Michelin only rates restaurants in five cities in the United States, and to nobody’s surprise, New York City is one of them. Stars aren’t given out lightly, though, and the high achievers for Michelin’s 2020 guide have just been announced with eight newcomers added to the list.
1. Blue Hill at Stone Barns Michelin just expanded its NYC guide to include Westchester, and with that added Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a true farm-to-table restaurant in Terrytown to the list–and awarded it two stars. Their $278 tasting menu can be accompanied by a $188 wine pairing.
2. Atomix This upscale Korean spot offers a 10-course tasting menu. It was awarded its first Michelin star last year, and this year has been bumped up to two.
3. Benno Per Se’s former chef Jonathan Benno opened up his own restaurant at the Evelyn Hotel in 2018 which was just awarded its first Michelin star.
4. Crown Shy Just opened this spring, Crown Shy earned its first Michelin star in short order. The 1932 art-deco building and 16-foot ceilings add another level of luxury to this fine dining experience.
5. Estela This Soho restaurant perched on the second floor may seem too cozy-casual to carry a Michelin star, but the restaurant visited by Obama has just earned its first.
6. The Four Horsemen The seasonal menu at this Williamsburg restaurant has apparently been deemed apocalyptic by Michelin, earning it a star.
7. Le Jardinier This bright French eatery serves up a sustainable menu accompanied by gluten-free bread and organic and biodynamic wines, earning it a Michelin star.
8. Oxalis Although it calls itself a neighborhood bistro, this pop-up turned fine dining spot in Prospect Heights has a nightly chef’s menu for just $70–and a Michelin Star.