If you love a good feast and don’t want to break the bank you’re in luck. The Michelin guide published their more affordable list of excellent restaurants, The Michelin’s Bib Gourmand. These joints offer high quality meals for $40 or less (before tax and tips). Brooklyn is no stranger to this list with our diverse and unique eats: Here’s who made it to the 2020 selection.
8309 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Get your fill of a variety of khachapuri and khinkali dumplings at this classic Georgian joint. Comfort food of the USSR, this is a perfect spot for a cozy autumn date.
7523 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Discover Palestinian and Middle Eastern flavors here, a restaurant committed to respect their culinary heritage. Enjoy sujok, tabbouleh, zatar-spiced bread, and smoky eggplant baba ghanouj.
97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
This Montreal-style deli offers a combination of Jewish classics with Canadian cuisine, inspired by grandma’s cooking.
99 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Authentic homestyle Vietnamese food in a playful, bright setting, with a modern twist. Don’t skip the pho, papaya salad, and summer rolls.
112 Harrison Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11237
A Vietnamese restaurant with French influence. Get playful with your pho by adding on extras from all over the world, and make sure to try tamarind-tomato lotus roots and Chinese okra.
261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
A neighborhood staple famous for its wood-fired pizzas. Their kitchen is seasonal and inventive, try their rotating root vegetable and squash dishes during fall and winter and save room for their thought out desserts.
159 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
An adored Taiwanese-American joint, where you can try classics like stinky tofu (if you’re adventurous like that) and have contemporary twists like their sloppy bao. Check out their new bakery across the street, Win Son Bakery, for luscious pork knuckle breakfast sandwiches and chewy mochi donuts.
524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
An American Bistro offering hearty comfort food and known for its brunch. Expect classics like buttermilk fried chicken, fresh pasta, and flavorful chicken liver mousse and beer-steamed mussels.
457 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
A tiny, cozy Italian joint serving Tuscan food with a beautiful garden. Try their hearty pasta dishes like cavatelli with hot sausage and pappardelle with braised lamb.
407 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Authentic Thai food in a modern setting, with Thai chili paste made in-house. The heat will leave you sniffling, but you’ll be back again for their lush curries.
264 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Enjoy Spanish- and Japanese-inspired seafood dishes in this tiny, but eclectic joint.
298 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Get your fill of Italian antipasti brick-oven pizza.
788 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
A small and tropical neighborhood staple, exuberant with sunny island vibes. Masterful tiki cocktails are paired with Caribbean classics like jerk chicken, curry goat, and fried plantains.
1314 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226
A Pan-Asian spot known for its twist on traditional Filipino fare. Try lumpia, pancit, and garlic fried rice.
1022 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218
A wood-fired oven imported from Naples is the heart of this kitchen, where they bake fresh bread, slow-roast meats, and finish off pizza. Here, simplicity is the key to a beautiful meal.
5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
This Mexican joint is known for its tequila and mezcal and seasonal produce, in a chic and rustic interior. Try their braised goat tacos and house-made chorizo.
184 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Local and seasonal ingredients are used to create a unique twist on modern Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy dips and spreads, falafel, and lamb shawarma.
285 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
A neighborhood favorite, this American joint is known for fresh bread and pasta, as well as seasonal offerings.
95 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Try Mediterranean fare in a former glass factory with rustic decor and ambiance.
21 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A casual American fare spot with wood-fired pizza and seasonal offerings of local meat, seafood, and produce. Best enjoyed after a stroll at WNYC Transmitter Park.
68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
You’ll fall in love with this rustic Italian taverna: from the farmhouse decor to their wine cellar and garden. Enjoy braised rabbit and various seafood options.
239 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Korean seafood classics, in a joint named after female divers in the province of Jeju.
626 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Enjoy a yakitori where French and Japanese cuisines meet in a relaxed setting with a backyard patio. Don’t miss the skewered pork belly.
659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Known for using produce grown from their own backyard, they serve modern American fare with a global influence. Try the Kale Crab Rangoon and Carrot Crepe.
376 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Italian wood-fired pizza joint, enjoy their many warm vegetable appetizers skillfully thrown onto the grill.
454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Authentic, pit-smoked meats prepared in a classic Southern style with counter service. Enjoy the large, barn-inspired restaurant and order the melt-in-your-mouth brisket.
5502 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
A modern take on Chinese fare, this Szechuan joint offers dishes with a lot of heat. Try the spicy chicken and garlic eggplant.
714 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220
This Chinese staple offers dim sum and a variety of seafood including shark fin, scallops, sea cucumber, and even jellyfish for the adventurous.
702 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Try lesser-known Italian bites here: prawn skewers, pork shoulder ragu with house-made pasta, and sunchokes with hazelnuts. Finish your meal with an amaro while you enjoy live jazz every Sunday night.
109 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
This farm-to-table restaurant serves breakfast food in the tradition of the Low country in an industrial setting. Seasonal menu, with locally sourced goods.
97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
American fare in a mid-century interior with an inviting atmosphere. Try their twists on classics, like smoked salmon and whipped ricotta.
50 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
A Peruvian restaurant with a beautiful rooftop garden serving shareable plates and complex cocktails with traditional pisco. Don’t miss the beef heart skewer, quinoa and banana salad, and their whole branzino.
310 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
A unique Japanese and Jewish fusion, in a small space with creative dishes. Try the tuna tataki with black tahini and the panko-caraway lamb ribs.
241 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Stylish joint serving upscale Mexican fair with a list of mezcals and tequila. Try their fruity ceviche, carrots “elote,” and their tacos.
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UPDATED to reflect proper neighborhoods of Miss Ada, Convivium Osteria, and Gran Eléctrica.