GARDEN GROVE, CA – The 2021 Bib Gourmand Michelin Guide list for California was announced this week with 45 restaurants added. Six of those Bib Gourmand California restaurants you’ll find in Orange County. If you’re not familiar with this list, it’s meant to give you some great dining options without breaking your budget.
Bib Gourmand “restaurants offer a full menu of a starter, a main course and a dessert, allowing you to order two courses and a glass of wine or a dessert for about $ 40 or less (taxes and tip not included) . ”
The list includes casual taquerias, barbecue grills, neighborhood eateries in malls, and fine dining establishments. In Garden Grove and Orange County, these six restaurants received the highest Michelin-Gourmand accolades:
- CHAAK Kitchen (Tustin)
- Fable and Spirit (Newport Beach)
- Heritage barbecue (San Juan Capistrano)
- Khan Saab Desi artisan kitchen (Fullerton)
- Oliver’s Osteria Mare e Monti (Laguna Beach)
- Pho 79 (grove garden)
Critics praise the selections.
From Garden Grove’s Pho 79, critics have praised “the slurp”.
“If you’re no stranger to slurping, then Pho 79 is probably already on your circuit,” the reviewers wrote. “After all, this place is an institution. Opened in the early 1980s, it is widely regarded as one of the best and most commendable pho in Southern California.”
The list only includes restaurants making their first appearance in 2021. To see the full list of over 100 California Bib Gourmand restaurants, download the Michelin app. You will see the updates on Tuesday when Michelin announces its stars for 2021.