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French chefs on the New York dining scene

Anne-Sophie Pic, the only female French chef to achieve a three-star Michelin rating, plans to open a new restaurant in New York in 2015.

Oct 11, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Anne-Sophie Pic, the only female French chef to achieve a three-star Michelin rating, plans to open a new restaurant in New York in 2015.

Anne-Sophie Pic,

She is far from the first French chef to pursue the American dream in the Big Apple, and many of her predecessors have seen their efforts pay off in star ratings and high praise from critics. Here is a round-up of some of the top French chefs on the New York gastronomy scene.

Daniel Boulud

daniel boulud

Though the latest Michelin New York guide took away his restaurant’s third star, earned in 2009, Boulud remains among the leading representatives of French cuisine in the city. In addition to coordinating the cuisine at his flagship restaurant, Daniel, he owns 7 other establishments in New York, including Café Boulud and Epicerie Boulud, an eat-in and take-out market.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

The Alsatian chef oversees a true gastronomic empire, including no less than 11 eateries in New York. The most prestigious among them, Jean-Georges, boasts a three-star Michelin rating.

Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert

Another three-star restaurant in the Michelin guide is the Bernardin, headed by Ripert. A native of Antibes, the chef cut his teeth at the famous Parisian restaurant La Tour d’Argent and has worked with Joël Robuchon, among others.

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Alain Ducasse

French chef Alain Ducasse

In New York, the “godfather of French gastronomy” owns the Benoit, a sister restaurant to the Parisian eatery of the same name. The menu offers high-end French bistrot cuisine.

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Laurent Tourondel

Chef Laurent Tourondel

Named Restaurateur of the Year by Bon Appétit magazine in October 2007, Tourondel heads up four eateries in New York, including the Brasserie Ruhlmann on Rockefeller Plaza.

Gabriel Kreuther

Gabriel Kreuther

A native of Alsace, Kreuther was the lead chef at The Modern, listed with two stars in the Michelin guide, before leaving at the start of this year. According to Ny.eater.com, he will soon open a new restaurant in the Big Apple near Bryant Park.


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