Michelin-starred restaurants tend to conjure an image of white tablecloths and a bill topping $200, but that’s not always true. Some Michelin-starred restaurants are serving up world-class meals for under $50. You just have to know where to look. Top Dollar, a financial insights hub, created a helpful map of the most affordable Michelin-recognized restaurants in every country.
Top Dollar reviewed over 500 one-, two-, and three-Michelin-starred restaurants and noted their cheapest menu options. The final list has 25 one-starred restaurants where the menu comes in at under $50 and another 75 entries with restaurants costing under $100. Unfortunately, you won’t find any three-star restaurants under $100 on the list.
The cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant is Hostellerie la Montagne in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, France, where the menu is set at an incredibly affordable $24.52. In the US, the cheapest restaurant is State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, with a three-course meal for $45.
If you have more to spend, the cheapest three-star meal you’ll find is at Le Palais in Taiwan, with a meal for $138.63. In the US, the cheapest three-star meal can be found at Le Bernardin in NYC for $175.
To see the full list of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the US, check out Top Dollar’s report.