Silicon Valley’s 2019 Michelin Starred Restaurants

 

Bay Area's restaurant industry officially has the strongest three-star presence on the acclaimed Michelin guide. This year we surpassed New York for having the most three-star restaurant designations, one of which is our very own local favorite: Manresa in Los Gatos.

The 2019 Michelin Guide cemented the West Coast as one of the strongest culinary destinations in the world. Of those to make this year’s list were 10 Silicon Valley restaurants. All of these restaurants offer the absolute best in atmosphere and cuisine. Read on to see which ones made the list to start planning your perfect local culinary experience!

Three Stars
Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

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Manresa Restaurant
3 Michelin Stars
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos
Manresa serves a nightly tasting menu showcasing and offering the finest of each season’s products. Chef David Kinch works with some of the region's most revered growers, turning products from Andy's Orchard, Pistils & Petals Farm and Dirty Girl, among others, into works of art.”

Two Stars
Excellent cuisine, worth a detour

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Baume
2 Michelin Stars
201 California Avenue, Palo Alto
This family owned restaurant has crafted together a menu of collective memories, colors, mood and respect for French culinary delights and happiness. Featuring a number of courses, the menu aims at highlighting ingredients sourced from within 100 miles of the restaurant as well as exploring global territory. The Chef Proprietor is Bruno Chemel.

One Star
High quality cooking, worth a stop

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Wakuriya
1 Michelin Star
115 De Anza Blvd., San Mateo (Crystal Springs Shopping Center)
WA (harmony) KURIYA (kitchen) “maintains deep roots in authentic Japanese culture and tradition that breathes new life into deliciously innovative cuisine.”

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The Village Pub 
1 Michelin Star
2967 Woodside Road, Woodside
The Village Pub showcases the zenith of seasonal menus. Sourcing organic and custom-grown produce from the local SMIP Ranch, each recipe is prepared with fresh and colorful ingredients, emphasizing Contemporary American flavors with French and Mediterranean traditions.

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Sushi Yoshizumi
1 Michelin Star
325 East 4th Avenue, San Mateo
Chef/Proprietor Akira Yoshizumi earned the restaurant’s first Michelin star the first year it opened in 2015. This authentic Edomae sushi restaurant has retained that star each year since then.

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Rasa
1 Michelin star
209 Park Road, Burlingame
At Rasa, “eclectic flavors meet extraordinary preparation for a dining experience like none other.” Chef Vijay Kumar brings modern South India’s coastal cuisine to life at Rasa. This restaurant has earned Michelin recognition since 2016.

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The Plumed Horse
1 Michelin Star
14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
This long time bastion of outstanding food “...aims to redefine fine dining in Silicon Valley.”  Chef Peter Armellino‘s dedication to excellence and detail has earned Michelin recognition from 2008-2019.

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Madera
1 Michelin Star
2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
“Madera literally means "wood" in the Spanish language – the concept of the restaurant is built around the wood-burning kitchen reminiscent of the California Ranch House and early Spanish missionary heritage. The intent of Madera is to pay homage to the abundant history of this local region.” Chef Reylon Agustin and Sommelier Paul Mekis obviously spark magic together.

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Chez TJ
1 Michelin Star
938 Villa Street, Mountain View
Chez TJ has been a Michelin staple since 2007, the year it opened.  Chef Jared Gallagher and Proprietor George Aviet ensure Continental French cuisine at its finest.

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Protégé (NEW)
1 Michelin Star
250 California Ave, Palo Alto
Just nine months after opening in Palo Alto, Protégé has won a Michelin star. Michelin wrote that Protégé "displays a level of finesse to prepare consistently excellent meals, while the dining experience remains casual and approachable."