The Michelin Red Guide for New York City hotels and restaurants has selected an elite club of seven New York Restaurants who unwaveringly stand above the rest. The esteemed rankings concentrate on the quality, mastery of technique, personality and consistency of the food, not on things like interior décor, table setting, or service quality. According to the Michelin guide, three stars signify a restaurant with “exceptional cuisine and worth a special journey, often extremely expensive, and with an extensive wine list.” These seven restaurants and chefs represent the greatest masters of haute cuisine in the American breadbasket.