Snag a reservation at California’s newly minted 2023 MICHELIN Star recipients

Book a table at California’s brand-new MICHELIN Star recipients, including San Diego’s three-star gem Addison seen here. Photo credit: Eric Wolfinger.

Get ready to hop on these reservations, because the MICHELIN Guide just announced its California Star recipients for 2023. One of the biggest nights in the culinary world featured many repeat winners—a recognition of the consistently stellar efforts of these restaurants—and a few are experiencing this epic thrill for the first time.

Among the MICHELIN Star winners this year are San Diego’s smash hit Addison, Los Angeles seafood favorite Providence, and beloved San Francisco establishment State Bird Provisions.

With that, let’s raise a glass to them and all the other MICHELIN Star restaurants—and try them out yourself to see why they’re the best of the best. 



A perfection of classics such as Maine lobster vol-au-vent and beef Wellington make this restaurant from the hit Spruce team stand out from the crowd. One star

Book now




California seasonality is the name of the game at this Napa Valley Four Seasons restaurant, and MICHELIN awarded chef Rogelio Garcia’s cooking with the restaurant’s first-ever star. One star

Book now



Jeune et Jolie

This modern French restaurant with a Southern California twist serves a four-course menu by chef Eric Bost. One star

Book now


Costa Mesa

Hana Re Sushi

Hidden in a shopping mall, this omakase restaurant from chef Atsushi Yokoyama serves some of the best nigiri and sashimi in Orange County. One star

Book now




Wine Country was pleasantly surprised when this longtime gem received its first MICHELIN Star in 2021. Jil Hales and her team have kept the awards momentum going ever since. One star

Book now


Long Beach


Another first-time winner, Heritage sources much of its produce from a farm down the street. Sibling owners Lauren and Philip Pretty now run Long Beach’s only MICHELIN-Star restaurant. One star

Book now


Los Angeles


Three plated dishes on a black table alongside a vase of flowers at Los Angeles restaurant Providence.

Seafood stunner Providence has earned MICHELIN stars for 14 years in a row. Photo credit: Providence.

James Beard Award-winning chef ​​Michael Cimarusti’s seafood stunner has remained a two-star restaurant for an astonishing 14 consecutive years. Two stars

Book now



Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley’s small Hollywood restaurant has been a hit since its 2016 debut, and MICHELIN agrees. One star

Book now


Orsa & Winston

A seafood dish with orange caviar placed on a white plate at Los Angeles restaurant Orsa & Winston.

Japanese and Italian have been a winning combination at Orsa & Winston since its opening. Photo credit: Orsa & Winston.

Italian meets Japanese for an award-winning combination at chef Josef Centeno’s DTLA restaurant, which the Los Angeles Times named restaurant of the year in 2020. One star

Book now


Osteria Mozza

A lettuce salad with a white dip at Los Angeles restaurant Osteria Mozza.

Famed chef Nancy Silverton’s Melrose gem is a Los Angeles staple. Photo credit: Osteria Mozza.

Everything Nancy Silverton touches turns to gold, and it’s no different for the famed chef and restaurateur’s Italian gem on Melrose. One star

Book now


Mountain View

Chez TJ

Housed in a Victorian in downtown Mountain View, this 41-year-old French restaurant has held a MICHELIN Star since the guide debuted in the Bay Area in 2007. One star

Book now




Japanese Kaiseki cooking is in the spotlight at this Napa Valley destination by Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto, who fly in fresh fish weekly from Japan. One star

Book now



The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

The lush vineyard and hill views are just as breathtaking as the Mediterranean-inspired fare by chef Robert Curry, whose efforts have helped this restaurant retain a star for more than a decade. One star

Book now


San Diego


A rose-shaped fish dish with green sauce at San Diego restaurant Addison.

San Diego’s Addison retained the three stars it earned for the very first time last year. Photo credit: Eric Wolfinger.

Chef William Bradley’s California cuisine restaurant first nabbed three stars last year and has held on to that coveted distinction in 2023. Only 12 other American restaurants nationally have three stars. Three stars

Book now


San Francisco

Niku Steakhouse

Plates of sliced steak and seared asparagus placed next to each other at San Francisco restaurant Niku Steakhouse.

Niku is one of the few steakhouses in the country with a MICHELIN Star. Photo credit: Niku Steakhouse.

Prize Japanese A5 Wagyu and wood-fired cooking courtesy chef Dustin Falcon make this one of the few steakhouses in the country with a MICHELIN Star. One star

Book now


O’ by Claude Le Tohic

Famed chef Claude Le Tohic’s Union Square restaurant oozes classy fine-dining charm with its artfully composed five- and nine-course meals. One star

Book now


State Bird Provisions

Ever-changing dim-sum style plates that celebrate all things California have made Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza’s more-casual Fillmore restaurant a bonafide local favorite. One star

Book now


The Progress

A sliced duck dish at San Francisco restaurant The Progress.

The duck remains one of the standout dishes at San Francisco’s The Progress. Photo credit: The Progress.

Krasinski and Brioza’s restaurant next door to State Bird is a little more upscale, but it has all the exciting elements that have made the duo among the most popular restaurateurs in San Francisco. One star

Book now



Plumed Horse

Another heavy hitter, this Californian restaurant has kept its star for more than decade thanks to the culinary wizardry of chef Peter Armellino. One star

Book now



The Village Pub

Don’t let the name fool you—chef Mark Sullivan’s fine-dining restaurant celebrates the bounty of the Santa Cruz Mountains in a cozy setting. One star

Book now


See this year’s full list of MICHELIN Star recipients here.

—Tanay Warerkar is a content marketing manager at OpenTable