Last week, Michelin released their list of restaurants that received their Bib Gourmand distinction; now they've released their Michelin Guide New York, which includes the tire company's coveted star distinctions. For its 13th edition, the widely-respected guide has awarded 72 restaurants between one and three stars, with one very notable demotion, one promotion, and six restaurants earning their first star.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's flagship restaurant Jean-Georges has been stripped of its three star status, showing up amongst the Two Star restaurants that are still defined as "excellent cuisine, worth a detour."

"It was a difficult decision for us to make," Michael Ellis, Michelin guide director, told Eater. "Unfortunately, we saw a slow glide downward. It started off with small things...and it didn't get any better. It was kind of on cruise control."

Thomas Keller's Per Se, which was colorfully demoted by the NY Times earlier in 2016, still retains its three star status.

Michelin inspectors upgraded Sushi Ginza Onodera—which earned its first star in 2016—to join the Two Star group; it was the sole restaurant to show upward mobility for the 2018 NYC guide and is also the only Japanese restaurant in the United States to hold two stars.

In the One Star category, six restaurants made their debut for this year. Three Japanese restaurants (Satsuki, Sushi Amane and Bar Uchū) made the cut this year, as did new Korean steakhouse Cote, the revamp of Rouge Tomate, and The Clocktower.

There's a bit of a trend amongst chefs and restaurants to "return" their Michelin stars, including French Chef Sébastien Bras of Le Suquet who said he wanted to cook "without wondering whether [his] creations will appeal to Michelin's inspectors." We'll see if any NYC chefs share in that opinion.

Three Stars
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Eleven Madison Park
Le Bernardin
Masa
Per Se

Two Stars
Aquavit
Aska
Atera
Blanca
Daniel
Jean-Georges
Jungsik
Ko
Marea
The Modern
Sushi Ginza Onodera*

One Star
Agern
Ai Fiori
ALdea
Aureole
Babbo
Bar Uchū*
Bâtard
Blue Hill
The Breslin
Café Boulud
Café China
Carbone
Casa Enríque
Casa Mono
Caviar Russe
The Clocktower*
Contra
Cote*
Del Posto
Delaware and Hudson
Dovetail
Faro
The Finch
Gabriel Kreuther
Gotham Bar and Grill
Gramcery Tavern
Günter Seeger NY
Hirohisa
Jewel Bako
Junoon
Kajitsu
Kanoyama
Kyo Ya
L'Appart
La Sirena
La Vara
Meadowsweet
Minetta Tavern
The Musket Room
Nix
Nomad
Peter Luger
Rebelle
The River Café
Rouge Tomate*
Satsuki*
Sushi Amane*
Sushi Inoue
Sushi Yasuda
Sushi Zo
Tempura Matsui
Tori Shin
Uncle Boons
Ushiwakamaru
Wallsé
ZZ's Clam Bar