There are 73 restaurants in the City which have earned at least one coveted star in the 2015 Michelin Guide. This summer’s NYC Restaurant Week has 368 participating restaurants. Here is where those lists intersect.
There are 13 restaurants that appear on both lists, with 12 of them earning 1 Michelin star, and one earning 3-stars… sort of.
3 Star Michelin Restaurants
Nougatine at Jean-Georges, American New, Manhattan, Upper West Side
Perhaps the best way to sample dishes from one of world-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s menus without breaking the bank is by dining at Nougatine, an overlooked gem on the Upper West Side. Attached to Jean-Georges in Trump Tower, Nougatine offers a three-course lunch of fresh, dramatically inventive French food six days a week for less than $25.
2 Star Michelin Restaurants
1 Star Michelin Restaurants (alphabetically)
Ai Fiori, Italian, Manhattan, Midtown
Ai Fiori on 5th and 36th offers gourmet dishes from the French and Italian riviera in an elegant setting.
The Langham Place Fifth Avenue’s signature restaurant, Ai Fiori, is the newest venture from acclaimed chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group. Celebrating cuisine from the Italian and French Riviera, Ai Fiori’s inspired menu blends traditional Italian fare with a brave, modern perspective. Ai Fiori is a bold new addition to New York’s celebrated restaurant landscape, featuring an inviting bar and lounge with an extensive cocktail and wine list crafted by the restaurant’s renowned beverage professionals. Located a short walk up the Langham Place Fifth Avenue’s sweeping grand staircase to the second floor, Ai Fiori’s ambiance is elegant yet welcoming. The restaurant’s striking floral arrangements and décor will embrace you in warmth and refinement.
Andanada, Spanish, Manhattan, Upper West Side
Andanada is a contemporary and upscale restaurant offering traditional Spanish classics with a modern take.
The former Graffit and GastroArte is a meeting place for authentic Spanish flavors and nontraditional techniques, a mingling of Mediterranean and multicultural ingredients and molecular methods. Chef Manuel Berganza’s menu showcases rich, imaginative cooking with a focus on simple yet robust flavors. Enjoy tapas in the tapas and bar room, or a full dinner in the dining and garden rooms. Brunch and dessert are also served.
Aureole, New American, Manhattan, Times Square
Aureole is a non-touristy restaurant in the Bank of America Building that offers an inventive and seasonal New American tasting menu.
For 20 years Charlie Palmer and Aureole have set the standard for upscale American dining, establishing a style of innovative, creative American cuisine that continues to be widely imitated. Though Palmer’s empire now extends across the country, Aureole remains a farm-centric, seasonally aware restaurant. The 700-bottle wine list is electronic, so you can scroll instead of turn the page to choose your vintage.
Café Boulud, French, Manhattan, Upper East Side
Café Boulud is an Upper East Side restaurant offering French / New American cuisine finely executed.
Daniel Boulud’s tribute to the original Café Boulud in Lyon, France, this version doesn’t evoke a sense of “town folk charm” like the original does, but it is quite comfortable and well appointed with murals of the French countryside, elegant place settings and even sidewalk seating. The avuncular clientele here enjoy the finely executed cuisine, and the standouts include the Hudson Valley foie gras, the braised octopus terrine and the English pea raviolini with bacon.
Casa Mono, Spanish, Manhattan, Gramercy
Casa Mono is a Spanish restaurant on Irving Place in Gramercy that serves up small dishes of delectable tapas.
Casa Mono and its attached tapas joint Bar Jamón, Mario Batali and Andy Nusser’s love letters to Spain, are located near historic Gramercy Park and just steps away from the Union Square subway lines. Their kitchen has been awarded a Michelin Star each of the past five years, and features raciones of Catalan specialties as well as dishes from all corners of Spain. Casa Mono and Bar Jamón proudly offer a world-class, all-Spanish wine list that has been awarded Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for the past five years.
Gotham Bar & Grill, American New, Manhattan, Union Square
Gotham Bar & Grill is a New American restaurant steps from Union Square that offers seasonal menu items and exquisite desserts.
Towncars wait patiently outside for their passengers at this long-celebrated, elegant and inviting mecca for fancy (but low-key) New Yorkers. The menu is less adventurous than it once seemed, but chef-owner Alfred Portale’s execution is consistently spot-on. Seared foie gras melts on the tongue, the five-spice Peking duck breast revs up your taste buds and the miso black cod consistently delivers. Consider the $31 prix-fixe lunch, one of the best deals in town.
Hakkasan New York, Modern Chinese, Manhattan, Midtown
Hakkasan New York in Midtown features modern Cantonese cuisine in a matching upscale and modern setting.
Hakkasan New York is the City’s version of the original London-based restaurant. Both locations are now acclaimed for their Michelin-starred modern Chinese cuisine. At the heart of the restaurant is the kitchen, where skilled wok chefs orchestrate a menu of Hakkasan classics, such as roasted silver cod with champagne and Chinese honey, stir-fry black pepper rib-eye beef with merlot, and an assortment of refined dim sum offerings. The elegant bar features an innovative selection of cocktails made with fresh-pressed juices, purees, foams and other ingredients.
Junoon, Indian, Manhattan, Nomad
Junoon is a contemporary restaurant offering a modern and sophisticated take on classic Indian dishes using a wide array of spices and flavors.
“Junoon” is an Urdu word, also frequently used in Hindi, meaning “passion” or “obsession,” and it’s an indication of the dedication that went into this restaurant. In addition to the 100-seat restaurant is a 45-seat private dining area and a 50-seat cocktail bar and lounge. The refined menu covers all the bases of Indian cooking, from tandoor to cast-iron and open-fire-pit cooking to stone-searing. Highlights include lobster tandoori, Cornish hen with pomegranate and roasted cumin, and lamb shoulder with papaya juice and garam masala. Other unusual touches for an Indian restaurant: organic, sustainably raised ingredients and an impressive wine list.
Lincoln Restorante, Italian, Manhattan, Upper West Side
Lincoln Restorante in Lincoln Center serves modern and upscale Italian food with a central open kitchen.
Lincoln is the new Lincoln Center restaurant combining Chef Jonathan Benno’s modern interpretation of Italian cuisine with the vision of restaurateur Nick Valenti. For Benno, this is a breakout role in a career highlighted by a decade of cooking at Per Se and The French Laundry. His cuisine blends precise technique with the ingredients and comforting feel of an Italian kitchen. Lincoln has breathtaking panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, but its heart is the central open kitchen. Desserts, by Richar Capizzi, are beautiful renditions of Italy’s classics. Wine Director Aaron von Rock designed an all-Italian wine list with 350 selections.
The Library at the Public, New American, Manhattan, NoHo
The Library at the Public is a NoHo hotspot featuring new American cuisine and craft cocktails in a secluded setting.
The Library, named for the building’s original use as the Astor Library, is a central element of the mezzanine level of this landmark edifice at Astor Place (which famously houses downtown performance venue The Public Theater). This warmly decorated supper club, open late nightly for dinner and cocktail service, is a dinner bar, watering hole and backstage lounge for downtown denizens and neighborhood dwellers, theatergoers, academics and artists alike. Chefs Andrew Carmellini and Zach Faulisi offer an eclectic American menu of bar snacks, shareable appetizers, sandwiches, dinner plates and desserts sourcing local ingredients with a New York influence.
Telepan, New American, Manhattan, Upper West Side
Telepan is a New American restaurant serving farm-to-table seasonal cuisine from a converted Upper West Side brownstone.
Situated on a leafy block, just steps from Central Park, Telepan welcomes guests to enjoy bold American dishes in a smart yet relaxed setting. Chef Bill Telepan opened his fine dining restaurant with partner Jimmy Nicholas in 2005, and it has since earned glowing reviews and a Michelin Star in 2014. It has become an Upper West Side destination for locals and visitors alike. Telepan takes inspiration straight from the market, his love of the season’s bounty evident in modernized classics such as house smoked brook trout on a buckwheat potato blini; lobster bolognese; and heritage pork with potato pierogi.
Tulsi, Indian, Manhattan, Midtown East
Tulsi is a restaurant offering upscale Indian cuisine offering modern variations on traditional street foods as well as Indian classics.
Tulsi features distinctive regional Indian cuisine created by chef Hemant Mathur, critically acclaimed for his clean, distinct flavors and as a master of tandoor cooking—from savory street food and breads to tantalizing vegetable specialties, fragrant curries and signature tandoor-grilled meats and seafood. Designed for comfort, relaxation and the enjoyment of food, drinks and conversation, the 55-seat dining room and 15-seat bar/lounge reflect modern India with a nod to its cultural traditions and motifs. Guests may also enjoy the Chef’s Tasting Menu and Vegetarian Tasting Menu and bar snacks, as well as spice-friendly wines, handcrafted cocktails and beers.
Of course, there are many more great restaurants participating in this summer’s NYC Restaurant Week and they shouldn’t be overlooked, but these 13 above have been awarded at least one Michelin star and are offering discounted fares, so definitely check them out by making a reservation sooner rather than later!