleven Madison Park

Anyone who is worried about New York’s place as a restaurant powerhouse will find fuel for the fire in the Michelin Guide’s 2021 list of stars. 

Last year there were 76 starred restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the fancy Westchester suburbs north of the city; this year there are only 68. Seven new places were added to the list, all one-star spots, so that means 15 restaurants fell off the list. By comparison, last year’s guide didn’t lose any net restaurants. The unhappy news echoes the overwhelming effects on the dining scene in one of the earliest epicenters of the pandemic in the U.S.; around 5,000 restaurants are estimated to have closed since March.