The Michelin Guide to New York City Restaurants
annually ranks selected eateries on a scale of one to three stars. Since most restaurants receive zero stars, it's a mark of quality and of pride for a restaurant to have received even one star.
In 2012, there are only seven three-star restaurants in NYC: Daniel; Jean-Georges; Le Bernardin; Masa; Per Se, all of which had three stars in 2011, and newly three-starred restaurants Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare and Eleven Madison Park.
Learn how Michelin stars are awarded, and check out the list of celeb chefs whose restaurants failed to receive three stars.
Learn how Michelin varies from other restaurant rating systems.
For details on New York's Michelin-starred restaurants, buy the guide book, or simply consult this list of restaurants that are Michelin starred in NYC. From that page, you can also make restaurant reservations via Open Table, although that's not the best way to snag a seat at a three-star restaurant. Learn about the three-star restaurants reservations policies here.