News & Views 2 minutes 30 October 2017

MICHELIN Guide New York City 2018 Selection

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The moment chefs throughout the five boroughs have been waiting for is finally here—the Michelin stars for 2018 have been released!

The latest selection promotes Sushi Ginza Onodera to the esteemed two-star category. Debuting in the 2017 Guide as a one-star, the New York location is the only Japanese-designated restaurant in the country to currently hold two stars.

“Our inspection team enjoyed their initial visits to Sushi Ginza Onodera, and return visits this year confirmed it is on par with two-starred sushi restaurants around the globe,” said Michael Ellis, international director of the MICHELIN Guide. “New York has great influences from the international culinary community, and that is evident in the supreme level that chefs here are preparing not just Japanese cuisine, but Italian, French, and 55 total cuisine types represented in the current Guide.”

New York is home to 56 one-starred restaurants, as well as five three-starred restaurants, a category with only 116 worldwide, including Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, relocated to Midtown, and Eleven Madison Park, which has reopened this year after renovations.

Eleven Madison Park's new dining room. Photo by Gary He.
Eleven Madison Park's new dining room. Photo by Gary He.

Six new restaurants join this year’s star selections for the first time. Satsuki, a 10-seat sushi counter from Yuta Suzuki and son of maestro chef Toshio Suzuki, was awarded a star. A few blocks away in Midtown East at Sushi Amane, chef Shion Uino delivers nigiri of astonishing depth and with a complexity of flavors. And the Lower East Side earns its second Michelin-starred restaurant with Bar Uchū, a high-end concept with a kaiseki-inspired tasting menu. Here, head chef Samuel Clonts, formerly of Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, brings his talents for crafting remarkable seafood dishes to the tasting menu.

In the Flatiron District, Korean steakhouse concept Cote earns a star under owner Simon Kim and chef David Shim. The Clocktower, located in the former Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. tower built in 1909 and now home to the New York Edition hotel, combines traditional and contemporary dishes thanks to chef Jason Atherton. And after much anticipation, Rouge Tomate finally reopened in a historic carriage house in Chelsea. Now under the direction of chef Alan Wise, the restaurant serves quality food with an emphasis on nutrition and health.

New York City also lost several starred restaurants due to closures. Two-starred Soto, as well as one-star restaurants Betony and Luksus at Torst, closed their doors at the end of last year. Earlier this summer, one-star Public restaurant in Manhattan’s NoLita, also shuttered. Andanada, a contemporary tapas spot on West 69th Street, also closed. And Semilla and Take Root, both located in Brooklyn, served their final meals in March.

Many congratulations to all the awardees. See the full list below:

Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare 
Eleven Madison Park 
Le Bernardin 
Per Se

Excellent cooking, worth a detour.

The Modern 
Sushi Ginza Onodera (New) 

High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Ai Fiori 
Bar Uchū (New)
Blue Hill 
The Breslin 
Café Boulud 
Café China 
Casa Enrique 
Casa Mono 
Caviar Russe 
The Clocktower (New) 
Cote (New) 
Del Posto
Delaware and Hudson
The Finch
Gabriel Kreuther 
Gotham Bar and Grill 
Gramercy Tavern 
Günter Seeger NY 
Jewel Bako 
Kyo Ya 
La Sirena 
La Vara 
Minetta Tavern 
The Musket Room 
Peter Luger 
The River Café 
Rouge Tomate (New)
Satsuki (New)
Sushi Amane (New)
Sushi Inoue 
Sushi Yasuda 
Sushi Zo 
Tempura Matsui 
Tori Shin 
Uncle Boons 
ZZ’s Clam Bar 

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