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September 10, 2014

San Francisco’s Michelin-starred Restaurants

Deciding on where to eat day-to-day is the hardest decision for San Francisco’s locals to make. We can only imagine how much harder it is for you, the visitor, who comes here only a few days a year. But each year the prestigious Michelin Guide tries to make that decision a little easier. Here are a few of the places you need to eat at now. Expect lines at the door (but food that’s worth the wait) or plan on making reservations well in advance.

San Francisco

Atelier Crenn
Iron Chef winner, Dominique Crenn has created a personal atelier (workshop) where exquisite, local ingredients merge with European technique to create "poetic culinaria."

Boulevard
Headed by Chef and Co-Owner, Nancy Oakes, Boulevard has put San Francisco on the map for French Cuisine. Mixed with regional American flavors, Boulevard delivers a meal you can't find anywhere else.

Campton Place
The defining characteristics of contemporary Bay Area cuisine are masterfully blended with broader American and European traditions to create a menu that draws worldwide acclaim.

La Folie
Elegant French fine dining--without any pretense. Inviting, warm and intimate atmosphere.

Luce
At Luce, discover innovative modern American cuisine that perfectly blends local flavors, global inspiration and is enhanced by a wine list of distinction.

Spruce
Spruce is a distinctive restaurant that reflects the charm of its surroundings and provides residents with a welcoming place in which to dine, socialize and relax. Chef Mark Sullivan’s California-inspired American cuisine showcases the freshest and finest ingredients, highlighting seasonal produce and naturally raised meats, poultry and fish.

Beyond San Francisco

Auberge du Soleil
Auberge du Soleil pays tribute to its legacy with an award-winning menu and wine list. Executive Chef Robert Curry’s inspired cuisine reflects the natural diversity and rich ingredients of California’s Napa Valley and draws from regional produce, accented with Mediterranean flavors.

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
The Farmhouse Inn serves food sourced from Joe and Catherine's Bartolomei ranch or local artisan farmers and the menu is ever-changing and relies exclusively on not only what is fresh and of the moment in Sonoma County, but on what is perfect, unexpected and delightful.

The Restaurant at Meadowood
The Restaurant at Meadowood is a modern American restaurant meant to speak to and positively impact the Napa Valley community while delivering a singular dining experience for every guest.

Here's the entire list for the Michelin-starred restaurants in the Bay Area.

Photo by Michal Sänger / CC BY-NC-SA

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