New Michelin Guide San Francisco 2011


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Michelin Guide San Francisco 2011: Restaurants & Hotels (Michelin Red Guide San Francisco)

Now posted: Michelin Guide San Francisco 2012 analysis

New 2011 Foodie bible Michelin San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants 2011 was just released. $12.81 at Amazon.

There are omissions as usual..! Our commentary is below with Links to our reviews when possible. (Boy we’ve dined out a lot haven’t we?) They forgot to include these restaurants in their lists:
Baker and BankerDonato EnotecaKoi PalaceGialinaPizzaioloRN74R&G LoungeTamarineThe HouseZuni Cafe

2012 Michelin Guide will hopefully include these new restaurants:
Alexander’s Steakhouse, SF – Benu, Bourbon Steak, Prospect, Wayfare Tavern

Michelin Star rated San Francisco restaurants for 2011:

3 STARS (Exceptional cuisine and worth the journey)
The French Laundry – Yountville
The Restaurant at Meadowood – Definitely on our list.

2 STARS (Excellent cooking and worth a detour)
Coi – San Francisco
Cyrus – Healsburg
Manresa – Los Gatos

1 STAR (Very good restaurant in its category)
Acquerello – San Francisco
Alexander’s Steakhouse – About time!
Ame – San Francisco
Applewood – Guerneville
Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford
Aziza – San Francisco
Baumé – Palo Alto
Bouchon – Yountville
Boulevard – San Francisco
Campton Place
Chez TJ – Mountain View
Commis – Oakland
The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton – San Francisco
Dio Deka – Los Gatos
etoile – Yountville
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville
Fleur de Lys – San Francisco
Frances – San Francisco – Great pick!
Gary Danko – San Francisco
La Folie – San Francisco
La Toque – Napa
Luce – San Francisco – Chef left to start her own restaurant
Madera – Palo Alto

Madrona Manor – Healdsburg
Masa’s – San Francisco
Mirepoix – Windsor
Murray Circle – Sausalito – Controversial
One Market – San Francisco
Plumed Horse – Saratoga
Quince – San Francisco
Redd – Yountville
Saison– San Francisco
Santé – Sonoma
Solbar – Calistoga – Awesome Spa
Spruce – San Francisco
Terra – St. Helena
Ubuntu – Napa
The Village Pub – Woodside
Wakuriya – San Mateo – Surprising but good pick. Kaygetsu must feel left out.

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 Surprise fallen stars: Fifth Floor, Michael Mina, Range.

Michelin 2011 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
BarBersQ – Napa
Bay Wolf – Oakland
Bellanico – Oakland
Betelnut Pejiu Wu
Bistro Aix
Bistro Jeanty – Yountville
Bistro 29 – Santa Rosa
Bottega – Yountville
Brown Sugar Kitchen – Oakland
Burma Superstar – SF, Oakland
Café des Amis – Inconsistent, Bauer even agrees
Cafe Gibraltar – El Granada
Camino – Oakland
C Casa – Napa
Chapeau! – Finally!
Chevalier – Lafayette
Chu – Oakland
Coa – Danville
Cook – St. Helena
Corso – Berkeley
Crouching Tiger – Redwood City – Not that great!
Cucina Paradiso – Petaluma
Delarosa – How about sister restaurant Beretta?
eVe – Berkeley
FIVE- Berkeley
flour + water
Gather – Berkeley
Hachi Ju Hachi – Saratoga
Henry’s Hunan – Why!?
Hibiscus – Oakland
Hong Kong Flower Lounge – Millbrae – TOO Old school, they should have picked Asian Pearl Peninsula
Insalata’s – San Anselmo
Kabab & Curry’s – Santa Clara
Kitchen (The) – Millbrae – Recently remodelled
K & L Bistro – Sebastopol
Kokkari Estiatorio
La Costanera – Montara – Killer view
Laurus – Danville
Le Charm
Marinitas – San Anselmo
Market – St. Helena
Monti’s Rotisserie – Santa Rosa
Oenotri – Napa
Perbacco – Deserves 1 star. Add Barbacco to Bib Gourmand.
Picán – Oakland
Risibisi – Petaluma
Rivoli – Berkeley
Sakae – Burlingame – Yuzu is their cheaper sister restaurant
Santi – Santa Rosa
Slanted Door (The) – Deserves 1 star.
Slow Club
Sons & Daughters
Sumika – Los Altos – Nice but not stellar.
Sushi Ran – Sausalito – Deserves 1 star?
Tavern at Lark Creek – Larkspur
Thai House – Danville
the girl & the fig – Sonoma
Vanessa’s Bistro – Berkeley
Willi’s Wine Bar – Santa Rosa
Wood Tavern – Oakland
Yank Sing – How about San Tung?

Removed from Bib Gourmand this year: (Not a good sign!)

Angèle, Aperto, Bar Tartine, Border (The), Cena Luna, Farina, Junnoon, Maykadeh, Mirepoix, rnm, Sakoon, Tokyo Go Go, Tommaso’s (They finally see the tourist trap!), TWO, Universal Cafe, Xahn, zazu

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