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As the series wanes under threat from local sources and online competitors, focusing on budget choices for visitors isn't the worst idea Michelin has had.

Chef Andrew Carmellini’s new Bar Primi in the East Village and Biang, a Chinese restaurant in Queens, are among 126 New York establishments named by Michelin as offering value-for-money quality meals.

The Bib Gourmand awards announced today go to venues that offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, plus tax and gratuity. Shalom Japan, which serves Jewish and Japanese food in Williamsburg, is another winner.

“Michelin’s anonymous inspectors regularly dine across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island to make their choices,” the company said today in an e-mailed release.

The winners include Baker & Co.; Elberta; Glady’s; Khe-Yo; Larb Ubol; Lea; Nom Wah Tea Parlor; Pearl & Ash; San Matteo; Seo; Shanghai Cafe; Somtum Der; Tong Sam Gyup Goo Yi; Umi Nom; Venturo Osteria & Wine Bar; and Waterfalls Cafe.

The Bib Gourmand awards are announced one week before the release of the 10th Michelin Guide New York on Oct.1.

Michelin & Cie, Europe’s largest tiremaker, produced its first guide in 1900. It was free of charge until 1920 and intended for chauffeurs. The volume contained practical information, including street maps and tips on repairing tires.

The company is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Here are the Bib Gourmand winners:

  • ABC Cocina: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
  • Al Bustan: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Alobar: Queens
  • Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Ayada: Queens
  • Baci & Abbracci: Brooklyn
  • Baker & Co: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Bar Primi: East Village
  • Basil Brick Oven Pizza: Queens
  • Battersby: Brooklyn
  • Beyoglu: Upper East Side
  • Bianca: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Biang!: Queens
  • Boqueria: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
  • Bread & Tulips: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
  • Bun-ker: Queens
  • Buttermilk Channel: Brooklyn
  • Cata: Lower East Side
  • Char No. 4: Brooklyn
  • Chavela’s: Brooklyn
  • Cho Dang Gol: Midtown West
  • Ciccio: SoHo & Nolita
  • Congee Village: Lower East Side
  • Crispo: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • DBGB Kitchen & Bar: East Village
  • Dear Bushwick: Brooklyn
  • Dim Sum Go Go: Chinatown
  • Diner: Brooklyn
  • Dirt Candy: East Village
  • Don Antonio by Starita: Midtown West
  • Do or Dine: Brooklyn
  • Ed’s Lobster Bar: SoHo & Nolita
  • Egg: Brooklyn
  • Elberta: Brooklyn
  • El Parador: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Enoteca Maria: Staten Island
  • Fatty Crab: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Frankies 457 Spuntino: Brooklyn
  • Franny’s: Brooklyn
  • The General Greene: Brooklyn
  • Glady’s: Brooklyn
  • The Good Fork: Brooklyn
  • Gran Electrica: Brooklyn
  • HanGawi: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Havana Cafe: Bronx
  • Hecho en Dumbo: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Hide-Chan Ramen: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Hill Country Chicken: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
  • Hino Maru Ramen: Queens
  • Hunan House: Queens
  • Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan: Queens
  • Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria: Greenwich, W Village, Meatpacking
  • Il Poeta: Queens
  • J.G. Melon: Upper East Side
  • Jin Ramen: Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights
  • John Brown Smokehouse: Queens
  • J. Restaurant Chez Asta: Harlem, Morningside & W Heights
  • Katz’s: Lower East Side
  • Keste Pizza & Vino: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Khe-Yo: TriBeCa
  • Land of Plenty: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Larb Ubol: Midtown West
  • Laut: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
  • Lea: Brooklyn
  • L’Ecole: SoHo & Nolita
  • Lil’ Frankie’s: East Village
  • Little Pepper: Queens
  • Lupa: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Mapo Tofu: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Marlow & Sons: Brooklyn
  • Mayfield: Brooklyn
  • Mercato: Midtown West
  • Mesa Coyoacan: Brooklyn
  • Mexicosina: Bronx
  • Mile End: Brooklyn
  • Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too: Upper West Side
  • Momofuku Noodle Bar: East Village
  • Momofuku Ssam Bar: East Village
  • Momokawa: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
  • New Malaysia: Chinatown & Little Italy
  • Nom Wah Tea Parlor: Chinatown & Little Italy
  • Northeast Kingdom: Brooklyn
  • Northern Spy Food Co: East Village
  • Nyonya: Chinatown & Little Italy
  • Paulie Gee’s: Brooklyn
  • Pearl & Ash: SoHo & Nolita
  • Perry Street: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Phoenix Garden: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Porsena: East Village
  • Prime Meats: Brooklyn
  • Prune: East Village
  • Purple Yam: Brooklyn
  • Roberta’s: Brooklyn
  • Rubirosa: SoHo & Nolita
  • Runner & Stone: Brooklyn
  • Rye: Brooklyn
  • Salt & Fat: Queens
  • San Matteo: Upper East Side
  • Seo: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Shalom Japan: Brooklyn
  • Shanghai Cafe: Chinatown & Little Italy
  • Snack: SoHo & Nolita
  • Soba-Ya: East Village
  • Somtum Der: East Village
  • Speedy Romeo: Brooklyn
  • Supper: East Village
  • Szechuan Gourmet: Midtown West
  • Tang: Queens
  • Tanoreen: Brooklyn
  • Tertulia: Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking
  • Tong Sam Gyup Goo Yi: Queens
  • Tra Di Noi: Bronx
  • Traif: Brooklyn
  • Turkish Kitchen: Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square
  • Umi NOM: Brooklyn
  • Uncle Zhou: Queens
  • Uva: Upper East Side
  • Venturo Osteria & Wine Bar: Queens
  • Vida: Staten Island
  • Vinegar Hill House: Brooklyn
  • Waterfalls Cafe: Brooklyn
  • Wild Edibles: Midtown East & Murray Hill
  • Xixa: Brooklyn
  • Yunnan Kitchen: Lower East Side
  • Zero Otto Nove: Bronx
  • Zoma: Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights

(Richard Vines is the chief food critic for Bloomberg. Follow him on Twitter @richardvines)

To contact the reporter on this story: Richard Vines in London at [email protected] To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jared Sandberg at [email protected]

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