The Lower East Side's Russ & Daughters is one of 129 restaurants on the 2019 Bib Gourmand list. / Russ & Daughters The Lower East Side's Russ & Daughters is one of 129 restaurants on the 2019 Bib Gourmand list. / Russ & Daughters

Michelin Releases Its New York City Bib Gourmand List

Tuesday, the 14th edition of Michelin’s Bib Gourmand for New York—also known as the acclaimed guide’s “cheap eats” list—was released. There are now 129 restaurants in the five boroughs, including 27 new spots. Last year there were 127 Bib Gourmands but only 14 new spots, which means a lot of restaurants were taken off the list, either because they closed, weren’t worthy, or moved up to Michelin-star status.

The chief criterion for Bib Gourmand winners are that $40 per person can get you a meal that includes two courses plus dessert or wine, before tax and tip. (Although if you put that to the test at several of these places, you’ll find that you will need a bit more cash if you want full reign of the menu.)

The list is determined by anonymous Michelin inspectors who visit the restaurants in the course of determining their famous star rating system.

This year’s number of relatively inexpensive places in New York gently bucks the trend, which has seen a slow but steady decrease in notable new places. In 2017 there were 132 restaurants in its guide. In 2016, 133 places made the cut. Meanwhile, the price of an entree in New York continues to rise; witness the $92 lamb chops at the Grill.

The full list is below; New York’s stars will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 6.

New York Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019

An asterisk denotes a new entry. All neighborhoods are listed by their designation in the Michelin guide.


*Amelie (Upper West Side)
Angkor (Upper East Side)
Atla (Greenwich and West Village)
Atoboy (Gramercy, Flatiron, and Union Square)
Baker & Co. (Greenwich and West Village)
Bar Primi (East Village)
*Cervo’s (Lower East Side)
Cho Dang Gol (Midtown West)
ChouChou (East Village)
Ciccio (SoHo and Nolita)
Congee Village (Lower East Side)
Cotenna (Greenwich and West Village)
Dim Sum Go Go (Chinatown and Little Italy)
DOMODOMO (Greenwich and West Village)
Don Antonio by Starita (Midtown West)
Donostia (East Village)
Double Zero (East Village)
*The Flower Shop (Lower East Side)
HanGawi (Midtown East)
Hao Noodle & Tea (Greenwich and West Village)
High Street on Hudson (Greenwich and West Village)
Hunan Bistro (East Village)
*Hwa Yuan (Chinatown)
J.G. Melon (Upper East Side)
Jin Ramen (Harlem, Morningside, and Washington Heights)
J. Restaurant Chez Asta (Harlem, Morningside, and Washington Heights)
Katz’s (Lower East Side)
Khe-Yo (TriBeCa)
Kiin Thai (Greenwich and West Village)
Kiki’s (Lower East Side)
*Kubeh (West Village)
Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen (Midtown West)
Land of Plenty (Midtown East)
Larb Ubol (Midtown West)
*Lil Gem (Lower East Side)
*Little Alley (Midtown East)
Lupa (Greenwich and West Village)
Luzzo’s (East Village)
MáLà Project (East Village)
Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too (Upper West Side)
Momofuku Noodle Bar (East Village)
Momofuku Ssäm Bar (East Village)
New Malaysia (Chinatown and Little Italy)
Norma Gastronomia Siciliana (Midtown East)
Nyonya (Chinatown and Little Italy)
Oso (Harlem, Morningside, and Washington Heights)
*Pinch Chinese (Soho)
Pippali (Gramercy, Flatiron, and Union Square)
Prune (East Village)
Ribalta (Greenwich and West Village)
Rubirosa (SoHo and Nolita)
Russ & Daughters Cafe (Lower East Side)
San Matteo (Upper East Side)
Sip Sak (Midtown East)
Soba-Ya (East Village)
Somtum Der (East Village)
*Tang Hot Pot (Lower East Side)
*Tomino (Chinatown)
*Tonchin (Midtown West)
Turkish Kitchen (Gramercy, Flatiron, and Union Square)
*Ulivo (Gramercy)
*Una Pizza Napoletana (Lower East Side)
Uva (Upper East Side)
Zoma (Harlem, Morningside, and Washington Heights)


Achilles Heel (Williamsburg)
Alta Calidad (Park Slope)
Bunker (Fort Greene and Bushwick)
Buttermilk Channel (Downtown)
*Convivium Osteria (Park Slope)
East Harbor Seafood Palace (Sunset Park and Brighton Beach)
Egg (Williamsburg)
Falansai (Fort Greene and Bushwick)
Frankies 457 Spuntino (Downtown)
Freek’s Mill (Sunset Park and Brighton Beach)
*Georgian Dream Cafe (Sunset Park)
Gladys (Fort Greene and Bushwick)
Glasserie (Williamsburg)
Good Fork (Sunset Park and Brighton Beach)
Gran Eléctrica (Downtown)
Hometown Bar-B-Que (Sunset Park and Brighton Beach)
*La Vara (Downtown)
Lea (Park Slope)
Llama Inn (Williamsburg)
Mile End (Downtown)
Miss Ada (Fort Greene and Bushwick)
Olmsted (Park Slope)
Prime Meats (Downtown)
Purple Yam (Park Slope)
Rider (Williamsburg)
Roberta’s (Fort Greene and Bushwick)
Runner & Stone (Sunset Park and Brighton Beach)
Shalom Japan (Williamsburg)
Sottocasa (Downtown)
Speedy Romeo (Fort Greene and Bushwick)
Tanoreen (Sunset Park and Brighton Beach)
21 Greenpoint (Williamsburg)
*Ugly Baby (Downtown)
Vinegar Hill House (Downtown)
Xixa (Williamsburg)


*Alley 41
Arharn Thai
Casa del Chef Bistro
*Dai Xi Sichuan
Dumpling Galaxy
Gregory’s 26 Corner Taverna
Hahm Ji BachHino
Maru Ramen
*Houdini Kitchen Laboratory
Hunan Cafe
Il Poeta
*Legend of Taste
Mu Ramen
Paet Rio
*Pata Cafe
*Salt & Bone Smokehouse
Sweet Yummy House
Tong Sam Gyup Goo Yi

The Bronx

El Molcajete
Havana Café La Morada
Tra Di Noi
Zero Otto Nove

Staten Island

Enoteca Maria

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