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2016 Michelin Stars for San Francisco Bay Area Announced

See who wins in the 2016 Michelin Star San Francisco Bay Area announcements

The Big News for Wine Country restaurant star-seekers in the 2016 Michelin Star San Francisco Bay Area announcements: You’re safe.

Though there’s plenty of drama in SF and the Peninsula, Wine Country didn’t see a single addition or loss of stars this year.

Maintaining their MICHELIN THREE STARS in Wine Country: French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood. The big news down south is the Chef David Kinch of Manresa has finally gotten his third star. A major fire shut the restaurant down for a time in 2014 (although he got two stars for the 2015 guide).

There are no MICHELIN TWO STAR restaurants in Wine Country

Keeping their MICHELIN ONE STAR status are: Auberge du Soleil, St. Helena; Bouchon, Yountville; Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Forestville; La Toque, Napa; Madrona Manor, Healdsburg; Solbar Wine, Calistoga; Terrapin Creek, Bodega Bay; Terra, St. Helena.

Here’s the full list. Several days ago, the Bib Gourmands were announced for SFBay/Wine Country. See who won those.

Three Stars
Benu
French Laundry (The)
Manresa South Bay
Restaurant at Meadowood (The)
Saison

Two Stars

Acquerello, San Francisco
Atelier Crenn, San Francisco
Baumé, South Bay
Campton Place, San Francisco
Coi, San Francisco
Commis, East Bay
Quince, San Francisco

One Star

All Spice, San Francisco
Al’s Place, San Francisco
Ame, San Francisco
Aster, San Francisco
Auberge du Soleil, Wine Country
Aziza, San Francisco
Bouchon, Wine Country
Californios, San Francisco
Chez TJ, South Bay
Commonwealth, San Francisco
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Wine Country
Gary Danko, San Francisco
Keiko à Nob Hill, San Francisco
Kin Khao, San Francisco
Kusakabe, San Francisco
La Toque, Wine Country
Lazy Bear, San Francisco
Lord Stanley, San Francisco
Luce, San Francisco
Madrona Manor, Wine Country
Michael Mina, San Francisco
Mourad, San Francisco
Nico, San Francisco
Octavia, San Francisco
Omakase, San Francisco
Plumed Horse, South Bay
Rasa, Peninsula
Solbar Wine, Country Napa Valley
Sons & Daughters, San Francisco
SPQR, San Francisco
Spruce, San Francisco
State Bird Provisions, San Francisco
Sushi Yoshizumi, Peninsula
Terra, Wine Country
Terrapin Creek, Wine Country
The Village Pub, Peninsula
Wako, San Francisco
Wakuriya, Peninsula

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2 thoughts on “2016 Michelin Stars for San Francisco Bay Area Announced

  1. The French Laundry is the name of the restaurant. Reminds me of French people doing laundry by the river with their laundry scrub boards and light brown hard milled soap bars. Splendid imagery for a restaurant. They say the 3 stars go for the prices, not so much the food served. Giving away 3 stars to some restaurant establishments is similar to Arafat or Nobama obtaining the Nobel Peace Price. What difference, at this time, does it make — to obtain such awards.

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