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All the Michelin Star Restaurants in the Bay Area in 2021, Mapped

Discover the stars closest to you, or strategize your driving and dining itinerary

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After taking a year off for the pandemic, Michelin finally updated its California guide with a fresh round of stars for 2021. Adding five new two-star restaurants and 22 new one-star restaurants across the state, that brought the totals up to 90 restaurants with Michelin stars in California. And per usual, the majority of those are in San Francisco and wine country: We have the most stars awarded to 54 restaurants, and we have the highest concentration of three-star restaurants. While there were no new additions to that top tier this year, six restaurants successfully held onto their three-star status, all of them local to Northern California.

So to discover the stars closest to you, or devise your driving and dining itinerary, here’s exactly where those Michelin stars are shining across the greater Bay Area, stretching from Mendocino to Carmel.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Harbor House Inn

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5600 CA-1
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3203
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Harbor House was promoted to two stars this year, thanks to its fine-dining farm-to-table fare in a gorgeous natural setting on the Mendocino coastline. (2 stars)

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2. SingleThread Farm - Restaurant - Inn

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131 North St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 723-4646
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The highly acclaimed SingleThread kept its three stars for its hyper-seasonal food meticulously plated with moss and flowers. (3 stars)

3. Barndiva

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231 Center St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-0100
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A wine country wedding favorite for more than 15 years, Barndiva snagged its first star this year, for rustic dishes served in a lofty red barn. (1 star)

4. The Kitchen Restaurant

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2225 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 568-7171
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The only star in Sacramento remains with the Kitchen, first opened in 1991, and known for truffle dishes and kitchen tours. (1 star)

5. Auberge du Soleil

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180 Rutherford Hill Rd
Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-1211
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For more than a decade, this Napa favorite has served tasting menus and perfect pairings with vineyard views. (1 star)

Modern dessert at Auberge du Soleil Auberge du Soleil

6. The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-2380
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The Napa institution is still a fine-dining destination, with a months-long waitlist, drawing food and wine lovers from around the world for $350-plus tasting menus. (3 stars)

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The French Laundry
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7. La Toque

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1314 McKinstry St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 257-5157
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Hats off to La Toque, which is still shining with a manageable six-course tasting menu plus a la carte options in downtown Napa. (1 star)

8. Kenzo

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1339 Pearl St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 294-2049
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Kenzo kept its star for exquisite kaiseki and sake pairings served to a coveted 25 seats in a minimalist space. (1 star)

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9. Madcap

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198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 453-9898
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At the base of Mt Tam, a former French Laundry chef serves super-seasonal menus with a little less fuss. (1 star)

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10. Commis

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3859 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-3902
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The only two-star restaurant in Oakland continues to impress the inspectors with tasting menus in a relaxed space. (2 stars)

Halibut and asparagus with borage salt, shiso, and grilled fish bone vinegar, served in an oversized white bowl Isabel Baer

11. Gary Danko

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800 North Point St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 749-2060
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The fine-dining classic of the 90s pulled through the pandemic with white tablecloths still starched. The guide loves the three- and five-course menus, sharp waiters, and over-the-top flowers. (1 star)

Terrine from Gary Danko Gary Danko

12. Bar Crenn

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3131 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 440-0460
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An interesting inclusion, given that it has still yet to reopen, Bar Crenn was still acknowledged for its caviar bites and bubbles, served in a Parisian flea-chic living room. (1 star)

13. Atelier Crenn

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3127 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 440-0460
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Dominique Crenn remains the only three-star female chef in America, known for her revelatory tasting menus starring briny fish and seasonal vegetables, chased by pastry chef Juan Contreras’ remarkable desserts. (3 stars)

14. COI

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373 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

He may have stumbled in recent years with chef partnerships, but Daniel Patterson’s original restaurant continues to serve bold and modern tasting menus. (2 stars)

15. Quince

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470 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-8500
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Cozied up in historic Jackson Square, Quince is a fine-dining special occasion, from the caviar openers to the macaron mignardises. (3 stars)

 The new lounge area at Quince in Jackson Square.
The new lounge area at Quince in Jackson Square.
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16. Mister Jiu's

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28 Waverly Pl
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 857-9688
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Despite several upscale Chinese restaurants opening in Chinatown in recent years, Mister Jiu’s remains the standalone star. (1 star)

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17. Angler

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132 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 872-9442
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The woodfire smoke-tinged seafood sister spot from the Saison team is still a star. (1 star)

18. Acquerello

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1722 Sacramento Street NEAR VAN NESS &, Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 567-5432
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The Cal-Italian destination on top of Nob Hill continues to dazzle inspectors with elaborate pasta dishes and floral arrangements. (2 stars)

Octopus from Acquerello Acquerello

19. The Shota

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115 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(628) 224-2074
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A fan favorite for its fatty tuna takeout boxes during the pandemic, although it has now returned to omakase service in a serene space, the Shota earned its first star this year. (1 star)

20. Sons & Daughters

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708 Bush Street Between Bush &, Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 994-7933
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Sons & Daughters holds one star for its seasonal tasting menus served in an intimate black-and-cream space. (1 star)

Sons & Daughters Eater Archives

21. Campton Place

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Campton Pl
San Francisco, CA 94108

Although it had not fully reopened for upscale dining at the time of the awards, Taj Campton still holds two stars for its colorful and innovative Indian cuisine. (2 stars)

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22. Sorrel

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3228 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 525-3765
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The Pac Heights neighborhood standout still shines with seven courses of seasonal vegetables and fresh pastas. (1 star)

23. Spruce

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3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 931-5100
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With New Californian classics and a handsome dining room, Spruce generously serves tony Sacramento Street. (1 star)

Plating sauce at Spruce Spruce

24. SPQR

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1911 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 771-7779
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Rustic Cal-Italian dishes still reign at this pasta innovator in the Fillmore. (1 star)

25. Mourad

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140 New Montgomery St #1
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 660-2500
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Mourad serves colorful Moroccan cuisine, from the tightly bundled chicken basteeya to the hand-rolled couscous, in an equally dazzling downtown dining room. (1 star)

26. O' by Claude Le Tohic

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165 O'Farrell St 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 814-8888
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Ride the elevator all the way up to the top floor of ONE65, the many-layered French emporium, and O’ by Claude Le Tohic is the fine dining room. It received its first star this year, and no doubt those gasp-inducing cheese and dessert carts helped. (1 star)

27. Benu

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22 Hawthorne St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 685-4860
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Corey Lee’s acclaimed original restaurant is an “oasis in the heart of they city,” so the inspectors say, serving gorgeously plated courses in tasting menus. (3 stars)

Benu Bill Addison

28. Kin Khao

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55 Cyril Magnin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-7456
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Temporarily closed for the entirety of the pandemic, Kin Khao still managed to maintain a star for its funky and fiery Thai dishes. (1 star)

Dishes at Kin Khao Dogpatch Kin Khao

29. Avery Restaurant

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1552 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 817-1187
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The luxe new Avery opened a couple of years ago and caught its first star this year for its tasting menus filled with wagyu, oysters, caviar, and smoke. (1 star)

30. State Bird Provisions

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1529 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 795-1272
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With its dim sum–inspired carts and legendary quail, State Bird is still notoriously hard to book a table. (1 star)

Ice cream sandwich from State Bird Provisions State Bird Provisions

31. The Progress

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1525 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Just next door to sister restaurant State Bird, the Progress has another star in its own right, and the big duck platter and peanut milk aren’t to be missed. (1 star)

32. Wako Japanese Restaurant

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211 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 682-4875
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This neighborhood gem on Clement Street is loved for “pristine” omakase. (1 star)

33. Saison

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178 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 828-7990
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Saison lost its third star a couple of years ago, when chef Joshua Skenes disappeared into the wilderness, but the team is still serving strong tasting menus. (2 stars)

Uni toast at Saison Bill Addison

34. Birdsong

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1085 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 369-9161
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Earning its second star this year, Birdsong ascends with woodfired seafood dishes inspired by the West Coast. (The pandemic-inspired fried chicken sandwich with the claw still attached no doubt also captured the inspectors’ attention.) (2 stars)

35. Ju-Ni

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1335 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 655-9924
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Another pandemic takeout dazzler, and outdoor omakase counter innovator, Ju-ni remains an omakase star. (1 star)

36. Californios

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355 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 757-0994
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Despite a move from its intimate Mission space to a much larger new home in SoMa, the Mexican fine dining destination held onto its two-star status. (2 stars)

37. Omakase

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665 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 865-0633
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One star for the heart of the upscale Omakase group, which flies in fish from Tokyo for ultrafresh tasting menus. (1 star)

Sashimi at Omakase, served in a silver oyster shell shaped vessel with a spoon of roe. Molly DeCoudreaux

38. Niku Steakhouse

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61 Division St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 829-7817
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The just-as-decadent wagyu steakhouse from the Omakase restaurant group also received its first star this year. (1 star)

39. Lazy Bear

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3416 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 874-9921
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The outrageous dinner party is back on in the Mission, and modern and ambitious Lazy Bear held onto its stars. (2 stars)

Lazy Bear
Lazy Bear
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40. Al's Place

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1499 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 416-6136
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Despite shuttering both a deli spinoff and a pop-up partner in rapid succession, the original Al’s Place in the Mission still impressed inspectors with its vegetable-centric dishes. (1 star)

Al’s Place

41. Marlena Restaurant

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300 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 400-5997
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A power couple with prior Michelin cred opened this Bernal neighborhood restaurant during the pandemic and caught a star for affordable prix-fixe dinners with exceptional desserts. (1 star)

Fish at Marlena Marlena

42. Rasa Contemporary Indian

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209 Park Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 340-7272
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Even in Silicon Valley with high standards for Indian restaurants, the guide acknowledged Rasa for its upscale South Indian cuisine. (1 star)

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43. Sushi Yoshizumi

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325 E 4th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401

The San Mateo sushi favorite is still an in-demand reservation. (1 star)

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44. Wakuriya

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115 De Anza Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 286-0410
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With one counter, one chef, and one star, Wakuriya is a shopping center gem. (1 star)