As Monsieur Bauer and many food blogs are reporting today, SF's showing in the new Michelin Guide is a little less stellar than last year. Many foodies would trust the much sought-after Michelin ratings more than, say, Zagat, and this year there are a number of new one-star recipients, and several local joints that lost stars. The new additions in SF proper are: Aziza; Luce at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco; and Quince, which regained its star after losing it last year. Also of note, are new one-star winners Commis in Oakland and artful vegetarian haven Ubuntu in Napa. For the fourth year since Michelin began publishing an SF guide, The French Laundry remains the only Bay Area restaurant to earn three stars -- a distinction earned by 5 restaurants in NYC, but only ever earned by 71 restaurants total, worldwide.
Losing stars this year are Michael Mina (demoted from two stars for a lack of consistency), and Aqua which lost both its stars after the loss of chef Laurent Manrique.
See the full list after the jump.