News & Views 1 minute 28 May 2019

MICHELIN Guide California 2019 Bib Gourmands

Ahead of the inaugural statewide edition for California, MICHELIN reveals affordable restaurants across the state from Wine Country to San Diego.

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Today, MICHELIN announces the Bib Gourmand establishments for the inaugural MICHELIN Guide California selection. From tacos to sushi, and bistros to oyster bars, the highly-anticipated list features a grand total of 151 restaurants representing 36 different cuisines. 

Originally introduced in 1997, the Bib Gourmand category highlights restaurants that serve high-quality meals which include two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. In addition to the exceptional restaurants distinguished by star awards, MICHELIN inspectors take great pride in finding hidden gems to complete the selection that are more widely accessible for diners, whatever their budget or craving.

As the trusted source for gastronomy lovers worldwide for more than 120 years, MICHELIN publishes 32 guides annually in more than two dozen countries, including four guides in the United States. The 2019 MICHELIN Guide California is the most recent global expansion, and this represents the first statewide or regional guide for the United States.

“Our inspectors were very impressed by the diversity of cuisine and culinary trends that they have seen across the Bib Gourmand selection in California, and it’s great to see that many of these restaurants take advantage of the fantastic local produce available throughout the state,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides.

Building on and including the selection launched in San Francisco last year, California now includes 88 new Bib Gourmand eateries.

The complete selection of the 2019 MICHELIN Guide California—including the MICHELIN stars—will be unveiled at a live Star Revelation event taking place in Huntington Beach on Monday, June 3.

Congratulations to all restaurants. View the full list below.

East Bay

China Village
Comal
Corso
Dyafa
Great China
Ippuku
Millennium
Nyum Bai
Soba Ichi
Teni East Kitchen
Thai House
Wood Tavern

Los Angeles (NEW)

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

Marin

Insalata's
Pig in a Pickle (NEW)
Playa
Poggio
Sushi Ran
Village Sake

Monterey (NEW)

Yafa

Orange County (NEW)

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen 
Garlic & Chives
Hiro Nori Ramen 
LSXO
Mix Mix Kitchen & Bar

Peninsula

Pausa
Royal Feast
Vesta
wonderful

Sacramento (NEW)

Canon
Frank Fat's
Mother

San Diego (NEW) 

Campfire
Cucina Sorella
Cucina Urbana
El Jardin
Juniper & Ivy
Kettner Exchange
LOLA 55
Solare

San Francisco

Anchor Oyster Bar
A16
Bistro Aix
Coqueta
Cotogna
Delfina
Del Popolo
Dosa
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai
Harborview (NEW)
Izakaya Rintaro
Kokkari Estiatorio
Lai Hong Lounge
M.Y. China
Nopalito
Okane
Sichuan Home
1601 Bar & Kitchen
Sociale
Starbelly
Trestle
Tsubasa
Yank Sing
Z & Y Bistro (NEW)
Z & Y
Zero Zero

Santa Barbara (NEW)

Mesa Verde
Sama Sama Kitchen

South Bay

The Bywater
Luna Mexican Kitchen
Orchard City Kitchen

Wine Country

Backyard
Bravas
Chalkboard
Ciccio
Cook St. Helena
Diavola
El Molino Central
Farmstead
Glen Ellen Star
Grace's Table
Gran Electrica
La Calenda (NEW)
Oenotri
Ramen Gaijin
Redd Wood
Risibisi
Stockhome (NEW)

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