Perhaps the most anticipated publishing of dining related information in the last several years, the Michelin guide has just released its star ratings for New York restaurants. Known as the gold standard for restaurant ratings in Europe, where its coveted stars have made or broken careers, businesses, and even lives, the Michelin Guide announced earlier this year that it would be publishing its first ever guide to New York.
Today its star ratings have been made public, and can be seen as the first serious competition to the reign of the New York Times food section, many of whose ratings are seriously challenged by the list that appears below. I’m not an expert on the NY dining scene, so my observations must be limited to musing on the seeming random mix of quality in the one star establishments. Comparing most of these places to my one star dining experiences in Paris is a bizarre task, as my meals in Paris are of a significantly higher standard than many of the New York one-star restaurants.
Fleur de Sel
Gotham Bar and Grill