Need some guidance on where your next fancy date night should be?
Sure, you could check Zagat's survey results but if you're looking for class, everyone knows you judge a restaurant by its Michelin stars.
The 2017 decisions were obtained early by Eater NY and the results are a little surprising.
In case you're a Michelin n00b (okay, we had to Google this), this is what the stars mean: one star signifies "a good restaurant in its category," two stars means "excellent cuisine, worth a detour," and their highest honor is three stars, "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey."
New to the list is the Scandinavian Aska in Brooklyn, which joined the ranks with two stars, amongst Danuel, Atera, and Blanca.
The newcomers to the single star list include Grand Central's Agern and La Sirena. NYC's three star restaurant list was filled with fine-dining standards like Le Bernardin, Jean-Georges, and Per Se.
Also a surprise was who wasn't on the list. The Spotted Pig didn't get a star since it opened in 2004, and a few highly acclaimed new restaurants, like Le Coucou, Lilia, and Indian Accent, were notably absent.
As reported by Eater NY, check out the full list of 2017 Michelin starred restaurants below.
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Delaware & Hudson
Gotham Bar & Grill
Gunter Seeger (new)
La Sirena (new)
Luksus at Torst
The Musket Room
The River Cafe
Sushi Ginza Onodera (new)
Sushi Inoue (new)
Sushi of Gari
Sushi Zo (new)
ZZ’s Clam Bar[via Eater NY] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]