Michelin California 2019

shin one star
saison loses star

Three Stars
Atelier Crenn
Benu
The French Laundry
Manresa
Quince
The Restaurant at Meadowood
SingleThread

Two Stars
Acquerello
Baumé
Californios
Campton Place
Coi
Commis
Lazy Bear
n/naka
Providence
Saison
Somni
Sushi Ginza Onodera
Urasawa
Vespertine

One Star
Addison
Al’s Place
Angler
Aster (closed)
Auberge du Soleil
Aubergine
Bar Crenn
Birdsong
Bistro Na’s
Bouchon
Chez TJ
Commonwealth
CUT
Dialogue
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
Gary Danko
Hana Re
Harbor House
Hashiri
Hayato
In Situ
jū-ni
Kali
Kato
Keiko à Nob Hill
Kenzo
Kinjo
Kin Khao
The Kitchen
La Toque
Le Comptoir
Lord Stanley
Luce
Madcap
Madera
Madrona Manor
Maude
Maum
Michael Mina
Mister Jiu’s
Mori Sushi
Mourad
Nico
Nozawa Bar
Octavia
Omakase
Orsa & Winston
Osteria Mozza
Plumed Horse
The Progress
Protégé
Q Sushi
Rasa
Rich Table
Rustic Canyon
Shibumi
Shin Sushi
Shunji
Sons & Daughters
Sorrel
SPQR
Spruce
State Bird Provisions
Sushi Yoshizumi
Taco María
Trois Mec
The Village Pub
Wako
Wakuriya

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Aburiya Raku
Adana Restaurant
Amor y Tacos
Ayara Thai Cuisine
Badmaash
Baran’s 2239
Bowery Bungalow
Broken Spanish
Burritos La Palma
Cassia
Chengdu Impression
Chengdu Taste
Chuan’s
Church & State (closed)
Coni’Seafood
Dai Ho
Dha Rae Oak
DongLaiShun
Eveleigh
The Factory Kitchen
Father’s Office
Grand Harbor
Guerilla Tacos
Holbox
Il Pastaio
Jaffa
Jitlada
Jon & Vinny’s
Katsu-ya
Kismet
La Cevicheria
Langer’s
LaoXi Noodle House
Longo Seafood
Lunasia
Maccheroni Republic
Majordomo
Manhattan Beach Post
Mariscos Jalisco
Meals by Genet
Meizhou Dongpo
Mercado Los Angeles
Mian
Mi Lindo Nayrit Mariscos
Okiboru Ramen
Papilles
Petit Trois
Pine & Crane
Pizzana
Pizzeria Mozza
Preux & Proper
Punta Cabras (closed)
Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen
Rosaliné
Rossoblu
Salazar
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1
Sichuan Impression
Sixth & Mill
Son of a Gun
Sqirl
Thai Thing
Tsubaki

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A.O.C.
Alexander’s Steakhouse
Alimento
Alta Adams
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Arroyo Chop House
Asanebo
Avra
Awash
Babita Mexicuisine
Bäco Mercat
Bavel
Beauty & Essex
Benten Ramen
Best Girl
Bestia
Borneo Kalimantan Cuisine
Bourbon Steak
Carlitos Gardel
Chateau Hanare
Chi Spacca
Chongqing Special Noodles
Chosun Galbee
Connie & Ted’s
Corner Place
Cosa Buona
Culina
Dama
Destroyer
Din Tai Fung
Figaro Bistrot
Fishwives
Flame
Freedman’s
Genwa
Gish-Bac
Golden Deli
Gracias Madre
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Gusto
Gwen
HaiDiLao Hotpot
Here’s Looking at You
Hinoki & the Bird
Hippo
Hock + Hoof
Hunan Mao
Jar
Jean-Georges
Jun Won
Katana
Kazu Sushi
Kiriko
Kiwami by Katsu-Ya
La Boucherie on 71
La Casita Mexicana
Lucques
Lukshon
Luv 2 Eat
Ma’am Sir
Maestro
Marino
Master Ha
Matsuhisa
Matsumoto
Mayura
Mini Kabob
Mistral
Momed Atwater Village
Nerano
Newport Seafood
Night + Market
Norah
Odys + Penelope
Officine Brera
Olympic Cheonggukjang
Openaire
Osawa
Otium
Otoño
Park’s BBQ
Parkway Grill
Parsnip
Patina
Petty Cash
Post & Beam
Quarters BBQ
Raffi’s Place
Redbird
Republique
Ronan
Royce
Running Goose
Saladang
Sapp Coffee Shop
Shaherzad
Shojin
Simone
Soban
Soot Bull Jeep
Soowon Galbi
Soregashi
Spago
Sushi Enya
Sushi Ichi
Sushi Park
Tempura Endo
Tesse
The Bazaar
The Bellwether
The Belvedere
The Cat & Fiddle
The District by Hannah An
The Exchange
The Little Door
The Raymond
The Tower Bar and Restaurant
Trois Familia
Umeda
Union
Vernetti
Water Grill
Xiang Yuan Gourmet
Yong Su San
Yxta

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The fact that Michelin put Zo, Q Sushi and Shin Sushi in the same category as Mori Sushi and Shunji is so wrong it’s ridiculous. Not even in the same tier.

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I think Zo DTLA clearly belongs. I’ve been there twice in the three months and it was obviously Michelin star quality to me. Mori and Shunji belong too, but they are not 2-star level in my opinion. Q is a different style – I’m not a huge fan of the dry, serious rice – but I agree it deserves a star.

Still holding out hope for 3 stars for the following restaurants:

  • Stinkin Rose
  • Garden Cafe
  • Bulgarini
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when you have a 3 rating band things are bound to get clumped together.

So just took away a star from Saison and no new 3 stars. Blehhhhhhhhh

FUCK! UNBELIEVABLE! DIDN’T MAKE THE GUIDE! BIGGEST SNUBS OF THE GUIDE.

Thanks for putting together the list in real-time @PorkyBelly. :slight_smile:

One thing I agree with Michelin on is that L.A. doesn’t have a Michelin 3 Star restaurant (using their traditional lens and definition). L.A.'s service is pretty mediocre compared to professional waitstaff even at 2 Starred places like S.F.'s Californios, and execution, food flavors, consistency, uniqueness, etc. don’t compare. I’m glad they didn’t cave and give a pity 3 Star to an undeserving L.A. restaurant.

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Service has nothing to do with stars. It gets a different rating.

Biggest surprise was definitely Saison losing its third star. Other than that, no real big news. Personally surprised they recognized Vespertine and n/naka at two, even though they were likely outcomes.

and shin getting one star

I guess there is a new chef at saison… so it had been speculated they might lose a star

My surprises:

Shin sushi getting a star
Republique not getting a star

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Thanks for the clarification @moonboy403. For some reason I always thought service would be a factor for 3 stars.

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the full list is here:

Welcome to the word of WTF with Michelin. I’m so sorry LA OC FTCers, this is the BS we’ve dealt with in NorCal for some time now.

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And no Felix, and Bestia???

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Star fucking time begins!

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Maybe their mediocre brunch brought them down.

Makes me wonder if the tire company reads FTC.

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