The Michelin Guide is out with its selective listing of affordable restaurants, and several Lower East Side/Chinatown spots made the cut. The Bib Gourmand designations are reserved for restaurants where you can enjoy two courses plus dessert and a glass of wine for $40.
Here are the 2018 winners in our area:
–Congee Village, the always popular Cantonese mainstay at 100 Allen St.
–Dim Sum Go Go, the vegetarian friendly dim sum outpost at 5 East Broadway.
–Katz’s Deli — if we have to tell you…
–Kiki’s, the homestyle Greek restaurant from the Forgtmenot team at 130 Division St.
–New Malaysia, the no nonsense spot at 48 Bowery known for its fiery noodle soups.
–Nyonya, the great Malaysian restaurant at 199 Grand St.
–Prune, Gabrielle Hamilton’s enduring favorite at 54 East First St.
–Russ & Daughters Cafe, the restaurant from one of the Lower East Side’s most revered institutions at 127 Orchard St.
There are 120 New York restaurants on the Bib Gourmand list. Michelin’s 2018 starred restaurants will be announced next week.