Michelin Guide Adds 21 New Restaurants to New York City Recommendations

When you look to the Michelin guide to make your to-dine lists, your reservation aspirations just got that much longer. Today, the Michelin Guide has added 21 new restaurants to its New York City recommendation sections. These recently opened spots have been selected to encourage local diners to enjoy these local highlights before the Michelin guide announces its choice of Bib Gourmand and star winners this year. Hint: Reservations are about to get a lot more difficult at many of these restos.

“By revealing some of our inspectors’ new additions throughout the year, we’re enhancing our digital tools to further strengthen the bonds that bind us with food enthusiasts,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, in a statement. “We hope these regular roster reveals and updates throughout the year will provide opportunities to showcase the profession and invite everyone to discover and support the restaurants around them.”

Restaurants range from revamped Korean BBQ to celebrity chef newcomers to taco spot and more.

Here’s the full list of additions with notes from Michelin inspectors of each restaurant.

antoya

With ties to Seoul’s longstanding Samwon Garden, established in 1976, this Midtown hangout now operates under a different name. Nevertheless, it continues to deliver a reliable grid of barbecue hits.

Archie’s Table & Tap

City Island is acclaimed for its fresh seafood, breezy style, and classic New England vibe. Amidst this scene, discover Archie’s – a small space that is simply decorated but ultra warm and inviting.

Meat Sea

High-quality steaks are seasoned and deftly cooked at restaurateur Andrew Carmellini’s Italian eatery, located at Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport.

dani house

Large groups like to swing by for the pricey paella, but we recommend building a meal around a wide variety of small dishes, starting with one of the fantastic tuna preparations.

Chick Chick

This delicious operation comes courtesy of Chef Jun Park. Korean-influenced Asian cooking is what this team does best, like the piping hot fried chicken.

Chutney Masala

A flavorful carte from Chef/Co-owner Navjot Arora offers local, organic produce in complex, boldly spiced dishes like bhindi masala.

Here we are

Everything you can expect – and enjoy – from restaurateur Danny Meyer; Chef Hillary Sterling’s food is equally inviting with generously rich pastas and hearty proteins designed for sharing.

The Commerce Inn

The revered team of Rita Sodi and Jody Williams serves up early American fare—imagine oysters, raw, fried, or pickled; rare; and savory chowders.

Dagon

The menu is a clear and nuanced expression of Middle Eastern flavors, supported by well-dressed salads and freshly baked bread.

Dhamaka

This rousing Indian restaurant in Essex Market is refreshingly brash with its complex spices, fierce heat and inspired preparations.

dumpling lab

The name betrays what they do very well, but dumplings (even really delicious ones) are only half the story. The menu also relies on Chinese-style seafood and tapas.

Falansai

Ambitious dishes with classical inspiration are the order of the day from Chef Eric Tran with winners like duck neck confit, rice paper hand rolls and house-made pork lemongrass sausages.

Fradei

The kitchen team offers a single, concise tasting menu that is seasonal, and thus changes with remarkable frequency.

Pavilion

Chef Daniel Boulud’s kitchen team expertly prepares a contemporary, globally inflected carte dominated by seafood and vegetable-centric items.

mena

Chef Victoria Blamey, aided by a small but talented team, impresses diners with an array of unique dishes brimming with personality.

Mari

Mari, meaning “rolling” in Korean, is Hell’s Kitchen’s newest destination from the talented Sungchul Shim.

nut 17

This inner-city sibling of the impressive two-room Upper East original shows focus and clarity. Chef Junichi Matsuzaki is very skilled and talented.

Reservation by Amor y Amargo

For a fine drinking experience paired with food rather than the other way around, stop by this speakeasy nestled in Amor y Amargo.

SAGA

Chef James Kent and his talented team present dinners with compositions that embrace luxury, seasonality and urban inspiration, in a dramatic setting.

Soda Club

Homemade pastas take center stage on the menu. There are also natural wines to accompany the seasonal, deftly executed vegan dishes.

Tacos Guey

The menu is a true sensory sensation through ingredient combos that are seemingly familiar yet wonderfully creative, such as tuna crudo with avocado crema.

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