Three New Two-Star Michelin Restaurants in 2015 NYC Guide

Aquavit, Blanca, and Ichimura join the list of Michelin-starred restaurants in New York

The Nordic cuisine at Aquavit, including these charred langoustines, earned a two-star mention with the 2015 Michelin Guide.

The best of the best restaurants in New York City have been announced as part of the New York City 10th-anniversary Michelin Guide.  In total, 74 restaurants across the city received between one and three Michelin stars, up from 65 Michelin-rated restaurants in New York last year. The biggest news is that three brand-new restaurants, Aquavit, the New York Times two-star Nordic restaurant on East 55 Street; Blanca, the upscale American Williamsburg eatery; and Ichimura, a high-end sushi bar in Tribeca. At Aquavit, chef Emma Bengtsson is celebrated as the first female chef in New York to receive two stars.

Other newcomers to the list include Andanada on the Upper West Side, Bâtard, Betony, Juni, and Pok Pok NY. Daniel, once a three-star recipient, has been downgraded to two stars, while A Voce, Oceana, and wd~50 were taken off the Michelin list completely (the latter likely due to the announcement of the restaurant’s impending closing). This year’s Michelin guide seemed to expand to the other boroughs: many neighborhoods in Brooklyn were featured on the list for the first time.

In addition to the starred restaurants, 126 Bib Gourmand accolades were featured, which are Michelin-quality restaurants at an affordable price. 

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi