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Michelin releases 2013 guide to NYC's best eating

Associated Press Modified: October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm •  Published: October 2, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2013 edition of the Michelin Guide to the city's restaurants has added a few names to its rankings of the best places to eat.

The rankings were announced Tuesday. The guide goes on sale Wednesday.

The highest-rated restaurants get three stars, which Michelin says is the highest recognition in the culinary world. There were seven of those in the city, the same ones as in 2012: Daniel, Per Se, Masa, Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges and Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare.

Michelin says three stars reward exceptional cuisine at restaurants where diners eat extremely well, often superbly, such as at Daniel, where the menu features crispy Japanese snapper with butternut squash and cedar wood wrapped kampachi. It says two stars denote excellent cuisine while one star indicates a very good restaurant.

A new name jumped on the list of the city's two-star restaurants. Atera, which opened earlier this year, joined six others that got two stars last year and in the 2013 guide. Those others are Corton, Gilt, Gordon Ramsey at The London, Marea, Momofuku Ko and Soto.

Fifty-two restaurants were given one star, including nine joining the list for the first time.

Overall, 896 restaurants are included in the 2013 guide, up from 805 in the previous year. Michelin said the restaurants are located across the city and include 61 cuisines.

New York is one of three American cities that have Michelin guides to their restaurants. The others are Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country.