New Michelin Guide San Francisco 2012

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Michelin Guide San Francisco 2012: Restaurants & Hotels (Michelin Red Guide San Francisco)

New 2012 Foodie bible Michelin San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants 2012 was just released.  $12 at Amazon.

There are omissions as usual..!  Our commentary is below with Links to Foodnut.com 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:
Alexander’s Steakhouse
Asian Pearl Peninsula
Baker and Banker
Bourbon Steak
Commonwealth
Donato Enoteca
Fifth Floor
Gialina
Koi Palace
La Ciccia

Mission Chinese
Pizzaiolo
Prospect
RN74 R&G Lounge
Tamarine
The House
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)
Baumé – Palo Alto – 1 star in our opinion
Benu – San Francisco
Coi – San Francisco
Cyrus – Healsburg
Manresa – Los Gatos
Saison– San Francisco

1 STAR (Very good restaurant in its category)
Acquerello – San Francisco
Alexander’s Steakhouse – About time!
Ame – San Francisco
Applewood – Guerneville
Atelier Crenn – San Francisco
Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford
Aziza– San Francisco
Bouchon – Yountville
Boulevard – San Francisco
Campton Place
Chez TJ – Mountain View
Commis – Oakland
Dio Deka – Los Gatos
etoile – Yountville
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville
Fleur de Lys – San Francisco – Hmm – Bib Gourmand with us
Frances – San Francisco
Gary Danko – San Francisco
La Costanera – Half Moon Bay – Shocking!
La Folie – San Francisco
La Toque – Napa
Luce – San Francisco
Madera – Palo Alto
Madrona Manor – Healdsburg
Masa’s – San Francisco
Michael Mina – San Francisco
Mirepoix – Windsor
One Market – San Francisco
Plumed Horse – Saratoga
Quince – San Francisco
Redd – Yountville
Santé – Sonoma
Solbar – Calistoga
Sons & Daughters – San Francisco – Shockingly new too!
Spruce – San Francisco
Terra – St. Helena
Terrapin Creek – Bodega Bay – Shocker
Ubuntu – Napa
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 2012 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”

Missing from Bib Gourmand list in our opinion: AsianPearl PeninsulaNopaSakae – Burlingame – Yuzu is their cheaper sister restaurant – Una Pizza Napoletana

A 16 – San Francisco
Artisan Bistro – Lafayette
Bar Bambino – San Francisco
Bar Tartine – San Francisco
BarBersQ – Napa
Bay Wolf – Oakland
Bellanico – Oakland
Betelnut Pejiu Wu – San Francisco
Bistro Aix – San Francisco
Bistro Jeanty – Yountville
Bistro 29 – Santa Rosa
Bottega – Yountville
Boon Eat + Drink – Sonoma County
Burma Superstar – SF, Oakland
C Casa – Napa
Chapeau! – We’d consider it for one star.
Chevalier – Lafayette
Chu – Oakland
Colibrí – San Francisco
Contigo – San Francisco
Cook – St. Helena
Corso – Berkeley
Cotogna – San Francisco
Crouching Tiger – Redwood City – Not that great!
Cucina Paradiso – Petaluma
Delarosa – How about sister restaurant Beretta?
Delfina – San Francisco – One star in our book
Domo – San Francisco
Dosa – San Francisco
eVe – Berkeley
Fish Story – Napa Valley
FIVE – Berkeley
flour + water – San Francisco
Fringale – San Francisco
Gather – Berkeley
Hachi Ju Hachi – Saratoga
Hibiscus – Oakland
Hot Box Grill – Sonoma County
Incanto – San Francisco
Insalata’s – San Anselmo
Ippuku – Berkeley
Kappou Gomi – San Francisco
Kabab & Curry’s – Santa Clara
Kitchen (The) – Millbrae
K & L Bistro – Sebastopol
Kokkari Estiatorio – San Francisco
LaSalette – Sonoma County
Laurus – Danville
Le Charm – San Francisco
Le Garage – Sausalito
Mamacita – San Francisco
Marinitas – San Anselmo
Monti’s Rotisserie – Santa Rosa
Namu – San Francisco – Overrated
Oenotri – Napa
Osteria Coppa – San Mateo – Damn good pasta tasting menu
Perbacco – Deserves 1 star. Add Barbacco to Bib Gourmand.
Picán – Oakland
Plum – Oakland
Risibisi – Petaluma
Rivoli – Berkeley
Sazón – Sonoma County
Scopa – Sonoma County
Slanted Door (The) – Deserves 1 star.
Slow Club – San Francisco
Sociale – San Francisco
SPQR – San Francisco
Starbelly – San Francisco
Sumika – Los Altos – Nice but not stellar.
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

Lost Stars:

Murray Circle – Sausalito, The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton – San Francisco

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