Abbreviation of excellence, heated conversation starter and rubber champion at home and abroad, the Michelin guide has as much lead to its main event as any other awards syndicate. Right now we’re in the middle of a Michelin season that starts with guide additions and ends with stars: the unveiling of the Bib Gourmands! New York’s BGs were named on Thursday, September 29th.
The bibs honor restaurants combine “good value for money and good cuisine.” That means they should be a bit cheaper than the spots where the coveted celestial bodies often score. Instead, the bibs are places where guests can reasonably expect to spend about $49 for two courses and a glass of wine or dessert (before tax and tip) rather than potentially hundreds of dollars per person at these one, two, and three sparkler institutions. This is an increase from $40 last year.
“The range of cuisines featured in this 2022 selection is truly impressive,” said Gwendal Poullennec, Michelin Guides International Director, in a statement. “Our notoriously anonymous inspectors are delighted to add these fine restaurants to New York’s Bib Gourmand category as a starter before unveiling the full selection next week.”
This year’s 18 new arrivals include Manhattan Dhamaka, Time out in New York best new restaurant of 2021 for “[I]It features complex flavors, fierce heat levels, and inspired preparations.” Brooklyn’s runner upwhose sister company Winner was on our list The biggest new arrivals of 2020was named after “[I]t’s serious focus on fresh, seasonal produce anchored by hearty heavyweights.” porcelain and Rolosboth ranked among the top restaurants in Ridgewood, Queens, also received Bibbed awards.
Check out the full list of new and returning Michelin’s Bib Gourmand winners here.