Everyone’s favorite tire company just came out with their annual restaurant rankings for New York City, and while there isn’t much to comment on for the three and two star restaurants (yes, Per Se is still good), the one stars did shift around quite a bit, as they often do.
In honor of the crazy roller coaster ride of Michelin rankings, we made this handy map (courtesy in part of The Real Deal’s research analyst, Yoryi DeLaRosa) depicting where the city’s best restaurants have moved over the past five years.
Some findings? Though it’s not exactly surprising, more restaurants in boroughs other than Manhattan are finally being recognized. Queens has two: M. Wells Steakhouse and Casa Enrique, both in Long Island City (Danny Brown Wine Bar and Kitchen in Forest Hills was the first Queens eatery to earn a star in 2011, however, it lost that rating this year). And Brooklyn has 12 stars — a pretty significant upgrade from 2011 when it only had five stars and Chef Table’s was a mere two-star. Sadly, there are still none in the Bronx or the Staten Island…yet.
What’s really fun is to look back at past scandals — like Daniel’s downgrade to two stars last year (gasp!).
Play around with the map and find out if your neighborhood has become more (or less) of a great place to eat.