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4 North Brooklyn Restaurants Gain Michelin Stars

By Serena Dai | September 30, 2014 5:28pm
 Meadowsweet, a South Williamsburg spot that opened at 149 Broadway in June, was awarded a Michelin star this year.
Meadowsweet, a South Williamsburg spot that opened at 149 Broadway in June, was awarded a Michelin star this year.
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GREENPOINT — Williamsburg and Greenpoint made a strong showing in the new Michelin Guide — with four restaurants gaining stars this year.

The 2015 guide, a widely followed list of the world's best restaurants, upgraded East Williamsburg's Blanca — a reservations-only restaurant on Roberta's grounds at 261 Moore St. — to two stars for the first time, making it the only Brooklyn restaurant in the two-star category.

Only one other Brooklyn restaurant, Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, has more stars than Blanca.

Meanwhile, three relatively new restaurants were awarded their first stars this year.

Chef Daniel Burns' Luksus at Torst, a seasonal food and beer-focused spot at 615 Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint, was awarded a star after opening just last year — making it the first beer-only restaurant in the world to be on the list.

Delaware and Hudson, a regional American food restaurant that opened in April at 135 North Fifth St. by chef Patti Jackson, was awarded a star.

And Meadowsweet, a South Williamsburg spot helmed by former Michelin Star-winning chef Polo Dobkin, was awarded a star on Tuesday as well. The American restaurant at 149 Broadway, the former location of Dobkin's old restaurant Dressler, opened in June.

Combine that with Peter Luger Steak House, and North Brooklyn is home to five of 10 Michelin Star restaurants in the borough.

The Michelin Guide awarded stars to 71 restaurants total in New York for the 2015 guide.

"We are cooking seasonal food that celebrates the ingredients," Lusksus's Burns said in a statement. "To be recognized in this way by the Michelin Guide is simply outstanding and I am incredibly happy."