Michelin Inspector Field Notes: July 2018

Hear directly from the source the latest thoughts from our Michelin inspectors.

We've already given you a glimpse of how the inspection process works, but now we want to peel back the curtain a little more to give you additional insight into what's going through the minds of our famously anonymous inspectors. The easiest way to do that? Following one of their Twitter accounts (Chicago, New York or San Francisco) or staying up to date with their latest Instagram posts. And yes, these are real inspectors sharing their personal thoughts.

Consider this a public service announcement.


This sure is a beauty from 15 East.

Japanese #kodo from @15east15 was #clean with a bracing undercurrent of #salinity #michelinguideny

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There is great lamb neck to be had at Bellwether.

Head to Charlie Palmer Steak when you're looking for a nicely cooked piece of meat.

Yes @cpsteakny looks like a hotel restaurant, but no, it does not act like one. Bone-in and aged 30 days the #ribeye sports a fine, flavorful crust and gets you in the mood for #grilling @archerhotels #maythefourthbewithyou #july4th #michelinguideny

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Who doesn't love a good late-night bite?

Sometimes solo dining forces our inspectors to come up with imaginary friends.

Just me and my date #Lola @dcdelmar #lifeofaninspector #solodining #cocktails #mocktails #fridays #michelinguidedc

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Are changes coming to Maude's Liquor Bar?

Praise for Temporis.

The intimate space at @temporischicago has a dedicated #staff who work to impress diners. This #salmon with #uni and #turnip was a recent favorite! #michelinguidech

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Labneh is featured in two separate preparations at Michael Mina.

It's hard to say no to a good plate of hummus, and this one from Sababa in D.C. looks divine.

Couldn’t resist this creamy #hummus with #fulmoudamas from the lovely #Sababa #clevelandpark #israelifood #michelinguidedc

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You should definitely do this the next time you visit Mile End.

We want this po' boy from Nana for lunch today.

When is a #sandwich not a real sandwich? I offer you this #spicy #shrimp and #oyster #poboy from @nanaorganic #bibgourmand #michelinguidech

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A food and drink pairing at the recently opened Passerotto.

Head to Lonesome Rose for great tostadas.

How can you not love the bright-eyed @lonesomeroseforever ? This striking #albacore #tuna #tostada is one sure reason #michelinguidech

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No one likes the taste of tennis shoes.


Looking for fried whole fish? Head to HaiSous.

Devoured this whole #fluke @haisouschicago - it flaunted the perfect ratio of crispy, seasoned skin to moist, flaky meat #fishfry #vietnamesefood #bibgourmand #michelinguidech

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