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Michelin unveils New York's stars

02 November 2005
Michelin unveils New York's stars

New York's inaugural Michelin guide has seen the city leap-frog London in the culinary stakes, winning a grand total of 51 Michelin stars.

This compares with London where only one restaurant, Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road, has the coveted three-star status.

Four New York restaurants were given two stars - Bouley, Danube, Masa and Daniel while some 31 received one star.

One star awards included Aureole, Babbo, Café Boulud, Café Gray, Garmercy Tavern, Nobu, the Spotted Pig and WD-50.

London currently boasts a total of 41 Michelin stars, including four restaurants with two - The Square, The Gavroche, Pied Á Terre and the Capital Restaurant.

Director of publications for the new guide, Jean-Luc Naret said Michelin had decided to publish its first North American guide in New York because of the city's reputation as one of the world's leading fine-dining centres.

"New York City's cultural diversity makes it one of the most interesting cities in the world, and restaurateurs have shown great determination and hard work in developing high standards of gastronomy and service," he said.

The Michelin Guide New York includes 500 restaurants and 50 hotels.

Full list
Three stars:
Alain Ducasse - Midtown, Manhattan
Jean-Georges - Upper West Side, Manhattan
Le Bernardin, Midtown West, Manhattan
Per Se, Midtown West, Manhattan
Two stars: Bouley, TriBeCa, Manhatten
Daniel, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Danube, TriBeCa, Manhatten
Masa, Midtown West, Manhatten
One Star: Annisa, West Village, Manhattan
Aureole, upper East Side, Manhattan
Babbo, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
BLT Fish, Union Suqare, Manhattan
Café Boulud, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Café Gray, Midtown West, Manhattan
Craft, Gramercy-Flatiron
Cru, Greenwich, Manhattan
Etats-Unis, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Fiamma Osteria, SoHo, Manhattan
Fleur de Sel, Gramercy-Flatiron, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and Grill, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Gramercy Tavern, Grmaercy-Flatiron, Manhattan
JoJo, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Jewel Bako, East Village, Manhattan
La Goulue, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Lever House, Midtown East, Manhattan
Lo Scalco, TriBeCa, Manhattan
March, Midtown East, Manhattan
Nobu, TriBeCa, Manhattan
Oceana, Midtown East, Manhattan
Peter Luger, Brooklyn
Picholine, Upper West Side, Manhattan
Saul, Brooklyn
Scalini Fedeli, TriBeCa, Manhattan
Spotted Pig, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
The Modern, Midtown West, Manhattan
Veritas, Gramercy-Flatiron,
Vong, Midtown East, Manhattan
Wallsé, West Village, Manhattan
WD-50, Lower East Side, Manhattan

By Jessica Gunn

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