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Oct072014

Michelin New York 2015 Ratings

The Michelin New York 2015 ratings were announced last week. We’re back with our annual tabular listing of stars won and lost over the ten-year history of the Guide.

The Michelin Guide offers the best single list of New York’s best restaurants, mainly because the list is updated annually. Most of the city’s professional critics review a restaurant once, within its first year in business, and do not return for many years, if ever—even if the restaurant has changed substantially.

To give three examples from the 2015 Guide, Aquavit was promoted from one star to two, under its new chef, Emma Bengtsson. The NYT displays Sam Sifton’s 2010 review under former chef Marcus Jernmark. Saul lost its Michelin star after moving to the Brooklyn Museum. The NYT displays Pete Wells’ 2007 review, when Saul was in a much smaller dining room in Boerum Hill. Lastly, A Voce Columbus lost its star after losing its chef, Missy Robbins. The NYT still displays Sam Sifton’s 2009 review, when Robbins was there.

Similar examples from earlier years are abundant. The NYT still displays Frank Bruni’s 2007 review of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Perry St. Michelin took away its star in 2011, after Mr. Vongerichten’s son Cedric took over the kitchen. The NYT still displays William Grimes’ 2002 review of Vongerichten’s Jo Jo. The restaurant lost its Michelin star for the second and final time in 2010.

We don’t think the Michelin inspectors are more competent at reviewing restaurants than the city’s other professional critics. They’re just more nimble.

In the 2015 Guide, there are no new three-star restaurants, three promotions to two stars (Aquavit, Blanca, and Ichimura), and fifteen new one-star restaurants, most of which opened within the last year or two. Picholine got its star back, after a year’s absence. There were no restaurants starred out of nowhere, after many years unstarred, such as Caviar Russe and Telepan in the 2014 Guide.

Particularly notable demotions include Daniel (three stars to two); Annisa and Oceana (one star to zero), both of which had been starred for nine consecutive years, since the first Guide.

Starred restaurants that have never had a New York Times review of any kind, include Andanada, Caviar Russe, Danny Brown, Juni, and ZZ’s Clam Bar.

Promotions (all one star to two):

  • Aquavit
  • Blanca
  • Ichimura

Star Regained:

  • Picholine (lost its star in 2014, got it back after a year)

Demotions (three to two):

  • Daniel

Demotions (one to zero):

  • Annisa
  • A Voce Columbus (lost chef)
  • A Voce Madison (ditto)
  • Danji
  • Lan Sheng
  • Oceana
  • Saul (restaurant moved to location)
  • Tamarind Tribeca

Starred in First Year Eligible:

  • Bâtard
  • Betony
  • Casa Enrique
  • Delaware and Hudson
  • Juni
  • Meadowsweet
  • M. Wells Steakhouse
  • Piora
  • ZZ’s Clam Bar

Other Restaurants Starred for the First Time:

  • Andanada
  • La Vara
  • Luksus at Tørst
  • Pok Pok Ny
  • Take Root
  • Zabb Elee

Restaurant
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06
20
07
20
08
20
09
20
10
20
11
20
12
20
13
20
14
20
15
15 East              
Adour       ★★    
Ai Fiori            
Alain Ducasse ★★★                  
Aldea          
Allen & Delancey                  
Alto       ★★ ★★        
Andanada                  
Annisa  
Anthos            
Aquavit               ★★
Aska                  
Atera               ★★ ★★ ★★
Aureole
A Voce Columbus            
A Voce Madison      
Babbo          
Bâtard                  
Betony                  
Blanca               ★★
BLT Fish                  
Blue Hill    
Bouley ★★ ★★ ★★  
Breslin, The          
Brooklyn Fare           ★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Brushstroke            
Café Boulud
Café China              
Café Gray              
Carbone                
Casa Enrique                  
Casa Mono        
Caviar Russe                
Convivio                
Corton         ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★    
Country                
Craft                
Cru            
Daniel ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★
Danji              
Danny Brown          
Danube ★★              
Delaware and Hudson                  
Del Posto   ★★ ★★ ★★
Dévi                
Dovetail          
Dressler        
Eighty One                
Eleven Madison Park         ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Etats-Unis          
Fiamma (Osteria)              
Fleur de Sel            
Gilt     ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★    
Gotham Bar & Grill
Gordon Ramsay     ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★    
Gramercy Tavern
Hakkasan              
Heartbreak                  
Ichimura                 ★★
Insieme                
Jean Georges ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Jewel Bako
JoJo              
Jungsik               ★★ ★★
Juni                  
Junoon            
Kajitsu         ★★ ★★
Kyo Ya      
Kurumazushi                
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon     ★★      
La Goulue                
La Vara                  
Lan Sheng                
Le Bernardin ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Le Restaurant                  
Laut                
La Vara                  
Lever House                
Lincoln                
Lo Scalco                  
Luksus at Tørst                  
Marc Forgione              
March                  
Marea         ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
Masa ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Meadowsweet                  
Minetta Tavern        
Modern, The
Momofuku Ko       ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
Musket Room, The                
M. Wells Steakhouse                  
Nobu                  
NoMad, The              
Oceana  
Perry St.            
Per Se ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Peter Luger
Picholine ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★  
Piora                  
Pok Pok Ny                  
Public      
Rhong-Tiam                  
River Café        
Rosanjin            
Rouge Tomate          
Saul  
Scalini Fedeli                  
Seäsonal        
Shalizar/Shalezeh                
SHO Shaun Hergatt         ★★      
Soto         ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
Spotted Pig
Sushi Azabu        
Sushi of Gari  
Take Root                  
Tamarind Tribeca              
Telepan                
Tori Shin            
Torrisi Italian Specialties              
Tulsi            
Veritas      
Vong              
Wallsé
WD~50  
Zabb Elee                  
ZZ’s Clam Bar                  

 

Color Key:

Green: Restaurant promoted, or starred in first year of eligibility
Yellow: Restaurant demoted, but still starred
Red: Restaurant demoted, and now unstarred
Gray: Restaurant closed, moved, or opened too late in year to be rated

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