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Michelin 2015 Bib Gourmand Unleashed! See the Winners

Coqueta, Chino, Kin Khao, and Iyasare are among the newbies to notch a spot.

With the stars set to drop next week, the Michelin Guide is building a little anticipation by announcing the winners of the Bib Gourmand, their award for the best moderately-priced restaurants. This year, 76 spots in the greater Bay Area earned the prize. Several of them debuted this year, including Chino, Coqueta, The Farmer & The Fox, Iyasare, Kin Khao, and Michel Bistro; others returned to the fold after having been forced to temporarily close (Great China, China Village) or finally shining after years in the trenches (Anchor Oyster Bar, Grace's Table, Hong Kong Lounge II, Z & Y).

While Michelin dropped only four restaurants from the list last year, this year was something of a bloodletting, with 14 getting cut. The chopped spots were Artisan Bistro, Boon Eat + Drink, Burma Superstar (!), Chu, Crouching Tiger, Cucina Paradiso, Ebisu, Hachi Ju Hachi, Marlowe (!!), Old Mandarin Islamic, Osteria Coppa, Regalito, The Slanted Door (!!!), and Slow Club. Three shuttered spots (Happy Noodles, Plum, and Sana Marin) were also cut.

Here's the full list of winners:

1601 Bar and Kitchen

Anchor Oyster Bar

A16

Backyard (Forestville)

Bar Tartine

Bellanico (Oakland)

Bistro Aix

Bistro Jeanty (Yountville)

Bistro 29 (Santa Rosa)

Brick & Bottle (Corte Madera)

C Casa (Napa)

Chalkboard (Healdsburg)

Chapeau!

Chevalier (Lafayette)

China Village (Albany)

Chino

Comal (Berkeley)

Contigo

Cook St. Helena

Coqueta

Corso (Berkeley)

Cotogna

Delfina

Domo

Donato Enoteca (Redwood City)

Dosa

Evvia (Palo Alto)

The Farmer & the Fox (St. Helena)

Fey (Menlo Park)

Five (Berkeley)

Flour + Water

Fringale

Gajalee

Gather (Berkeley)

The Girl & the Fig (Sonoma)

Glen Ellen Star

Grace's Table (Napa)

Great China (Berkeley)

Hong Kong Lounge II

Hotbox Grill (Sonoma)

Insalata's (San Anselmo)

Ippuku (Berkeley)

Iyasare (Berkeley)

Kappou Gomi

Kin Khao

Kokkari Estiatorio

La Costanera (Montara)

LaSalette (Sonoma)

Le Garage (Sausalito)

Mamacita

Marinitas (San Anselmo)

Mason Pacific

Michel Bistro (Oakland)

Monti's Rotisserie (Santa Rosa)

M.Y. China

Oenotri (Napa)

Perbacco

Ramen Shop (Oakland)

Redd Wood (Yountville)

Rich Table

Risibisi (Petaluma)

Rivoli (Berkeley)

Sazón (Santa Rosa)

Scopa (Healdsburg)

Sichuan Home

Sir & Star (Olema)

Sociale

Starbelly

Sushi Ran (Sausalito)

Thai House (Danville)

Troya

Vesta (Redwood City)

Willi's Wine Bar (Santa Rosa)

Wood Tavern (Oakland)

Yank Sing

Yuzuki

Zero Zero

Z & Y

As with last year, the @MichelinGuideSF Twitter account will be tweeting what they loved about each restaurant, so follow along. And stay tuned for the stars, set to debut on Tuesday.

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