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The 2016 “Michelin Guide to New York” was announced earlier than originally planned Wednesday night, thanks to social media.
According to the website Eater, Michelin called certain chefs to let them know that they had earned or maintained their star(s), and the chefs then shared the news on social media.
As for the big winners, the six three-star restaurants from last year maintained their status. Since 2011, when Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare and Eleven Madison Park were inducted into three-star fame, the Michelin Guide hasn’t added any new restaurants to its top echelon. But it has demoted one restaurant, Daniel, to two stars.
In all, 10 new restaurants were added to the one-star list this year, and Danny Meyer’s The Modern was elevated from one star to two. The longtime favorites 15 East, Lincoln, and Seäsonal were among the restaurants to lose their star and fall off the list.
The biggest snubs were Annisa (upgraded to three stars by The New York Times in 2014), Cosme (from the chef behind the No. 16 restaurant in the world), and Sushi Nakazawa (one of only six New York City restaurants to earn four New York Times stars).
Here’s the Michelin Guide’s complete 2016 list:
Three Stars: “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Eleven Madison Park Jean-Georges Le Bernardin Masa Per Se
Two Stars: “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour”
Aquavit Atera Blanca Daniel Ichimura Jungsik Marea The Modern (previously one star) Momofuku Ko Soto
One Star: “A very good restaurant in its category”
Ai Fiori Aldea Andanada Aureole Babbo Bâtard Betony Blue Hill Bouley The Breslin Brushstroke Café Boulud Café China Cagen (new) Carbone Casa Enríque Casa Mono Caviar Russe Delaware and Hudson Del Posto Dovetail The Finch (new) Gabriel Kreuther (new) Gotham Bar and Grill Gramercy Tavern Hirohisa (new) Jewel Bako Juni Junoon Kajitsu Kyo Ya La Vara Luksus at Tørst Meadowsweet Minetta Tavern The Musket Room M. Wells Steakhouse NoMad Peter Luger Picholine Piora Pok Pok NY Public Rebelle (new) The River Café Rosanjin Semilla (new) Somtum Der (new) Spotted Pig Sushi Azabu Sushi of Gari Sushi Yasuda (new) Take Root Telepan Tempura Matsui (new) Tori Shin Tulsi Uncle Boons (new) Wallsé ZZ’s Clam Bar
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Gotham Bar and Grill had lost its Michelin star. We apologize for the error.