3.26.2021

List of Michelin Star Restaurants in the United States

Written by Austin Chegini

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Since 1900, the Michelin car company has published the Michelin Guide to help motorists find hotels, gas stations, and other services while traveling. At first, the company imagined it to be a free book for car owners, but now, the Michelin Guide is one of the most pre-eminent restaurant review platforms, especially when it comes to fine dining. Restaurateurs around the world strive to earn the coveted Michelin Star.

Let’s see why Michelin stars are important, and review which restaurants in the United States have earned these awards.

Why are Michelin stars important?

The hospitality industry is very competitive. Many restaurants offer the same dishes, making it hard for customers to know what separates the good from the bad establishments. And with so many restaurants dotting the map, consumers rely on customer and professional reviews to find great food nearby. 

The Michelin star is one of the foremost important reviews. Because reviewers have such high standards, earning a single star is incredibly difficult. Of the hundreds of thousands of restaurants that exist worldwide, fewer than 4,000 have earned a Michelin star. In the United States, under 200 restaurants have gained the accolade. 

For this reason, receiving a Michelin Star is a sign of distinction that shows the world you produce high-quality, great-tasting meals. If you want more information, see how to earn a Michelin Star here.

How many stars can a restaurant get?

Michelin awards restaurants with one to three stars. While their ranking methodology is a close-guarded secret, the Michelin Guide explains what each star means. 

  • One Star: "A very good restaurant in its category" - Meals are consistently delicious and meet the highest standards compared to similar restaurants.
  • Two Stars: "Excellent cooking, worth a detour" - These restaurants offer such great service that you should not hesitate to visit them during a visit to town. 
  • Three Stars: “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey” - These restaurants prepare such delicious meals and offer such outstanding service that they merit a special trip.

Michelin star restaurants in major US Cities

Michelin began reviewing U.S. restaurants in 2005. Despite how large the country is, the guide only focuses on major cities at this time. Let’s look at some of the Michelin-star restaurants in these markets.

Chicago

A hotbed of culture, Chicago caters to a wide range of culinary tastes. While only one restaurant has won the highest three-star rating, all of these establishments on this list are worth a visit.

Three-star restaurants

 

Alinea

1723 N. Halsted St.

Contemporary/Creative

 

Two-star restaurants

 

Acadia

1639 S. Wabash Ave.

American/Contemporary 

 

Oriole

661 W. Walnut St

American/Contemporary 

 

Smyth

177 N. Ada St., Chicago

Contemporary/Modern Cuisine

 

One-star restaurants

Boka

1729 N. Halsted St.

Contemporary/Mediterranean Cuisine

 

Elizabeth

4835 N. Western, Unit D,

American/Contemporary

 

Elske

1350 W. Randolph Ave.

American/Contemporary



EL Ideas

2419 W. 14th St

Contemporary

 

Entente

700 N. Sedgwick St

Contemporary

 

Goosefoot

2656 W. Lawrence Ave.

French/Contemporary

 

Mako

731 W. Lake St.

Japanese/Contemporary

 

Next

953 W. Fulton Market

Contemporary/Innovative

 

North Pond

2610 N. Cannon Dr.

American/Contemporary

 

Omakase Yume

651 W. Washington Blvd.

Japanese/Sushi

 

Parachute

3500 N. Elston Ave.

Korean/Contemporary

 

Schwa

1466 N. Ashland Ave

Contemporary/Innovative

 

Sepia

123 N. Jefferson St.

American/Contemporary

 

Spiaggia

980 N. Michigan Ave

Italian/Modern Cuisine

 

Temporis

933 N. Ashland Ave.

Contemporary/Modern Cuisine

 

Topolobampo

445 N. Clark St.

Mexican

 

Yugen

652 W. Randolph St.

Asian Contemporary

 

New York City

The first American city to be featured in the Michelin Guide, New York City is a sprawling metropolis that offers something for everyone. The state has earned 64 Michelin Stars, putting it in second place after California.


Three-star restaurants

 

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

431 W. 37th St.

Contemporary

 

Eleven Madison Park,

11 Madison Ave.

Contemporary/Innovative

 

Le Bernardin

155 W. 51st St.

Seafood

 

Masa

10 Columbus Circle

Japanese/Sushi

 

Per Se

10 Columbus Circle, 

Contemporary

 

Two-star restaurants

 

Aquavit

65 E. 55th St.

Scandinavian/Contemporary

 

Atera

77 Worth St

Contemporary

 

Atomix

104 E. 30th St.,

Korean/Contemporary

 

Aska

47 S. 5th St., New York,

Scandinavian/Contemporary

 

Blanca

261 Moore St.

Contemporary

 

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown

America/Contemporary

 

Daniel

60 E. 65th St

French

 

Gabriel Kreuther

41 W. 42nd St.

Contemporary

 

Ichimura at Uchu

217 Eldridge St

Japanese/Sushi

 

Jean-Georges

1 Central Park West,

French/Contemporary

 

Jungsik

2 Harrison St.

Korean/Contemporary

Ko

8 Extra Pl.

Contemporary

 

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

85 Tenth Ave

French

 

The Modern

9 W. 53rd St

Contemporary

 

One-star restaurants

 

Agern

89 E. 42nd St

Scandinavian/Contemporary

 

Ai Fiori

400 Fifth Ave.,

Italian

 

Bâtard

239 West Broadway

Contemporary

 

Benno

7 E. 27th St.

Italian/Regional Cuisine

 

Blue Hill

75 Washington Pl.

America

 

Casa Enrique

5-48 49th Ave.

Mexican/Regional Cuisine

 

Carbone

181 Thompson St.

Italian, Italian-American

 

Caviar Russe

538 Madison Ave.

Seafood/Contemporary

 

Cote

16 W. 22nd St.

Korean/Steakhouse

 

Casa Mono

52 Irving Pl

Spanish/Contemporary

 

Crown Shy

70 Pine St.,

American/Contemporary

 

Contra

138 Orchard St.

Contemporary

 

Claro

284 Third Ave.

Mexican

 

Del Posto

85 Tenth Ave.

Italian

 

Estela

47 E. Houston St.,

American/Contemporary 

 

Kanoyama

175 Second Ave.

Japanese

 

Kajitsu

125 E. 39th St.

Japanese/Vegan

 

Kosaka

220 W. 13th St.

Japanese

 

Gramercy Tavern

42 E. 20th St.

Contemporary/American

 

Hirohisa

73 Thompson St

Japanese/Classic Cuisine



Jeju Noodle Bar

679 Greenwich St.

Korean

 

L’Appart

225 Liberty St.

French/Contemporary

 

Le Coucou

138 Lafayette St.

Classic French

 

Le Jardinier

610 Lexington Ave., 

French/Contemporary

 

Marea

240 Central Park South

Seafood, Italian

 

Meadowsweet

149 Broadway

Mediterranean Cuisine/American Contemporary

 

Noda

6 W. 28th St.

Japanese/Sushi

 

NoMad

1170 Broadway

Contemporary/Classic Cuisine

 

Odo

17 W. 20th St.

Japanese

 

Oxalis

791 Washington Ave.

American/Contemporary 

 

Oxomoco

128 Greenpoint Ave

Mexican/Contemporary

 

Peter Luger

178 Broadway

Steakhouse/America

 

Sushi Amane

245 E. 44th St.,

Japanese/Sushi

 

Sushi Ginza Onodera

461 Fifth Ave.

 Japanese/Sushi

 

Sushi Nakazawa

23 Commerce St.

Japanese

 

Sushi Noz

181 E. 78th St.

Japanese

 

Sushi Yasuda

204 E. 43rd St.

Japanese/Sushi

 

Tempura Matsui

222 E. 39th St

Japanese/Tempura

 

The Clocktower

5 Madison Ave.

Contemporary/English

 

The Four Horsemen

295 Grand St.

American/Californian

 

The Musket Room

265 Elizabeth St.,

American/Contemporary 

 

The River Café

1 Water St

Contemporary

 

Tuome

536 E. 5th St.

Fusion

 

Wallsé

344 W. 11th St.

Austrian

 

ZZ’s Clam Bar

169 Thompson St.

Seafood

 

Washington DC

The nation’s capital, Washington D.C. is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants to satisfy all cravings. With a mix of local and international flavors, visiting this city is a must for any foodie. 

Three-star restaurants

 

The Inn at Little Washington

309 Middle St.

American/French

 

Two-star restaurants

 

Minibar

855 E St. NW

Contemporary

 

Pineapple and Pearls

715 8th St. SE,

Contemporary

 

One-star restaurants

 

Bresca

1906 14th St. NW,

American/Contemporary

 

Fiola

601 Pennsylvania Ave

Italian/Contemporary

 

Gravitas

1401 Okie St. NE,

American/Contemporary

 

Kinship

1015 7th St. NW

French/Contemporary

 

Komi

1509 17th St

Mediterranean Cuisine

 

Little Pearl

921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE,

Contemporary

 

Masseria

1340 4th St. NE,

Italian/Regional Cuisine

 

Maydan

1346 Florida Ave. NW,

Middle Eastern/Grill

 

Métier

1015 7th St. NW

Contemporary/Modern French

 

Plume

1200 16th St. NW, 

European/French

 

Rose’s Luxury

717 8th St. SE

Contemporary

 

Sushi Nakazawa

1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Japanese/Sushi

 

Sushi Taro

1503 17th St. NW

Japanese/Seasonal Cuisine

 

Tail Up Goat

1827 Adams Mill Rd. NW

Contemporary

 

The Dabney

122 Blagden Alley NW

American


California

Unlike the areas listed above, California’s collection of Michelin star restaurants are not all concentrated in major cities. You can find great places all over the state, so be sure to rent a car and visit these places on your next visit. 

 

Three-star restaurants

 

Atelier Crenn

3127 Fillmore St., San Francisco,

Contemporary, French

 

Benu

22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco

Contemporary, Asian

 

Manresa

320 Village Ln., Los Gatos

Contemporary, Californian

 

Quince

470 Pacific Ave., San Francisco

Contemporary, Californian

 

SingleThread

131 North St., Healdsburg,

Contemporary, Californian

 

The French Laundry

6640 Washington St., Yountville,

Contemporary, French

 

Two-star restaurants

 

Acquerello

1722 Sacramento St., San Francisco

Italian, Contemporary

 

Baumé

201 California Ave., Palo Alto

Contemporary, French

 

Californios

355 11th St., San Francisco

Mexican, Contemporary

 

Campton Place

340 Stockton St., San Francisco, 

Indian, Contemporary

 

Coi

373 Broadway, San Francisco

Contemporary, Californian

 

Commis

3859 Piedmont Ave., Oakland

Contemporary

 

Lazy Bear

416 19th St., San Francisco

Contemporary, Modern Cuisine

 

n/naka

3455 S. Overland Ave., Los Angeles

Japanese, Contemporary

 

Providence

5955 Melrose Ave., Hollywood

Seafood

 

Saison

178 Townsend St., San Francisco

Californian, Contemporary

 

Sushi Ginza Onodera

609 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood

Japanese, Sushi

 

Vespertine

3599 Hayden Ave., Culver City

Contemporary

 

One star restaurants

 

Addison

5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego

Contemporary, French

 

Al's Place

1499 Valencia St., San Francisco

Californian, Contemporary

 

Angler SF

132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Contemporary, Seafood

 

Aubergine

Monte Verde at 7th Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea

Contemporary, Californian

 

Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford

Californian

 

Bar Crenn

3131 Fillmore St., San Francisco

French, Classic French

 

Birdsong

1085 Mission St., San Francisco

American, Contemporary

 

Bistro Na’s

9055 Las Tunas Dr., Ste. 105, Temple City

Chinese, Beijing Cuisine

 

Bouchon

6534 Washington St., Yountville

French

 

Chez TJ

938 Villa St., Mountain View

Contemporary, American

 

CUT

9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

Steakhouse, American

 

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

7871 River Rd., Forestville

Californian

 

Gary Danko

800 North Point St., San Francisco

Contemporary

 

Hashiri

4 Mint Plaza, San Francisco

Japanese, Sushi

 

Hayato

1320 E. 7th St., Ste. 126, Los Angeles

Japanese, Seafood

 

Hana re

2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Japanese, Sushi

 

Harbor House

5600 CA-1, Elk

Californian, Creative

 

In Situ

151 3rd St., San Francisco

International, Contemporary

 

Jū-ni

1335 Fulton St., San Francisco

Japanese, Sushi

 

Kali

5722 Melrose Ave., Hollywood

Californian

 

Kato

11925 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

Asian, Taiwanese

 

Kenzo

1339 Pearl St., Napa

Japanese

 

Kin Khao

55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco

Thai, Californian

 

Keiko à Nob Hill

1250 Jones St., San Francisco

Japanese, French

 

La Toque

1314 McKinstry St., Napa

Contemporary

 

Le Comptoir

3606 W. 6th St., Los Angeles

Californian, Vegetarian



Lord Stanley

2065 Polk St., San Francisco

Contemporary

 

Luce

888 Howard St., San Francisco

Contemporary

 

Madera

2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park

Contemporary, Californian

 

Madrona Manor

1001 Westside Rd., Healdsburg

Contemporary

 

Maude

212 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills

Contemporary, European Contemporary

 

Madcap

198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo

Contemporary, Japanese Contemporary

Michael Mina

252 California St., San Francisco

Contemporary, Middle Eastern

 

Mourad

140 New Montgomery St., San Francisco

Moroccan, Contemporary

 

Mister Jiu’s
28 Waverly Pl., San Francisco

Chinese, Contemporary

 

Mori Sushi

11500 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Japanese, Sushi

 

Nozawa Bar

212 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills

Japanese, Sushi

 

Octavia

1701 Octavia St., San Francisco

Californian

 

Omakase

665 Townsend St., San Francisco

Japanese, Sushi

 

Orsa & Winston

122 W. 4th St., Los Angeles

Contemporary, Asian

 

Osteria Mozza

6602 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles

Italian

 

Plumed Horse

14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Contemporary, American Contemporary

 

Protégé

250 California Ave., Palo Alto

Contemporary, Californian

 

Q Sushi

521 W. 7th St., Los Angeles

Japanese, Sushi

 

Rasa

209 Park Rd., Burlingame

Indian, Contemporary

 

Rich Table

199 Gough St., San Francisco

Contemporary, Californian

 

Rustic Canyon

1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

Californian

 

Shin Sushi

16573 Ventura Blvd., Encino

Japanese, Sushi

 

Shibumi

815 S. Hill St., Los Angeles

Japanese, Asian and Western

 

Shunji

12244 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Japanese, Sushi

 

Sons & Daughters

708 Bush St., San Francisco

Contemporary

 

Sorrel

3228 Sacramento St., San Francisco

Californian, Italian

 

Spruce

3640 Sacramento St., San Francisco

Californian, Contemporary

 

SPQR

1911 Fillmore St., San Francisco

Italian, Contemporary

 

State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St., San Francisco

Californian

 

Sushi Yoshizumi

325 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo

Japanese, Sushi

 

Taco María

3313 Hyland Blvd., Ste. C21, Costa Mesa

Mexican, Contemporary

 

The Kitchen

2225 Hurley Way, Ste. 101, Sacramento

Contemporary, Californian

 

The Progress

1525 Fillmore St., San Francisco

Californian

 

The Village Pub

2967 Woodside Rd., Woodside

Contemporary, American Contemporary

 

Wako

211 Clement St., San Francisco

Japanese, Sushi

 

Wakuriya

115 De Anza Blvd., San Mateo

Japanese, Contemporary

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