Ten restaurants in the Bay Area have dominated the 2021 winners of the released Michelin Guide for this year.
The award was granted to a total of 27 California restaurants. Across the state, dining establishments were recognized with one Michelin star while five others were given two stars.
Here are the Bay Area winners who earned one Micheline star, as reported by SFGATE:
- Niku Steakhouse
- O’ by Claude Le Tohic
- Sushi Shin
- The Shota
Meanwhile, the yearly list awards Birdsong with a second Michelin star, along with four others. In 2019, the SoMa-based restaurant earned its first Michelin star.
“We are so thankful for the recognition of being awarded a second star by the Michelin guide,” the fire-dining said on Instagram. “Much has changed since we first opened our doors, but we remain humbled and grateful to be doing what we love every day.”
The 2021 Michelin stars list was dominated by restaurants in the Bay Area. Other restaurants from San Barbara, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Paso Robles have also made it on the list.
Last Sept. 22, the Michelin Guide unveiled its Bib Gourmand list which focused on budget-friendly restaurant choices.
Included in the list were the Dumpling Home in Hayes Valley, the Routier in Pacific Heights, and the Inner Sunset’s Um.Ma.
Michelin highlighted Dumpling Home’s “delicate art of soup dumplings, which arrive with supple skins and spoonfuls of delicious broth far clearer and more distilled than most.”
For Um.Ma, it noted its “inviting” Korean classics.
Routier, which is located near its sister pastry shop B. Patisserie, was recognized for its “foray into sit-down dining.”
Apart from the three, 19 other Bib Gourmand restaurants in San Francisco also made it to the list.