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The 2016 Michelin Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area was released yesterday, and among the top honorees is chef David Kinch’s Manresa in Los Gatos, California. The restaurant received an additional star this year, totaling three the influential dining guide’s highest rating. On Twitter, Kinch credited his team at Manresa for the upgrade.


While Kinch’s restaurant generally benefits from widespread acclaim, it has experienced some ups and downs with regard to ratings: In 2012, Manresa was featured on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list but dropped two spots off the list the following year. (It’s currently ranked at No. 100.) In an interview with Food Republic, Kinch kept an air of modesty about the situation.

“We certainly don’t lose sleep over it, though, and we don’t make any kind of effort. The game — we don’t know how to play it — and I don’t know if we have the time or wherewithal to play the game, even if we knew how,” he said.

Kinch will be featured in the award-winning PBS show Mind of a Chef, produced by Food Republic’s parent company, Zero Point Zero Production. Check out the trailer below.

Here’s the full list of the 2016 Michelin Guide, courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Three Stars

Benu
The French Laundry
Manresa South Bay
The Restaurant at Meadowood
Saison

Two Stars

Acquerello, San Francisco
Atelier Crenn, San Francisco
Baumé, South Bay
Campton Place, San Francisco
Coi, San Francisco
Commis, East Bay
Quince, San Francisco

One Star

All Spice, San Francisco
Al’s Place, San Francisco
Ame, San Francisco
Aster, San Francisco
Auberge du Soleil, Wine Country
Aziza, San Francisco
Bouchon, Wine Country
Californios, San Francisco
Chez TJ, South Bay
Commonwealth, San Francisco
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Wine Country
Gary Danko, San Francisco
Keiko à Nob Hill, San Francisco
Kin Khao, San Francisco
Kusakabe, San Francisco
La Toque, Wine Country
Lazy Bear, San Francisco
Lord Stanley, San Francisco
Luce, San Francisco
Madrona Manor, Wine Country
Michael Mina, San Francisco
Mourad, San Francisco
Nico, San Francisco
Octavia, San Francisco
Omakase, San Francisco
Plumed Horse, South Bay
Rasa, Peninsula
Solbar Wine, Country Napa Valley
Sons & Daughters, San Francisco
SPQR, San Francisco
Spruce, San Francisco
State Bird Provisions, San Francisco
Sushi Yoshizumi, Peninsula
Terra, Wine Country
Terrapin Creek, Wine Country
The Village Pub, Peninsula
Wako, San Francisco
Wakuriya, Peninsula