Michelin, Europe’s best combination tire-maker and tastemaker, revealed its annual list of the finest restaurants in NYC yesterday. And it looks pretty similar to last year’s guide, with celebrated eateries like Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernardin, Masa and Jean Georges taking top three-star honors—Daniel Boulud’s Daniel, which was downgraded from three to two stars last year, is still stuck playing second fiddle, while Danny Meyer’s The Modern got bumped up from one to two stars.
Aquavit, Ichimura, and Marea, along with a handful of other spots, maintained their two-star rankings from last year. Newcomers Semilla in Williamsburg and The Finch in Clinton Hill each earned one star. And Thai spot Uncle Boons, which debuted in Nolita 2013 and serves a spectacular $7 beer slushie, scored its first star this year.