Does Jean George Have a Michelin Star?

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a world-renowned chef, restaurateur and author. He has been named one of the “10 Most Influential Chefs of All Time” by Forbes magazine and was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation.

He currently owns and operates more than 30 restaurants worldwide, including the three-Michelin-starred Jean-Georges in New York City. But does Jean Georges have a Michelin Star?

The answer is yes, Jean Georges does have a Michelin star. In fact, he has three stars to his name.

The first came in 2001 for his flagship restaurant in New York City, which received two stars that same year. Then in 2006, it was upgraded to three stars, making him one of only seven chefs in the United States to have received such honor.

The Michelin Guide awards stars based on five criteria: quality of ingredients used; mastery of flavor and cooking techniques; the personality of the chef expressed through cuisine; value for money; and consistency between visits. Jean Georges is renowned for his creative interpretations of classic French cuisine, incorporating Asian influences into his dishes.

In addition to his flagship restaurant in New York City, Jean Georges also has two other Michelin-starred restaurants: Market at W South Beach in Miami and Prime Steakhouse at Bellagio Las Vegas. His other restaurants around the world have also earned praise from critics.


Yes, Jean Georges does indeed have a Michelin star – three stars, to be exact – earned through decades of dedication to creating exquisite French cuisine with creative Asian influences. He is one of only seven chefs in the United States honored with this award by the prestigious guidebook.