Michelin’s picks for Brooklyn’s best $40 and under restaurants

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Gladys: Fancy enough for Michelin, but not too fancy for you. via Gladys

Appearing to be fancier than you really are is an important trick in life, especially when you’re trying to impress a date or a business associate or a parole officer. Don’t bother by trying to do it by putting on a suit, instead head to one of these restaurants that were given a Bib Gourmand rating for 2015 by Michelin. It’s not an official Michelin star, but it does mean Michelin inspectors determined you could get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. There are 36 such places to choose from in Brooklyn, and the person you’re trying to impress will probably stop listening after you mumble something about “Michelin approved,” because people just don’t listen these days.

Baci & Abbracci
204 Grand Street, Williamsburg, (718) 599-6599

Battersby
255 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens, (718) 852-8321

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, (718) 852-8490

Char No. 4
196 Smith Street, Cobble Hill, (718) 643-2106

Chavella’s
732 Classon Avenue, Crown Heights, (718) 622-3100

Dear Bushwick
41 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick, (929) 234-2344

Diner
85 Broadway, Williamsburg, (718) 486-3077

Do or Dine
1108 Bedford Avenue, Bed-Stuy, (718) 684-2290

Egg
135 N. 5th Street, Williamsburg, (718) 302-5151

Elberta
355 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Heights, (718) 638-1936

Frankie’s 457 Spuntino
457 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, (718) 403-0033

Franny’s
348 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Heights, (718) 230-0221

The General Greene
229 DeKalb Avenue, Fort Greene, (718) 222-1510

Gladys
788 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights, (718) 622-0249

The Good Fork
391 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, (718) 643-6636

Gran Electrica
5 Front Street, DUMBO, (718) 852-2700

Lea
1022 Cortelyu Road, Ditmas Park, (718) 928-7100

Marlow and Sons
81 Broadway, Williamsburg, (718) 384-1441

Mayfield
688 Franklin Avene, Crown Heights, (347) 318-3643

Mesa Coyoacan
372 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg, (718) 782-8171

Mile End
97 Hoyt Street, Boerum Hill, (718) 852-7510

Northeast Kingdom
18 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick, (718) 386-3864

Paulie Gee’s
60 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint, (347) 987-3747

Prime Meats
465 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, (718) 254-0327

Purple Yam
1314 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park, (718) 940-8188

Roberta’s
261 Moore Street, Bushwick, (718) 417-1118

Runner & Stone
285 3rd Avenue, Gowanus, (718) 576-3360

Rye
247 S. 1st Street, Williamsburg, (718) 218-8047

Shalom Japan
310 South 4th Street, Williamsburg, (718) 388-4012

Speedy Romeo
376 Classon Avenue, Clinton Hill, (718) 230-0061

Tanoreen
7523 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge, (718) 748-5600

Traif
229 S. 4th Street, Williamsburg, (347) 844-9578

Umi NOM
433 DeKalb Avenue, Bed-Stuy, (718) 789-8806

Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Avenue, Vinegar Hill, (718) 522-1018

Waterfalls Cafe
144 Atlantic Avenue, Cobble Hill, (718) 488-8886

Xixa
241 S. 4th Street, Williamsburg, (718) 388-8860