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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.

THREE STARS
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Per Se

TWO STARS
Bouley
Daniel
Del Posto
Gordon Ramsay at The London
Masa
Picholine

ONE STAR
Annisa
Anthos
Aureole
A Voce
Babbo
Blue Hill
Café Boulud
Café Gray
Country
Cru
Danube
Dévi
Dressler
Etats-Unis
Fleur de Sel
Gilt
Gotham Bar & Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Jewel Bako
JoJo
Kurumazushi
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Modern (The)
Oceana
Perry Street
Peter Luger
Saul
Spotted Pig
Sushi of Gari
Veritas
Vong
Wallsé
wd~50

BIB GOURMAND
Amy Ruth's
Baci & Abbracci
Belleville
Beyoglu
Bianca
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
Gennaro
Golden Unicorn
Good Fork (The)
Great N.Y. Noodletown
Gum Fung
Home
'inoteca
J.G. Melon
Jackson Diner
Jaiya
Katz's
Lil' Frankie's Pizza
Lupa
Mamlouk
Max SoHa
Melba's
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Nyonya
Phoenix Garden
Prune
S'Agapo
Saravanaas
Sette Enoteca & Cucina
Sevilla
Snack
Soba-Ya
Sripraphai
Surya
Taco Taco
Thomas Beisl
Turkish Kitchen
202
Uva
Vatan
Yakitori Torys
Yang Pyung Seoul
Zabb Queens

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  1. Thank you! Pls explain "BIB GOURMAND"

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    1. re: LeahBaila

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

      1. re: sam1

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

        1. re: snaporaz

          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

        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:
        http://www.michelinmedia.com/pressSin...

        1. re: foodiegrl

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

          1. re: tpigeon

            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.

            1. re: MMRuth

              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.

        2. re: LeahBaila

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

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

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          1. re: Monica

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

            1. re: ChefJune

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

              1. re: TBird

                Yes - it includes all of New York City.

                1. re: TBird

                  Brooklyn:
                  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.

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

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              1. re: LJW

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

                1. re: LJW

                  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. 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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                  1. re: Bob Martinez

                    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.

                    1. 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!

                    2. 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