NYC's Michelin Guide 2017 Leaked Early

Find out which restaurants won big, who got left out in the cold and more

Michelin stars are like the CIA secrets of the food world. You'll know the results when the company decides you should. For New York, those secrets were expected to be released Thursday morning, when inspectors were slated to call chefs to announce this year's star winners. But a copy of the guide was spotted early at Soho's McNally Jackson, and the list leaked on Eater a full two days in advance. [Update: A Michelin rep explains that there was a miscommunication between the book distributor and the retailer on when the books could hit the shelves. Only a few copies were sold and the books have been removed. Once the story broke, the inspectors started to make their calls.]

The big news of this year's list is Nordic-inspired Aska; a few months old, it only just opened in its second iteration and has jumped right to two-star status. And, Daniel Rose's white-hot Le Coucou, which comes away with no stars in perhaps the most puzzling decision of the entire 2017 guide.

Meanwhile, the three-star category, which Michelin deems as restaurants worthy of a special journey, remains the same, including Per Se, which was practically torn to shreds in a New York Times review at the start of this year.

The one-star category also has newcomers including Japan-based Sushi Ginza Onodera; Gunter Seeger; vegetable temple Nix; Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone's tasting menu spot, Contra (but not their much-loved Wildair); Noma cofounder Claus Meyer's spot in Grand Central, Agern; and a couple of others.

Last week, Michelin released its Bib Gourmands, a less prestigious but still important nod to more affordable restaurants in the city, including Olmsted (which could easily be on track for a star next year). Untitled, which held a spot on that list last year, is nowhere to be found on a Michelin list this year.

Chefs across the city are taking to Twitter and Instagram to share their thoughts. What do you think of this year's list? Tweet at us @TastingTable.

The Full List

Three Stars

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

Eleven Madison Park

Jean-Georges

Le Bernardin

Masa

Per Se

Two Stars

Aquavit

Aska

Atera

Blanca

Daniel

Jungsik

Ko

Marea

The Modern

Soto

One Star

Agern

Ai Fiori

Aldea

Andanada

Aureole

Babbo

Batard

Betony

Blue Hill

The Breslin

Cafe Boulud

Cafe China

Cagen

Carbone

Casa Enrique

Casa Mono

Caviar Russe

Contra

Delaware & Hudson

Del Posto

Dovetail

Faro

The Finch

Gabriel Kreuther

Gotham Bar & Grill

Gramercy Tavern

Gunter Seeger

Hirohisa

Jewel Bako

Junoon

Kajitsu

Kanoyama

Kyo Ya

L'Appart

La Sirena

La Vara

Luksus at Torst

Meadowsweet

Minetta Tavern

The Musket Room

Nix

The NoMad

Peter Luger

Piora

Public

Rebelle

The River Cafe

Semilla

Sushi Ginza Onodera

Sushi Inoue

Sushi of Gari

Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Zo

Take Root

Tempura Matsui

Tori Shin

Tulsi

Uncle Boons

Ushiwakamaru

Wallse

ZZ's Clam Bar