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Posted on November 29, 2018

2019 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Shines With Most Stars Ever

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Atelier Crenn and SingleThread receive the Guide’s highest achievement of a three-star award

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2018 Michelin North America today released its highly anticipated list of starred restaurants in the 2019 MICHELIN® Guide San Francisco. Seven restaurants were either promoted or joined the star selection in the 13th edition of the Guide.

With a selection that also includes the best restaurants in each category of comfort and price, the MICHELIN Guide is recognized globally for excellence and quality. The Guide was first published in France more than 100 years ago, in the early days of auto and leisure travel. Inspectors today apply the same time-honored criteria in more than 30 countries around the world.

“The dining scene in San Francisco is booming at the moment and our inspectors were especially impressed with the choice of cuisine styles, the levels of consistency and the overall high quality of the food they found in the city,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “In particular, the teams at Atelier Crenn and SingleThread should be extremely proud, as our inspectors were very impressed by the quality of the produce used in the preparation of the dishes. This, along with their meticulous attention to detail, creativity, and dedication to delighting their customers, means they always offer diners a memorable and very enjoyable gastronomic experience. Without a doubt, they are definitely worth a special journey!”

The 2019 Guide includes two new three-star distinctions:

Atelier Crenn is one of the most closely followed restaurants this year with a consistently top-quality experience across numerous visits. The current menu displays a wonderful balance of grace, artistry, technical ability and taste.

SingleThread has risen to the top of Sonoma County’s dining scene since its opening in 2016. The talented couple behind this powerhouse project has shown consistent commitment to the highest standards of ingredient quality and exceptionally refined cuisine.

In addition, the 2019 San Francisco Guide features five new one-star distinctions:

Bar Crenn is a new charming wine bar next door to Atelier Crenn with a focus on classic French cuisine. The kitchen recreates dishes from renowned French chefs alongside original creations. Quality and technique are the backbone of this beautiful dining room.

Birdsong is led by a chef that spent time at Saison and Atelier Crenn. His unique approach to total utilization of product is both admirable and creative at this new contemporary American restaurant.

Madcap offers high-quality contemporary Californian fare made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and a skillful touch. Led by a fine-dining veteran of Northern California’s dining scene since the 1990s, the chef has stepped out on his own with this new Marin stunner.

Nico originally opened in Laurel Heights and was removed from the Guide after it closed in 2017. After the restaurant reopened in nearby Jackson Square, inspectors found that the cooking is as good as ever.

Protégé is led by three French Laundry alumni and protégés of Thomas Keller. This Palo Alto team uses technique and a level of finesse to prepare consistently excellent meals, while the dining experience remains casual and approachable.

More than 315 restaurants appear in the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco. Diners can find recommendations for establishments with notable wine, beer, sake and cocktail lists, as well as menus on which average prices are $25 and under.

The 2019 selection includes:

  • Eight restaurants with three stars
  • Six restaurants with two stars
  • 43 restaurants with one star
  • 68 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand

The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco (ISBN # 9782067230538) will go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at major book sellers for a suggested retail price of $18.99.

 

2019 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco

Starred Establishments

Three Stars: “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

CITY

NEW

CHEF

Atelier Crenn

San Francisco

Marina

 

NEW

Dominique Crenn

Benu

San Francisco

SoMa

 

 

Corey Lee

French Laundry (The)

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Yountville

 

Thomas Keller

Manresa

South Bay

 

Los Gatos

 

David Kinch

Quince

San Francisco

North Beach

 

 

Michael Tusk

Restaurant at Meadowood (The)

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena

 

Christopher Kostow

Saison

San Francisco

SoMa

 

 

Joshua Skenes

SingleThread

Wine Country

Sonoma

 Healdsburg

 NEW

Kyle Connaughton

 

Two Stars: “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour”

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

CITY

NEW

Acquerello

San Francisco

Nob Hill

 

 

Baumé

South Bay

 

Palo Alto

 

Californios

San Francisco

Mission

 

 

Coi

San Francisco

North Beach

 

NEW

Commis

East Bay

 

Oakland

 

Lazy Bear

San Francisco

Mission

 

 

 

One Star: “High quality cooking, worth a stop”

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

CITY

NEW

Al's Place

San Francisco

Mission

   

Aster

San Francisco

Mission

   

Auberge du Soleil

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Rutherford

 

Bar Crenn

San Francisco

Marina

 

NEW

Birdsong

San Francisco

SoMa

 

NEW

Bouchon

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Yountville

 

Campton Place

San Francisco

Financial District

   

Chez TJ

South Bay

 

Mountain View

 

Commonwealth

San Francisco

Mission

   

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Forestville

 

Gary Danko

San Francisco

North Beach

   

Hashiri

San Francisco

SoMa

   

In Situ

San Francisco

SoMa

   

jū-ni

San Francisco

Civic Center

   

Keiko à Nob Hill

San Francisco

Nob Hill

   

Kenzo

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa

 

Kin Khao

San Francisco

Financial District

   

Kinjo

San Francisco

Nob Hill

   

La Toque

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa

 

Lord Stanley

San Francisco

Nob Hill

   

Luce

San Francisco

SoMa

   

Madcap

Marin

 

San Anselmo

NEW

Madera

Peninsula

 

Menlo Park

 

Madrona Manor

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg

 

Michael Mina

San Francisco

Financial District

   

Mister Jiu’s

San Francisco

Nob Hill

   

Mourad

San Francisco

SoMa

   

Nico

San Francisco

Financial District

 

NEW

Octavia

San Francisco

Marina

   

Omakase

San Francisco

SoMa

   

Plumed Horse

South Bay

 

Saratoga

 

Progress (The)

San Francisco

Civic Center

   

Protégé

South Bay

 

Palo Alto

NEW

Rasa

Peninsula

 

Burlingame

 

Rich Table

San Francisco

Civic Center

   

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

 

Village Pub (The)

Peninsula

 

Woodside

 

Wako

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

   

Wakuriya

Peninsula

 

San Mateo

 

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. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.




 

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