50 of top 100


Goal complete. Every year SF Gate puts out a list of Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants. And every year I think I really need to go to more of these. And I do, but each year with the restaurant turnover I never quite see the progress. So for the 2013 list I hunkered down. I still get credit for restaurants dined at prior to list publication but the goal is to get the total number of restaurants on the current list up to 50. A couple of logistical clarifications, this is annual year ’til next publication, so May. Lunches count but take-out, delivery, or pop up shops do not, though noted as (X). Sister restaurants listed as single items are up to personal discretion as to whether attendance to both counts as a dual count toward the 50 (for the record sfgate doesn’t count them so I’m inclined to try to get 50 without those).

Although I’m not continuing the goal I wanted to update the list to also include what’s on the 2014 list. So here’s to what was a year of very good food!

Pre 2013 2013 2014
A16 Italian SF X    
The Abbots Cellar American SF   X  
Acquerello Italian SF X
Ad Hoc American Yountville
Akiko’s Japanese SF n/a
Amber India Indian SF   X
Angele French Napa
AQ American SF
Auberge du Soleil California Rutherford     n/a
Aziza Moroccan SF
Bar Agricole N California SF   n/a  X
Bar Tartine California SF
Benu American SF
Bistro Don Giovanni Italian Napa
Bocadillos Spanish SF X
Bottega Italian Yountville
Bouchon French Yountville
Boulevard American SF X
Bravas Bar de Tapas Spanish Healdsburg
Bull Valley Roadhouse American Port Costa
Camino California Oakland
Canteen California SF     n/a
The Cavalier Brit Brasserie SF n/a
Central Kitchen California SF   X
Chez Panisse/Café at Chez Panisse California Berkeley X
Ciccio Italian Yountville n/a
Coco500 California SF   X
Coi California SF
Comal Mexican Berkeley
Commonwealth American SF
Cotogna Italian SF
Coqueta Spanish SF n/a
Delfina Italian SF X
Dopo Italian Oakland     n/a
El Paseo American Mill Valley
Etoile California Yountville
Farallon Seafood SF X   n/a
Farmshop California Larskpur n/a
Fifth Floor American SF   X n/a
Flour + Water Italian SF X    
Foreign Cinema California SF X    
Frances California SF X
French Laundry American Yountville
Gary Danko California SF
Gialina/Ragazza Italian SF X X  
Gitane Spanish SF   X n/a
Greens Vegetarian SF X
Hog & Rocks American SF   X n/a
Hong Kong Lounge II Chinese SF n/a
Hopscotch American Oakland   X  
House of Prime Rib American SF   X
Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar Japanese SF n/a
Ippuku Japanese Berkeley
Iyasare Japanese Berkeley n/a
Koi Palance Chinese Daly City     n/a
La Ciccia Italian SF
La Folie French SF
Lers Ros Thai SF   X  
Local’s Corner Seafood SF   X
Madrona Manor American Healdsburg n/a
Mamacita Mexican SF X
Manresa California Los Gatos
Marlowe American SF X
Mateo’s Cocina Latina Mexican Healdsburg
Maven American SF X
Michael Mina American SF     n/a
Mill Valley Beerworks California Mill Valley     n/a
Mission Chinese Food Chinese SF (X) X n/a
Nido Mexican Oakland n/a
Nojo California SF   X  
Nopa California SF X    
Nopalito Mexican SF X    
O Chame Japanese Berkeley   X n/a
Oenotri Italian Napa
One Market American SF   X
Osteria Stelina California Point Reyes Station     n/a
Outerlands California SF X   n/a
Park Tavern American SF X    
Perbacco/Barbacco Italian SF (X) X  
Pesce Italian SF   X n/a
Piccino California SF   X
Picco California Larskpur n/a
Piperade Basque SF   X
Pizzaiolo/Boot and Shoe Service Italian Oakland (X)
Plaj Scandinavian SF   X
Poggio Italian Sausalito      X
Press American St Helena     n/a
Prospect California SF   X
Quince California SF
Ramen Shop Japanese Oakland
Range American SF n/a
Redd American Yountville
Redd Wood Italian Yountville
The Restaurant at Meadowood California St Helena
Rich Table California SF   X
St Vincent New American SF n/a
Saison California SF
Sante California Sonoma n/a
Scopa/Campo Fina Italian Healdsburg
Sir & Star N California Olema n/a
Slanted Door Vietnamese SF X
Solbar California Calistoga
Sons & Daughters California SF
Spoonbar American Healdsburg
SPQR Italian SF X    
Spruce American SF   X n/a
State Bird Provisions American Sf X    
Sushi Ran Japanese Sausalito   X
Swan Oyster Depot Seafood SF
Terra/Bar Terra American St Helena
Tosca Café Rustic Italian SF n/a  X
Town Hall American SF X X  
Trick Dog American SF   X n/a
Wakuriya Japanese San Mateo     n/a
Waterbar Seafood SF     n/a
Wayfare Tavern American SF X n/a  
Yank Sing Chinese SF X    
Zarzuela Spanish SF X    
Zuni Café California SF X    
As is the circle of life, some spaces have closed.

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