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Michelin Reveals Picks for San Francisco’s Best Cheap Eats of 2016

Before revealing new stars, the restaurant guide announces “Bib Gourmands” for the Bay Area, including Napa and Sonoma wine country.

On Thursday, Michelin announced a list of restaurants in the Bay Area that will receive its Bib Gourmand status in 2016. These are 74 restaurants that, according to Michelin, offer excellent food at a reasonable price. They are selected by the same group of anonymous inspectors who size up restaurants for Michelin stars.

Michelin will announce star awards for the Bay Area later this month.

Michelin will announce star awards for the Bay Area later this month.

The Bay Area has plenty of excellent and significantly cheaper eats, but Michelin’s list focuses on restaurants where $40 (before tax and gratuity) “covers two courses and a glass of wine or dessert.”

Newcomers this year include Diavola (Sonoma County), Farmhouse Kitchen Thai (Mission), Farmstead (Napa Valley), Izakaya Rintaro (Mission), La Perla (Sonoma County), Millennium (East Bay), Orchard City Kitchen (South Bay), Poggio (Marin), Ramen Gaijin (Sonoma County), Trestle (Financial District), Wonderful (Peninsula), and Zola (South Bay). See the full list below:

San Francisco

Anchor Oyster Bar, Castro
A16, Marina
Bar Tartine, Mission
Bistro Aix, Marina
Chapeau!, Richmond & Sunset   
Chino, Mission   
Contigo, Castro   
Coqueta, Financial District   
Cotogna, North Beach   
Delfina, Mission   
Dosa, Marina   
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, Mission   
Fringale, SoMa   
Hong Kong Lounge II, Marina   
Izakaya Rintaro, Mission   
Kappou Gomi, Richmond & Sunset   
Kokkari Estiatorio, North Beach   
Mamacita, Marina  
Mason Pacific, Nob Hill   
M.Y. China, SoMa   
Rich Table, Civic Center   
Sichuan Home, Richmond & Sunset   
Sociale, Marina   
Starbelly, Castro   
Trestle, Financial District   
Yank Sing, SoMa   
Yuzuki, Mission   
Zero Zero, SoMa   
Z & Y, Nob Hill 

Fried rice balls, or arancini, at Delfina.
Fried rice balls, or arancini, at Delfina.
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Backyard, Forestville
Diavola, Geyserville
Bistro 29, Santa Rosa
Chalkboard, Healdsburg
Glen Ellen Star, Glen Ellen
La Perla, Santa Rosa
Monti's Rotisserie, Santa Rosa
Ramen Gaijin, Sebastopol
Risibisi, Petaluma
Sazón, Santa Rosa
Scopa, Healdsburg


Bistro Jeanty, Yountville
Cook St. Helena, St. Helena
Farmstead, St. Helena
Grace’s Table, Napa
Oenotri, Napa
Redd Wood, Yountville
The Farmer & The Fox, St. Helena


Brick & Bottle, Corte Madera
Insalata's, San Anselmo
Le Garage, Sausalito
Marinitas, San Anselmo
Poggio, Sausalito
Sir and Star, Olema
Sushi Ran, Sausalito

East Bay

Chevalier, Lafayette
China Village, Albany
Comal, Berkeley
Corso, Berkeley
FIVE, Berkeley
Michel Bistro, Oakland
Millennium, Oakland
Gather, Berkeley
Great China, Berkeley
Ippuku, Berkeley
Rivoli, Berkeley
Thai House, Danville
Wood Tavern, Oakland

South Bay

Evvia, Palo Alto
Orchard City Kitchen, Campbell
Zola, Palo Alto 


Vesta, Redwood City
Wonderful, Millbrae
La Costanera, Montara


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