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All the Michelin Star Restaurants in the Bay Area in 2022, Mapped

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

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Michelin updated its California guide again with a fresh round of stars for 2022. This year, six new one-star restaurants from the San Francisco Bay Area have been added to the guide, and brought the total up to 89 restaurants with Michelin stars in California. And, per usual, a number of those are in San Francisco and wine country: we have stars awarded to 51 restaurants, and the highest concentration of three-star restaurants. 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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Harbor House Inn

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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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Cyrus saw a triumphant return in September 2022 after closing for 10 years, with chef Douglas Keane overseeing an ambitious menu that moves diners eat through a 20-course meal in various rooms of the restaurant, including one room with a chocolate waterfall. (1 star)

Cynthia Glassell

SingleThread Farm - Restaurant - Inn

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The highly acclaimed Single Thread kept its three stars for its hyper-seasonal food meticulously plated with moss and flowers. (3 stars)

Barndiva

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A wine country wedding favorite for more than 15 years, Barndiva maintained its star for another year, for rustic dishes served in a lofty red barn. (1 star)

The Kitchen Restaurant

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The Kitchen, first opened in 1991, is known for truffle dishes and kitchen tours of it Sacramento space. (1 star)

Localis

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The menu changes monthly at this Sacramento gem, but expect nothing but locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients thoughtfully prepared by chef Christopher Barnum-Dann and his team. (1 star)

A plate of food. Localis

Auberge du Soleil

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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

PRESS Restaurant

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Press is known for being home to one of the largest Napa Valley wine collections in the area, but the food under chef Philip Tessier is just as noteworthy with its hyperfocus on highlighting local purveyors from wine glass to plate. (1 star)

John Troxell

The French Laundry

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The Napa institution is still a fine-dining destination, with quite the 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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Kenzo kept its star for exquisite kaiseki and sake pairings served to a coveted 25 seats in a minimalist space. (1 star)

Kenzo

At the base of Mount Tam, a former French Laundry chef serves hyper-seasonal menus with a little less fuss. (1 star)

Patricia Chang

This 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

Gary Danko

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The fine-dining classic of the 1990s 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)

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Bar Crenn

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Bar Crenn is known for its caviar bites and bubbles, served in a Parisian flea-chic living room, and maintains its Michelin star for another year. (1 star)

Atelier Crenn

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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 remarkable desserts. (3 stars)

Restaurant Nisei

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Leave your expectations of Japanese food at the door upon your visit at Nisei; instead, experience chef David Yoshimura’s menu of California washoku food, emphasizing seasonality and balance. (1 star)

Cozied up in historic Jackson Square, Quince is a fine-dining special occasion restaurant, 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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This restaurant led by couple Hyunyoung Bae and Junsoo Bae combines Korean-inspired fine dining with California cuisine. (1 star)

A plate of food. Adahlia Cole

Mister Jiu's

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Despite several upscale Chinese restaurants opening in Chinatown in recent years, Mister Jiu’s remains the standalone star. (1 star)

Kassie Borreson

The woodfire smoke-tinged seafood sister spot from the Saison team is still a star. (1 star)

Acquerello

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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)

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The Shota

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A fan favorite for its fatty tuna takeout boxes during the pandemic, the Shota’s omakase service in its serene space earned its first star for a second year. (1 star)

Sons & Daughters

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Sons & Daughters holds one star for its seasonal tasting menus served in an intimate black-and-cream space. (1 star)

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The Pac Heights neighborhood standout still shines with courses of seasonal vegetables and fresh pastas. (1 star)

With New Californian classics and a handsome dining room, Spruce generously serves tony Sacramento Street. (1 star)

Plating sauce at Spruce Spruce

O' by Claude Le Tohic

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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 maintained its first star, and no doubt those gasp-inducing cheese and dessert carts helped. (1 star)

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)

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Kin Khao

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Temporarily closed for the entirety of the pandemic, Kin Khao returned this year and managed to maintain a star for its funky and fiery Thai dishes. (1 star)

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Avery Restaurant

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The luxe new Avery opened a couple of years ago and maintained its first star for its tasting menus filled with wagyu, oysters, caviar, and smoke. (1 star)

State Bird Provisions

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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

The Progress

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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)

Saison lost its third star a few years ago, but the team is still serving strong tasting menus. (2 stars)

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Birdsong

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Birdsong ascends with woodfired seafood dishes inspired by the West Coast, maintaining its two-star designation. (2 stars)

Californios

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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)