2012 Bib Gourmand Bay Area

Preview to the stars, Bay Area Bib Gourmands announced

Fried chicken from Hot Box Grill in Sonoma

Fried chicken from Hot Box Grill in Sonoma
Fried chicken from Hot Box Grill in Sonoma

The 2012 Bib Gourmands are out. A Bib Gourmand rating means the restaurant is an inspector’s favorite for good value. For $40 or less, you can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine or dessert (not including tax and gratuity). Bib Gourmand restaurants represent the best hidden culinary value that the Bay Area has to offer. Stay tuned for stars coming Oct. 25.

Newcomers to the Wine Country list include: Boon Eat + Drink, Fish Story, Hot Box Grill, La Salette, Sazon and Scopa. The biggest surprise: Sazon, a small, Roseland restaurant featuring incredible Peruvian eats.

A 16 San Francisco
Marina Artisan Bistro — East Bay
Bar Bambino San Francisco – Mission
BarBersQ Wine Country – Napa Valley
Bar Tartine San Francisco – Mission
Bay Wolf East Bay- Oakland
Bellanico East Bay – Oakland
Betelnut San Francisco – Marina
Bistro 29 Wine Country – Sonoma County
Bistro Aix San Francisco – Marina
Bistro Jeanty Wine Country – Napa Valley
Boon Eat + Drink Wine Country – Sonoma County  
Bottega Wine Country – Napa Valley
Burma Superstar San Francisco – Richmond & Sunset
C Casa Wine Country – Napa Valley
Chapeau! San Francisco – Richmond & Sunset
Chevalier East Bay – Lafayette
Chu East Bay – Oakland
Colibrí San Francisco – Financial District
Contigo San Francisco – Castro
Cook St. Helena Wine Country – Napa Valley
Corso East Bay – Berkeley
Cotogna San Francisco – North Beach
Crouching Tiger Peninsula – Redwood City
Cucina Paradiso Wine Country – Sonoma County
Delarosa San Francisco – Marina
Delfina San Francisco – Mission
Domo San Francisco – Civic Center
Dosa San Francisco – Marina
eVe East Bay – Berkeley
Fish Story Wine Country – Napa Valley  
FIVE East Bay – Berkeley
flour + water San Francisco – Mission
Fringale San Francisco – SoMa
Gather East Bay – Berkeley
Hachi Ju Hachi South Bay – Saratoga
Hibiscus East Bay – Oakland
Hot Box Grill Wine Country – Sonoma County  
Incanto San Francisco – Castro
Insalata’s Marin – San Anselmo
Ippuku East Bay – Berkeley
Kabab & Curry’s South Bay – Santa Clara
Kappou Gomi San Francisco – Richmond & Sunset
Kitchen (The ) Peninsula – Millbrae
K & L Bistro Wine Country – Sonoma County
Kokkari Estiatorio San Francisco – North Beach
LaSalette Wine Country – Sonoma County  
Laurus East Bay – Danville
Le Charm San Francisco – SoMa
Le Garage Marin– Sausalito
Mamacita San Francisco – Marina
Marinitas Marin – San Anselmo
Monti’s Rotisserie Wine Country – Sonoma County
Namu San Francisco – Richmond & Sunset
Oenotri Wine Country – Napa Valley
Osteria Coppa Peninsula – San Mateo
Perbacco San Francisco – Financial District
Picán East Bay – Oakland
Plum East Bay – Oakland
Risibisi Wine Country – Sonoma County  
Rivoli East Bay – Berkeley
Sazón Wine Country – Sonoma County  
Scopa Wine Country – Sonoma County  
Slanted Door (The) San Francisco – Financial District
Slow Club San Francisco – Mission
Sociale San Francisco – Marina
SPQR San Francisco – Marina
Starbelly San Francisco – Castro
Sumika South Bay – Los Altos
Sushi Ran Marin – Sausalito
Thai House East Bay – Danville
the girl & the fig Wine Country – Sonoma County
Troya San Francisco – Richmond & Sunset
Willi’s Wine Bar Wine Country – Sonoma County
Wood Tavern East Bay – Oakland
Yank Sing San Francisco – SoMa
Zero Zero San Francisco – SoMa