Coi is the newest restaurant to earn three Michelin stars, giving San Francisco the most three-star restaurants of any city in the U.S. — at least until Michelin debuts New York City’s stars next week.
The dining guide announced its stars for San Francisco today, following a delay due to the wildfires that have devastated the region. The Bay Area and surrounding wine country now have seven three-Michelin-starred restaurants, seven two-star restaurants, and 41 one-star restaurants.
Coi is the only new three-star addition to the list, meaning that Dominque Crenn’s much beloved Atelier Crenn has two stars for yet another year, and there are still no three-star restaurants run solely by a female chef in the U.S. In a press release, Michelin Guide director Michael Ellis praised Coi chef Matthew Kirkley, who he said “is at the summit of his art.”
Kirkley took over as executive chef at Coi in 2016 after chef/owner Daniel Patterson stepped down. Since then, his $250 local seafood-focused tasting menus have earned the restaurant a three-and-a-half star review in the San Francisco Chronicle, and now, Michelin’s highest honor.
Head to Eater San Francisco for the full list of San Francisco Michelin stars, including three restaurants making their Michelin star debuts.