New York City is home to 73 Michelin Star restaurants, with a new batch of awards due this fall. Before the official ceremony on November 7, the world renowned guide has announced a batch of 15 new restaurants that can be up for stars or Bib Gourmand recognition this coming year.
This past May, the Michelin Guide added 17 new New York City restaurants that are also eligible. Grab a seat at these renowned newcomers, before reservations become even more difficult than they already are.
New Michelin Guide additions for New York includes five new Korean restaurants: the modern and artistic Ariari known for dishes like corn crème brûlée mixed with shaved white chocolate; globally influenced Korean restaurant 8282 which serves dishes like crab and perilla oil spaghetti; the upscale Korean restaurant Genesis House; Hand Hospitality’s Seoul Salon in Koreatown; and Meju, a chef’s counter in the back of a banchan shop in Long Island City.
Manhattan’s new Mexican raw bar and seafood eatery El Fish Marisqueria made the list, along with the much anticipated Hav & Mar, an Ethiopian-Swedish fusion restaurant by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Raf’s, the downtown sequel to chef Mary Atera’s Michelin starred Musket Room is now on the list, as is New Haven import Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, and the delightful SoHo Thai restaurant Wan Wan.
Three inventive Japanese restaurants are also on the new list: Restaurant Yuu, a new chef’s tasting counter in Greenpoint melding French technique and cuisine with Japanese flavors; Sushi Ichimura by Chef Eiji Ichimura; and The Office at Mr. Moto, a speakeasy-style omakase spot on St. Mark’s Place.
Already, these fifteen spots have received critical and social media acclaim.