New York City is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world, and among them are a number of three Michelin star restaurants. These are the most highly acclaimed establishments, and they’re known for their exquisite cuisine and impeccable service.
The Michelin Guide has been awarding stars to restaurants since 1926, when it was first published in France. The criteria for receiving a star is strict and includes areas such as quality of ingredients, mastery of technique, consistency in food presentation and creativity. A three-star rating is the highest accolade given by Michelin, and it’s seen as a symbol of excellence in fine dining.
In New York City there are currently eleven 3 Michelin star restaurants. They include Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernardin, Per Se, Jean-Georges, Daniel, Marea, Masa, Bouley and Aquavit. These establishments are all located in Manhattan and serve up some incredible cuisines from French to Japanese.
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare has held onto its 3 stars since 2012 and is renowned for its modern interpretation of Asian cuisine. Eleven Madison Park has also held onto its 3 stars since 2012 and is known for its innovative take on New American fare with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers.
Le Bernardin is one of the most iconic 3-star restaurants in NYC with a menu that features classic French seafood dishes such as Lobster Risotto and Sole Meuniere. Per Se has also been awarded 3 stars since 2004 with its menu offering up modern American cuisine that uses locally sourced ingredients from the Hudson Valley region.
Jean-Georges has been awarded 3 stars since 2005 with its menu featuring French-Asian fusion dishes such as Grilled Lamb Chops with Szechuan Pepper Sauce or Sautéed Sea Bass with Coconut Curry Sauce. Daniel has held onto its 3 stars since 2012 with its sophisticated French cuisine such as Foie Gras Ravioli or Roasted Duck Breast with Kumquat Marmalade.
Marea has held onto its 3 stars since 2010 with its menu featuring Italian seafood dishes such as Ricci di Mare (Sea Urchin) or Tagliolini al Nero di Seppia (Cuttlefish). Masa has also been awarded 3 stars since 2006 with an exquisite menu featuring traditional Japanese dishes such as Uni Sushi or Wagyu Beef Carpaccio.
Bouley has also been awarded 3 stars since 2014 with a menu that focuses on French-American cuisine using organic ingredients from local farms like Squab Breast served with Parsnip Purée or Seared Day Boat Scallops served alongside Brussels Sprouts Leaves & Bacon Jam . Lastly Aquavit which received it’s third star in 2021 offers up Scandinavian fare like Arctic Char served alongside Potato Purée & Dill Sauce or Veal Tartare served alongside Apple & Horseradish Cream.
New York City boasts eleven Michelin three-star restaurants offering some of the best fine dining experiences in the world ranging from classic French to modern American to traditional Japanese cuisines.