Michelin dubs 20 borough restaurants trés bon

Chile en nogada served at Long Island City's Casa Enrique.
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Michelin has just released a list of “Bib Gourmands” restaurants.

These restaurants were defined by Michelin’s inspectors as “Favorites for Good Value.” Bib Gourmand restaurants offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included), and are often of most value to a city’s residents, who regularly dine in neighborhood restaurants.

Of the 138 recipients of the designation this year, 20 are in Queens. Of the 20, you read about 18 of them first in the Dining Out column of this newspaper.

Here’s the list:

Alobar (New American), 46-42 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, 718-752-6000

Andy’s Seafood & Grill (closed)

Ayada (Thai), 77-08 Woodside Ave., Elmhurst, 718-424-0844

Basil Brick Oven Pizza (Pizza), 28-17 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, 718-204-1205

Bistro 33 (New American), 19-33 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, 718-721-1933

Bunker (Vietnamese), 46-63 Metropolitan Ave., Ridgewood, 718-386-4282

Casa Enrique (Mexican), 5-48 49th Ave., Long Island City, 347-448-6040

HinoMaru Ramen (Japanese), 33-18 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, 718-777-0228

Hunan House (Chinese), 137-40 Northern Blvd., Flushing, 718-353-1808

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan (Chinese), 42-47 Main St., Flushing, 718-888-0553

Il Poeta (Italian), 98-04 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, 718-544-4223

John Brown Smokehouse (Barbeque), 10-43 44th Drive, Long Island City, 347-617-1120

Little Pepper (Chinese), 18-24 College Point Blvd., College Point, 718-939-7788

Lu Xiang Yuan (Chinese), 42-87 Main St., Flushing, 718-359-2108

Mamak House (Malaysian), 35-20 Farrington St., Flushing, 718-886-4828

Ornella (Italian), 29-17 23rd Ave., Astoria, 718-777-9477

Salt & Fat (New American), 41-16 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, 718-433-3702

Tang (Korean), 196-50 Northern Blvd., Flushing, 718-279-7080

Uncle Zhou (Chinese), 83-29 Broadway, Elmhurst, 718-393-0888

Zabb Elee (Thai), 71-28 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, 718-426-7992.

Suzanne Parker is the TimesLedger’s restaurant critic and author of “Eating Like Queens: A Guide to Ethnic Dining in America’s Melting Pot, Queens, N.Y.” She can be reached by e-mail at

Posted 12:00 am, October 12, 2013
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