Michelin Star Revelation 3 minutes 05 October 2022

2022 New York MICHELIN Bib Gourmands

17 new Bib Gourmands are joining the MICHELIN Guide New York 2022. Here's where to eat house-made tortillas, vegan ravioli, and Isan-style seafood.

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The 2022 MICHELIN Guide New York has 18 new Bib Gourmands spread across Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Westchester. Pasta galore (some of it vegan), Indian fare northern and southern, and zingy Korean-leaning fried chicken are just some of what's being served. Read on to find out who's joining the guide, and click here to see every Bib Gourmand in New York. Bon appétit!

Manhattan

Antoya (Koreatown)
Cuisine: Korean
With ties to Seoul’s long-established Samwon Garden, founded in 1976, this Midtown hangout now operates under a different name. Nevertheless, it continues to deliver a reliable roster of barbecue hits.

Antoya © John Sanchez/Antoya
Antoya © John Sanchez/Antoya

Szechuan Gourmet (Midtown West)
Cuisine: Chinese
This long-established haunt has finally rebuilt and reopened after a terrible fire in 2018. Miraculously, the kitchen hasn’t missed a beat, and those who long for the tingly heat of Sichuan peppercorns and the burn of bright red chili oil will not leave disappointed.

Szechuan Gourmet © dte421/Instagram
Szechuan Gourmet © dte421/Instagram

Chick Chick (Upper West Side)
Cuisine: Asian
Asian cooking with Korean leanings is what this team does best, so await—with bated breath—the likes of piping-hot fried chicken, its crisp amber skin and ivory meat permeated with spicy gochujang and sweet peanut sauce.

Chick Chick © Caviar/Chick Chick
Chick Chick © Caviar/Chick Chick

Covacha (Upper West Side)
Cuisine: Mexican
Every item offered here is an amalgam of smoky, sweet and unique flavors. Think of delicious and messy shrimp ajillo with hollandaise to torta ahogadas with birote salado, pork and oregano-spiked tomato sauce.

Covacha © Covacha
Covacha © Covacha


Dhamaka (Lower East Side)
Cuisine: Indian
This rousing Indian restaurant in Essex Market is refreshingly unapologetic with its complex flavors, fierce heat levels and inspired preparations. The kitchen grinds many of its spices daily, and the crowds have been quick to recognize such attention to detail.

Dhamaka © Adam Friedlander/Dhamaka
Dhamaka © Adam Friedlander/Dhamaka

Sami & Susu (Lower East Side)
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
On busy Orchard Street, this neighborhood gem hides in plain sight, anchored by a kitchen that doesn’t even have a proper gas stove. Seasonal, bright and unfussy, the menu is small but endlessly tempting as it roams the Middle East for inspiration.

Sami & Susu © Rana Duzyol/Sami & Susu
Sami & Susu © Rana Duzyol/Sami & Susu


Soda Club (East Village)
Cuisine: Vegan
The name is derived from Italy's tradition of hand-crafted sodas; and its spirit from the turbulent Prohibition era. On the menu, house-made pastas are a focus. There are also natural wines to accompany the seasonal, deftly executed vegan dishes.

Soda Club © Eric Medsker/Soda Club
Soda Club © Eric Medsker/Soda Club

Yellow Rose (East Village)
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Amidst this setting of weathered wood and stained glass chandeliers, diners can be found devouring Tex-Mex food with a focus on tacos and inspired cocktails. Flour tortillas are made in house daily and feature in a myriad of deliciously dressed-down creations.

Yellow Rose © Steven Santillian/Yellow Rose
Yellow Rose © Steven Santillian/Yellow Rose

Queens

Jiang Nan (Flushing)
Cuisine: Chinese
One Fulton Square in Flushing is fast becoming the address for the area’s most compelling restaurants. But unlike its neighbors, which stick to a single specialty like Sichuan and soup dumplings, Jiang Nan delivers hits from all regions of China.

Jiang Nan © Jiang Nan
Jiang Nan © Jiang Nan

Porcelain (Ridgewood)
Cuisine: Asian
Chef Kate Telfeyan plates ace Chinese-leaning dishes with a twist. Save room for the steamed egg, a triumphant square buried under a fiery mix of scallion oil, spiced granola, and chili oil.

Porcelain © Molly Tavoletti/Porcelain
Porcelain © Molly Tavoletti/Porcelain

Rolo's (Ridgewood)
Cuisine: American
By day, the front is a bakery and bodega. By nightfall, the room morphs into a spacious cocktail bar. An adjoining space also comes to life as a roaring wood-fire grill bathes the room in flickering amber hues and signals the start of dinner service.

Rolo's © Adam Friedlander/Rolo's
Rolo's © Adam Friedlander/Rolo's

Zaab Zaab (Elmhurst)
Cuisine: Thai
Elmhurst is rich with talented Thai kitchens, but this one stands out for its fiery Isan-style cooking and prowess with seafood. It would be a mistake to show up without friends – or at least a very serious appetite.

Zaab Zaab © Brandtree Media/Zaab Zaab
Zaab Zaab © Brandtree Media/Zaab Zaab

Brooklyn

Le Fanfare (Greenpoint)
Cuisine: Italian
The communal tables encourage lingering, perhaps over the likes of on-site baked breads and fresh pastas. Speaking of, the spaghetti alla carbonara is a toothsome feast; followed by white wine-glazed meatballs with lemon and parsley.

Le Fanfare © Le Fanfare
Le Fanfare © Le Fanfare

Runner Up (Park Slope)
Cuisine: American
Next-door sibling Winner may earn the trophy for its bread and desserts (also served here) but Runner Up is likely number one in many Park Slope residents' hearts given its serious focus on fresh, seasonal produce anchored by savory heavy-hitters.

Runner Up © Daniel Eddy/Runner Up
Runner Up © Daniel Eddy/Runner Up

Sobre Masa (Bushwick)
Cuisine: Mexican
Chef-owners and wife-and-husband Diana and Zack Wangeman are humble about the only appetizer on the menu, but what a start it is. The chips are freshly fried, made in-house in the same kitchen  where you can watch the team nixtamalize, mill, and knead heritage Mexican corn into beautiful, soft tortillas.

Sobre Masa © Diana Wangeman/Sobre Masa
Sobre Masa © Diana Wangeman/Sobre Masa

Westchester

Chutney Masala (Irvington)
Cuisine: Indian
This longstanding restaurant in idyllic Irvington is a rather special place from chef/co-owner Navjot Arora. Local, organic produce star in such complex, boldly spiced dishes as bhindi masala (imbued with tangy amchoor) and Punjabi eggplant curry.

Chutney Masala © Chutney Masala
Chutney Masala © Chutney Masala

TVB by: Pax Romana
Cuisine: Italian-American
There is a classic rusticity to the setting, not unlike its cuisine, which focuses on Roman-inspired items. Chef Cristian Petitta prepares some of the best pinsa in town, its puffy and crispy crust topped with a well-balanced tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil, full stop.

TVB by: Pax Romana © paxromana_ny/Instagram
TVB by: Pax Romana © paxromana_ny/Instagram

Hero image: Runner Up © Daniel Eddy/Runner Up

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