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Bauer Drops Plum, Jardiniere, More From Top 100

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 The bar at Zero Zero, which was just taken off Bauer's Top 100 list.
The bar at Zero Zero, which was just taken off Bauer's Top 100 list.
Photo: Naseema Khan

After Michael Bauer revealed the 15 additions to his Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants for 2012 last week, the full list was exposed for all to see over the weekend, in the Sunday paper's not-so-glossy magazine. This morning, Bauer takes a moment to list out the 15 restaurants that were dropped, giving a brief explanation why each one had to go. Ubuntu and Kaygetsu are off due to "temporary" and permanent closures. He pulled Station 1, Plum, Ristobar, and Angele because the kitchens are in transition, and it shows. Then there's the group he had to remove due to underwhelming return visits: A Cote, Bar Jules, Bourbon Steak, Gitane, Rosso and—this hurts—two Bruce Hill restaurants: Picco, and Zero Zero. Finally, at Jardiniere and RN74 he doesn't think the value on the plate matches the high prices at either one anymore. Of course, Bauer's long-time untouchables: Amber India, Willi's Wine Bar, Zarzuela, Piperade, Pesce, and Coco 500 are still hanging on there.

Audience members, what do you think of Bauer's choices? Is it odd that there's not one taqueria on the list? Doesn't it seem like a whole lot of Italian restaurants made the cut? Take a look at all 100 restaurants below, and let's talk about it in the comments.

A16
Absinthe
Acquerello
Ad Hoc
Adesso
Amber India
Ame
AQ
Aziza
Baker & Banker
Bar Agricole
Bar Tartine
Baume
Benu
Betelnut
Bistro Aix
Bistro Don Giovanni
Bocadillos
Bottega
Bouchon
Boulevard
Camino
Canteen
Chapeau
Chez Panisse/Café
Claudine
Coco500
Coi
Commonwealth
Corso Trattoria
Cotogna
Cyrus
Delfina
Dopo
Dosa
El Paseo
Farallon
Fifth Floor
Flour + Water
Foreign Cinema
Frances
French Laundry
Gary Danko
Gialina/Ragazza
Greens
House of Prime Rib
Incanto
Ippuku
Koi Palace
La Ciccia
La Folie
Lers Ros
Mamacita
Manresa
Marlowe
Masa's
Mateo's Cocina Latina
Michael Mina
Mission Chinese Food
Morimoto
Nojo
Nopa
Nopalito
O Chame
Oenotri
One Market
Osteria Stellina
Outerlands
Park Tavern
Perbacco/Barbacco
Pesce
Piccino
Picco/Pizzeria Picco
Piperade
Pizzaiolo/Boot & Shoe
Poggio
Press
Prospect
Quince
Range
Redd
The Restaurant at Meadowood
Ristobar
Rivoli
Saison
Sante
Scopa
Slanted Door
Solbar
Sons & Daughters
SPQR
Sushi Ran
State Bird Provisions
Swan Oyster Depot
Terra/Bar Terra
Town Hall
Va de Vi
Waterbar
Willi's Wine Bar
Yank Sing
Zarzuela
Zuni Cafe

· The 15 restaurants dropped from the Top 100 list [ISSF]
· All Top 100 Coverage [~ ESF ~]

RN74

301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 415 543 7474 Visit Website

À Côté

5478 College Avenue, , CA 94618 (510) 655-6469 Visit Website

Gitane

6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108 415 788 6686

Jardinière

300 Grove Street, , CA 94102 (415) 861-5555 Visit Website

Plum

2214 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA Visit Website

Bar Jules

609 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94199 415 621 5482 Visit Website

Bourbon Steak

335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 415 397 3003

Zero Zero

826 Folsom Street, , CA 94107 (415) 348-8800 Visit Website

Zero Zero

826 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

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