SAN FRANCISCO – Michelin Guide, which lists the best restaurants and hotels in 28 countries, has revealed a list of 67 restaurants in the greater San Francisco area that received its highly regarded Bib Gourmand designation. These restaurants offer excellent food at a reasonable price and are included in the upcoming 2018 edition of the Michelin Guide San Francisco, the 12th time it has been published for the region.
Michelin inspectors included four restaurants that are new to the list, including locations in the East Bay, Marin and Peninsula areas. Only two of the 67 restaurants were located in the South Bay.
This year’s list of affordable favorites notably includes chef and author Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland — a casual and welcoming place open for breakfast and lunch, where visitors enjoy a cuisine based on organic and seasonal ingredients, like a signature buttermilk fried chicken with a cornmeal waffle.
Pausa, a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar located in San Mateo, also earned a Bib Gourmand this year. Owners Andrea Giuliani and Steve Ugur serve authentic Italian food paired with an Italian wine list, cocktails and spritzes.
The Michelin inspectors awarded a Bib Gourmand to Playa, a popular Mexican restaurant in Marin owned by Peter Schumacher with Bill and Vanessa Higgins. The executive chef serves flavorful cuisine based on local, sustainable and organic ingredients.
Royal Feast, in Millbrae, also received a Bib Gourmand designation in this year’s guide. Modestly decorated, Chinese chef Zongyi Liu delivers authentic Sichuan dishes prepared with composure.
Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin’s famously anonymous food inspectors, who choose restaurants serving high quality food on their menus and make it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). These selections are very often the same restaurants that the Michelin food inspectors frequent when they are off the clock.
These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.
The 2018 Michelin star selections for San Francisco will be announced on Oct. 12. The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2018 goes on sale on Oct. 17 for a suggested retail price of $18.99.
San Francisco MICHELIN Guide 2018 Bib Gourmands
|‘āina||San Francisco||Mission||San Francisco|
|1601 Bar & Kitchen||San Francisco||SoMa||San Francisco|
|A16||San Francisco||Marina||San Francisco|
|Anchor Oyster Bar||San Francisco||Castro||San Francisco|
|Backyard||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Forestville|
|Bistro Aix||San Francisco||Marina||San Francisco|
|Bravas||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Healdsburg|
|Brown Sugar Kitchen||East Bay||Oakland||NEW|
|Bywater (The)||South Bay||Los Gatos|
|Chalkboard||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Healdsburg|
|Chapeau!||San Francisco||Richmond & Sunset||San Francisco|
|China Village||East Bay||Albany|
|Cook St. Helena||Wine Country||Napa Valley||St. Helena|
|Coqueta||San Francisco||Financial District||San Francisco|
|Cotogna||San Francisco||North Beach||San Francisco|
|Del Popolo||San Francisco||Financial District||San Francisco|
|Delfina||San Francisco||Mission||San Francisco|
|Diavola||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Geyserville|
|Dosa||San Francisco||Marina||San Francisco|
|Farmhouse Kitchen Thai||San Francisco||Mission||San Francisco|
|Farmstead||Wine Country||Napa Valley||St. Helena|
|Glen Ellen Star||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Glen Ellen|
|Grace’s Table||Wine Country||Napa Valley||Napa|
|Great China||East Bay||Berkeley|
|Hong Kong Lounge II||San Francisco||Marina||San Francisco|
|Izakaya Rintaro||San Francisco||Mission||San Francisco|
|Kappou Gomi||San Francisco||Richmond & Sunset||San Francisco|
|Kokkari Estiatorio||San Francisco||North Beach||San Francisco|
|Lai Hong Lounge||San Francisco||North Beach||San Francisco|
|M.Y. China||San Francisco||SoMa||San Francisco|
|Michel Bistro||East Bay||Oakland|
|Monti’s Rotisserie||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Santa Rosa|
|Nopalito||San Francisco||Civic Center||San Francisco|
|Oenotri||Wine Country||Napa Valley||Napa|
|Okane||San Francisco||SoMa||San Francisco|
|Orchard City Kitchen||South Bay||Campbell|
|Ramen Gaijin||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Sebastopol|
|Redd Wood||Wine Country||Napa Valley||Yountville|
|Risibisi||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Petaluma|
|SHED Café||Wine Country||Sonoma County||Healdsburg|
|Sichuan Home||San Francisco||Richmond & Sunset||San Francisco|
|Sir and Star||Marin||Olema|
|Sociale||San Francisco||Marina||San Francisco|
|Starbelly||San Francisco||Castro||San Francisco|
|Tacos Sinaloa||East Bay||Berkeley|
|Thai House||East Bay||Danville|
|Trestle||San Francisco||Financial District||San Francisco|
|Tsubasa||San Francisco||Civic Center||San Francisco|
|Two Birds/One Stone||Wine Country||Napa Valley||St. Helena|
|Wood Tavern||East Bay||Oakland|
|Yank Sing||San Francisco||SoMa||San Francisco|
|Yuzuki||San Francisco||Mission||San Francisco|
|Z & Y||San Francisco||Nob Hill||San Francisco|
|Zero Zero||San Francisco||SoMa||San Francisco|