The Bay Area’s 50 Michelin-starred restaurants for 2021 – The Mercury News

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Michelin is out with its second all-California guide, and 50 Bay Area restaurants earned the coveted stars that signify fine-dining excellence.

Six restaurants retained their three-star designation (the seventh, The Restaurant at Meadowood, was damaged by wildfire).

In the two-star category, Baume of Palo Alto fell off the list completely, while San Francisco’s Birdsong was elevated from one star to two.

The biggest changes are found in the one-star category. While eight new restaurants were awarded stars, many were dropped from the list either because they closed, changed their focus or were judged as not meeting Michelin standards.

Restaurants new to the list or with a changed star status are listed with an asterisk.

THREE STARS (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

Atelier Crenn (San Francisco)

Benu (San Francisco)

The French Laundry (Yountville)

Manresa (Los Gatos)

Quince (San Francisco)

SingleThread (Healdsburg)

TWO STARS (Excellent cuisine, worth a detour)

Acquerello (San Francisco)

Birdsong (San Francisco)*

Californios (San Francisco)

Campton Place (San Francisco)

Coi (San Francisco)

Commis (Oakland)

Lazy Bear (San Francisco)

Saison (San Francisco)

ONE STAR (A very good restaurant in its category)

Adega (San Jose)*

Al’s Place (San Francisco)

Angler (San Francisco)

Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford)

Avery (San Francisco)*

Bar Crenn (San Francisco)

Chez TJ (Mountain View)

Gary Danko (San Francisco)

Ju-Ni (San Francisco)

Kenzo (Napa)

Kin Khao (San Francisco)

La Toque (Napa)

Madcap (San Anselmo)

Madera (Menlo Park)

Marlena (San Francisco)*

Mister Jiu’s (San Francisco)

Mourad (San Francisco)

Niku Steakhouse (San Francisco)*

O’ by Claude Le Tohic (San Francisco)*

Omakase (San Francisco)

Plumed Horse (Saratoga)

The Progress (San Francisco)

Protégé (Palo Alto)

Rasa (Burlingame)

Selby’s (Atherton/Redwood City)*

The Shota (San Francisco)*

Sons & Daughters (San Francisco)

Sorrel (San Francisco)

SPQR (San Francisco)

Spruce (San Francisco)

State Bird Provisions (San Francisco)

Sushi Shin (Redwood City)*

Sushi Yoshizumi (San Mateo)

Village Pub (Woodside)

Wako (San Francisco)

Wakuriya (San Mateo)

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