There are 15 single-star Michelin restaurants in San Francisco. Considering the average prices for entrees and the fact that some of them only have set prix fixe menus, here are the places with the best value:
Located in the St. Regis Hotel, Ame is all about New American food using local ingredients. The good news for you is that the menu is a la carte, which means if you skip the appetizer (average price $17) and the sake, you can get in and out for under sixty bucks (including tip and tax). Your best bet is probably the Taste of Ame Sashimi Bar, which includes crudo, poke, Lissa’s (she’s one of the owners) Staff Meal, ceviche, and kaisen salad for $44.
Average entrée: $40
Aziza’s reinventions of traditional Moroccan dishes are actually all incredibly affordable, so if you want to go crazy at a Michelin-starred restaurant, this is where you should do it. Starters range in price from $7 (olives) to $22 (duck confit basteeya), but you can get the couscous entrée for 19 bucks.
Average entrée: $26.50
The key to eating “cheap” at Boulevard is to go there for lunch and to order the $10 soup of the day or the $13 roasted beet salad. Seriously though (okay, fine, we kind of were being serious), dinner entrees at Boulevard will set you back anywhere from $34 (for the local Petrale sole) to $48 (for the filet mignon). So skip that and instead go at lunchtime and order the $14.75 American Wagyu beef burger, which isn’t even on the dinner menu but definitely is delicious. Only bummer? It’s gonna cost you $6 to add fries and obviously you’re adding fries.
Average lunch entrée: $22.50
Average dinner entrée: $37.50
The nine-course Degustation Menu in the main restaurant at Campton Place is $125. Skip that and grab a seat in the Bar & Bistro, where you can order an aged New York steak (with French fries and mixed greens) for $36 or a chicken club sandwich for $19. If you really want to try the Chef’s Tasting Menu though, go to the restaurant at lunch time where five courses are just $85.
Average entrée at the Bar & Bistro: $23.25