The 2016 New York Michelin Guide rankings are out -- these restaurants made the cut

The modernFacebook/The ModernCongratulations to Danny Meyer’s The Modern, which was elevated from one star to two stars.

The 2016 Michelin Guide to New York was announced earlier than originally planned last night, thanks to social media.

According to the website Eater, Michelin called certain chefs to let them know that they’d earned or maintained their star(s), and the chefs then shared the news on social media.

As for the big winners, the six three-star restaurants from last year maintained their status. Since 2011, when Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare and Eleven Madison Park were inducted into three-star fame, the Michelin Guide hasn’t added any new restaurants to its top echelon. Though, it has demoted one restaurant, Daniel, to two stars.

In all, 10 new restaurants were added to the one-star list this year, and Danny Meyer’s The Modern was elevated from one star to two. Longtime favourites 15 East, Gotham Bar and Grill, Lincoln, and Seäsonal were among the restaurants to lose their star and fall off the list.

The biggest snubs were Annisa (upgraded to three stars by the New York Times in 2014), Cosme (from the chef behind the No. 16 restaurant in the world), and Sushi Nakazawa (one of only six NYC restaurants to earn four New York Times stars).

Here’s the Michelin Guide’s complete 2016 list:

Three Stars: “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

Eleven Madison Park

Jean-Georges

Le Bernardin

Masa

Per Se

Two Stars: “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour”

Aquavit

Atera

Blanca

Daniel

Ichimura

Jungsik

Marea

The Modern (previously one star)

Momofuku Ko

Soto

One Star: “A very good restaurant in its category”

Ai Fiori

Aldea

Andanada

Aureole

Babbo

Bâtard

Betony

Blue Hill

Bouley

The Breslin

Brushstroke

Café Boulud

Café China

Cagen (new)

Carbone

Casa Enríque

Casa Mono

Caviar Russe

Delaware and Hudson

Del Posto

Dovetail

The Finch (new)

Gabriel Kreuther (new)

Gotham Bar and Grill

Gramercy Tavern

Hirohisa (new)

Jewel Bako

Juni

Junoon

Kajitsu

Kyo Ya

La Vara

Luksus at Tørst

Meadowsweet

Minetta Tavern

The Musket Room

M. Wells Steakhouse

Peter Luger

Picholine

Piora

Pok Pok NY

Public

Rebelle (new)

The River Café

Rosanjin

Semilla (new)

Somtum Der (new)

Spotted Pig

Sushi Azabu

Sushi of Gari

Sushi Yasuda (new)

Take Root

Telepan

Tempura Matsui (new)

Matsui

Tori Shin

Tulsi

Uncle Boons (new)

Wallsé

ZZ’s Clam Bar

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