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Posted on October 15, 2014

Michelin Reveals Bay Area's 2015 Bib Gourmands Ahead of Michelin Guide Debut

Michelin designation represents quality dining at a good value

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 15, 2014) - Michelin revealed a list of 78 restaurants in the greater San Francisco area that received its highly regarded Bib Gourmand designation, which represents eateries that offer excellent food at a reasonable price.

Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin's anonymous food inspectors and represent restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Most important, they are the restaurants that the Michelin food inspectors frequent themselves.

Michelin released this annual list of more affordable fine-dining Bib Gourmand locations exactly one week prior to the market debut of the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2015 the 9th edition of this famous dining guide.

This year's list of 78 establishments stretch across a sizable geographic area and includes restaurants in San Francisco, East Bay, the Wine Country, Marin, South Bay and the Peninsula.

The Bib Gourmands are selected by Michelin's famously anonymous inspectors who dine across the region regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence. As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full. For more information on the inspectors and the guide go to

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