The Michelin New York 2014 dining guide will hit the shelves tomorrow with its verdicts on which restaurants deserve the guide's coveted stars. The complete list was announced today, revealing the major winners and losers of the year.
The biggest news is that newcomer Aska in Brooklyn was awarded one star. Chef Fredrik Berselius opened the Nordic-inspired restaurant in Williamsburg about 10 months ago. It was also named one of Bon Appétit's 10 Best New Restaurants this year. Other newcomers on the list include Jonathan Benno's Lincoln, the buzzy seven month-old Carbone, Telepan, and Ichimura at Brushstroke. Mario Batali's Babbo is also back on the list with one star and Jungsik has earned a second star which, according to Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton, makes it "the first stateside Korean spot to earn two."
In major downgrades, Gordon Ramsay at the London has lost both of its stars and is off the list. (On the bright side, the shouty chef still has three stars in London.) There are no new three-star restaurants. The top restaurants are: Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa, Per Se, and Daniel (which recently lost its fourth New York Times star).