Christian Stan, at 16 Jun. 19, in News

On June 3, 2019 Michelin announced the highly anticipated selection of star awards in the “2019 MICHELIN Guide California,” the first ever statewide MICHELIN Guide. Expanding the selection announced in the “2019 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco,” California is now home to 657 restaurants distinguished in the Guide.

The French Laundry, a *** Michelin Guide Restaurant

Of the 90 restaurants receiving Michelin stars in the new guide, 68 percent are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The “MICHELIN Guide California selection includes:

  • Seven restaurants with three stars (all in the San Francisco Bay Area)
  • 14 restaurants with two stars (eight in the San Francisco Bay Area)
  • 69 restaurants with one star (46 in the San Francisco Bay Area)

San Francisco’s sights, sports, music, and cultural attractions alone inspire millions of travelers each year. However, the biggest draw is San Francisco’s renowned culinary landscape. The latest research shows that food and cuisine are the #4 reason people say they want to visit San Francisco, sited by 59.7% of survey respondents.

Atelier Crenn, a *** Michelin Guide Restaurant

Here are the 2019 MICHELIN Three-Star Restaurants with “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey” (seven in the Bay Area)

  • Atelier Crenn, San Francisco
  • Benu, San Francisco
  • French Laundry (The), Yountville
  • Manresa, Los Gatos
  • Quince, San Francisco
  • Restaurant at Meadowood (The), St. Helena
  • SingleThread, Healdsburg
  • Californios, a ** Michelin Guide Restaurant

    Californios, a ** Michelin Restaurant

Saison, a ** Michelin Guide Restaurant

Here are the 2019 Two-Star Restaurants with “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour” (eight in the Bay Area)

  • Acquerello, San Francisco
  • Baumé, Palo Alto
  • Californios, San Francisco
  • Campton Place, San Francisco – NEW
  • Coi, San Francisco
  • Commis, Oakland
  • Lazy Bear, San Francisco
  • Saison, San Francisco – NEW

Birdsong received * from Michelin Guide

Hashiri, a * Michelin Guide Restaurant

Here are the One-Star Restaurants, defined as “A very good restaurant in its category” (46 in the Bay Area)

  • Al’s Place, San Francisco
  • Angler, San Francisco – NEW
  • Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford
  • Aubergine, Monterey
  • Bar Crenn, San Francisco
  • Birdsong, San Francisco
  • Bouchon, Napa Valley
  • Chez TJ, Mountain View
  • Commonwealth , San Francisco
  • Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Forestville
  • Gary Danko, San Francisco
  • Harbor House, Wine Country – NEW
  • Hashiri, San Francisco
  • In Situ, San Francisco
  • jū-ni, San Francisco
  • Keiko à, San Francisco
  • Kenzo, Napa
  • Kinjo, San Francisco
  • Kin Khao, San Francisco
  • La Toque, Napa
  • Lord Stanley, San Francisco
  • Luce, San Francisco
  • Madcap, San Anselmo
  • Madera, Menlo Park
  • Madrona Manor, Healdsburg
  • Maum, Palo Alto – NEW
  • Michael Mina, San Francisco
  • Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco
  • Mourad, San Francisco
  • Nico, San Francisco
  • Octavia, San Francisco
  • Omakase, San Francisco
  • Plumed Horse, Saratoga
  • Progress (The), San Francisco
  • Protégé, Palo Alto
  • Rasa, Burlingame
  • Rich Table, San Francisco
  • Sons & Daughters, San Francisco
  • Sorrel, San Francisco – NEW
  • SPQR, San Francisco
  • Spruce, San Francisco
  • State Bird Provisions, San Francisco
  • Sushi Yoshizumi, San Mateo
  • Village Pub (The), Woodside
  • Wako, San Francisco
  • Wakuriya, San Mateo


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