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Three Michelin Stars for EMP and Brooklyn Fare
October 4th, 2011 by donuts4dinner

According to The New York Times, my good friends at Eleven Madison Park are about to get themselves three Michelin stars, up from one in last year’s guide.

This means NYC is about to have seven restaurants with three Michelin stars:

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Daniel
Eleven Madison Park
Jean Georges
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se

Crazy, right? What a wonderful time to live here. Although that means the Brooklyn Fare reservation my boyfriend and I failed to get when we tried once earlier this year is going to be even harder to come by now.

Eleven Madison Park DSC_0867 copyone of the super-fine amuse bouches at EMP

If you’re interested in my take on the 3-star restaurants we’ve visited, here are my much-photoed reviews of each:

Eleven Madison Park: our first, not-bad-but-not-amazing visit

Eleven Madison Park: our second, mind-blowing visit

Per Se: so long-awaited it couldn’t have been anything but incredible (and we’re going back this weekend!)

Daniel: changed the way I thought about fine dining forever

• Jean Georges: so so-so that I never even bothered to write about it (but would love to hear why other people love it so)


9 Responses  
  • Mrs. Bachelor Girl writes:
    October 4th, 20118:47 pmat

    You are so lucky, Katie Ett.

    Feel free to send me a doggy bag any time.

    • donuts4dinner writes:
      October 6th, 20119:04 pmat

      Did you ever see the episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” where the chef refuses to send home a doggy bag with Larry and his friends because he doesn’t want his food fed to their dog? I know you’re going to end up giving Chihuahua my fine foods!

      • Jed Bear writes:
        January 8th, 20121:00 amat

        This is going to sound really random and pointless, but I just wanted to say I love your reviews (been to Daniel & JG, hopefully EMP or if I’m really lucky Per Se next year) and Curb is one of my favourite shows.

        • donuts4dinner writes:
          January 9th, 20121:44 pmat

          There’s never anything random and pointless about a compliment! Where’s YOUR food blog?

          • Jed Bear writes:
            January 11th, 20123:51 pmat

            Haha well thank you! I’m sad to say but I don’t have a blog :( largely fur to the fact I have been to as many *good* restaurants as you have. Btw have you heard of L’Espalier in Boston? It was on par with my 3 Michelin experiences.

  • jean writes:
    October 4th, 201111:37 pmat

    your pictures look GREAT!!! did u get a new cam????? mmm and i’ve been DYING to go to brooklyn fare as well!

    • donuts4dinner writes:
      October 6th, 20119:06 pmat

      Ooooooh, thank you!! I did get my first DSLR recently. It’s so cool that you can tell the difference.

      Do you know anyone who’s been to Brooklyn Fare? I know the place is booming, but it seems like no one’s actually gotten in!

  • Karen writes:
    November 5th, 20117:34 pmat

    I’ve been to all the three star restaurants except Masa, and twice to Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare. Chef’s Table was by far my favorite, so would highly recommend you keep trying to get a reservation (and would love to read your take on it!). Sadly, though, they don’t allow you to take pictures of or take notes on the food.

    • donuts4dinner writes:
      November 9th, 20116:11 pmat

      I love reading the stories of how the chef will literally come to your seat and yell at you if it appears that you’re trying to take notes. At least Momofuku Ko allows that! We’re definitely set on going to Brooklyn Fare sometime, though, so I’m glad to hear you think it’s worth the hassle.


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