Michelin Stars Revealed: EMP and Brooklyn Fare Soar Into the Three-Spot

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A nod to new hideaways and other pleasant surprises.

Okay, chefs, you can breathe now. It's here: The Michelin New York 2012 dining guide — exciting, not earth-shattering. The hard copies will be released tomorrow, but the good stuff is out now. Like, Eleven Madison Park, which sailed from one star to three. And Cesar Ramirez's Brooklyn Fare, which is now rocking out even harder, going from two stars last year to three (playing with the big boys: Daniel, Le Bernardin, Masa, Per Se, and Jean Georges). A few restaurants will not be popping the bubbly ce soir, like Picholine, which lost a star. Oddly enough, a place called Heartbreak (which Grub thought was only purposeful for East Village bathroom breaks) got a sparkling star. More Michelin surprise crushes include: Tamarind Tribeca, Danji, and Rosanjin.

Three Stars
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Daniel
Eleven Madison Park
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se

Two Stars
Corton
Gilt
Gordon Ramsay at the London
Kajitsu
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Marea
Momofuku Ko
SHO Shaun Hergatt
Soto

One Star
Adour
Ai Fiori
Aldea
Annisa
Aureole
A Voce Columbus
A Voce Madison
Blue Hill
Bouley
Breslin
Brushstroke
Cafe Boulud
Casa Mono
Danji
Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen
Del Posto
Dovetail
Dressler
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Heartbreak
Jewel Bako
Junoon
Kyo Ya
Laut
Marc Forgione
Minetta Tavern
The Modern
Oceana
Peter Luger
Picholine
Public
River Cafe
Rosanjin
Rouge Tomate
Saul
Seasonal
Spotted Pig
Sushi Azabu
Sushi of Gari
Tamarind Tribeca
Tori Shin
Tulsi
Veritas
Wallse
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