This thing is entertaining, but sort of a joke at this point
Good to see Atera get 2 stars.
Three Stars (“Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”)
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Two Stars (“Excellent cuisine, worth a detour”)
One Star (“A very good restaurant in its category”)
Delaware and Hudson
Gotham Bar and Grill
The Musket Room
M. Wells Steakhouse
Picholine (which is now closed)
Pok Pok Ny
The River Café
The Spotted Pig
Sushi of Gari
Take Root (which is currently closed for renovations but should reopen later this fall)
ZZ’s Clam Bar
Interesting that Michelin seems to be attempting to assess Thai food with the addition of Uncle Boons and Somtum Der?
God forbid they actually go to Bangkok though If Somtum Der deserves a star, then they’d have about five hundred restaurants in BKK that are worthy!
There were some really odd additions to the Bib Gourmand category as well, such as Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen
Not only is it ludicrous for Somtum Der to have a star, and I say this as someone who orders from them often because I like their Isaan chicken soup), but for them and Kyo Ya to both have a star is just insane! The kaiseki dinner my girlfriend and I had at Kyo Ya a few years ago was one of the best meals either of us had ever had, sublime, and redefined for me what miso soup, chawan mushi, claypot rice and, for that matter, sake were. Nothing I’ve ever had or ever will have at Somtum Der will give me the kind of transcendent experience kaiseki at Kyo Ya was.
As far as I’m concerned, Michelin should probably still be taken seriously in France, but, excuse my French, they don’t know what the fuck they’re doing in New York.
No movement at all from the three-stars this year.