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The 2011 Michelin Star Restaurants in NYC

October 7th, 2010


  • Daniel
  • Jean Georges
  • Le Bernardin
  • Masa
  • Per Se


  • Alto
  • Chef Table at Brooklyn Fare*
  • Corton
  • Gilt
  • Gordon Ramsay at The London
  • Kajitsu*
  • Marea*
  • Momofuku Ko
  • Picholine
  • Soto*


  • 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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