The 2017 Michelin list just dropped like a Beyoncé album—although the annual Red Guide isn't supposed to hit stands until Thursday, the folks at Eater managed to snag an early copy and published the 2017 lineup. And it's not just the early release itself that was unexpected—the entries themselves prove to be a surprising bunch.
Of the newbies, the revival of Fredrik Berselius's Scandinavian stunner Aska came out on top with a whopping two stars out of the gate, joining acclaimed dining rooms like Daniel, Atera and Blanca. The three-star category saw the usual fine-dining suspects—Le Bernardin, Jean-Georges, Per Se—but the single-starred crew is packed with newcomers, including Grand Central-set Nordic spot Agern and Batali-Bastianich mega-trattoria La Sirena.
But with stars come snubs—for the first time since its debut in 2004, the Spotted Pig was not awarded a Michelin star; instead, it popped up on Michelin's Bib Gourmand list. (More on that later.) And some of the year's most acclaimed new restaurants, including Le Coucou, Lilia and Indian Accent, were nowhere to be found on the 2017 list.
In other Michelin news, the guide's Bib Gourmand selections (focusing on more affordable, neighborhood-type venues) were released last Friday and featured such high-profile 2016 openings as Olmsted and Llama Inn.
Check out the full list of 2017 Michelin honorees below:
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Delaware & Hudson
Gotham Bar & Grill
Luksus at Torst
The Musket Room
The River Cafe
Sushi Ginza Onodera
Sushi of Gari
ZZ’s Clam Bar