Crème de la Crème: A Look Into 2019 Michelin-Starred Restaurants

The coveted Michelin Star is bestowed upon the best of the best restaurants worldwide. This well-established rating system has been validating restaurant reputations since 1926. From Europe and Asia to the Americas, chefs and restaurant owners spend much of their time and energy pursuing this valuable accolade.

Restaurants that lie within their mapped area, can receive up to three Michelin Stars. Receiving even one Star can change the fate of a restaurant, elevating its status and bringing up to 35% more traffic from food enthusiasts and the bon vivant.

According to the Guide:

  • One Star: A very good restaurant in its category
  • Two Stars: Exceptional cooking, worth a detour
  • Three Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

“Michelin, whether you’re in Paris, Tokyo, New York, or Barcelona, always means the same thing. Everyone understands what it signifies, what it takes, to have those precious Michelin stars,” said Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in NYC (Three Michelin Stars).

The 2019 Michelin Guide has been released and the following locations have been put on the global restaurant stage by receiving three Michelin Stars. The Guide awards these top-tiered locations with the highest honors for their exemplary ingredients and elevated cooking style and plating.

New York City

Masa – Chef Masayoshi Takayama provides a two-hour sensual dining experience reflecting Japanese cuisine and customs.

Per Se – Thomas Keller’s serene and intimate environment overlooks Central Park and features a nine-course vegetable tasting menu using classic French technique and a wine collection of 2,000 bottles including vintage and private-label selections.

Additional three-Star restaurants in NYC:

  • Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
  • Eleven Madison Park
  • Le Bernardin

Hong Kong

Lung King Heen – Located within the walls of the Four Seasons Hong Kong, master of Cantonese cuisine Chef Chan Yan Tak plates flawlessly cooked ingredients with enticing flavor combinations.

Additional three-Star restaurants in Hong Kong:

  • Jade Dragon
  • 8½ Otto e Mezzo – Bombana
  • Bo Innovation
  • Caprice
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • Robuchon au Dôme
  • Sushi Shikon
  • T’ang Court
  • The Eight


Alain Duasse at The Dorchester – With refined, modern French cuisine by executive chef Jean-Philippe Blondet, the restaurant features delicious innovation and the very best of the season. Owned by pioneering French chef Alain Ducasse and located at The Dorchester resort.

Additional three-Star restaurants in London:

  • The Araki
  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

San Francisco

Atelier Crenn – Dominique Crenn’s luxurious San Francisco restaurant, featuring seafood and vegetables, makes its first appearance in the Michelin Guide. Enjoy a multi-course tasting experience with wine pairings in an intimate 8-table dining room.

Additional three-Star restaurants in SF:

  • Benu
  • The French Laundry
  • Manresa
  • Quince
  • The Restaurant at Meadowood
  • Saison
  • Single Thread

View the Michelin Guide for a complete list of selections from multiple cities worldwide.

Make 2019 your year to dine on exquisite cuisine, drink the finest wines and revel in the delectation of epicurean experiences at home and abroad.

About The Author

Anne-Marie Pritchett, a.k.a. AMP, is a lifestyle writer and editor with ten years of experience covering the luxe lifestyle scene, including travel, fashion, interior design, food and spirits, art and culture, beauty and more. Her biggest creative influences derive from worldly experiences and the people she’s encountered and interviewed along the journey. AMP is also a copywriter and strategist who creates lively, innovative custom content for a variety of international brands including Coach, Cabela's, Caesarstone, Walker Zanger, Crate and Barrel, Basis and more. For editorial consideration please contact [email protected].

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