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EaterWire: 19 Newcomers to Bauer's Top 100

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Technically, Michael Bauer's annual Top 100 list of Bay Area restaurants won't be come out until the Sunday edition of the Chronicle, but thanks to some special leakage, we have the 2008 list a few days earlier. We'll save the analysis for next week, but as for the initial impressions: not a lot of big surprises on the additions, but a good amount of local heavies missed the cut the year, including one perennial cheap eats fave and one former four-star.

Without further ado, here are the 19 new restaurants that cracked the 2008 version of the Top 100 (the 19 restaurants that got booted, along with the entire 100, follow the jump): Bar Bambino, BarbersQ, Cafe Majestic, Cav, Ducca, Flora, Laiola, Nick's Cove, O Izakaya, One Market, Plumed Horse, Poggio, Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Shanghai 1930, SPQR, Spruce, Ubuntu, Wood Tavern and Yoshi's San Francisco.

And now, the ones that were left behind:

The 19 Restaurants That Missed the Cut:
1. Antica Trattoria
2. Cesar
3. Cetrella Bistro and Cafe
4. Clementine
5. Dry Creek Kitchen
6. Farallon
7. Fleur de Lys
8. La Taqueria
9. Limon
10. Mantra
11. Maya
12. Mecca
13. Myth
14. Ozumo
15. Pescheria
16. PlumpJack Cafe
17. The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton
18. Tres Agaves
19. Scott Howard (closed)

MICHAEL BAUER'S TOP 100 RESTAURANTS OF 2008:
A Cote
A16
Acquerello
Ad Hoc
Amber India
Ame
Aqua
Aziza
Bar Bambino
Bar Crudo
BarbersQ
Bay Wolf
Betelnut
Bistro Aix
Bistro Don Giovanni
Bistro Jeanty
Bix
Bo's Barbecue and Catering
Bocadillos
Bouchon
Boulevard
Buckeye Roadhouse
Cafe La Haye
Cafe Majestic
Canteen
Cav
Chez Panisse
Chow/Park Chow
Coco500
Coi
Cucina
Cyrus
Delfina
Dopo
Dosa
Ducca
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
Firefly
Flora
Fonda
Foreign Cinema
French Laundry
Gary Danko
Greens
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Incanto
Jai Yun
Jardiniere
Junnoon
Kaygetsu
Koi Palace
Kokkari Estiatorio
La Folie
Laiola
Manresa
Martini House
Masa's
Michael Mina
Nick's Cove
Nopa
O Chame
O Izakaya
Oliveto
One Market
Perbacco
Pesce
Picco/Pizzeria Picco
Piperade
Pizzaiolo
Plumed Horse
Poggio
Poleng Lounge
Quince
Range
Redd
Rivoli
Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Rubicon
Shanghai 1930
Silks
Slanted Door
Slow Club
SPQR
Spruce
Sushi Ran
Swan Oyster Depot
Tartine
Terra
Terzo
The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant
Ton Kiang
Town Hall
Ubuntu
Va de Vi
Vik's Chaat Corner
Wood Tavern
Yank Sing
Yoshi's San Francisco
Zarzuela
Zuni Cafe

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