Quality is quality. And when it comes to fine dining, San Francisco is overflowing with abundance. Results for the 2014 Michelin Guide were announced today–one Tweet at a time actually, for those who enjoyed an afternoon of reveals and congrats. While the guide itself goes to print tomorrow, virtual and otherwise, we have the official results below.
Once again, The French Laundry (Chef Thomas Keller) and The Restaurant at Meadowood (Chef Christopher Kostow) lead the way with an impeccable Three Stars each.
Quince jumps up a notch, and is now rated at Two Stars.
State Bird Provisions picked up its first One Star rating.
All told, the 2014 edition of the Michelin Guide awarded at least one star to 38 San Francisco restaurants.
— Chef Michael Tusk (@MichaelTusk) October 22, 2013
Holding strong again this year with Two Stars include: Atelier Crenn (Chef Dominique Crenn), Baumé (Chef Bruno Chemel), Benu (Chef Corey Lee), Coi (Chef Daniel Patterson), Manresa (Chef David Kinch), and Saison (Chef Joshua Skenes). Along with Quince, which brings that total to seven, means the San Francisco Bay Area is home to more Two Star rated restaurants than any other region in the country, including Chicago and New York.
— Michelin Guide (@MichelinGuideCA) October 22, 2013
The guide, published by the French company Michelin, is seen as the leading authority for restaurant ratings worldwide. The gain (or loss) of a star can have a notable impact on the fortunes of a restaurateur.
Here’s the complete list of Michelin Star winners, plus a few links to related Stark Insider stories and videos.
Michelin Guide 2014 San Francisco
The French Laundry
The Restaurant at Meadowood
Manresa (Stark Insider interview with Chef David Kinch on Truffles)
Quince (Watch Chef Michael Tusk in special Truffles Feature)
Auberge du Soleil
Boulevard (Chef Nancy Oakes on chairing Meals on Wheels fundraising gala)
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
Gary Danko (Stark Insider review by Loni Stark)
KEIKO à Nob Hill
La Folie (Watch Chef Roland Passot share an inspiring Make-a-Wish story)
La Toque (Chef Ken “I like anything with throttle!” Frank interview)
Plumed Horse (Loni Stark chats with Chef Peter Armellino at Montavlo Food & Wine Classic)
Sons & Daughters
State Bird Provisions
The Village Pub
Source: The Michelin Guide San Francisco 2014
With Loni Stark contributing from Silicon Valley.