Dining Out 1 minute 15 November 2023

The Least Expensive One MICHELIN Star Restaurants in New York

Award-winning fine dining without breaking the bank.

New York City Editor's Pick One MICHELIN Star

Whether it’s a slice, a shawarma, or a side of Belgian fries, you can eat for cheap in New York City, but what about when it comes to award-winning fine dining? At these five MICHELIN-Starred restaurants, you can dine on lauded cuisine without breaking the bank.


Casa Mono
One MICHELIN Star

It’s a tiny spot not far from Gramercy Park, but the Spanish tapas deliver on big flavor. Go ahead and over-order, just so you can try it all.

Danielle Pappas/Casa Mono
Danielle Pappas/Casa Mono

Crown Shy 
One MICHELIN Star

It’s located in the landmark 70 Pine Building, once the third tallest building in the world (when it was built in 1932). There’s nothing shy about Chef James Kent’s restaurant, where dishes are provocative and enticing.

Rachel Vanni/Crown Shy
Rachel Vanni/Crown Shy

Jeju Noodle Bar 
One MICHELIN Star

Korean cuisine has exploded in New York, but Jeju Noodle Bar is known for its unique items offered at a steal. Sit at the counter to watch as each dish is assembled, then wait with bated breath before you dig in.

Douglas Kim/Jeju Noodle Bar
Douglas Kim/Jeju Noodle Bar

Semma 
One MICHELIN Star

Indian food that doesn’t pander to Western palates? Count us in. Chef Vijay Kumar brings the heat and the heart at this elegant spot in the Village.

Paul McDonough/Semma
Paul McDonough/Semma

Tuome 
One MICHELIN Star

Crispy chicken with rice porridge or seared scallops with puffed amaranth and sweet corn sabayon? You’ll want both (and more) at this intimate spot where Asian-inflected cuisine reigns.

Noah Fecks/Tuome
Noah Fecks/Tuome

Hero image: Chris Payne/Crown Shy

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