18 Michelin-starred New York City restaurants where you can get lunch for $50 or less


Eating the best food in the world doesn’t have to be reserved for special occasions.

As it turns out, there are plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants around the world that are surprisingly affordable. Did you know that the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world, in Singapore, costs just $2.20?

To produce the list, Vouchercloud looked at the price of a set lunch menu at every New York City restaurant included in this year’s Michelin Guide, or if there was no prix fixe lunch, the cheapest individual lunch item.

As it turns out, there are 18 Michelin-starred restaurants where you can eat lunch for $50 or less — and eight where it’ll cost $30 or less.

Here are the 18 cheapest Michelin-starred lunches in New York City, ranked from most to least expensive by the price of the cheapest à la carte lunch dish or prix fixe menu.

1/ Ai Fiori, Manhattan — $49

Ai Fiori, Manhattan — $49

Cuisine: The restaurant says it “showcases the modern interpretations of French and Italian Riviera cuisine.”

Courses: Set menu of two courses, or three for $68.

Time: Monday through Friday, noon to 2:30 p.m.

The next plant is Gotham Bar and Grill, Manhattan — $48 ! Keep reading!