Eat and Drink Michelin Guide New York honors top NYC restaurants Foie gras dumplings and passion fruit at Jean-Georges. Photo Credit: FLICKR/ ser_is_snarkish By GEORGIA KRAL September 30, 2014 1:47 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Michelin stars are considered one of the highest distinctions a restaurant can get. Those worthy are awarded one, two or three stars and the guide comes out each October. One star is "a very good restaurant in its category," two stars is "excellent cuisine, worth a detour" and three stars is "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey." It was a big year for female chefs in Brooklyn (Take Root, Delaware & Hudson, La Vara) and for Brooklyn in general. Foodie favorite Pok Pok NY got a star, and The River Tavern has regained one after being closed by Superstorm Sandy. Daniel, the flagship restaurant in the Daniel Boulud empire, lost a star this year. Here are this year's winners, with moves noted in parenthesis: 3 stars Jean-Georges Per Se Le Bernardin The Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare Masa Eleven Madison Park 2 stars Daniel (3 stars 2010-2014) Blanca (1 star in 2014) Ichimura (1 star in 2014) Aquavit (1 star in 2014) Momofuku Ko Jungsik Atera Marea Soto 1 star 15 East Ai Fiori Aldea Andanada (new) Aureole Babbo Bâtard (new) Betony (new) Blue Hill Bouley The Breslin Brushstroke Cafe Boulud Cafe China Carbone Cafe Enrique (new) Casa Mono Caviar Russe Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen Del Posto Delaware and Hudson (new) Dovetail Gotham Bar and Grill Gramercy Tavern Hakkasan Jewel Bako Juni Junoon Kajitsu Kyo Ya La Vara (new) Lincoln Luksus (new) Meadowsweet (new) Minetta Tavern The Modern The Musket Room M. Wells Steakhouse (new) NoMad Oceana Peter Luger Picholine Piora Pok Pok Ny (new) Public The River Café (new, regains star after Superstorm Sandy closure) Rosanjin Seäsonal Spotted Pig Sushi Azabu Sushi of Gari Take Root (new) Telepan Tori Shin Torrisi Italian Specialities Tulsi Wallsé Zabb Elee (new) ZZ's Clam Bar (new) By GEORGIA KRAL Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.