Tuesday, October 15, 2019

These 3 East Village restaurants make list of new Bib Gourmands

[Violet on 5th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B]

Michelin yesterday released the list of Bib Gourmand restaurants in New York City for 2020, and three East Village establishments made it on for the first time.

Background, per the news release: "Introduced in 1997, the Bib Gourmands are awarded to restaurants that earn the attention of Michelin inspectors for an affordable and remarkable dining experience. Bib Gourmand restaurants offer a full menu of a starter, main course and dessert, making it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for around $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included)."

Here’s the list of new East Village Bib Gourmands, with a short description of each restaurant that Michelin provided...

Ruffian, 125 E. Seventh St.
"This natural wine bar offers 20 counter seats and a concise, well-executed menu."

Van Đa, 234 E. Fourth St.
"Showcasing an updated take on Vietnamese cuisine, this new cafe offers reinvented street food signatures and a menu divided by region: Hue, Hanoi and Saigon."

Violet, 511 E. Fifth St.
"This charming restaurant is notable for its unique focus on thin, crispy, grilled pizza inspired by the iconic Al Forno in Providence, Rhode Island."

And local holdovers from 2019...

• Bar Primi
• Double Zero
• Hunan Bistro
• Katz's
• Luzzo's
• MáLà Project
• Momofuku Noodle Bar
• Momofuku Ssäm Bar
• Prune
• Soba-Ya
• Somtum Der

The 2020 Michelin-starred restaurants for New York City will be released on Monday.

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