New York City is the food capital of the country … right?
Maybe not so much anymore. The Michelin Guide for 2017 in the Bay Area was just released today, and it seems that San Francisco now has an equal number of three Michelin star restaurants as New York. Scandal!
The guide upgraded the restaurant Quince to three stars this year, bringing the total number of three stars in the city to six, the same as New York. The other restaurants that have three Michelin stars in SF include Saison, Benu, Meadowood, Manresa, and The French Laundry. New York has Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Jean-Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se.
To be fair, the 2017 guide for NYC has not yet been released (it looks like it will come out on November 18th, mark your calendars). This means it is possible that we could gain a three star and continue to best our Western neighbors.
On the other hand, it is also possible that we could lose one. But that’s too terrible to think about right now.