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We’ve kind of gotten used to Michelin freely bestowing Bib Gourmand designations on Brooklyn restaurants—as kind of consolation prize of sorts, for the fact that one of the few borough spots they’ve considered star-worthy in the past is the $255 per person (before wine and tax) Chefs Table at Brooklyn Fare. But we’ve gotta say, the French tire manufacturers/all-powerful food guide deities really got with the program this year, allowing an unprecedented number of new...
We tend to think being a great value makes restaurants especially worthy of praise. Think true neighborhood places, where non-hedge fund types can be assured of an excellent meal and warm, attentive service, time and time again. And so, in 1995, Michelin created an honorific separate from their famous star system, a list of Bib Gourmands, denoting quality as well as wallet-friendly places, where two-courses plus wine and dessert can be had for $40...
Someone tell Peter Luger there's a (sort-of) new chef in town. After the shuttering of Dressler last summer, head chef Polo Dobkin is back for Round Two of the Delicious Battle of the Michelin-Starred Chefs: Williamsburg Bridge Edition—on his old turf, no less. Eater reports that Meadowsweet opened late last week in the former Dressler space at 149 Broadway, serving up a menu that's both Mediterranean-inspired (Spanish octopus, plancha marina) and rustic American (Colorado lamb...

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