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The 2018 Michelin Guide to New York City Is Here

Jean-Georges was just downgraded to two stars, and six restaurants earned their first star ever.
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Michelin has announced its annual ranking of restaurants in New York City.

Notably, Jean Georges, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's flagship restaurant inside the Trump International Hotel, was downgraded from three stars to two. It had previously held the top honor of three stars since 2006 when the New York Michelin guide was first established.

“It was a difficult decision for us to make,” Michael Ellis, director of the Michelin guide, told Eater today. “Unfortunately, we saw a slow glide downward. It started off with small things... and it didn’t get any better. It was kind of on cruise control.”

“Our hope is that he’ll be able to get that third star back very quickly,” Ellis continued.

Even with Jean Georges's downgrade, New York City still has the most Michelin stars of any U.S. city, though it no longer has the most three-starred restaurants. That honor belongs to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Six restaurants make their one-star debut this year, including Satsuki, Sushi Amane, Bar Uchu, Cote, The Clocktower, and a new iteration of Rouge Tomate; Sushi Ginza Onodera was upgraded from one star to two.

See this year's full list below.

THREE STARS: "EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE, WORTH A SPECIAL JOURNEY."

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

Eleven Madison Park

Le Bernardin

Masa

Per Se

TWO STARS: "EXCELLENT COOKING, WORTH A DETOUR."

Aquavit

Aska

Atera

Blanca

Daniel

Jean Georges

Jungsik

Ko

Marea

The Modern

Sushi Ginza Onodera

ONE STAR: "HIGH-QUALITY COOKING, WORTH A STOP!"

Agern

Ai Fiori

Aldea

Aureole

Babbo

Bar Uchu

Bâtard

Blue Hill

The Breslin

Cafe Boulud

Cafe China

Carbone

Casa Enrique

Casa Mono

Caviar Russe

The Clocktower

Contra

Cote

Del Posto

Delaware and Hudson

Dovetail

Faro

The Finch

Gabriel Kreuther

Gotham Bar and Grill

Gramercy Tavern

Günter Seeger NY

Hirohisa

Jewel Bako

Junoon

Kajitsu

Kanoyama

Kyo Ya

L’Appart

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La Sirena

La Vara

Meadowsweet

Minetta Tavern

The Musket Room

Nix

NoMad

Peter Luger

Rebelle

The River Cafe

Rouge Tomate

Satsuki

Sushi Amane

Sushi Inoue

Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Zo

Tempura Matsui

Tori Shin

Uncle Boons

Ushiwakamaru

Wallsé

ZZ’s Clam Bar

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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