New York Michelin Results for 2008
Here they are as posted on the Michelin site this AM. Included are the star recipients, as well as the "Bib Gourmand" winners.
Gordon Ramsay at The London
Fleur de Sel
Gotham Bar & Grill
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Sushi of Gari
Baci & Abbracci
Blue Ribbon Bakery
Cho Dang Gol
Daisy May's BBQ
Frankies 457 Spuntino
Garden Court Café
Good Fork (The)
Great N.Y. Noodletown
Lil' Frankie's Pizza
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Sette Enoteca & Cucina
Yang Pyung Seoul
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.
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?)
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.
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.
re: Bob Martinez
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!
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