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Michelin Stars in the San Francisco Bay Area

Posted 15 October, 2007 at 1:59am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Dining)

Because of the impending release of the new edition of the San Francisco Michelin Guide, I looked up last years recipients of the coveted Michelin stars. I realized that I didn't know of a website that compiled the list with all relevant information (most just had the names of the restaurants). After I compiled the list, Dave Lu suggested that I put up a Google Map to show where they were (instead of my original idea of linking to the Google Maps page). I tried this and managed to get it to work (for the most part) but found it really difficult to program with the editor that WordPress uses. So, I reimplemented it on Cooking For Engineers with all the restaurants. Go check it out.

Here's what I had managed to get working on WordPress:
3 stars
French Laundry (Official website; OpenTable) - 6640 Washington St., Yountville, CA; 707-944-2380

2 stars
Aqua (Official website; OpenTable) - 252 California Street, San Francisco, CA; 415-956-9662
Cyrus (Official website; OpenTable) - 29 North St., Healdsburg, CA; 707-433-3311
Manresa (Official website; OpenTable) - 320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA; 408-354-4330
Michael Mina (Official website;OpenTable) - 335 Powell St., San Francisco, CA; 415-397-9222

1 star - Chez Panisse, Fleur de Lys, La Folie, the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Rubicon, Bushi-Tei, Quince, Range, Acquerello, Masa's, Gary Danko, Boulevard, Fifth Floor, Sushi Ran, Chez TJ, Auberge du Soleil, La Toque, Bouchon, Bistro Jeanty, Terra, Dry Creek Kitchen, Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, K&L Bistro

2 comments to Michelin Stars in the San Francisco Bay Area

Dave, October 21st, 2007 at 9:34 pm:

  • For some reason, Michael Mina's location on the google map is way off. It's showing up in North Beach instead of in Union Square!

Michael Chu, October 22nd, 2007 at 10:14 am:

  • Yeah, instead of querying Google Maps every time for the location of the restaurants (which the API doc says is very time consuming for their systems) I used Google Maps manually to find the Long-Lat coordinates or each restaurant. Unfortunately, the technique I used was flawed and I only later figured out how to get the correct long-lat from the "link to this page" link they provide.

    I've fixed the location of Michael Mina (and French Laundry which was showing up two blocks from where it really is).