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New York Michelin Results for 2008

foodiegrl Oct 8, 2007 06:53 AM

Here they are as posted on the Michelin site this AM. Included are the star recipients, as well as the "Bib Gourmand" winners.

Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Per Se

Del Posto
Gordon Ramsay at The London

A Voce
Blue Hill
Café Boulud
Café Gray
Fleur de Sel
Gotham Bar & Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Jewel Bako
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Modern (The)
Perry Street
Peter Luger
Spotted Pig
Sushi of Gari

Amy Ruth's
Baci & Abbracci
Blue Ribbon Bakery
Blue Smoke
Cho Dang Gol
Congee Village
Daisy May's BBQ
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
El Parador
Fatty Crab
Frankies 457 Spuntino
Garden Court Café
Golden Unicorn
Good Fork (The)
Great N.Y. Noodletown
Gum Fung
J.G. Melon
Jackson Diner
Lil' Frankie's Pizza
Max SoHa
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Phoenix Garden
Sette Enoteca & Cucina
Taco Taco
Thomas Beisl
Turkish Kitchen
Yakitori Torys
Yang Pyung Seoul
Zabb Queens

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  1. LeahBaila RE: foodiegrl Oct 8, 2007 06:58 AM

    Thank you! Pls explain "BIB GOURMAND"

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      sam1 RE: LeahBaila Oct 8, 2007 07:02 AM

      judging from the list it means 'ugh, here's some other restaurants located in new york city.'

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        snaporaz RE: sam1 Oct 8, 2007 08:11 AM

        Totally agree! Once again, Michelin proves to be hopeless when it comes to NYC.

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          kenito799 RE: snaporaz Oct 9, 2007 06:24 AM

          Another example of Michelin not doing their homework:

          Anyone who has eaten at Yakitori Totto vs Tory's will tell you that although the ownership and menus are nearly the same, the execution at Totto is consistently superior. The European visiting with this guide in tow will miss the best yakitori NYC has to offer.

      2. re: LeahBaila
        foodiegrl RE: LeahBaila Oct 8, 2007 07:20 AM

        I think it's restaurants in the under-$40-range that the evaluators considered to be notable. Here's a link to the official release with a bit more explanation:

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          tpigeon RE: foodiegrl Oct 8, 2007 07:35 AM

          Hmmm. Del Posto over Babbo --- not. No mention of Yasuda - cough...shows how useless michelin is everywhere except france.

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            MMRuth RE: tpigeon Oct 8, 2007 07:43 AM

            I bought the guide when it came out last year and quickly decided it was pretty useless. La Goulue actually got one star last year. Agree about Yasuda.

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              sam1 RE: MMRuth Oct 8, 2007 08:54 AM

              agreed about yasuda too. you can just tell the reviewers visited a select group of restaurants with little knowledge of whats really going on in nyc...its pretty sad.

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          ChefJune RE: LeahBaila Oct 8, 2007 08:57 AM

          <Pls explain "BIB GOURMAND"> Good bang for the buck.

        3. Monica RE: foodiegrl Oct 8, 2007 10:24 AM

          I can't believe Oceana got a star...unbelievable. the place is no longer good. i mean it was horrible.

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            ChefJune RE: Monica Oct 8, 2007 10:34 AM

            and they dropped Tocqueville. I was pretty sure they got one star last year. Place is just as great as ever!

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              TBird RE: ChefJune Oct 8, 2007 10:35 AM

              does this include brooklyn? i see peter luger....

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                MMRuth RE: TBird Oct 8, 2007 10:55 AM

                Yes - it includes all of New York City.

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                  oolah RE: TBird Oct 8, 2007 11:52 AM

                  Peter Luger and Saul keep theirs. Dressler gets one too.
                  The bib-gourmand section also includes a really haphazard mix of restaurants good and meh:
                  Baci and Abracci (wha?)
                  Belleville (huh?)
                  Frankie's 457
                  The Good Fork (whatever)

                  None of those are terrible, but I don't know that the bib gourmand ones deserve mention above some other notable brooklyn restaurants, eg. Applewood and Grocery and DiFara.

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              LJW RE: foodiegrl Oct 8, 2007 01:40 PM

              I am really surprised EMP didn't get a star.

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                MMRuth RE: LJW Oct 8, 2007 01:41 PM

                You're right - I hadn't noticed their absence from the list!

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                  RGR RE: LJW Oct 8, 2007 02:12 PM

                  That is a stunning omission and a huge insult to Chef Daniel Humm!

                  I agree with the others who have said Michelin's NYC guide is worse than useless!!

                2. Bob Martinez RE: foodiegrl Oct 8, 2007 02:53 PM

                  Grocery gets stiffed for the 3rd straight year. The price of attitude.

                  The Bib Gourmand "under $40" selections were a bit eccentric. Nice to see Sripraphai get a mention. Ditto Frankie's Sputino. The inclusion of Jackson Diner, however, is just plain nuts. And the omission of Spicy and Tasty, to which Bruni correctly awarded 2 stars, is a glaring omission.

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                    ChefJune RE: Bob Martinez Oct 9, 2007 12:08 AM

                    If you're familiar with their history in the "Red Guide," Michelin always does things "their way!" and imho, it often makes little if any sense.

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                      fatboy44 RE: Bob Martinez Oct 9, 2007 07:46 AM

                      Bruni 'correctly' awarded 2 stars to Scott Conant for Alto, it has been excluded. I loved Scott’s cooking at L’impero as well as Alto. Maybe the NO* is the reason he left the restaurants?

                      The Spotted Pig got one! I like it there, but a Michilin rated resto in the same category with Joel Robuchon? No way! The little stools at the Pig's tables make you feel like you are one of the 7 dwarfs dining with Snow White. Gnudies are outstanding though!

                    2. tuqueboy RE: foodiegrl Oct 8, 2007 06:53 PM

                      haven't been to manhattan in 2 years, but am curious as to whether anyone thinks aquavit would deserve a star, based on current form

                      1. digkv RE: foodiegrl Oct 9, 2007 12:58 AM

                        Tom Colichio lost a star. That's real sad; it's probably due to him opening up the bew Craft in LA and not having enough time to check up or something.

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                          bluishgnome RE: foodiegrl Oct 9, 2007 05:05 AM

                          Didn't Devi just close and reopen under new ownership? I wonder how that affects things and if they still deserve their star...

                          Some of the places under the Bib Gourmand are so out of date and looks like they were put in their by old timers who haven't been around NY for a long time. And some places seem like they're in there just because of spoken reputation. This entire guide is tacky and menial. What a waste of paper.

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                            RGR RE: bluishgnome Oct 9, 2007 06:58 AM

                            Devi has not re-opened yet. However, since the guide surely went to press while Devi was still open, there would be no way for it to do anything about the closure. However, since the same co-executive chefs, Suvir Saran and Hemant Mathur, are the new owners, one presumes the quality of the cuisine will remain worthy of the star the restaurant received.

                            Btw, the chefs at Veritas (Scott Bryan) and Cafe Boulud (Bertrand Chemel) have just left. Nothing Michelin can do about that kind of situation either. At this point, it remains to be seen if those restaurants will continue to deserve the one-star rating. My guess is that Cafe Boulud will because I've read that Daniel Boulud has a very strong kitchen "bench" and will probably promote from within. (Chemel was promoted after Carmellini left.) The new chef at Veritas is, I believe, Ed Cotton, whom I'm not familiar with. As a fan of Veritas, I'll be very interested to see what he does with the cuisine.

                            As I said in my previous post, the omission of Eleven Madison Park is the best indication how *totally useless* Michelin ratings are.

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                            BronxBoy RE: foodiegrl Oct 9, 2007 09:00 AM

                            The Michelin NYC guide is unreadable. Of no help at all to anyone who might have an interest in dining in New York City.

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