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NYC's Michelin Guide 2017 Leaked Early

Find out which restaurants won big, who got left out in the cold and more
Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske
Photo: Tasting Table

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.

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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.

 

Congrats to @babboristorante , @casamonobarjamon , @delposto and @lasirenaristorante for our Michelin stars 2017. I'm proud as a papa of our hard work and commitment to delicious food and smart service at the table and in the glass! Thanks teams!!!

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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

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