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Greenpoint's Restaurant Yuu Receives the Borough’s Only New Michelin Star

Cafe Mars in Carroll Gardens received Michelin's special 2023 Service Award.
Suppon course at Restaurant Yuu

The 2023 Michelin Guide results were announced Nov. 7, with Brooklyn's Restaurant Yuu earning the borough's only new star, reports Brooklyn Magazine.

In the French-inspired Greenpoint omakase spot, which opened in May, Chef Yuu Shiman offers the 18-course $250 tasting menu. With a star now, reservations will be hard to come by.

Most other Brooklyn Michelin picks retained their status. Prospect Heights' Oxalis kept its single star but is relocating. Its space will become a cafe, while Oxalis will move nearby. Brooklyn Heights’s Clover Hill and Williamsburg's Four Horsemen and Francie also held one-star rankings. One star denotes “high quality cooking worth a stop,” per Michelin.

Brooklyn's only two-starred restaurant, Aska in Williamsburg, maintained its “excellent cooking worth a detour” honor for a sixth consecutive year. 

No Brooklyn restaurants were awarded the top three-star “exceptional cuisine worth a special journey” designation.

On the losing end, River Café in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Gowanus’ Claro both lost their single stars. And one-time steakhouse icon Peter Luger still lacks the star it lost last year.

Beverage director Madalyn Summers of Carroll Gardens' Cafe Mars received Michelin's special 2023 Service Award. To Summers, good service means creating a “memorable and joyful experience.”

The Michelin Guide recognizes top dining establishments worldwide. Michelin’s anonymous inspectors judged restaurants until September. The list of all starred restaurants in New York is available here.


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