Michelin has awarded seven New York City restaurants new stars in the 2018 Michelin Guide. New York now has five three-star restaurants, and 56 restaurants with at least one star. The seven new Michelin Star restaurants include: Rouge Tomate, Satsuki, Sushi Amane, Cote Korean Steakhouse, Clocktower, Uchu, and Sushi Ginza Onodera. The Michelin Guide is known worldwide for awarding restaurants up to three stars based on reviews concentrating on the quality, mastery of technique, personality and consistency of the food. Michelin stars mean a great deal to restaurant owners as it is a hallmark of fine dining around the world. Here are 5 new NYC Michelin Star Restaurants we can’t wait to dine at:
Satsuki is an underground 10-seat sushi bar located in Midtown devoted to high-end omakase dinners. Featuring a range of edomae sushi and sashimi options—with fish sourced from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo—Chefs Toshio Suzuki and Kentaro Sawada prepare guests for an exquisite dining experience.
Sushi Amane is a restaurant within a restaurant located in the basement of Mifune, which hosts an intimate eight-seat omakase experience offering the finest contemporary sushi. The Chef, Shion Uino, comes from Sushi Saito, the finest three-Michelin-Starred restaurant in Tokyo. Restaurant-goers can pick from a $120 eight-course tasting menu or their standard a la carte menu (sushi, rice, soups, appetizers, and entrees).
Cote is an upscale, innovative Korean BBQ restaurant that is disguised as a steakhouse. Owner Simon Kim and Executive Chef David Shim tap into their Korean roots to deliver an impressive fusion of American steakhouse items and traditional Korean cuisine such as kimchi and gyeran-jjim. Times critic Pete Wells even declare that the beef at Cote is possibly “the best at any Korean barbecue place in New York.”
The Clocktower, located in the New York Edition Hotel, features seasonally-inspired dishes. The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and desserts—offering high-end, elegant cuisine with a British touch. The restaurant contains three intimate dining rooms, a billiards room, and a bar—all uniquely adorned with gold-framed black and white photos of esteemed celebrities. With an amazing menu and unique design, The Clocktower should be on everyone’s list of NYC Michelin Star Restaurants to try.
Sushi Ginza Onodera is the first Japanese sushi restaurant to receive two Michelin Star ratings in the United States. Onodera serves 32 seats a night and offers guests an option of three levels of omakase where the chef serves traditional sushi. Much of the fish comes directly from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market while the white rice is from Niigata Prefecture and is seasoned with two types of red vinegar, providing an exquisite flavor fit for any palate.