Michelin Guide: New York City 2019 awards stars to 76 restaurants, up from 72

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“Michelin has handed out its coveted stars to 76 restaurants in New York City in its 2019 guide, four more than last year, boosting the Big Apple’s reputation as a global destination for its diverse and innovative culinary offerings.”

“Michelin will release the latest edition of its New York City eating guide tomorrow. Their grading system uses anonymous reviewers in 28 countries. Some argue it is rigid and overlooks some restaurants that critics and diners praise.

The restaurant rater awarded its highest ranking of three stars to the same five New York establishments as last year for their “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”: Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se. But New York will still likely lag San Francisco in the number of three-star restaurants for a second year. San Francisco and the wine-producing regions of Napa and Sonoma had seven last year, the most of any US cities.”

Read more here.

Sweetgreen in New Tribeca Location

The second New York outpost of the hotspot Sweetgreen opened Thursday, May 15. The menu is virtually the same as the Nomad location with seasonal and locally sourced salads, rice bowls, and juices. The new space has a small amount of indoor and outdoor seating.

A third Sweetgreen is set to open in Williamsburg this fall.

Location: 413 Greenwich St.                                                                                                                                                                                             Phone: 646-922-8572                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hours:  10:30am – 10pm

Bobby Flay’s Gato to Open Next Month

Bobby Flay’s Spanish/Mediterranean restaurant Gato will open on 324 Lafayette Street in approximately one month. A cat that passed by the first time Flay saw the space inspired the restaurant’s name.