Michelin Unveils Its Bay Area Stars

French Laundry remains the only local three star restaurant

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    It seems the French Laundry makes any list of best restaurants in the Bay Area.

    The Bib Gourmand picks for the 2010 Michelin guide dropped last week, and Monday morning, the French red book released the main event, the stars.

    The French Laundry remains the sole Bay Area three-star restaurant, and the returning two stars are Coi, Cyrus, Manresa and Meadowood.

    Michael Mina was demoted down to one star, while Aqua lost both its stars. New to the one-star level this year are Aziza, Commis, Etoile, La Toque, Luce, Sante, Solbar, Terra and Ubuntu. Quince also regained its star after a year hiatus.

    Oddly enough, both El Paseo and Trevese each got a star as well, despite being, you know, closed.
    Restaurants that lost their only star this year: Bistro Jeanty and Martini House.

    The complete list of winners is below:

    THREE STARS

    The French Laundry

    TWO STARS

    Coi

    Cyrus

    Manresa

    The Restaurant at Meadowood

    ONE STAR

    Acquerello

    Ame

    Auberge du Soleil

    Aziza

    Bouchon

    Boulevard

    Chez Panisse

    Chez TJ

    Commis

    The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton

    El Paseo (closed)

    étoile

    Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

    Fifth Floor

    Fleur de Lys

    Gary Danko

    La Folie

    La Toque

    Luce

    Madrona Manor

    Masa’s

    Michael Mina

    Murray Circle

    One Market

    Plumed Horse

    Quince

    Range

    Redd

    Santé

    Solbar

    Terra