Also in the New York guide, the nine restaurants that have achieved two Michelin stars, including the newly added L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon and SHO Shaun Hergatt. Furthermore, the guide provides a list of 114 Bib Gourmand restaurants, which are those that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (excluding tax and gratuity). Bib Gourmands are known to be inspectors’ favorites that deliver everyday excellence at a reasonable price.
The rigorous restaurant selection process used by Michelin is applied independently and consistently in 23 countries, and has become an international benchmark in gourmet dining. Anonymous, professional inspectors who work for Michelin make the selection, and to remain unbiased, these arbiters of good taste always pay their checks in full.
New York is one of only three cities in the United States, where Michelin publishes an annual guide. The others are San Francisco and Chicago.
NEW YORK CITY MICHELIN GUIDE 2012
THREE MICHELIN STARS
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn • Fare Daniel • Eleven Madison Park • Jean Georges • Le Bernardin • Masa • Per Se
TWO MICHELIN STARS
Corton • Gilt • Gordon Ramsay at The London • Kajitsu • L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon • Marea • Momofuku Ko • SHO Shaun Hergatt • Soto
ONE MICHELIN STAR
Adour • Ai Fiori • Aldea • Annisa • Aureole • A Voce Columbus • A Voce Madison • Blue Hill • Bouley • Breslin (The) • Brushstroke • Cafe Boulud • Casa Mono • Danji • Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen • Del Posto • Dovetail • Dressler • Gotham Bar and Grill • Gramercy Tavern • Heartbreak • Jewel Bako • Junoon • Kyo Ya • Laut • Marc Forgione • Minetta Tavern • Modern (The) • Oceana • Peter Luger • Picholine • Public • River Cafe • Rosanjin • Rouge Tomate • Saul • Seasonal • Spotted Pig • Sushi Azabu • Sushi of Gari • Tamarind Tribeca • Tori Shin • Tulsi • Veritas • Wallse • wd~5o. ■