12/14/2012 08:17 am ET Updated Feb 13, 2013

New York City's Michelin Star Restaurants (PHOTOS)

One of the food capitals of the world (sorry, but there can't be just one?), New York City boasts tons of fabulous restaurants helmed by celebrated chefs. Traveling just a few blocks, you can't help but walk by a renowned restaurant, whether it boasts reliable, traditional fare or funky fusion that you can't find anywhere else.

But restaurants that have been awarded a Michelin star -- well, they're few and far between, even in this foodie capital. Because receiving a Michelin star means going above and beyond with inventive dishes, offering delicious cuisine in a fabulous atmosphere.

Take a bite out of our favorite Michelin-starred restaurants, housed at hotels in New York City.

-- Jane Reynolds,

New York City's Michelin-Starred Restaurants (PHOTOS)