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Casa Enrique, M. Wells Steakhouse win coveted Michelin star


Oct. 2, 2015 Staff Report

Michelin Travel Publications rolled out its New York City’s 2016 Michelin Guide Wednesday, and two out of the 76 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 two years ago, were honored with a star.

Both were awarded with a star last year.

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 10 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, Mu Ramen was among the Michelin 2016 “Bib Gourmand” picks, which notes those restaurants that provide high-quality cuisine at a reasonable price.

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Last night at the Michelin Star 2016 Gala

Posted by Casa Enrique LIC on Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Well deserved, particularly in the case of Casa Enrique. They must get it solely on the merit of their amazing food, because if we’re being honest the level of service is definitely a notch below what is usually considered Michelin Star. But that’s the charm of the place too and I hope it never changes. Would be great though if they could start delivering again.

David Padilla

Just ate there last night, unaware of the Oct. 2nd award of their New Michelin STAR*. My 3rd time in as many months, each time bringing close friends to enjoy such good Mexican food. Being of Mexican decent from Santa Fe New Mexico and traveled most of the Latin American countries… This is by far the best!
Please enjoy this restaurant, but leave me a chair at your table so I may continue to feast on yet untried morsels…!

glad to see

WOW Casa Enrique!! I am so happy to see you get the recognition you truly earned. You are one of the few restaurants that is setting the groundwork for a foodie meca. If there was a god I would hope she would bless you! Thank you so much for all you give Long Island City!!!


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