The D.C. restaurant industry is awaiting the annual Michelin Guide on Thursday.
Until then, the group just announced its Bib Gourmand list, recognizing restaurants that offer great food at reasonable prices ($40 for two courses and a glass of wine or dessert).
The Bib Gourmand list now includes Elle, Hitching Post, Queen’s English, Makan, Karma Modern Indian and Residents Cafe & Bar.
Here’s the description of each from the Michelin website:
“In addition to the irresistible baguettes and sourdough here, there are daily bread specials. An uni grilled cheese slathers raclette, caramelized onion, and fermented chili powder between brioche; while a labneh roasted vegetable salad is wholesome with cauliflower, carrot, and chickpeas. A citrus savarin with almond liqueur makes for a divine finish.”
“The menu here reveals a modern take on Hong Kong plates. The high-heat wok dishes show a blend of fresh ingredients and balanced flavors.”
“At the edge of Petworth is this neighborhood favorite serving Southern American fare and drinks for more than 50 years.”
Karma Modern Indian
“In a city replete with options for Indian dining, Karma stands out, thanks to high-quality ingredients, thoughtful presentation, and expert use of spices.”
“This modern Malaysian restaurant in Columbia Heights is just over a year old, a partnership between Kendrick Wu and chef James Wozniuk, whose gastropub Thirsty Crow sits under the 80-seat restaurant. On the menu are satays, pineapple curry, fried chicken with curry leaves, and the classic beef rendang.”
Residents Café & Bar
“A day-to-night restaurant-bar where the menu underscores an array of contemporary plates with Middle Eastern and European elements.”
While those six restaurants are celebrating their new Bib Gourmand accolades, other restaurants were removed from the list: Ambar; Joselito’s Casa de Comidas; Millie’s; Mola; Royal; Spoken English; Supra; Tiger Fork; and Whaley’s.
See the full list of Bib Gourmand restaurants below:
Hitching Post ***
Ivy City Smokehouse
Karma Modern Indian ***
Laos in Town
Napoli Pasta Bar
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Queen’s English ***
Residents Cafe & Bar ***
The Red Hen
Timber Pizza Co
*** = new additions