Michael Bauer’s Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants in 2017

Michael Bauer is the San Francisco Chronicle’s celebrated food critic and editor. He has put out this Top 100 list annually for the last 22 of his 28 years at the paper. Everyone in the industry, and anyone who likes to eat, looks forward to its release.

The restaurants he includes can be found throughout the Bay Area. He visits each restaurant several times. Describing what he has found, he said, “So many high-quality restaurants have opened in recent years that it feels as if we’re in the golden age of dining. The downside: It can take a lot of gold to eat out these days.”

To offset “price creep,” this year’s Top 100 includes many more lower priced eating establishments, places he says he goes to “on my own dime.”

The feature has been placed online, and it really is a sweet guide, with a review of each spot, along with useful details, photos, and links to restaurant websites. To see it, click here.


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