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2015 Bay Area Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants

Published for over more than hundred years, the Michelin Guide is the oldest restaurant reference guide in the world. Known for propelling the success of restaurants with their star rating system, the Michelin Guide also publishes a Bib Gourmand list, highlighting restaurants that offer the most value for the local residents determined by economic standards. Particularly in the Bay Area, Bib Gourmand restaurants offer a two course meal with a glass of wine or dessert for forty dollars or less excluding tax and gratuity. Explore your Bay Area neighborhood and check out the newest restaurants added to the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand list for 2015:

 

Anchor Oyster Bar | San Francisco, CASTRO

Since 1977, Anchor Oyster Bar has served fresh and sustainable caught seafood for over 30 years. The small and local seafood restaurant is known for their clam chowder and also functions as a fish market offering the best oysters on the West Coast.

 

China Village | East Bay, LAFAYETTE

A family-friendly restaurant, specializing in Szechuan – southwestern Chinese – cuisine. Known for their bold flavours, China Village works closely with Bay Area vendors, using local chilies and spices to infuse their own signature house made oils.

 

Chino | San Francisco, MISSION

With a casual and festive vibe, Chino’s menu caters to dumplings and noodles, fusing together many asian cuisines such as Chinese, Korean, and Filipino flavors. The restaurant is open till 1 AM for late night good eats.

 

Coqueta | San Francisco, FINANCIAL DISTRICT

A modern Spanish tapas restaurant – small plate dining of traditional spanish flavors influenced by the seasonality of California agriculture. Coqueta also features an extensive wine inventory and unique cocktail program.

 

Grace’s Table | Napa Valley, NAPA

A global kitchen bistro, focusing on the historical and technical aspects of French, Italian, and the New American cuisine. Stories of heritage and tradition are warmly translated in the restaurant’s offering of multinational comfort food.

 

Hong Kong Lounge II | San Francisco, MARINA

A sister restaurant to the popular Hong Kong Lounge, the owner had decided to focus on this smaller location where she could keep a diligent eye on food and service. The dark brick interior provides a quaint atmosphere to nosh on their signature dumplings.

 

Lyasare | East Bay, BERKELEY

With an emphasis on traditional Japanese cooking techniques, Lyasare offers comforting dishes with local ingredients that carry faraway flavors in a zen like atmosphere. Their inventive dishes draw inspiration from northeast Japan and offer twists on classics such as traditional sashimi and nigiri.

 

Kin Khao | San Francisco, FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Colloquially Kin Khao calls to diners “to eat” or “let’s eat”. Earning praise from world-class chefs Alain Passard and Rene Redzepi, Kin Khao offers Thai food made with seasonal produce and sustainably raised or caught meats and seafood.

 

Michel Bistro | East Bay, OAKLAND

A French bistro and Pastis bar with a team hailing from Provence in the south of France. The bistro provides warm Southern French hospitality and is known for their signature apertif – a digestive after dinner drink called Pastis.

 

The Farmer & The Fox | Wine Country, NAPA VALLEY

A European-style gastropub inspired by Scottish and English pubs in Napa Valley. With a cozy interior entailing oak paneled walls and leather seats, the Farmer & The Fox have become a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.

 

Yuzuki | San Francisco, MISSION

Yuzuki offers authentic Japanese cuisine whilst holding high standards in being environmentally conscious and sustainable. They are the first restaurant in the U.S. to specialize in food prepared by “Koji” a natural fermentation process that creates delicate flavor.

 

 

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