2011’s Michelin Star Restaurants in NYC

The 2011 Michelin Star Restaurants in NYC by maryrambin

THREE STARS
Daniel
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se
TWO STARS
Alto
Chef Table at Brooklyn Fare*
Corton
Gilt
Gordon Ramsay at The London
Kajitsu*
Marea*
Momofuku Ko
Picholine
Soto*
ONE STAR
Adour
Aldea*
Annisa
Anthos (closed)
Aureole
A Voce Columbus
A Voce Madison*
Blue Hill
Bouley
Breslin*
Café Boulud
Casa Mono
Convivio
Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen*
Del Posto
Dovetail*
Dressler
Eleven Madison Park
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Jewel Bako
Kyo Ya
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Laut*
Marc Forgione
Minetta Tavern
The Modern
Oceana
Peter Luger
Public
River Café
Rouge Tomate
Saul
Seäsonal
Shalezeh
SHO Shaun Hergatt
Spotted Pig
Sushi Azabu
Sushi of Gari
Veritas (currently closed)
Wallsé
wd~50
(* are the new additions)
The one restaurant Jean-Luc Naret, the director of the Michelin guides and the final word on who gets how many stars, could not stop talking about chef Cesar Ramirez and his Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare – a prix-fixe supper club in Brooklyn where Ramirez seats you around his open kitchen.  Of course since seating is limited I can only imagine how long the wait list is to get in.  And now that he has 2 stars, it will be even harder.
Also noteworthy on this list is Del Posto (Mario Batali) and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon that both only garnered one star and sit amongst restaurants like Public and Spotted Pig.  That just ain’t right! I also believe Locanda Verde and its fresh fare from Andrew Carmellini and Mas which serves up inspired and light French cuisine tucked into Greenwich village deserve a star.
Overall, I think the list is pretty accurate.  If you visit a restaurant that has a Michelin star, your palate – no matter how refined – is in for treat!
Zagat also announced their NYC lists giving Le Bernadin the top honor for Food and Maialino won Best New Comer (I totally agree!).

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