Against the backdrop of a pandemic that has shuttered at least a thousand restaurants and that has forced over 100,000 hospitality staffers out of work, Michelin’s anonymous inspectors have released their 2021 star ratings for New York City. Not a single restaurant that remained open — or temporarily closed — was dropped or downgraded from the list of starred selections this year, while just seven new venues were awarded stars.
Here is a rundown of all 68 restaurants on the list.
A number of NYC restaurants are offering indoor dining, outdoor dining, and takeout and delivery service. The type of service is constantly changing, so we recommend checking with each spot ahead of time to confirm the dining setup. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.