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One Michelin Star

  • Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco

    Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco Review

    Foodnut returns to Gary Danko! Restaurant Gary Danko is one of the top restaurants in San Francisco, they serve contemporary American cuisine. Open in 1999 and located near Ghiradelli Square, it…

  • Protege, Palo Alto

    Protege, Palo Alto

    Best Restaurant on the SF Peninsula. Why did we dine here? – Protege Palo Alto is a New American restaurant from French Laundry Alum Chef Anthony Secviar and Alum Dennis Kelly,…

  • Lazy Bear, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Lazy Bear bills itself as “A modern American dinner Party”. Since 2014 they have been hosting 2 seating of a single prix fixe Tasting Menu…

  • Spruce Review, San Francisco

    Elegant old school favorite. Why did we dine here? – Spruce is a popular American restaurant in San Francisco’s upper crust Laurel Heights neighborhood. This restaurant has one Michelin star and…

  • Redd Napa Valley Review, Yountville

    One of the most underrated places in the San Francisco Bay Area.When we are asked where to go in the Napa Valley, we don’t say French Laundry.. Foodnut suggests Redd Napa.…

  • Tickets, Barcelona

    Tickets is top rated part of Albert Adria’s group of restaurants, across the street from his other restaurant Bodega 1900. This restaurant was ranked number 25 in the world. It features…

  • mourad, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – mourad is a One Michelin star restaurant from Mourad Lahlou and Aziza. Their description is: “Mourad is a modern interpretation of a cuisine deeply rooted…

  • Plumed Horse, Saratoga – One Michelin Star

    Where do well heeled Silicon Valley people eat? Why did we dine here? – Plumed Horse is a long standing (1952) restaurant located in Saratoga, not far from the Montalvo winery.…

  • Al’s Place, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Its hot hot hot! Al’s Place is a small 54 seat, one Michelin Star Restaurant from Aaron London (Ubuntu). We had previous dined at Ubuntu…

  • Sushi Yoshizumi, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – Best Sushi in the San Francisco? Sushi Yoshizumi, San Mateo, California is a new One Michelin Star receipient for 2016. They serve the expert crafted…

  • Village Pub Review, Woodside

    Village Pub is a fine dining establishment in the small town of Woodside. We have passed by many times, on our way back from hiking or biking, and felt it was…

  • State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

    We return to State Bird in 2015 and sample over 80% of the menu. Why did we dine here? – State Bird Provisions has generated lots of positive buzz from Bauer…

  • La Toque Restaurant Review, Napa

    Why did we dine here? – La Toque (it means Chef’s Hat in French) is a French restaurant in Napa’s Westin Verasa Hotel. It has One Michelin Star, so we have…

  • SPQR Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    SPQR is an Italian osteria, located in Pacific Heights, that serves wine and more casual food than their popular sister restaurant A16 in the Marina district. According to Wikipedia, “SPQR is…

  • Fifth Floor Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Fifth floor is a restaurant in the SF Downtown Hotel Palomar, and has been around for ages and seen many a top chef come and move on. (George Morrone, Melissa Perrello,…

  • Farmhouse Restaurant Review, Forestville

    Farmhouse is a One Michelin Star restaurant and Inn located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Forestville. We have never ventured into this region and came here for dinner…

  • Ristorante Quadri Review, Venice, Italy

    Why did we dine here? – Quadri is a popular restaurant that overlooks St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy. We chose this relatively new restaurant because of its convenient location and…

  • Aziza Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Aziza is a one Michelin star restaurant in San Francisco’s sleepy Richmond district run by executive chef Mourad Lahlou. They focus on organic, local, and sustainable ingredients. His modern reinventions of…

  • Atelier Crenn Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Atelier Crenn is a one Michelin star French restaurant from Dominique Crenn (Formerly of Luce) located in San Francisco’s Marina District. (Atelier means workshop in French.) As she puts it, “An…

  • La Costanera Restaurant Review, Montara

    Why did we dine here? – La Costanera received One Michelin Star for 2012, raising the restaurant’s profile and putting it on our hit list. They focus on Peruvian cuisine and…

  • Terra Restaurant Review, St. Helena

    Terra is a one Michelin star restaurant in the heart of the Napa wine country, St. Helena. The owners also run Ame in San Francisco. Earlier in 2011, they added Bar…

  • Luce Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Luce is a one Michelin star restaurant in the Intercontinental San Francisco hotel. We’ve debated dining here for a while. The previous chef left to…

  • Fleur de lys Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Fleur de lys is a long-standing French restaurant from Hubert Keller, who also owns Burger Bar and is featured on a PBS television show. They received one Michelin star in 2011.…

  • Madera Restaurant Review, Menlo Park

    Madera Restaurant is located in the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, just across the way from venture capital central. This is a high-end hotel that opened up just a couple years ago.…

  • Fook Lam Moon Restaurant Review, Hong Kong

    Legendary crispy chicken wows us. We recently visited Hong Kong and dined on excellent Cantonese Chinese food and more. Hong Kong is a modern city like New York, that is progressive,…

  • Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Hong Kong

    Din Tai Fung is a popular Hong Kong dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los Angeles, Taipei, Japan, China, Singapore, and several other countries. We had previously dined at Din Tai…

  • Loaf On Restaurant Review, Sai Kung Hong Kong

    We recently visited Hong Kong and dined on excellent Cantonese Chinese food and more. Hong Kong is a modern city like New York, that is progressive, packed with energy, and filled…

  • Baume Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

    Baumé is a French Cuisine Moderne restaurant that uses a lot of molecular gastronomy techniques. The restaurant is named after the pioneering French chemist Antoine Baume. They recently received one Michelin…

  • La Folie Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    La Folie (the madness in French) is a long-running classic French Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill. It opened in 1988 and earned one Michelin Star. Chef owner Roland Passot…

  • étoile Restaurant Restaurant Review, Yountville

    étoile Restaurant is the restaurant located at the Domain Chandon Winery in foodie capital Yountville, just to the left of Highway 29. (Etoile is French for “star”) They received one Michelin…

  • Yan Toh Heen Restaurant Review, Hong Kong

    Yan Toh Heen – 欣圖軒 is located on the water at the InterContinental Hong Kong. The name means ‘breathtaking view elegant dining establishment’. They received One Michelin Star in the 2010…

  • 2010 Hong Kong Mini Restaurant Reviews

    We recently finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Summer of 2010. Hong Kong is a world class city full of great food. Most of the Chinese food…

  • Lei Garden Restaurant Review, Hong Kong

    Lei Garden is a well respected restaurant group with locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Macau. They opened location18 in Shanghai in 2010. We visited their location in the upscale…

  • Auberge du Soleil Restaurant Review, Rutherford

    Auberge du Soleil (Inn of the Sun) is a posh resort in the Napa Valley with a Michelin starred restaurant that opened in 1981. Executive Chef Robert Curry, formerly of Domain…

  • Ame Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Ame Restaurant in San Francisco’s St. Regis Hotel serves up seasonal New American cuisine, blending of flavors from southern France, northern Italy and especially Japan. No sushi here though. Hiro Sone…

  • Masa’s Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Masa’s Restaurant serves Contemporary French in Downtown San Francisco, not far from Union Square. Adjacent to Executive Hotel Vintage Court, they have been around for over 25 years. A long line…

  • Commis Restaurant Review, Oakland

    Commis is a hot restaurant in Oakland run by James Syhabout. He has cooked at several superstar restaurant; Manresa, The Fat Duck, el Bulli, Mugaritz, and Alkimia. Commis focuses on Contemporary…

  • Range Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Range is an American Restaurant located in the Mission district of San Francisco and is run by the husband and wife team of Phil and Cameron West. They opened in the…

  • Acquerello Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Acquerello Restaurant (which means “watercolor” in Italian) is an upscale Italian restaurant in the Polk Gulch Area of San Francisco, just off Van Ness. For over 20 years, they have been…

  • Hakkasan Restaurant Review, London, UK

    Hakkasan is a Trendy, Modern Chinese restaurant by famed London restauranteur Alan Yau. (Cha Cha Moon, Yauatcha) He also co-founded Wagamama. It was opened in 2001 and was sold in 2008…

  • Nobu Las Vegas Restaurant Review

    Nobu is legendary Japanese restaurant with 20+ locations around the world. This location is situation in the LOUD Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. They focus on Japanese food…

  • One Market Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    One Market Restaurant opened in 1993, and was a big event marking star chef Bradley Ogden’s return to the City. We have not been back in probably 10 years, so it…

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