MICHELIN releases 2014 edition of its famed Guide to New York’s best restaurants

With cuisines and culinary influences from all parts of the globe, New York is one of the most exciting culinary scenes in the world

Michelin today announced its highly respected selection for the ninth edition of the MICHELIN Guide New York that goes on sale tomorrow. The new selection reflects the tremendous variety and diversity of the New York culinary scene, recognized for its excellence and quality.

This selection awarded one new restaurant two stars, TriBeCa’s Jungsik. This Korean restaurant, moving up from its one star designation last year, offers its own distinctive reflection on that region’s cuisine, further highlighting the unmatched breadth of New York’s diverse international dining scene. New York now proudly boasts five two star restaurants —Atera, Jungsik, Marea, Momofuku Ko and Soto.

In the one star category, nine restaurants earned their first star this year, including Aska, Babbo, Carbone, Caviar Russe, Ichimura, Le Restaurant, Lincoln, the Musket Room and Telepan. Aska in Brooklyn represents the fourth Michelin star restaurant in that borough. One of the more exciting selections, the Musket Room, specializes in an enthusiastic and contemporary take on New Zealand fare. Finally, in this new edition 55 restaurants were awarded this distinction versus 52 a year ago.

Inspectors noted that chefs continue to be more creative and more ambitious. In addition, at the very top of the gastronomic scene, all seven New York restaurants with three stars in the 2013 edition—Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, Jean-Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se—retained that distinction in the 2014 edition. A Michelin three star rating is considered the ultimate international recognition in the culinary world, with just over one hundred restaurants in the world currently holding this prized distinction.

This year, 67 New York restaurants received a coveted Michelin star rating, the most awarded since the famous French restaurant guide was first published for the city in 2005. The mere inclusion in the MICHELIN Guide New York 2014 is an acknowledgment of excellence and quality. A total of 930 restaurants are included in the guide, which spans all five boroughs in the city. This year, Michelin inspectors embraced 61 different cuisines
in the guide, reflecting New York’s rich history of cultural diversity.

The release of the MICHELIN Guide New York 2014 comes one week after Michelin announced its famous Bib Gourmand choices. Starred restaurants and Bib Gourmands are only two of the categories within the MICHELIN Guide New York 2013. The book also includes a popular “Under $25” category. In fact, throughout the guide there are helpful symbols for easy reference on price ranges, overall dining comfort, wheel chair access, late night dining, breakfast and brunch service, and notable wine, beer, sake, and cocktail lists. Eateries that serve dim sum are also listed.

New York is one of three cities in the U.S. where Michelin publishes an annual guide. Later this year, the Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2014, and the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2014 will also go on sale.