- The MICHELIN Guide celebrates the resiliency of 41 Bib Gourmands in Washington, D.C.
- Inspectors discover six new restaurants with cuisine inspired by China, India and Malaysia
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2021 — The MICHELIN Guide released its list of 41 restaurants in Washington, D.C., that earned the Bib Gourmand distinction, featuring six new additions. This marks the start of a week of culinary recognition in the nation’s capital. The highly anticipated star selection will be revealed on Thursday, April 22.
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 Bib Gourmands, with inspector notes from each restaurant:
In addition to daily bread specials, there are also items such as uni grilled cheese slathered with raclette, caramelized onion and fermented chili and a labneh roasted vegetable salad.
Fried chicken takes center stage. Like most other items on this menu, it is made-to-order daily and absolutely worth the wait.
Karma Modern Indian
In a city replete with options for Indian dining, Karma Modern Indian stands out, thanks to high-quality ingredients, thoughtful presentation and expert use of spices.
This kitchen serves cross-cultural deliciousness you expect from Malaysian cooking, which takes its culinary cues from India and China.
The menu reveals a modern take on Hong Kong plates. The high-heat wok dishes show a blend of fresh ingredients and balanced flavors.
Residents Café & Bar
The menu underscores an array of contemporary plates with Middle Eastern and European elements.
“Restaurants continue to emerge from the global health crisis with incredible resilience and creativity,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “The MICHELIN Guide is delighted to launch our three-week, ‘Still Serving’ series with these local gems in the Washington, D.C. Bib Gourmand category.”
The new selections will be available on the MICHELIN Guide iOS app. Download the app to explore all the Michelin-rated restaurants across the globe and book the world’s most unique and exciting hotels. App users can also create and share their own restaurant and hotel wish lists.
Through integrations with our official booking partners, including OpenTable and Resy, app users can make reservations directly within the app.
The MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand announcement is sponsored by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.