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Posted on October 05, 2017

Michelin Announces Bay Area’s Best Restaurants That Won’t Break the Bank

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2017 – Michelin today revealed a list of 67 restaurants in the greater San Francisco area that received its highly regarded Bib Gourmand designation. These restaurants offer excellent food at a reasonable price and are included in the upcoming 2018 edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco.

In its forthcoming 12th edition for the Bay Area, Michelin inspectors included four restaurants that are new to the list, including locations in the East Bay, Marin and Peninsula areas.

This year’s list of affordable favorites notably includes chef and author Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland -- a casual and welcoming place open for breakfast and lunch, where visitors enjoy a cuisine based on organic and seasonal ingredients, like a signature buttermilk fried chicken with a cornmeal waffle.

Pausa, a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar located in San Mateo, also earned a Bib Gourmand this year.  Owners Andrea Giuliani and Steve Ugur serve authentic Italian food paired with an Italian wine list, cocktails and spritzes. 

The Michelin inspectors awarded a Bib Gourmand to Playa, a popular Mexican restaurant in Marin owned by Peter Schumacher with Bill and Vanessa Higgins.  The executive chef serves flavorful cuisine based on local, sustainable and organic ingredients.

Royal Feast, in Millbrae, also received a Bib Gourmand designation in this year’s guide. Modestly decorated, Chinese chef Zongyi Liu delivers authentic Sichuan dishes prepared with composure.

Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin’s famously anonymous food inspectors, who choose restaurants serving high quality food on their menus and make it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). These selections are very often the same restaurants that the Michelin food inspectors frequent when they are off the clock.

These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.

The 2018 Michelin star selections for San Francisco will be announced on Oct. 12. The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2018 goes on sale on Oct. 17 for a suggested retail price of $18.99.

San Francisco MICHELIN Guide 2018 Bib Gourmands

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB_AREA

CITY

NEW

‘āina

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

1601 Bar & Kitchen

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

A16

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Anchor Oyster Bar

San Francisco

Castro

San Francisco

 

Backyard

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Forestville

 

Bistro Aix

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Bravas

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg

 

Brown Sugar Kitchen

East Bay

 

Oakland

NEW

Bywater (The)

South Bay

 

Los Gatos

 

Chalkboard

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg

 

Chapeau!

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

San Francisco

 

China Village

East Bay

 

Albany

 

Comal

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Cook St. Helena

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena

 

Coqueta

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco

 

Corso

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Cotogna

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco

 

Del Popolo

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco

 

Delfina

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

Diavola

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Geyserville

 

Dosa

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

Farmstead

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena

 

Glen Ellen Star

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Glen Ellen

 

Grace’s Table

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa

 

Great China

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Hong Kong Lounge II

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Insalata's

Marin

 

San Anselmo

 

Ippuku

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Izakaya Rintaro

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

Kappou Gomi

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

San Francisco

 

Kokkari Estiatorio

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco

 

Lai Hong Lounge

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco

 

M.Y. China

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

Michel Bistro

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Millennium

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Monti's Rotisserie

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa

 

Nopalito

San Francisco

Civic Center

San Francisco

 

Oenotri

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa

 

Okane

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

Orchard City Kitchen

South Bay

 

Campbell

 

Pausa

Peninsula

 

San Mateo

NEW

Playa

Marin

 

Mill Valley

NEW

Poggio

Marin

 

Sausalito

 

Ramen Gaijin

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Sebastopol

 

Redd Wood

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Yountville

 

Risibisi

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Petaluma

 

Royal Feast

Peninsula

 

Millbrae

NEW

SHED Café

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg

 

Sichuan Home

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

San Francisco

 

Sir and Star

Marin

 

Olema

 

Sociale

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco

 

Starbelly

San Francisco

Castro

San Francisco

 

Sushi Ran

Marin

 

Sausalito

 

Tacos Sinaloa

East Bay

 

Berkeley

 

Thai House

East Bay

 

Danville

 

Trestle

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco

 

Tsubasa

San Francisco

Civic Center

San Francisco

 

Two Birds/One Stone

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena

 

Vesta

Peninsula

 

Redwood City

 

Village Sake

Marin

 

Fairfax

 

wonderful

Peninsula

 

Millbrae

 

Wood Tavern

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Yank Sing

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

Yuzuki

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco

 

Z & Y

San Francisco

Nob Hill

San Francisco

 

Zero Zero

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco

 

 

About the MICHELIN Guide

The MICHELIN Guide selects the best restaurants and hotels in the 28 countries it covers. Providing a showcase of gourmet dining around the world, it highlights the culinary dynamism of a country, as well as new trends and emerging young chefs. Creating value for restaurants through the distinctions that it attributes each year, the MICHELIN Guide contributes to the prestige of the local gastronomy, thereby making cities and countries more attractive to tourists.  Backed by its rigorous selection method and longstanding knowledge of the hospitality industry, the MICHELIN Guide provides customers with unique expertise that enables it to offer them a true quality service.  The different selections are available in both print and digital versions. They are accessible via the Web and on a full range of mobile media that offer navigation capabilities adapted to individual usage as well as an on-line booking service. With the MICHELIN Guide, the Group continues to support millions of travelers, allowing them to live a unique mobility experience.

 

 

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.




 

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Dennis James | October 6, 2017 @ 3:55PM
MY China - been going there since 2012, Great service and food. New list of great cocktails too. Food is fusion unique. Wonderful environment. PBS had wonderful reviews too. Try it.

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