Michelin Stars in Sonoma County
We're extremely proud of Sonoma County's reputation as a food-lover's paradise—and thrilled that both the Michelin Guide 2021 and its Bib Gourmand category agree.
Two restaurants in Healdsburg have received three stars and one star, respectively. Three other Sonoma County dining spots—one in Sebastopol, and two others in Sonoma—have been awarded Bib Gourmand.
The dining awards of the Michelin Guide are some of the world's most prestigious culinary accolades. Zero to three stars are awarded based on the inspections of anonymous reviewers, who concentrate on the quality, personality, and consistency of a restaurant's food.
Restaurants awarded zero stars are recognized as "Bib Gourmand," representing remarkable establishments that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included).
These Sonoma County restaurants have won Michelin stars or Bib Gourmand awards for 2021:
Barndiva, Healdsburg - One Star
Michelin Bib Gourmand
These three Sonoma County restaurants were all opened during the pandemic in 2020, making their awards all the more remarkable. The following quotes are from the 2021 Michelin Guide:
Khom Loi, Sebastopol
"Extensive travel throughout Thailand has informed and inspired this team [Ramen Gaijin owners Matthew Williams and Moishe Hahn-Schuman] to bring a taste of Chiang Mai to Sebastopol. This is food that is spiced and seasoned with little hesitation and fresh and electric at the same time."
Valley Bar + Bottle, Sonoma
"The affordable wine list is a veritable call to adventure, highlighting organic and biodynamic favorites from California and beyond. The kitchen serves items such as soft-boiled eggs finished with a savory XO sauce and duck breast tortillas served with house-made hoisin that is best in class."
"Housed within a charming outdoor marketplace [Cornerstone Sonoma] is a kitchen brimming with ideas. To wit—beef tartare is ground to order and served on hash browns; while broccoli is grilled, then showered with puffed rice, Thai basil and maple tahini."
Congratulations to all of Sonoma County's 2021 Michelin Guide winners!
Eating options at Sonoma County's 500-plus restaurants range from casual Wine Country cuisine to top gourmet fare, ethnic favorites to diner grub - all with an eat-fresh philosophy that offers visitors a true taste of wine country.