Michelin named a record 138 restaurants in New York City that offer value for money, serving two courses and a glass of wine for $40 or less, plus tax and service.
New recipients of the Bib Gourmand include ABC Cocina, Bunker, Cata, Ciccio, Dear Bushwick, Il Poeta, John Brown Smokehouse, J. Restaurant Chez Asta, Mamak House, Mayfield, Mexicana Mama, Mexicosina, Murray’s Cheese Bar, Northeast Kingdom, Porsena, Prospect, Runner & Stone, Seersucker, Tang, Tertulia and Xixa.
The results were announced by Michelin today in an e-mailed release.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who holds three Michelin stars at Jean Georges, opened ABC Cocina earlier this year, serving dishes such as sweet pea empanadas and green chili yogurt; and peekytoe crab with corn fritters and chipotle mayo.
Dear Bushwick in Brooklyn describes itself as an English country kitchen, with the slogan, “The Pork Chop Is Back.” J. Restaurant Chez Asta is one of only four establishments in Harlem to make the list.
Michelin publishes the Bib Gourmand results one week ahead of its New York City Guide, which names the winners of stars. In the 2014 edition, 138 New York City restaurants, which include a diverse range of 31 cuisines across the five boroughs, have been designated as Bib Gourmands, compared with 126 last year.
Michelin & Cie, Europe’s largest tiremaker, produced its first guide in 1900. It was free of charge until 1920 and was intended for chauffeurs. The volume contained practical information, including street maps and tips on repairing tires. The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
The recommendations include:
ABC Cocina: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Al Bustan: Midtown East & Murray Hill Alobar: Queens Andy’s Seafood & Grill: Queens Apizz: Lower East Side Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar: Greenwich, W. Village and Meatpacking August: Greenwich, W. Village and Meatpacking Ayada: Queens Baci & Abbracci: Brooklyn Basil Brick Oven Pizza: Queens Battersby: Brooklyn Beyoglu: Upper East Side Bianca: Greenwich, W. Village and Meatpacking Bistro 33: Queens Bohemian: Greenwich, W. Village and Meatpacking Boqueria: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Bread & Tulips: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Bunker: Queens Buttermilk Channel: Brooklyn Casa Enrique: Queens Cata: Lower East Side Char No. 4: Brooklyn Chavela’s: Brooklyn Cho Dang Gol: Midtown West Ciccio: Soho & Nolita Clinton St. Baking Company: Lower East Side Co Ba: Chelsea Congee Village: Lower East Side Crispo: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District DBGB Kitchen & Bar: East Village Dear Bushwick: Brooklyn Dim Sum Go Go: Chinatown Diner: Brooklyn Dirt Candy: East Village Don Antonio by Starita: Midtown West Ed’s Lobster Bar: Soho & Nolita Egg: Brooklyn El Parador: Midtown East & Murray Hill El Paso Taqueria: Harlem, Morningside and Wash. Heights Enoteca Maria: Staten Island Family Recipe: Lower East Side Fatty ’Cue: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Fatty Crab: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Frankies 457 Spuntino: Brooklyn Franny’s: Brooklyn Garden Court Cafe: Upper East Side The General Greene: Brooklyn Gennaro: Upper West Side The Good Fork: Brooklyn Gran Electrica: Brooklyn HanGawi: Midtown East & Murray Hill Havana Café: Bronx Hecho en Dumbo: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Hill Country Chicken: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Hino Maru Ramen: Queens Hunan House: Queens Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan: Queens Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria: Greenwich, WVillage & Meatpacking Il Poeta: Queens Jean Claude: Soho & Nolita JG Melon: Upper East Side Jin Ramen: Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights John Brown Smokehouse: Queens J. Restaurant Chez Asta: Harlem, Morningside & W. Heights Katz’s: Lower East Side Keste Pizza & Vino: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking Land of Plenty: Midtown East & Murray Hill Laut: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square L’Ecole: SoHo & Nolita Lil’ Frankie’s: East Village Little Pepper: Queens Lupa: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking Lu Xiang Yuan: Queens Mamak House: Queens Mapo Tofu: Midtown East & Murray Hill Marlow & Sons: Brooklyn Mayfield: Brooklyn The Meatball Shop: Lower East Side Mercato: Midtown West Mesa Coyoacan: Brooklyn Mexicana Mama: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking Mexicosina: Bronx Mile End: Brooklyn Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too: Upper West Side Momofuku Noodle Bar: East Village Momofuku Ssam Bar: East Village Momokawa: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Murray’s Cheese Bar: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking New Malaysia: Chinatown Northeast Kingdom: Brooklyn Northern Spy Food Co.: East Village No. 7: Brooklyn Nyonya: Chinatown Ornella: Queens Paulie Gee’s: Brooklyn Perry Street: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking Phoenix Garden: Midtown East & Murray Hill Pok Pok NY: Brooklyn Porsena: East Village Prime Meats: Brooklyn Prospect: Brooklyn Prune: East Village Purple Yam: Brooklyn Robataya: East Village Roberta’s: Brooklyn Rubirosa: Soho & Nolita Runner & Stone: Brooklyn Rye: Brooklyn Salt & Fat: Queens Saravanaas: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Seersucker: Brooklyn Seo: Midtown East & Murray Hill Sip Sak: Midtown East & Murray Hill Snack: Sojo & Nolita Soba-Ya: East Village Speedy Romeo: Brooklyn Supper: East Village Sura: Upper West Side Szechuan Gourmet: Midtown West Tang: Queens Tanoreen: Brooklyn Tertulia: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking Tra Di Noi: Bronx Traif: Brooklyn Turkish Kitchen: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Uncle Zhou: Queens Untitled: Upper East Side Uva: Upper East Side Vida: Staten Island Vinegar Hill House: Brooklyn Wild Edibles: Midtown East & Murray Hill Xixa: Brooklyn Yunnan Kitchen: Lower East Side Zabb Elee: East Village Zabb Elee: Queens Zero Otto Nove: Bronx Zoma: Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights
(Richard Vines is the chief food critic for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. He is U.K. and Ireland chairman of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Opinions expressed are his own.)
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