A record number of restaurants made this year’s list.
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It’s that time of year again: The Michelin Guide has revealed its 2019 restaurant picks for France, and predictably, the list has generated buzz. With 632 starred restaurants across the country, a whopping 75 of them are new – “a record level never seen before,” according to a statement released by Michelin. Then there’s Sebastien Bras, the French chef who asked for his three-star restaurant Le Suquet to be removed from the 2018 guide, and famously celebrated the loss last year. Now, his restaurant is officially back on the list, but as a two-star establishment instead.

Of the 75 additions, only two were crowned with three stars, including Argentine-born, French-based chef Mauro Colagreco’s Menton restaurant, Mirazur. Located minutes from the Italian border on the French Riviera, the Mediterranean restaurant, which is also listed as no. 3 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, is known for Latin and European preparations of seasonal produce and seafood. The news comes less than two weeks after the chef debuted his first U.S. restaurant, Florie’s, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Le Clos des Sens, located in southeastern France, rounded out the country’s 27 three-starred restaurants.

“This year, more than any other, the Michelin Guide France is demonstrating a gastronomic France that excels on all fronts," said Gwendal Poullenec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, in a statement. "From remarkable regional dynamism, to showcasing new talented youngsters, and to an unprecedented number of new star-studded restaurants led by women, the 2019 vintage shines brightly in many ways.”

Five new restaurants were awarded two stars, including chef David Toutain’s vegetable-forward namesake eatery, and chef Stéphanie Le Quellec’s flavorful La Scène. The guide made it a point to name ten of the 68 one-starred restaurants, which are all female-led, presumably in an effort to curb criticism over the guide’s previous editions and winners.

As with all years, there was some disappointment too, including restaurant Auberge de L'Ill, which, after 51 years, has lost its third star.

The full list of 632 starred restaurants will be released this Friday.

Below, find the list of newly starred restaurants, as neatly organized by Fine Dining Lovers.

New Three-Star Restaurants

Le Clos des Sens - Annecy

Mirazur - Menton

New Two-Star Restaurants

Le coquillage - Cancale

La Maison d'à Côté - Montlivault

La Scène - Paris

Restaurant David Toutain - Paris

AM Alexandre Mazzia - Marseille

New One-Star Restaurants

Lait Thym Sel - Angers

Nature - Armentières

La Table de Castigno - Assignan

Château de Vault de Lugny - Avallon / Vault-de-Lugny

La Mirande - Avignon

Les Oliviers - Bandol

L'Allée des Vignes - Cajarc

La Signoria - Calvi

Côté Cuisine - Carnac

L'Or Q'idée - Cergy-Pontoise / Pontoise

L'Ostal - Clermont-Ferrand

Hostellerie de la Pointe St-Mathieu - Le Conquet / Pointe de St-Mathieu

Sarkara - Courchevel / Courchevel 1850

L'Aspérule - Dijon

Le Pourquoi Pas - Dinard

Le Royal - Épernay / Champillon

L'Oustalet - Gigondas

L'Anthocyane - Lannion

Rozo - Lille

La Sommelière - Lyon

Saisons - Marseille

La Table du Hameau - Maussane-les-Alpilles / Paradou

Prima - Megève

L'Évidence - Montbazon

Le Grill - Monte-Carlo

Lulu Rouget - Nantes

La Table d'à Côté - Orléans / Ardon

La Poule au Port - Paris

Accents Table Bourse - Paris

ERH - Paris

Frenchie - Paris

Rachines - Paris

Baieta - Paris

Oka - Paris

Sola - Paris

Yoshinori - Paris

Tomy & Co. - Paris

L'Abysse au Pavillon Ledoyen - Paris

La Condesa - Paris

Louis - Paris

NESO - Paris

Abri - Paris

Automne - Paris

Virtus - Paris

Pilgrim - Paris

Un Parfum de Gourmandise - Périgueux

Restaurant de Lauzun - Pézenas

Rachines - Rennes

Auberge Quintessence - Roubion

La Source - Saint-Galmiere

Le Brouillarta - Saint-Jeanne-de-Luz

La Terrasse - Saint-Raphaël

Restaurant de Tourrel - Saint-Rémi-de-Provence

Lalique - Sauternes/Bommes

Villa de l'Étang blanc - Seignosse

Le Marcel - Sète

Les Funambules - Strasbourg

La Carambole - Strasbourg/Schiltigheim

La Tour des Sens - Tencin

Ursus - Tignes/Val Claret

Le Cénacle - Toulouse

Ambroisie - La Tour-du-Pin / Saint-Didier-de-la-Tour

Äponem - Auberge du Presbytère - Vailhan

Le Moulin de Léré - Vailly

La Table de l'Ours - Val d'Isère

Auberge de Montfleury - Villeneuve-de-Berg

L'Ours - Vincennes