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Posted on October 30, 2018

27 New Restaurants Earn Bib Gourmand Status in 2019 MICHELIN Guide New York City

14th edition of the guide recognizes New York City restaurants for great food and value

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2018 Michelin today released the list of 129 Bib Gourmand restaurants in New York one week ahead of its 2019 star selection, featuring 27 new additions.

Michelin inspectors have been eating their way around New York City’s five boroughs for over 14 years. Introduced in 1997, Bib Gourmand restaurants are awarded by Michelin’s inspectors because they serve high quality food while making it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included).

Fifty styles of cuisine will appear in the 2019 Michelin Guide New York City. Notable cuisines amongst the Bib Gourmands include Middle Eastern (Kubeh), Italian (Una Pizza Napoletana) and Thai (Ugly Baby).

The MICHELIN® Guide, renowned for its anonymous food inspectors, was created at the turn of the 20th century by the founding Michelin brothers to provide motorists with useful information about where they could service and repair their cars, and eventually where to find a good quality meal as well.

The 2019 Michelin-starred restaurants will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Tue Guide will go on sale Thursday, Nov. 8, at major book sellers for a suggested retail price of $18.99.

Alley41 is one of the new, quality Sichuan restaurants in the city. Customers flood the dining room of this sleek restaurant in Flushing. Inspectors agree that the technique and level of cooking is worthy of a Bib Gourmand designation.

Amelie is a hidden gem. The French-leaning menu of this wine bar is quite concise. The dishes deliver a wonderful expression of flavor, from the whole wheat flour mini-ravioli from the south of France to the moules and deconstructed tart Tatin.

Bellwether opened in Long Island City in April. The restaurant team implements a seasonal, creative menu with winners like grilled halloumi, grilled blowfish tail and banana chocolate brioche.

Cervo's was an instant hit when it opened in summer 2017 in the Lower East Side. Inspired by the cuisines of Spain and Portugal with an emphasis on fresh seafood prepared simply, this cozy restaurant offers good quality and value.

Convivium Osteria has a focused and well-executed menu. At a time when expansions seem to be dominating the culinary landscape, it’s refreshing to find a chef-owned, personal restaurant such as this.

Da Xi Sichuan offers a different perspective of Sichuan cooking with less emphasis on fiery heat. The cooking exhibits great degrees of care, restraint and focus.

Enzo’s of Williamsbridge in the Bronx offers carefully crafted Italian cuisine where the ingredients are supreme and the commitment to excellence extends from the food to the gracious hospitality.

Georgian Dream Café is considered one of the best Georgian restaurants in Bay Ridge. From hearty bowls of chakapuli to juicy, charred kebabs, the inspectors thought the cooking showed particular refinement.

Houdini Kitchen Laboratory was promoted from a Plate designation to Bib Gourmand. The fresh, house-made pastas and creative wood-fired pizzas coming out of this inspired kitchen in Ridgewood were a delight.

Hwa Yuan originally opened in Chinatown in 1968 and was home to much written about cold sesame noodles. The former chef’s son recently revived the restaurant in the original building. The Sichuan-focused cuisine is made especially well.

Kubeh offers a focused menu serving the namesake dumpling along with other fresh, well-prepared Middle Eastern dishes. The chef spent a month in Israel learning how to make kubeh from immigrants of Kurdish, Iranian and Syrian descent.

Legend of Taste offers peerless dishes such as smoked pork with garlic and Sichuan-style crispy eggplant. Located just north of Flushing in Whitestone, the cooking at this fantastic Sichuan restaurant is not to be missed.

Lil Gem opened last fall. The menu takes inspiration from the chef’s Lebanese background and goes full-speed ahead with winners like smoky babaganoush and a spicy lamb flatbread.

Little Alley opened in the unexpected location of Murray Hill, offering an excellent array of focused Shanghainese specialties. The soup dumplings are well done, but the menu is full of equally delicious, lesser known dishes. 

Mar’s was promoted from Plate to Bib Gourmand and is a neighborhood essential in Astoria. Housemade pastas, fresh seafood and good technique justify its Bib Gourmand designation.

Pata Café offers a humble setting with purposeful cooking that has all the hallmarks of genuine Thai food: electric, zippy, sour, soulful and, at times, blazing hot. 

Pinch Chinese brings a bit of magic to SoHo with exceptional soup dumplings and a lacquered duck, the likes of which are uncommon for this neighborhood. The sleek vibe, down to the fun wine list, makes Pinch Chinese all the more enticing. 

*Salt & Bone Smokehouse opened in January by the same team behind Bareburger. The Flintstone-like beef rib, pulled pork, slow-smoked brisket and mac and cheese offer a Texas-style feast worthy of recognition.

Tang Hot Pot opened in November of 2017 and brought quality ingredients like USDA prime ribeye and bubbling broths with depth and flavor to the Lower East Side.

The Flower Shop has become a popular watering hole for the Lower East Side area since opening in March of last year. Inspectors were impressed by the food, which pulls from pub classics like meat pies, Scotch eggs and fish and chips.

Tomiño was quietly opened in late 2017 by three brothers whose roots stretch back to northwest Spain. The elegantly designed space in Chinatown/Little Italy is an homage to the Galician tapas bar.

Tonchin provided inspectors with a clear level of refinement and quality to its cooking. New York has its share of ramen restaurants, but this chain out of Tokyo is one to note. 

Ugly Baby is an unquestionably great new restaurant offering very good Thai food in Brooklyn. The petit restaurant is utterly charming, and the menu is full of excellent, flavorful dishes. 

Ulivo is a welcome new Bib Gourmand that is off to a strong start. From the wood-burning oven to the housemade pastas, the menu is a delight.

Una Pizza Napoletana offers starters and desserts showing just as much refinement as the pizzas themselves. Few pizzas command as much fanfare as those by Anthony Mangieri, and inspectors were happy to see his return to the east coast in April.

Vinum is located on a surprising stretch of Bay Street on Staten Island. Attention to detail down to the house baked bread, truffled veal and lamb meatballs are a clear marker for Vinum’s Bib Gourmand award. 

2019 MICHELIN Guide New York City Bib Gourmands

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

NEW

Achilles Heel

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Alley 41

Queens

 

NEW

Alta Calidad

Brooklyn

Park Slope

 

Amelie

Manhattan

Upper West Side

NEW

Angkor

Manhattan

Upper East Side

 

Arharn Thai

Queens

 

 

Atla

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Atoboy

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Baker & Co.

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Bar Primi

Manhattan

East Village

 

Bellwether

Queens

 

NEW

Bunker

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Buttermilk Channel

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Casa del Chef Bistro

Queens

 

 

Cervo’s

Manhattan

Lower East Side

NEW

Cho Dang Gol

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

ChouChou

Manhattan

East Village

 

Ciccio

Manhattan

SoHo & Nolita

 

Congee Village

Manhattan

Lower East Side

 

Convivium Osteria

Manhattan

Park Slope

NEW

Cotenna

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Da Xi Sichuan

Queens

 

NEW

Dim Sum Go Go

Manhattan

Chinatown & Little Italy

 

DOMODOMO

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Don Antonio by Starita

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

Donostia

Manhattan

East Village

 

Double Zero

Manhattan

East Village

 

Dumpling Galaxy

Queens

 

 

East Harbor Seafood Palace

Brooklyn

Sunset Park & Brighton Beach

 

Egg

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

El Molcajete

The Bronx

 

 

Enoteca Maria

Staten Island

 

 

Enzo’s

The Bronx

 

NEW

Falansai

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Flower Shop (The)

Manhattan

Lower East Side

NEW

Frankies 457 Spuntino

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Freek's Mill

Brooklyn

Sunset Park & Brighton Beach

 

Georgian Dream Café

Brooklyn

Sunset Park & Brighton Beach

NEW

Glady’s

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Glasserie

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Good Fork (The)

Brooklyn

Sunset Park & Brighton Beach

 

Gran Eléctrica

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna

Queens

 

 

Hahm Ji Bach

Queens

 

 

HanGawi

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Hao Noodle and Tea

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Havana Café

The Bronx

 

 

High Street on Hudson

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

HinoMaru Ramen

Queens

 

 

Hometown Bar-B-Que

Brooklyn

Sunset Park & Brighton Beach

 

Houdini Kitchen Laboratory

Queens

 

NEW

Hunan Bistro

Manhattan

East Village

 

Hunan Café

Queens

 

 

Hwa Yuan

Manhattan

Chinatown

NEW

Il Poeta

Queens

 

 

J.G. Melon

Manhattan

Upper East Side

 

Jin Ramen

Manhattan

Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights

 

J. Restaurant Chez Asta

Manhattan

Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights

 

Katz's

Manhattan

Lower East Side

 

Khe-Yo

Manhattan

TriBeCa

 

Kiin Thai

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Kiki's

Manhattan

Lower East Side

 

Kubeh

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

NEW

Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

La Morada

The Bronx

 

 

Land of Plenty

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Larb Ubol

Manhattan

Midtown West

 

La Vara

Brooklyn

Downtown

NEW

Lea

Brooklyn

Park Slope

 

Legend of Taste

Queens

 

NEW

Lil Gem

Manhattan

Lower East Side

NEW

Little Alley

Manhattan

Midtown East

NEW

Llama Inn

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Lupa

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Luzzo's

Manhattan

East Village

 

MáLà Project

Manhattan

East Village

 

Mar’s

Queens

 

NEW

Mexicosina

The Bronx

 

 

Mile End

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Miss Ada

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too

Manhattan

Upper West Side

 

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Manhattan

East Village

 

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Manhattan

East Village

 

Mu Ramen

Queens

 

 

New Malaysia

Manhattan

Chinatown & Little Italy

 

Norma Gastronomia Siciliana

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Nyonya

Manhattan

Chinatown & Little Italy

 

Olmsted

Brooklyn

Park Slope

 

Oso

Manhattan

Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights

 

Paet Rio

Queens

 

 

Pata Café

Queens

 

NEW

Pinch Chinese

Manhattan

SoHo & Nolita

NEW

Pippali

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

Prime Meats

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Prune

Manhattan

East Village

 

Purple Yam

Brooklyn

Park Slope

 

Ribalta

Manhattan

Greenwich & West Village

 

Rider

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Roberta's

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Rubirosa

Manhattan

SoHo & Nolita

 

Runner & Stone

Brooklyn

Sunset Park & Brighton Beach

 

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Manhattan

Lower East Side

 

Salt & Bone Smokehouse

Queens

 

NEW

San Matteo

Manhattan

Upper East Side

 

Shalom Japan

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Sip Sak

Manhattan

Midtown East

 

Soba-Ya

Manhattan

East Village

 

Somtum Der

Manhattan

East Village

 

Sottocasa

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Speedy Romeo

Brooklyn

Fort Greene & Bushwick

 

Sweet Yummy House

Queens

 

 

Tang Hot Pot

Manhattan

Lower East Side

NEW

Tanoreen

Brooklyn

Sunset Park & Brighton Beach

 

Tomiño

Manhattan

Chinatown

NEW

Tonchin

Manhattan

Midtown West

NEW

Tong Sam Gyup Goo Yi

Queens

 

 

Tra Di Noi

The Bronx

 

 

Turkish Kitchen

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

 

21 Greenpoint

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

Ugly Baby

Brooklyn

Downtown

NEW

Ulivo

Manhattan

Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

NEW

Una Pizza Napoletana

Manhattan

Lower East Side

NEW

Uva

Manhattan

Upper East Side

 

Vida

Staten Island

 

 

Vinegar Hill House

Brooklyn

Downtown

 

Vinum

Staten Island

 

NEW

Xixa

Brooklyn

Williamsburg

 

zero otto nove

The Bronx

 

 

Zoma

Manhattan

Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights

 


*Salt & Bone Smokehouse closed on October 25th.

 

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.




 

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