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MICHELIN Guide New York City 2019 Selection

Five restaurants from the 2018 guide have been elevated in the most recent edition of the book.
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Michelin has unveiled the highly anticipated 2019 edition of the MICHELIN Guide New York City, featuring 76 starred restaurants and 129 eateries with a Bib Gourmand designation.

The 2019 guide features 16 new starred establishments, five of which have seen their status elevated: Gabriel Kreuther, Kosaka, Le Coucou, Sushi Nakazawa and Tuome.

“We are very happy to see the number of establishments elevating their status in the guide,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guide. “The number of new restaurants receiving star awards on their debut in the 2019 edition is also extremely encouraging.”

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Gabriel Kreuther was elevated to two-stars this year; it received its first star in 2015 shortly after opening. Our inspectors were happy to see a consistent elevation in quality and execution; the restaurant is well deserving of its new accolade.

In late 2017, chef Eiji Ichimura resurfaced at Ichimura at Uchū, the sushi counter annex connected to one star Bar Uchū in the Lower East Side. Chef Ichimura has revived his excellent omakase featuring stellar fish, exacting technique and the consistent quality and grace we have long admired.

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon opened in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District last year. (Photo by Evan Sung.)
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon opened in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District last year. (Photo by Evan Sung.)

After a six year hiatus, the late chef Joël Robuchon reopened his beloved L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Chelsea. Led once again by executive chef Christophe Bellanca, this luxurious counter offers a consistently high quality product synonymous with the brand. Michelin was deeply saddened by the news of chef Robuchon’s passing this summer, and celebrate his legacy with this award.

Junghyun and Ellia Park’s fine dining Atomix opened earlier this summer.
Junghyun and Ellia Park’s fine dining Atomix opened earlier this summer.

New to the one-star list is Junghyun and Ellia Park’s fine dining sibling restaurant to their Bib Gourmand-designated Atoboy, Atomix. The more ambitious sophomore project has been in the works for a very long time, and the end result is stunning. Inspectors were impressed with chef Park’s technically astute yet accessible cuisine and the efforts taken to maintain high standards of quality.

Also new on the one-star list is the wildly-popular Oxomoco in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from co-owners Chris Walton and Justin Bazdarich. The level of care put into everything from the tacos and the tlayudas to the can’t-miss desserts impressed inspectors.

Chef/owner Douglas Kim’s Jeju Noodle Bar, an approachable Korean restaurant in the West Village specializing in ramyum, the Korean version of ramen, also receives a star this year. Inspectors not only found Kim’s food fantastic to eat, but also backed by technique.

Le Coucou has also been elevated to star status this year. (Photo courtesy of Le Coucou Facebook page.)
Le Coucou has also been elevated to star status this year. (Photo courtesy of Le Coucou Facebook page.)
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Daniel Rose’s smash hit Le Coucou has been on diners’ radars since its opening in 2016. Over the course of several visits, our troop of Michelin inspectors saw a steady rise in the quality of cuisine. “The kitchen has grown in its confidence, putting out dishes that sing with finese, lifting it to one star status.”

Other restaurants to achieve star status include Bouley at Home, Claro, Le Grill de Joël Robuchon, Noda, Okuda and Sushi Noz. Tuome, Sushi Nakazawa and Kosaka were all elevated from The Plate to one Michelin star as well.

In total, more than 550 restaurants appear in the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2019. Books will hit shelves on Thursday, November 8. 

Congratulations to all restaurants. View the full list of starred restaurants below. 

Three Stars

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

Two Stars

Aquavit
Aska
Atera
Blanca
Daniel
Gabriel Kreuther (NEW)
Ichimura at Uchū (NEW)
Jean-Georges
Jungsik
Ko
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (NEW)
Marea
The Modern
Sushi Ginza Onodera
Tetsu Basement (NEW, closed)

One Star

Agern
Ai Fiori
Aldea
Atomix (NEW)
Babbo
Bar Uchū
Bâtard
Blue Hill
Bouley at Home (NEW)
Café Boulud
Café China
Carbone
Casa Enrique
Casa Mono
Caviar Russe
Claro (NEW)
The Clocktower
Contra
Cote
Del Posto
Faro
The Finch
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Günter Seeger NY
Hirohisa
Jeju Noodle Bar (NEW)
Jewel Bako
Junoon
Kajitsu
Kanoyama
Kosaka (NEW)
Kyo Ya
L’Appart
Le Coucou (NEW)
Le Grill de Joël Robuchon (NEW)
Meadowsweet
The Musket Room
Nix
Noda (NEW)
NoMad
Okuda (NEW)
Oxomoco (NEW)
Peter Luger
The River Café
Satsuki
Sushi Amane
Sushi Inoue
Sushi Nakazawa (NEW)
Sushi Noz (NEW)
Sushi Yasuda
Tempura Matsui
Tuome (NEW)
Uncle Boons
Wallsé
ZZ’s Clam Bar

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