The 2019 Michelin Guide to New York City has arrived with 76 restaurants earning top honors. It’s been an uncommonly good year for dining in the city: The number of Michelin star restaurants in NYC grew by 15 new additions — in 2018, there were only six.
Among the new class is Le Coucou, Daniel Rose’s stylish and approachable French restaurant; Jeju Noodle Bar, already beloved for its ramyun (Korea’s version of ramen); Greenpoint’s instant hit Oxomoco with wood-fired Mexican fare by Speedy Romeo chef Justin Bazdarich; and four years after opening Tuome, chef Thomas Chen has finally clinched that elusive but well-deserved first Michelin star for his elegant American food with Asian influences.
Chinese beignets at Tuome.
NYC also has three new Michelin star restaurants on the two-star list: Gabriel Kreuther (up from one star) and newcomers Ichimura at Uchū, the sushi counter of one-starred Bar Uchū, and the king of Michelin stars Joel Robuchon’s return to the city, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
The 2019 Michelin Guide to New York City wasn’t all good news. The hits keep on coming for April Bloomfield, the chef behind the Spotted Pig now notorious for a long list of #MeToo allegations. That restaurant lost its Michelin Bib Gourmand recommendation, as Grubstreet noted, and Bloomfield’s other restaurant The Breslin has now lost its Michelin star.
Here’s the full list of 2019 Michelin star restaurants in NYC, with new additions in bold.
Three Michelin star restaurants in NYC
(“Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”)
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Two Michelin star restaurants in NYC
(“Excellent cooking, worth a detour”)
Ichimura at Uchū
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Sushi Ginza Onodera
Tetsu Basement (closed)
One Michelin star restaurants in NYC
(“High-quality cooking, worth a stop!”)
Bouley at Home
Gotham Bar and Grill
Günter Seeger NY
Jeju Noodle Bar
Le Grill de Joël Robuchon
The Musket Room
The River Café
ZZ’s Clam Bar