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Michelin Announces Bay Area's Best Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank



SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin today revealed a list of 67 restaurants in the greater San Francisco area that received its highly regarded Bib Gourmand designation. These restaurants offer excellent food at a reasonable price and are included in the upcoming 2018 edition of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco.

Michelin Announces Bay Area's Best Restaurants That Won't Break the Bank

In its forthcoming 12th edition for the Bay Area, Michelin inspectors included four restaurants that are new to the list, including locations in the East Bay, Marin and Peninsula areas.

This year's list of affordable favorites notably includes chef and author Tanya Holland's Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland -- a casual and welcoming place open for breakfast and lunch, where visitors enjoy a cuisine based on organic and seasonal ingredients, like a signature buttermilk fried chicken with a cornmeal waffle.

Pausa, a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar located in San Mateo, also earned a Bib Gourmand this year.  Owners Andrea Giuliani and Steve Ugur serve authentic Italian food paired with an Italian wine list, cocktails and spritzes. 

The Michelin inspectors awarded a Bib Gourmand to Playa, a popular Mexican restaurant in Marin owned by Peter Schumacher with Bill and Vanessa Higgins.  The executive chef serves flavorful cuisine based on local, sustainable and organic ingredients.

Royal Feast, in Millbrae, also received a Bib Gourmand designation in this year's guide. Modestly decorated, Chinese chef Zongyi Liu delivers authentic Sichuan dishes prepared with composure.

Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin's famously anonymous food inspectors, who choose restaurants serving high quality food on their menus and make it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). These selections are very often the same restaurants that the Michelin food inspectors frequent when they are off the clock.

These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.

The 2018 Michelin star selections for San Francisco will be announced on Oct. 12. The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2018 goes on sale on Oct. 17 for a suggested retail price of $18.99.

San Francisco MICHELIN Guide 2018
Bib Gourmands

 

ESTABLISHMENT

AREA

SUB AREA

CITY

NEW

'?ina

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco


1601 Bar & Kitchen

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco


A16

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco


Anchor Oyster Bar

San Francisco

Castro

San Francisco


Backyard

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Forestville


Bistro Aix

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco


Bravas

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg


Brown Sugar Kitchen

East Bay


Oakland

NEW

Bywater (The)

South Bay


Los Gatos


Chalkboard

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg


Chapeau!

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

San Francisco


China Village

East Bay


Albany


Comal

East Bay


Berkeley


Cook St. Helena

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena


Coqueta

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco


Corso

East Bay


Berkeley


Cotogna

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco


Del Popolo

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco


Delfina

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco


Diavola

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Geyserville


Dosa

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco


Farmhouse Kitchen Thai

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco


Farmstead

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena


Glen Ellen Star

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Glen Ellen


Grace's Table

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa


Great China

East Bay


Berkeley


Hong Kong Lounge II

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco


Insalata's

Marin


San Anselmo


Ippuku

East Bay


Berkeley


Izakaya Rintaro

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco


Kappou Gomi

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

San Francisco


Kokkari Estiatorio

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco


Lai Hong Lounge

San Francisco

North Beach

San Francisco


M.Y. China

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco


Michel Bistro

East Bay


Oakland


Millennium

East Bay


Oakland


Monti's Rotisserie

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa


Nopalito

San Francisco

Civic Center

San Francisco


Oenotri

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Napa


Okane

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco


Orchard City Kitchen

South Bay


Campbell


Pausa

Peninsula


San Mateo

NEW

Playa

Marin


Mill Valley

NEW

Poggio

Marin


Sausalito


Ramen Gaijin

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Sebastopol


Redd Wood

Wine Country

Napa Valley

Yountville


Risibisi

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Petaluma


Royal Feast

Peninsula


Millbrae

NEW

SHED Café

Wine Country

Sonoma County

Healdsburg


Sichuan Home

San Francisco

Richmond & Sunset

San Francisco


Sir and Star

Marin


Olema


Sociale

San Francisco

Marina

San Francisco


Starbelly

San Francisco

Castro

San Francisco


Sushi Ran

Marin


Sausalito


Tacos Sinaloa

East Bay


Berkeley


Thai House

East Bay


Danville


Trestle

San Francisco

Financial District

San Francisco


Tsubasa

San Francisco

Civic Center

San Francisco


Two Birds/One Stone

Wine Country

Napa Valley

St. Helena


Vesta

Peninsula


Redwood City


Village Sake

Marin


Fairfax


wonderful

Peninsula


Millbrae


Wood Tavern

East Bay


Oakland


Yank Sing

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco


Yuzuki

San Francisco

Mission

San Francisco


Z & Y

San Francisco

Nob Hill

San Francisco


Zero Zero

San Francisco

SoMa

San Francisco


 

About the MICHELIN Guide

The MICHELIN Guide selects the best restaurants and hotels in the 28 countries it covers. Providing a showcase of gourmet dining around the world, it highlights the culinary dynamism of a country, as well as new trends and emerging young chefs. Creating value for restaurants through the distinctions that it attributes each year, the MICHELIN Guide contributes to the prestige of the local gastronomy, thereby making cities and countries more attractive to tourists.  Backed by its rigorous selection method and longstanding knowledge of the hospitality industry, the MICHELIN Guide provides customers with unique expertise that enables it to offer them a true quality service.  The different selections are available in both print and digital versions. They are accessible via the Web and on a full range of mobile media that offer navigation capabilities adapted to individual usage as well as an on-line booking service. With the MICHELIN Guide, the Group continues to support millions of travelers, allowing them to live a unique mobility experience.

Michelin logo. (PRNewsFoto/MICHELIN)

SOURCE Michelin


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