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All the Michelin Bib Gourmands in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mapped

Discover all of the Bibs in the Bay, for (slightly) more affordable and informal dining destinations

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After taking a year off for the pandemic, Michelin has updated its California guide for 2021, with a fresh round of stars and a fresh list of Bib Gourmand selections, a designation for restaurants that “offer a full menu of a starter, main course and dessert, making it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for around $40 or less.”

147 California restaurants made the cut, from San Diego up to Napa. 71 of them were from the Bay Area and Sacramento, with 28 restaurants joining the party in 2021 and 29 from the 2019 list departing.

To discover the Bibs closest to you, here’s where to find all 71 restaurants across the greater Bay Area, stretching from Mendocino to Carmel — arranged geographically. Check it all out below, then when you’re ready for fine dining, head here to check out 2021's Michelin star recipients.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nixtaco

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1805 Cirby Way #12
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 771-4165
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Since 2015, this colorful Northeast Mexican restaurant has been serving farm-to-table tacos on handmade tortillas in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville.

2. Yue Huang Restaurant

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3860 Truxel Rd
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 621-3737

Ignore the non-descript exterior of this Natomas dim sum destination, where high-quality and super-fresh dumplings, cheong fan, and egg custard tarts roll by on carts.

3. Chalkboard

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29 North St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 473-8030
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Chalkboard is a buzzy, casual wine country restaurant located in Hotel Les Mars.

4. Frank Fat's

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806 L St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-7092
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The oldest single-family-owned restaurant in Sacramento (est. 1939) is known for deep-fried Peking duck and more.

5. Canon | East Sacramento

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1719 34th St
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 469-2433
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Sacramento hometown hero Brad Cecchi, who earned a Michelin star at Calistoga’s Solbar, returned to his roots with creative, hearty tavern fare, including mole madre tater “tots” with pickled onion and cotija.

6. Ciccio

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6770 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 945-1000
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Ciccio serves up rustic Italian in a wine country setting.

7. Khom Loi

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7385 Healdsburg Ave #101
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 329-6917
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A long-running Thai pop-up-turned-restaurant serves curries made from scratch, whole fried fish blanketed in chilies and fresh herbs, and a nice selection of local wines.

8. Ramen Gaijin

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6948 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 827-3609
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Regional ramen styles, housemade noodles, and izakaya plates have made this Sebastopol restaurant one of the most popular in Sonoma County.

9. La Calenda

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6518 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
(833) 682-8226
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This Thomas Keller–owned casual Mexican restaurant puts an emphasis on Oaxacan food.

10. Glen Ellen Star

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13648 Arnold Dr
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 343-1384
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Californian cuisine and wood-fired pizzas are accented with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients in a quaint country cottage.

11. El Molino Central

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11 Central Ave
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 939-1010
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The unmissable roadside stop in Sonoma, El Molino Central makes stone ground masa, fresh tortillas, deeply flavored mole, and more.

12. Valley Bar and Bottle

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487 1st St W
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 934-8403
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New this year, Valley is a laid-back, natural wine–focused enclave on Sonoma’s square serving inventive, vegetable-forward plates.

13. Stockhome Restaurant

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220 Western Ave
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 981-8511
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Stockhome serves contemporary Swedish street food, which is to say Turkish kebabs alongside meatballs and Swedish candies.

14. Folktable Restaurant

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23584 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 356-3567
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This bright and airy daytime restaurant located in Cornerstone Sonoma serves a menu of toasts, tartines, and salads.

15. Tony's Seafood Restaurant

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18863 Shoreline Hwy
Marshall, CA 94940
(415) 663-1107
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The iconic Tomales Bay restaurant opened in 1948 has been revamped under the guidance of neighboring Hog Island Oyster Company.

16. Village Sake

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19 Bolinas Rd
Fairfax, CA 94930
(415) 521-5790
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Grilled skewers, sushi, and izakaya plates all draw crowds to Fairfax’s best Japanese restaurant.

17. Insalata's

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120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 457-7700
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Insalata’s has been delivering quality Mediterannean fare to Marin County since 1996.

18. Pig In A Pickle

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341 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 891-3265
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Chef-owner Damon Stainbrook traded fine dining for whole animal barbecue.

19. Playa

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41 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 384-8871
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Contemporary Mexican fare is served in Playa’s lively, indoor-outdoor setting.

20. New Dumpling

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10064 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 529-4161
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This hit El Cerrito newcomer serves compact dumplings with delightful and varied filling combinations you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere — think, zucchini, egg, and shrimp.

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21. China Village Restaurant

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1335 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 525-2285
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This East Bay institution draws many families hungry for the Sichuan classics.

22. Comal

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2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 926-6300
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Comal satisfies with Mexican cuisine served in a sleek setting, complete with a gorgeous patio.

23. Ippuku

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2130 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 665-1969
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Berkeley stalwart Ippuku transports diners to Japan with its unique setup and izakaya dishes.

24. Great China

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2190 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 843-7996
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Northern Chinese dishes and a fabulous wine list bring crowds to Great China’s modern dining room.

25. Sushi Ran

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107 Caledonia St
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-3620
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Its charming setting in Sausalito can’t be beat, but Sushi Ran’s sashimi and nigiri keep the place packed.

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26. Wood Tavern

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6317 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-6607
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Oakland staple Wood Tavern serves up fine Californian fare in a relaxed setting.

27. Millennium

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5912 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 735-9459
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Millennium remains the destination for upscale, innovative vegan dishes in an equally elegant setting.

28. FOB Kitchen

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5179 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 817-4169
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Traditional Filipino dishes like pork adobo, lechon, and lumpia are served in a vibrant, contemporary setting at FOB Kitchen, one of Oakland’s buzziest new restaurants.

29. Tacos Oscar

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420 40th St
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 735-9620
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Freshly added to the guide this year, this longtime pop-up now serves standout fried egg, veggie, and meat tacos in new East Bay digs with a shipping container aesthetic.

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30. Teni East Kitchen

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4015 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 597-1860
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Californian takes on traditional Burmese dishes star at this Temescal gem.

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31. Thai House

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254 Rose Ave
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 820-0935
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Boldly flavored Thai food makes this suburban restaurant in a converted cottage a Bay Area destination.

32. Horn Barbecue

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2534 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 225-6101
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Beloved by locals, press, and fellow pitmasters, Matt Horn’s West Oakland location serves smoked brisket, hot links, chicken, and an impressive lineup of sides to throngs of visitors.

33. Soba Ichi

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2311 Magnolia St
Oakland, CA 94607

From the Ippuku team, Soba Ichi meticulously crafts fresh soba every day, starting with milling the buckwheat.

34. MAMA Oakland

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388 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 974-6372
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Oakland’s new-school red sauce joint opened in 2019 serving high-quality, affordable food.

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35. A16

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2355 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 771-2216
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A16 has been a staple for years, serving rustic pizzas and pastas alongside an impressive wine list from owner Shelley Lindgren.

36. Lai Hong Lounge 荔香小館

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1416 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 397-2290
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Traditional dim sum served on rolling carts is the main draw at New Hong Kong Lounge’s Chinatown sibling.

37. Flores

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2030 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 796-2926
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From the Back of the House group, Flores offers fresh Mexican fare, with a good list of tequila and mezcal cocktails, guacamole and salsas smashed from the molcajete, fish tacos, and crab tostadas.

38. Cotogna

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490 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-8508
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Quince’s casual Italian spinoff serves gorgeous pastas and wood-fired pizzas.

39. Trestle

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531 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 772-0922
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Every night, Trestle offers a startlingly good deal of a prix-fixe menu, with $38 for three courses.

40. Z & Y Restaurant

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655 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 981-8988
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A perennial Chinatown favorite — and much loved by Barack Obama — Z & Y Restaurant specializes in fiery Sichuan classics and employs a kung fu tea master.

41. Berber

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1516 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 800-7767
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Berber brings North African flavors served in a five-course set menu that is paired with belly dancers, aerialists, and live music.

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42. Yank Sing

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49 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 541-4949
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Elegant, high-end dim sum draws masses to Yank Sing, where the dumplings are exceptionally delicate.

43. Del Popolo

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855 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 589-7940
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Originally a truck (which is still used for caterging gigs), Del Popolo serves pillowy wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas alongside tasty small plates.

44. Routier

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2801 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115

The new neighborhood bistro from the B. Patisserie team swings savory with steelhead rillettes and lobster grand aioli in a warm and charming dining room.

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45. Sociale

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3665 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 921-3200
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Northern Italian fare with a Californian touch draw crowds to Sociale — and the side alley entrance only adds to the charm.

46. Nari

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1625 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 868-6274
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Pim Techamuanvivit’s gorgeous restaurant in Japantown’s Hotel Kabuki brings bold, unapologetic Thai flavors to a grand stage in San Francisco — and does it in a way that showcases local ingredients.