San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2012 Michelin Star Recipients

Michelin-starred chefs Daniel Patterson of Coi, Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood, and Richard Reddington of Redd.

OpenTable is pleased to offer our sincere congratulations to the 2012 San Francisco Michelin star recipients! This year, 47 restaurants received well-deserved stars.

A single star from Michelin is impressive and indicates that a restaurant is very good, while three stars means that a restaurant is a destination in and of itself, worthy of a special culinary expedition.

The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood received three stars each. The two-star category grew by three, with Baumé, Benu, and Saison joining Coi, Cyrus, and Manresa.

New single-star honorees include Atelier CrennLa CostaneraMichael Mina, and Sons & Daughters. They join restaurants retaining their one-star rating, such as AcquerelloAlexander’s SteakhouseAmeApplewood InnAuberge du SoleilAzizaBouchonBoulevardCampton PlaceChez TJCommisDio DekaétoileFarmhouse Inn & RestaurantFleur de LysFrances, La FolieLa ToqueLuceMaderaMadrona ManorMasa’sOne MarketQuinceRedd, SantéSolbarSpruceUbuntu, and The Village Pub.

How many Michelin-starred restaurants have you dined at in the Bay Area? Tell us in the comments!


  1. A. Romeo says

    A friend and I dined at Manresa on December 20, 2012 and we wanted to let you know of our experience. We decided to try Manresa before taking our husbands. We found the ambiance wonderful, the service impeccable, but the food very very disappointing. From the first course to the last, it was very salty, so much so that after the first two courses, we could taste no other flavors. We did not say anything during our meal because we thought the subsequent courses would be less salty and more flavorful, unfortunately they were not – every course seemed to have one flavor – salt -which by the end of the meal had overwhelmed our palates. By then, we thought that perhaps the menu for the evening was a salt tasting where each course highlighted a different salt. We mentioned this to our server who told us that was not the intent but since we both had the same impression and found the meal overly salty, that she would mention it to the chef. She implied that if only one of us had complained she would say nothing. I trust she did mention it to the chef but we have our doubts. Would we return, definitely not, nor could we recommend the restaurant. I attempted to email Manresa, but there is no “contact us” available on their webpage – so it seems they don’t want any feedback. We don’t see how they received one or let alone two Michelin stars unless they prepared special dishes only for the food reviewers/critics.

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