Michelin Guide Eats and Drinks for New Stars in the San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country

Michelin knows how to throw a party, and well they should. They have been celebrating the new stars of their Michelin Guide for decades and across scores of cities worldwide.

For the latest edition of their San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Guide, a party was thrown at the Winery SF on Treasure Island in the middle of the Bay. All of the area’s culinary celebs made an appearance, including Thomas Keller of the French Laundry and Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn.

Considering its relatively small size, San Francisco has an incredible number of stars and leading chefs.

The number of new restaurants in all categories, including Bib Gourmands, demonstrates the growth and fortitude of the level of cuisine found on the West Coast,” says Michael Ellis, international director of the MICHELIN Guide.  “Over the last 10 years, our inspectors continue to be more impressed with the level of cooking that can be found across the entire region.”

San Francisco MICHELIN Guide 2016 Starred Establishments

Three Stars
Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Restaurant Area District City Chef
Benu San Francisco SoMa   Corey Lee
French Laundry (The) Wine Country Napa Valley Yountville Thomas Keller
Manresa South Bay   Los Gatos David Kinch
Restaurant at Meadowood (The) Wine Country Napa Valley St. Helena Christopher Kostow
Saison San Francisco SoMa   Joshua Skenes

Two Stars
Excellent cuisine, worth a detour

Restaurant Area District City
Acquerello San Francisco Nob Hill  
Atelier Crenn San Francisco Marina  
Baumé South Bay   Palo Alto
Campton Place San Francisco Financial District  
Coi San Francisco North Beach  
Commis East Bay   Oakland
Quince San Francisco North Beach  

One Star
A very good restaurant in its category

Restaurant Area District City
All Spice San Francisco Nob Hill  
Al’s Place San Francisco Mission  
Ame San Francisco SoMa  
Aster San Francisco Mission  
Auberge du Soleil Wine Country Napa Valley Rutherford
Aziza San Francisco Richmond & Sunset  
Bouchon Wine Country Napa Valley Yountville
Californios San Francisco Mission  
Chez TJ South Bay   Mountain View
Commonwealth San Francisco Mission  
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant Wine Country Sonoma County Forestville
Gary Danko San Francisco North Beach  
Keiko à Nob Hill San Francisco Nob Hill  
Kin Khao San Francisco Financial District  
Kusakabe San Francisco Financial District  
La Toque Wine Country Napa Valley Napa
Lazy Bear San Francisco Mission  
Lord Stanley San Francisco Nob Hill  
Luce San Francisco SoMa  
Madrona Manor Wine Country Sonoma County Healdsburg
Michael Mina San Francisco Financial District  
Mourad San Francisco SoMa  
Nico San Francisco Marina  
Octavia San Francisco Marina  
Omakase San Francisco SoMa  
Plumed Horse South Bay   Saratoga
Rasa Peninsula   Burlingame
Solbar Wine Country Napa Valley Calistoga
Sons & Daughters San Francisco Nob Hill  
SPQR San Francisco Marina  
Spruce San Francisco Marina  
State Bird Provisions San Francisco Civic Center  
Sushi Yoshizumi Peninsula   San Mateo
Terra Wine Country Napa Valley St. Helena
Terrapin Creek Wine Country Sonoma County Bodega Bay
The Village Pub Peninsula   Woodside
Wako San Francisco Richmond & Sunset  
Wakuriya Peninsula   San Mateo

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