Manresa is among seven restaurants in the Guide that earned two stars for excellent cuisine and the "worth a detour" praise. The restaurants all maintained their 2013 standing.
The other two-starred restaurants are:
- Atelier Crenn in the Marina district of San Francisco
- Baume in Palo Alto
- Benu in the SoMa district of San Francisco
- Coi in the North Beach area of San Francisco
- Quince in the North Beach area of San Francisco
- Saison in the Mission district of San Francisco
The one-starred restaurants are:
- Acquerello, Nob Hill district of San Francisco
- All Spice, San Mateo in the Peninsula
- Ame, SoMa district of San Francisco
- Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley of Wine Country
- Aziza, Richmond and Sunset district of San Francico
- Bouchon, Napa Valley of Wine Country
- Boulevard, SoMa district of San Francisco
- Campton Place, financial district of San Francisco
- Chez TJ, Mountain View in the South Bay
- Commis, Oakland in the East Bay
- Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Sonoma County in Wine Country
- Gary Danko, North Beach district of San Francisco
- Keiko a Nob Hill, Nob Hill district of San Francisco
- La Folie, Nob Hill district of San Francisco
- La Toque, Napa Valley of Wine Country
- Luce, SoMa district of San Francisco
- Madera, Menlo Park in the Peninsula
- Madrona Manor, Sonoma County in Wine Country
- Michael Mina, financial district of San Francisco
- Plumed Horse, Saratoga in the South Bay
- Solbar, Napa Valley of Wine Country
- Sons & Daughters, Nob Hill district of San Francisco
- SPQR, Marina district of San Francisco
- Spruce, Marina district of San Francisco
- State Bird Provisions, Civic Center of San Francisco
- Terra, Napa Valley of Wine Country
- Terrapin Creek, Sonoma County of Wine Country
- The Village Pub, Woodside in the Peninsula
- Wakuriya, San Mateo in the Peninsula
The restaurant Quinche has been elevated from one to two stars. Run by the culinary couple of Lindsay and Michael Tusk, the restaurant, which has been a long-standing one star in the Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country, offers a cuisine "with Italian inspiration in a warm and welcoming environment."
In the one star category, State Bird Provisions has been awarded its first Michelin star.
"In this unique restaurant, the husband-and-wife duo of Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski serve a truly creative California cuisine presented in dim sum style that is unlike any other," Michelin said in a press release.
San Francisco's perennial three-star restaurants—The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood—maintained their status in the 2014 guide.
A Michelin three-star rating is considered the ultimate international recognition in the culinary world, with just more than 100 restaurants currently holding the distinction, according to the guide.
"The 2014 selection confirms the quality of San Francisco's culinary scene, which continues at a remarkably high level of creativity, based on local Northern California ingredients used in a contemporary way," said Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides.
This year, 38 restaurants spread throughout the city, Bay Area and Wine Country received a coveted Michelin star rating.
The 2014 edition further highlights the increased offering of good value for the money with Michelin inspectors selecting 83 Bib Gourmand restaurants, a record number for the guide first published in 2006.
In fact, 20 percent of the total 518 restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country are in the guide's "under $25" category.
With three new food styles included in this year's guide— Caribbean, Sri Lankan and Argentinian—Michelin inspectors recognized a total of 46 cuisines, reflecting San Francisco's rich diversity of cultures, according to Michelin.
San Francisco is one of three cities in the U.S. where Michelin publishes an annual guide.
Earlier this year the Michelin Guide New York City 2014 went on sale. Next month the Michelin Guide Chicago 2014 will also go on sale Nov. 13.