New Michelin Guide San Francisco 2013


Michelin Guide San Francisco 2013: Restaurants & Hotels (Michelin Red Guide San Francisco)

New 2013 Foodie bible Michelin San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants 2013 was just released.  Less than $12 at Amazon.

There are omissions as usual..!  Our commentary is below with Links to reviews when possible. (Boy we’ve dined out a lot haven’t we?)

They forgot to include these restaurants in their lists starred or bib gourmand categories:
Asian Pearl Peninsula
Baker and Banker
Bourbon Steak
Fifth Floor
Koi Palace
La Ciccia

Mission Chinese

Park Tavern
R&G Lounge
Sakae Sushi

State Bird Provisions
The House

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
Wayfare Tavern
Zuni Cafe

Michelin Star rated San Francisco restaurants for 2012:

3 STARS (Exceptional cuisine and worth the journey)
The French Laundry – Yountville
The Restaurant at Meadowood – St. Helena

2 STARS (Excellent cooking and worth a detour)

Atelier Crenn – San Francisco

Baumé – Palo Alto – 1 star in our opinion
Benu – San Francisco
Coi – San Francisco
Manresa – Los Gatos
Saison– San Francisco – The $500 chefs table has gotten good buzz

1 STAR (Very good restaurant in its category)
Acquerello – San Francisco
Alexander’s Steakhouse

All Spice – San Mateo – Not worthy! Bib gourmand at best
Ame – San Francisco
Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford
Aziza– San Francisco
Bouchon – Yountville
Boulevard – San Francisco
Campton Place – San Francisco
Chez TJ – Mountain View
Commis – Oakland
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville
Frances – San Francisco
Gary Danko – San Francisco
La Costanera – Half Moon Bay – Not that great!
La Folie – San Francisco
La Toque – Napa
Luce – San Francisco
Madera – Palo Alto
Madrona Manor – Healdsburg
Masa’s – San Francisco
Michael Mina – San Francisco
Plumed Horse – Saratoga
Quince – San Francisco
Redd – Yountville
Solbar – Calistoga
Sons & Daughters – San Francisco

SPQR – San Francisco – A bit too high..
Spruce – San Francisco
Terra – St. Helena
Terrapin Creek – Bodega Bay – Surprising
The Village Pub – Woodside
Wakuriya – San Mateo

Wow. Chez Panisse dropped off the list due to being inconsistent. Our last meal at Chez Panisse Cafe was very good and a classic farm to table meal. No modern innovation though..

Michelin 2013 Bib Gourmand San Francisco restaurants (two dishes and a glass of wine or dessert) for $40 or less, otherwise known as “Inspectors’ Favorites for Good Value”

A 16 – San Francisco
Artisan Bistro – Lafayette
Bar Bambino – San Francisco
Bar Tartine – San Francisco
Bellanico – Oakland
Betelnut Pejiu Wu – San Francisco – A stretch!
Bistro Aix – San Francisco
Bistro Jeanty – Yountville
Bistro 29 – Santa Rosa
Boon Eat + Drink – Sonoma County
Brick & Bottle- NEW
Burma Superstar – SF, Oakland
C Casa – Napa
Chapeau! – We’d consider it for one star.
Chevalier – Lafayette
Chu – Oakland
Contigo – San Francisco
Cook – St. Helena
Corso – Berkeley
Cotogna – San Francisco
Crouching Tiger – Redwood City – Not that great!
Cucina Paradiso – Petaluma
Delfina – San Francisco – One star in our book
Domo – San Francisco
Donata Enoteca – New – Redwood City
Dosa – San Francisco
FIVE – Berkeley
flour + water – San Francisco
Fringale – San Francisco
Gajalee – New
Gather – Berkeley
Hachi Ju Hachi – Saratoga
Hot Box Grill – Sonoma County
Insalata’s – San Anselmo
Ippuku – Berkeley
Kabab & Curry’s – Santa Clara
Kappou Gomi
K & L Bistro – Sebastopol
Kokkari Estiatorio – San Francisco
LaSalette – Sonoma County
Le Charm – San Francisco
Le Garage – Sausalito
Mamacita – San Francisco
Marinitas – San Anselmo
Marlowe – San Francisco
Monti’s Rotisserie – Santa Rosa
Oenotri – Napa
Old Mandarin Islamic – San Francisco – Good but A Stretch for Bib Gourmand!
Osteria Coppa – San Mateo – Damn good pasta tasting menu
Perbacco – Deserves 1 star. Add Barbacco to Bib Gourmand.
Plum – Oakland
Redd Wood – NEW, Yountville – Deserving! Borderline 1*
Risibisi – Petaluma
Rivoli – Berkeley
Sazón – Sonoma County
Scopa – Sonoma County
Sichuan Home – Hmm
Slanted Door (The) – Almost Deserves 1 star.
Slow Club – San Francisco
Sociale – San Francisco
Starbelly – San Francisco
Sushi Ran – Sausalito – Deserves 1 star?
Thai House – Danville
the girl & the fig – Sonoma
Troya – San Francisco
Willi’s Wine Bar – Santa Rosa
Wood Tavern – Oakland
Yank Sing – San Francisco – How about R&G Lounge?
Zero Zero – San Francisco

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