Michelin releases 126 New York City restaurants rated best value for the money

The fried chicken and waffles at Buttermilk Channel.

We all know it’s expensive to eat out, especially here in New York City.

But where can you get the best value for your dollar in the five boroughs?

Michelin released their “Bib Gourmand” awards yesterday, their list of restaurants that offer the best value for the money in New York. And this year, a record 126 restaurants made the list.

The list of establishments that provide two courses and a glass of wine for $40 or less (plus tax and gratuity) is up from 114 last year and spans 31 cuisines, Michelin said yesterday in an e-mailed release. The value-for-money accolade is known as a Bib Gourmand.

The winners were named a week before the planned release of “Michelin Guide New York City 2013,” which will include establishments that have been awarded stars. The U.K. and Ireland guide is scheduled for Oct. 4.

Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar and Momofuku Ssam Bar remain on the Bib Gourmand list. Battersby, a casual venue in Brooklyn, is a newcomer to the list.

Battersby’s chef-owners Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern previously worked together at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2002.

Michelin, the world’s second-biggest tiremaker, produced its first guide in 1900. It was distributed free of charge until 1920 and intended for chauffeurs. The guide contained practical information, including street maps and tips on repairing tires. The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Eat up here

The following are some of the 126 Bib Gourmand restaurants that made the list:

 Al Bustan
Alobar
Andy’s Seafood & Grill
Apizz
Aroma Kitchen & Winebar
August
Ayada
Baci & Abbracci
Basil Brick Oven Pizza
Battersby
Beyoglu
Bianca
Bistro 33
Bohemian
Boqueria
Bread & Tulips
Buttermilk Channel
Calyer
Casa Enrique
Char No. 4
Chavela’s
Cho Dang Gol
Clinton St. Baking Company
Co Ba
Congee Village
Coppelia
Crispo
DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Dim Sum Go Go
Diner
Dirt Candy
Don Antonio by Starita
Do or Dine
Ed’s Lobster Bar
Egg
El Parador
El Paso Taqueria
Enoteca Maria
Family Recipe
Fatty Crab
Fatty ‘Cue
Frankies 457 Spuntino
Franny’s
Garden Court Cafe
General Greene (The)
Gennaro
Good Fork (The)
Gran Electrica
Great Sichuan
HanGawi
Havana Cafe
Hecho en Dumbo
Hill Country Chicken
Hino Maru Ramen
Hunan House
Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
’inoteca e Liquori Bar(closed)
Jaiya
Jean Claude
J.G. Melon
Jin Ramen
Katz’s
Keste Pizza & Vino
Land of Plenty
Laut
L’Ecole
Lil’ Frankie’s
Little Pepper
Lupa
Lu Xiang Yuan
Mapo Tofu
Marlow & Sons
Meatball Shop (The)
Mercato
Mesa Coyoacan
Mile End
Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Momokawa
New Malaysia
Northern Spy Food Co.
No. 7
Nyonya
OBAO
Oriental Garden
Ornella
Pane Panelle (closed)
Paulie Gee’s
Perry Street
Phoenix Garden
Pok Pok
Prime Meats
Prune
Purple Yam
Robataya
Roberta’s
Rubirosa
Rye
Salt & Fat
Saravanaas
Seo
Sip Sak
Snack
Soba-Ya
Speedy Romeo
Supper
Sura
Surya
Szechuan Gourmet
Tanoreen
Tra Di Noi
Traif
Turkish Kitchen
Uncle Zhou
Untitled
Uva
Vida
Vinegar Hill House
Wild Edibles
Yunnan Kitchen
Zabb Elee
Zabb Elee
zero Otto Nove
Zoma



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