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Michelin Strips Stars from New York’s Carbone, Marea, and Peter Luger

‘There’s a feeling of evolution’ as two new Manhattan dining rooms gained two stars as other stalwarts lost theirs.

One of the country’s most famous restaurants, Carbone, is no longer Michelin-starred.
One of the country’s most famous restaurants, Carbone, is no longer Michelin-starred.Photographer: Amir Hamja/Bloomberg
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In the world of Michelin star rankings, change comes slowly. But when it comes, it’s monumental.

CarboneMarea, and Peter Luger—three restaurants that have defined New York’s power dining scene over the past several decades—all lost their stars. “This year in New York, there’s a feeling of evolution,” says the chief inspector of Michelin’s North America team, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the nature of his job.