Chef at Angler, a Michelin-starred Restaurant
Angler, a Michelin-starred restaurant, sits along the Embarcadero with views of the bay.

The Guide to
San Francisco’s Michelin-Starred Restaurants

With 44 Michelin stars awarded to 31 restaurants, San Francisco is no stranger to award-winning food. Check out the ever-growing list of Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurants and make a reservation today.

San Francisco is such a hotbed of culinary talent that it can be a challenge figuring out where to enjoy the few meals you have here during your stay. Making that decision even tougher? Our wealth of Michelin-starred restaurants. Yes, San Francisco and the Bay Area have an enviable collection of one-, two-, and three-star honorees—more so than any other destination in the Americas. But don't feel overwhelmed. We've created this quick and easy guide to San Francisco's best so you can decide where to indulge.

Two Stars

Acquerello

1772 Sacramento St.

You'll find fine Italian dining at Nob Hill's Acquerello. A neighborhood institution for more than 30 years, Acquerello has been setting the standard for excellence for years. Their first Michelin honor came in 2007.

Eat at Acquerello
One Star

Angler

132 Embarcadero

Facing out on to the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island, Angler's views are topped only by its Michelin-starred seafood. Their raw bar serves up the freshest variety of oysters, and their regular bar has an incredibly deep roster of wines, beers, and cocktails.

Eat at Angler
One Star

Avery

1552 Fillmore St.

Uniting elevated food with a fun atmosphere, Avery believes that an elegant meal should be lively and relaxed, never hushed. Their single-tasting menu of nine courses offers vibrant and creative dishes that celebrate global flavors and seasonal produce while their beverage program specializes in rare and unique sake as well as Champagnes.

Eat at Avery
Three Stars

Atelier Crenn

3127 Fillmore St.

Iron Chef winner Dominique Crenn has created a personal atelier (workshop) where exquisite, local ingredients merge with European techniques to create "poetic culinaria." In 2019, Atelier Crenn earned its third Michelin star, putting the restaurant and Chef Crenn herself in truly elite company. Open for dine-in service.

Eat at Atelier Crenn
One Star

Bar Crenn

3131 Fillmore St.

Another establishment helmed by Chef Dominique Crenn, this neighboring spot is more wine bar than restaurant. However, its tasting menu and a la carte selections include some enviable vegetable and seafood dishes.

Eat at Bar Crenn
Three Stars

Benu

22 Hawthorne St.

Chef Corey Lee's masterpieces at Benu are inspired by blending traditional and authentic flavors with new and delicious opportunities from being open-minded. Another three-star honoree, Benu's tasting menu must be experienced to be believed.

Eat at Benu
Two Stars

Birdsong

1085 Mission St.

The 12-course tasting menu at Birdsong is always changing, featuring the finest bounty of the season. The chef's table at Birdsong is counter seating that lets you watch the action in the kitchen for the duration of your meal.

Eat at Birdsong
Two Stars

Californios

3115 22nd St.

For the most elevated and elegant Mexican cuisine, make a reservation at Chef Val M. Cantu's Mission restaurant, Californios. The dessert selection is always changing, but you can never go wrong ordering whatever's on the menu.

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One Star

Gary Danko

With an accessible tasting menu and flexible main menu that lets you build your own culinary adventure, it's clear why Gary Danko has been a Fisherman's Wharf staple for decades.

Eat at Gary Danko
One Star

Kin Khao

Located in the Parc 55 Hotel, just steps from the hustle and bustle of Powell and Market streets, Kin Khao is a terrific Thai restaurant. Their chicken wings are big and spicy and can't be passed up.

Eat at Kin Khao
Two Stars

Lazy Bear

3416 19th St.

A communal dining experience has never felt quite as good as it does now. Gather round the table at Michelin-starred Lazy Bear to learn alongside your dinner mates how Chef David Barzelay and his talented team create the succulent dishes you're soon to enjoy. 

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One Star

Marlena

300 Precita Ave.

Husband and wife Chefs David Fisher and Serena Chow Fisher combine their Michelin star pedigree with the comfort of California Cuisine. Located in one of San Francisco's most quintessential neighborhoods on a charming corner across from Precita Park, bold flavors and inventive techniques on a tasting menu that rotates by the season await you.

Eat at Marlena
One Star

Mister Jiu's

A relative newcomer, Mister Jiu's stormed out of the gate, earning its first Michelin star the very first year it opened. The cuisine at this buzzy Chinatown restaurant continues to impress. 

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One Star

Niku Steakhouse

61 Division St.

Located in San Francisco’s Design District, Niku Steakhouse is a meat-focused restaurant, highlighting an in-house dry-aging program, and exclusive cuts of coveted Japanese A5 wagyu with an emphasis on wood-fired cooking. 

Eat at Niku Steakhouse
One Star

O’ by Claude Le Tohic

165 O'Farrell St.

On the third floor of One65, a multi-level French concept restaurant reminiscent of the Italian restaurant brand, Eataly, sits one of San Francisco's must-dine establishments. The O’ from O’Farrell reminded Le Tohic of the French “eau,” meaning water. From this, Le Tohic personally developed a refined culinary concept and a menu based on the elements of water, fire and earth. Luxurious but not pretentious, O’ offers modern French cuisine with elegant and attentive service.

Eat at O
One Star

Omakase

665 Townsend St.

Another exclusive but oh-so-worth-it sushi spot, Omakase seats just 13 people. But what a lucky 13 they must be! Test your mettle with their premium sake pairing on your next visit.

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One Star

Osito

2875 18th St.

Osito is a community-driven live fire restaurant in the Mission District featuring the bounty of San Francisco Bay Area’s rich agricultural heritage. The wood fire enlivens their seasonal approach to cooking as the cuisine attempts to evoke the natural beauty of coastal California.

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One Star

The Progress

1525 Fillmore St.

Created by chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, The Progress offers brunch and dinner menus. The brunch menu offers everything from steamed egg tofu to smoked bacon bratwurst.

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Three Stars

Quince

470 Pacific Ave.

With ingredients delivered each day from farms in the East Bay and wine country, the food at Quince is unquestionably fresh. Another three-star winner, Quince is a decadent downtown destination.

Eat at Quince
One Star

Restaurant Nisei

2316 Polk St.

What started out as a pop-up restaurant in 2019 hosting a 10-course tasting menu around the Bay Area for Chef David Yoshimura, Nisei has nestled in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The tasting menu is based on California Washoku cuisine, Washoku meaning “harmony of food,” also referred to as the “home cooking” of Japan. The philosophy of Washoku focuses on principles emphasizing the balance of color, taste preparations, sense, and respect for food.

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Two Stars

Saison

178 Townsend St.

Relying almost exclusively on their wood-fired ovens, the talented cooks at Saison can create an infinite combination of dishes from the fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, and fish they receive from their suppliers. 

Eat at Saison
One Star

San Ho Wan

2170 Bryant St.

The second restaurant from Chef Corey Lee on this list, and one of the newest additions, is a collaboration with Jeong-In Hwang. They share a vision for a casual Korean restaurant that uses the best ingredients and meticulous techniques with real BBQ cooked over proper charcoal.

Eat at San Ho Won
One Star

The Shota

115 Sansome St.

The Shota offers Edomae-style omakase sushi and a Kaiseki-inspired dishes. Using seasonal seafood items sourced and jet-flown from the well-known Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan, the chefs maintain the highest quality and ensure authenticity using traditional-Edomae techniques such as aging, curing, and marinating.

Eat the Shota
One Star

Sons & Daughters

708 Bush St.

With a nine-course tasting menu heavily reliant on fresh produce, Sons & Daughters is a must for any vegetarian visitors to San Francisco.

Eat at Sons & Daughters
One Star

Sorrel

You might not think that the best thing on the menu at a Cal-Italian restaurant would be a roast duck, but then you haven't been to Sorrel yet. Among many outstanding selections, this entree earns regular raves.

Eat at Sorrel
One Star

Spruce

3640 Sacramento St.

Spruce is a distinctive restaurant that reflects the charm of its surroundings. Chef Mark Sullivan’s California-inspired American cuisine showcases the freshest and finest ingredients, highlighting seasonal produce and naturally raised meats, poultry and fish. 

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One Star

SSAL

2226 Polk St.

SSAL is a sophisticated restaurant serving a tasting menu of Korean-inspired cuisine that is seafood-forward. The interiors are minimal, and everyone gets a view of the open kitchen when they dine, ensuring that the food is the star of the show.

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One Star

State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St.

The first creation of chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions serves creative California cuisine that's delivered to your table via dim sum carts. 

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Dan Rosenbaum

Dan is the Vice President, Global Marketing, at San Francisco Travel. San Francisco has been his home for over a decade (that makes him a local, right?). On the weekends, you can find him with a cup of craft coffee in hand, a playlist of good vibes, a growing list of books to read, or out at the city's hottest new restaurant or bar.