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A carefully plated Paradise Valley vegetable salad highlighting farmer Peter Martinelli’s produce, slated for the reopening of Quince in San Francisco
A carefully plated Paradise Valley vegetable salad highlighting farmer Peter Martinelli’s produce, slated for the reopening of Quince in San Francisco.
Øivind Haug

All the Michelin Star Restaurants in the Bay Area, Mapped

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

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A carefully plated Paradise Valley vegetable salad highlighting farmer Peter Martinelli’s produce, slated for the reopening of Quince in San Francisco.
| Øivind Haug

Michelin updated its California guide again in July, doling out a fresh round of stars for 2023 at a ceremony held at the Chabot Space + Science Center in Oakland. This year, four new one-star restaurants from the San Francisco Bay Area have been added to the Guide, bringing the total to 88 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 50 restaurants, the highest concentration of three-star restaurants, and nine Green Star designations for “outstanding eco-friendly commitments.”

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. Check it all out below, then when you’re looking for more, head here to check out 2023’s Michelin Bib Gourmands.

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Harbor House Inn

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Harbor House was promoted to two stars in 2022, thanks to its fine-dining farm-to-table fare in a gorgeous natural setting on the Mendocino coastline. The restaurant also received a Green Star. (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 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 SingleThread’s focus on hyper-seasonal food meticulously plated with moss and flowers remains a stunner. The restaurant also has a Green Star designation. (3 stars)


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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

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Chef Kelly McCown’s restaurant the Kitchen maintained its star, with the Michelin Guide stating that the restaurant feels “like an uproarious party.” (1 star)

Nestled inside the Four Seasons Napa Valley, chef Rogelio Garcia’s restaurant Auro celebrates seasonality with an accompanying, hefty wine list leaning on bottles from the Calistoga area. (1 star)

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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)

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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)

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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. The French Laundry also has a Green Star designation. (3 stars)

The French Laundry
The French Laundry

Kenzo’s exquisite kaiseki and sake pairings are served to a coveted 25 seats in a minimalist space. (1 star)


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

Patricia Chang

Chez Panisse

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Chez Panisse’s renown for using seasonal, locally-grown produce and products under the guidance of chef Alice Waters has cemented this Berkeley restaurant as a favorite. (Green Star)

The exterior of Chez Panisse is seen along Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, Calif. Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Photo By Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Pomet is the epitome of the farm-to-table ethos, as it’s run by Aomboon Deasy, one of the owners of K&J Orchards. (Green Star)

A simple salad with apples, walnuts, and various lettuces.

Chef James Syhabout’s 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-, four-, 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. Bar Crenn also received a Green Star. (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. The restaurant also has a Green Star designation. (3 stars)

Restaurant Nisei

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Leave your expectations at the door upon your visit at Nisei; instead, experience chef David Yoshimura’s refined menu of California-influenced Japanese cuisine, 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. The space recently underwent a massive renovation and chef Michael Tusk rolled out two tiers of tasting menus to give diners more flexibility. The restaurant also has a Green Star designation. (3 stars)

A plated winter vegetable “bollito misto,” di verdure slated for the reopening of Quince in San Francisco Øivind Haug

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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This upscale Chinese restaurant from chef Brandon Jew remains impressive for its legendary whole-roasted duck among other dishes. (1 star)

Patricia Chang

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


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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

The Shota

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The Shota became a fan favorite for its fatty tuna takeout boxes during the pandemic, but the omakase service in its serene space is where the restaurant continues to shine, beyond the food. (1 star)

Sons & Daughters

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Sons & Daughters’ seasonal tasting menu is served in an intimate black-and-cream space led by chef Harrison Cheney, recipient of the 2023 Michelin Young Chef Award. (1 star)

Dishes from Michelin-starred Sons & Daughters Jim Sullivan

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

Joseph Weaver

O' by Claude Le Tohic

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Ride the elevator all the way to the top floor of ONE65, the many-layered French emporium, and O’ by Claude Le Tohic is the fine dining room, complete with gasp-inducing cheese and dessert carts. (1 star)

Chef Pim Techamuanvivit’s Nari offers an upscale restaurant experience inside the Hotel Kabuki and showcases a wider breadth of Thai cuisine. (1 star)

Corey Lee’s acclaimed original restaurant is an “oasis in the heart of the 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 in 2022 and managed to maintain a star for its funky and fiery Thai dishes. (1 star)

bowl of khao soi curry broth noodles topped with green herbs and crispy egg noodles Alyx Henderson

Avery Restaurant

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The luxe Avery shines 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)

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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)