Michael Bauer’s 2013 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants
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Michael Bauer’s 2013 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants has been published. The annual list from the Foodie god, concentrates on fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. We notice that they’re a lot more restaurants in the North Bay and very few restaurants on the San Francisco Peninsula, very few Ethnic places such as Asian and Indian restaurants. For the most part, we would agree with him. Be sure to read our Foodnut Best Restaurant List
He added the following restaurants to the Top 100:
- The Abbot’s Cellar
- Bull Valley Roadhouse
- Hog & Rocks
- Trick Dog
- Auberge du Soleil
- Central Kitchen
- Mill Valley Beerworks
- Rich Table
- Redd Wood
- Ramen Shop
- Local’s Corner
- Bravas Bar de Tapas
Michael Bauer removed these restaurants:
- Adesso, Oakland
- Baker and Banker
- Bar Agricole
- Baume, Palo Alto
- Bistro Aix
- Corso, Berkeley
- Cyrus, Healdsburg: Closed
- Masa’s: Closed
- Morimoto, Napa
- Rivoli, Berkeley
- Sante, Sonoma
- Va de Vi, Walnut Creek
- Willi’s Wine Bar, Santa Rosa
Omissions from the Michael Bauer Top 100 List
His list is extremely weak on restaurants from the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. Some restaurants we believe should be on the top list include:
Atelier Crenn – Inventiveness and quality. Did he forget about this one?
Bourbon Steak – Expensive, but a very nice Steakhouse
Capannina – Neighborhood Italian
Capo’s – Chicago style Italian
Chapeau! – Neighborhood gem and one of our favorites
Commis – Cutting Edge on a budget
Harris, San Francisco – Classic old school Steakhouse
Keiko – They even have a Michelin Star
Kirala, Berkeley – East Bay’s reference Japanese, not Izakaya
La Costanera – Peruvian needs representation!
Osteria Coppa – Better pasta and pizza than Flour and Water
Plumed Horse, Saratoga – One of the South Bay’s best
Tamarine, Palo Alto – Vietnamese Fusion done right
The House, San Francisco – Consistently some of the best food in San Francisco. Bauer is crazy to have missed this one.
The Kitchen – Classic Chinese done right
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco – Pizza, Pizza, Pizza
Village Pub, Woodside – Peninsula’s best restaurant?
Places we would remove from the Top 100 List
Restaurants that we would removed from this list:
Central Kitchen – Over-rated
Greens – Most high end restaurants have vegetarian options as good or better.
Waterbar – Pay a lot extra for the view.
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