For more than a century, Michelin Guide has provided a well-known rating system for chefs and restaurants across the world. Three stars, the highest rating and recognition in Michelin, means “a restaurant that is worth a special journey and provides exceptional cuisine”.

Here, Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc provides you the list of top 3-star ratings of 7 Bay Area restaurants, including Coi, Benu, the French Laundry, Manresa, Quince, the Restaurant at Meadowood and Saison.

Downtown San Francisco


Coi is the newest restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area to be awarded three stars. Previously had two stars, Daniel Patterson established a new fine-dining landmark in North Beach. Coi delivers a unique seafood experience, with the menu reflected a wide selection of seafood including sea urchin, oyster, abalone, and skate wing.

Located in 373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133. For more information, go to or call (415) 393-9000


Chef Michael Tusk’s farm-driven featured fine-dining retains three stars for two consecutive years. The restaurant is famous for their candy cart and cheese cart, with prix fixe menu based on market and seasonal availability.

Located in 470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133. For more information, go to or call (415) 775-8500


Chef Joshua Skenes’ SoMa restaurant once again claims three stars for its inventive, fire-focused tasting menu and exceptional wine list. Their cooking revolves around open wood fire, including battle creek trout and grilled duck bones. 

Located in 178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107. For more information, go to or call (415) 828-7990



Since August 2010, the restaurant has gone on to receive three Michelin stars, four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle, and the AAA Five Diamond Award, when Corey Lee opened this fine-dining destination in SoMa. The menu includes their well-known thousand-year-old quail egg and a wide variety of seafood.

Located in 22 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94105. For more information, go to or call (415) 685-4860

Santa Clara, California


Offering extravagant farm-to-table tasting menus, Chef David Kinch has secured the three-star recognition for his restaurant third year in a row. Manresa provides fresh and highest quality ingredients from local farms daily.

Located in 320 Village Ln, Los Gatos, CA 95030. For more information, go to or call (408) 354-4330

Napa, California

the Restaurant at Meadowood

Chef Christopher Kostow’s modern American theme restaurant offers custom tasting menus plus wine pairings in a wine country resort. Meadowood is known for distinctly focus on fresh ingredients and local items, which are difficult to source elsewhere with the same freshness.

Located in 900 Meadowood Ln St. Helena, CA 94574. For more information, go to or call (707) 967-1205


the French Laundry 

As a renowned destination for fine French cuisine in the Napa Valley, Thomas Keller maintains three stars for the sixth year in a row. The French Laundry’s menu changes daily with two tasting menus and a series of small courses, providing a high-end dining experience.

Located in 6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599. For more information, go to or call (707) 944-2380

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