The Michelin Guide San Francisco 2019 boasts the most stars ever!

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Atelier Crenn and Single Thread receive three stars in the Michelin Guide San Francisco 2019.

Seven restaurants were either promoted from their previous level or are new additions to the star selection in this, the 13th edition of the Guide.

“The dining scene in San Francisco is booming at the moment and our inspectors were especially impressed with the choice of cuisine styles, the levels of consistency and the overall high quality of the food they found in the city,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “In particular, the teams at Atelier Crenn and Single Thread should be extremely proud, as our inspectors were very impressed by the quality of the produce used in the preparation of the dishes. This, along with their meticulous attention to detail, creativity, and dedication to delighting their customers, means they always offer diners a memorable and very pleasurable gastronomic experience. Without a doubt, they are definitely worth a special journey!”

The 2019 Guide includes two new three star distinctions:

Atelier Crenn is one of the most closely followed restaurants this year with a consistently top-quality experience across numerous visits. The current menu displays a wonderful balance of grace, artistry, technical ability and taste.

Single Thread has risen to the top of Sonoma County’s dining scene since its opening in 2016. The talented couple behind this powerhouse project has shown consistent commitment to the highest standards of ingredient quality and exceptionally refined cuisine.

In addition, the 2019 San Francisco Guide features five new one star distinctions:

Bar Crenn is a charming new wine bar next door to Atelier Crenn with a focus on classic French cuisine. The kitchen recreates dishes from renowned French chefs alongside original creations. Quality and technique are the backbone of this beautiful dining room.

Birdsong is led by a chef that spent time at Saison and Atelier Crenn. His unique approach to the total utilization of products is both admirable and creative at this new contemporary American restaurant.

Madcap offers high-quality contemporary Californian fare made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and with a skillful touch. Led by a fine-dining veteran of Northern California’s dining scene since the 1990s, the chef has stepped out on his own with this new Marin stunner.

Nico originally opened in Laurel Heights and was removed from the Guide after it closed in 2017. After the restaurant reopened in nearby Jackson Square, the inspectors found that the cooking is as good as ever.

Protégé is led by three French Laundry alumni and protégés of Thomas Keller. This Palo Alto team uses technique and a high level of finesse to prepare consistently excellent meals, while the dining experience remains casual and approachable.

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Editor 30th November 2018

The Michelin Guide San Francisco 2019 boasts the most stars ever!