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The Least Expensive One MICHELIN Star Restaurants in New York

5 Restaurants
Award-winning fine dining without breaking the bank.
Updated on 22 March 2024

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
52 Irving Pl., 10003 New York
$$$ · Spanish

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.

Crown Shy
70 Pine St., 10005 New York
$$$ · Contemporary

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.

Jeju Noodle Bar
679 Greenwich St., 10014 New York
$$$ · Korean

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.

Semma
60 Greenwich Ave., 10011 New York
$$$ · Indian

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.

Tuome
536 E. 5th St., 10009 New York
$$$ · Fusion

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.