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Seven NYC Restaurants Earn New Michelin Stars in 2021

May 8, 2021, 12:04.13 am ET

Tsukimi gets its first Michelin star
Photo: Tsukimi/Read McKendree                                                                              

In New York City, 2021 will go down as one of the toughest years ever for restaurants, but seven managed to earn Michelin stars for the first time.

Jua gets its first Michelin star
Photo: Jua/Dan Ahn                                                                                        

They include Tsukimi for what Michelin describes as a "proper jaiseki meal." Italian spot Rezdora is recognized for its "authentic" regional fare that continues to impress. Jua made the lift. Chef Hoyoung Kim, formerly of Jungsik, receiving the honors for "weaving Western influenes" into his Korean cuisine. 

Photo: Kochi                                                                                                      

Don Angie got the nod for handling "bold flavors with creativity and finesse." Kochi's "expertly grilled skewers" helped it make the list, while Chris Cipollone's "intriguing flavors and textures" brought home the honor at Francie. And the seventh restaurant, Vestry, was recognized by Michelin for its "marriage of Asian ingredients with classic French technique." To all of them we say, "Congratulations!"

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 Francie gets its first Michelin Star
Photo: Francie/Pete Herron                                                                           

In all there were 68 restaurants receiving Michelin stars this year, down from 76 in New York City and Westchester last year.  Here's the complete list.

Three stars

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

Eleven Madison Park

Le Bernardin

Masa

Per Se

 

Two Stars

Aquavit

Aska

Atera

Atomix

Blanca

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Daniel

Gabriel Kreuther

Ichimura at Uchū

Jean-Georges

Jungsik

Momofuku Ko

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

The Modern

One Star

Ai Fiori

Bâtard

Benno

Blue Hill

Carbone

Casa Enrique

Casa Mono

Caviar Russe

Claro

The Clocktower

Contra

Cote

Crown Shy

Don Angie *

Estela

Four Horsemen

Francie *

Gramercy Tavern

Hirohisa

Jeju Noodle Bar

Jua *

Kajitsu

Kanoyama

Kochi *

Kosaka

L’Appart

Le Coucou

Le Jardinier

Marea

Meadowsweet

The Musket Room

Noblu

Odo

Oxalis

Oxomoco

Peter Luger

Rezdôra *

The River Café

Sushi AMANE

Sushi Ginza Onodera

Sushi Nakazawa

Sushi Noz

Sushi Yasuda

Tempura Matsui

Tsukimi *

Tuome

Vestry *

Wallsé

ZZ’s Clam Bar

* New for 2021

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