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New York Michelin Starred Restaurants

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by von Rothbart, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    new list for 2013

    Three Stars:
    Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
    Daniel
    Eleven Madison Park
    Jean Georges
    Le Bernardin
    Masa
    Per Se

    Two Stars:
    Atera
    Corton
    Gilt
    Gordon Ramsay at the London
    Marea
    Momofuku Ko
    Soto

    One Star:
    15 East
    Adour
    Ai Fiori
    Aldea
    Annisa
    Aquavit
    Aureole
    A Voce Columbus
    A Voce Madison
    Blanca
    Blue Hill
    Bouley
    The Breslin
    Brushstroke
    Cafe Boulud
    Cafe China
    Casa Mono
    Danji
    Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen
    Del Posto
    Dovetail
    Dressler
    Gotham Bar and Grill
    Gramercy Tavern
    Hakkasan
    Jewel Bako
    Jungsik
    Junoon
    Kajitsu
    Minetta Tavern
    The Modern
    NoMad
    Oceana
    Peter Luger
    Picholine
    Public
    The River Cafe
    Rosanjin
    Rouge Tomate
    Saul
    Seäsonal
    Spotted Pig
    Sushi Azabu
    Sushi of Gari
    Tamarind Tribeca
    Tori Shin
    Torrisi Italian Specialities
    Tulsi
    Wallsé
    wd~50
     
  2. ac21686

    ac21686 Well-Known Member

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    Jungsik will be two in a couple of years, I think. Maybe next year. Really fantastic food.
     
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  3. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Atera at 2 stars and the idea of Jungsik ever receiving 2 stars is an abomination
     
  4. ehkay

    ehkay Senior member

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    Maybe the inspector like Atera because you saw her in the bathroom? :D
     
  5. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    Chef's table with 3 strikes me as :eh:


    so does Gordon Ramsay at the London with 2
     
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  6. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I'd give her vagina 3 stars for creativity and uniqueness but no stars on consistency or quality of service.
     
  7. dabestspoona

    dabestspoona Active Member

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    LOL @ 2 okay Chinese restaurants that deliver to my office on Seamlessweb getting 1 star each. Picholine has been closed for a while.

    Seems like the key to getting 2 or 3 stars is long 3-4 hour 10-22 course meals.

    Gordon Ramsey, Gilt, Aureole, who the hell eats there?
     
  8. sjmin209

    sjmin209 Senior member

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    nvm
     
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  9. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Sushi of Gari delivers too. lol
     
  10. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    I'd say EMP/Blue Hill probably should get two stars each; Jean Georges and Le Bernadin three. And that is about it.

    And for cities with more than 2-3 - Tokyo is probably it. Better French than Paris (better everything than everywhere)
     
  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry, but this makes no sense. I mean, I agree NY food is generally overrated, but you wouldn't be able to limit Paris to 2-3 3 star restaurants right now without using some awfully strange criteria. Nor would you want to. Tokyo may have better French food than Paris, but that opinion doesn't have any bearing on the individual restaurants in Paris, which are what are ranked.
     
  12. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    I think that there are a couple of great restaurants, a few good restaurants and a ton of overrated restaurants that shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath.

    The other comment about Tokyo was to address an earlier statement about there only being 2-3 good places to eat in a city. There are definitely more than that in Tokyo at the high end.
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am assuming you mean in New York. I haven't eaten enough in New York to judge.
     
  14. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    matt, have you eaten at Le Bernadin?
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes.
     
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    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    OK - when we started this thread I was railing against how opaque and arbitrary these ratings are. My major complaint is that they are of little value to me in selecting a restaurant. There are no surprises, and I have little understanding of what differentiates a 2 star from a 3 star or a 1 star.

    But putting FEWER restaurants on the list would make it even less useful. If you showed me a list that said "Le Bernardin, Per Se, EMP", I'd say.. No shit dumbass - I didn't just fall off a turnip truck.

    Remember. .... these things are published to sell guide books. There's gotta be a little discussion, controversy, etc. or it's worthless.
     
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    I guess it is just the lack of granularity with three stars since even within those rankings there is a ton of variation. Frankly I wish they would just have the balls to out and out rank the top 100 restaurants in order in every city and then globally.
     
  18. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those lists of top 50, 100 whatever are ridiculous. You can't successfully rank that way, but you can group, and if your audience has some familiarity with the levels they generally understand what they are getting. So it isn't balls, but sense that keeps most publications from making silly lists like that.
     
  19. impolyt_one

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    Of the small handful of 3* places I ate at this year in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and New York so far, only EMP really fell short of expectations; the rest were well made, nice food that was reasonably connectable to their restaurant's identity, served well with hospitality, and the ingredients and service were of quality. I include Sukiyabashi Jiro in that, because he did technically qualify for all of those facets despite being the Flash and one of the most expensive per minute meals I'll ever have at something like $800 for 20 minutes of dining. I liked the service at Le Bernadin, did not like the couple wait staff I had at EMP, though we were given a tour of the kitchen and Humm schmoozed with us momentarily.
     
  20. itsstillmatt

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    Did you get the carrot tartare?
     

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