Sept. 30, 2014 By Christian Murray
Michelin Travel Publications rolled out its New York City’s 2015 Michelin Guide today, and two out of the 73 area restaurants that earned the highly sought honor—a star–are from Long Island City.
Casa Enrique, the Mexican restaurant located at 5-48 49thAve, and M. Wells Steakhouse, which opened at 43-15 Crescent Street less than a year, were honored with a star.
The Michelin Guide, or Le Guide Michelin, awards the top restaurants with one, two or three stars. It is only the exceptional restaurants that make the cut. Only six restaurants received 3 stars, with nine restaurants receiving 2. (Click for list)
The guide’s recommendations are put together by a team of anonymous inspectors, who all undergo strict training and sign confidentiality agreements before filing their assigned reports.
Last week, Alobar and John Brown Smokehouse were among the Michelin 2015 “Bib Gourmand” picks, which notes those restaurants that provide high-quality cuisine at a reasonable price.