MICHELIN Guide Announces ‘New Additions’ In San Diego To The 2021 MICHELIN Guide California

The MICHELIN Guide today announced new additions in San Diego to the 2021 MICHELIN Guide California selection. According to the official announcement, these establishments are highlighted as “New” on guide.michelin.com to help food lovers identify new discoveries prior to the annual announcement of Bib Gourmands and Stars.

“MICHELIN Guide inspectors are delighted to celebrate new gems and returning culinary stars after a pause in 2020,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of The MICHELIN Guides. “As pioneers for signature, sustainable cuisine and home-grown talent, Californian chefs and restaurant teams continue to inspire us with their creativity and strength throughout the crisis and recovery period.”

Here’s the list of new additions with inspector notes from each restaurant:

Photo: James Tran

Animae

The Asian fusion plates are on pace with the luxe setting and most dishes are meant to be shared. The coal-fired octopus skewer with shishito peppers, basil aïoli and bacon is a reliable pick, while the rendition of glazed black cod is a total crowd-pleaser.

Photo: Lucianna McIntosh

Callie

The cuisine takes advantage of the best ingredients Southern California has to offer in highly shareable dishes featuring the bold, sunny flavors of the Mediterranean. Vegetables and seafood steal the show, with spice as a key supporting character.

Photo: Jim Sullivan

Fort Oak

Chef Brad Wise masters a wood-fired hearth to produce his fresh and uncomplicated preparations, including French-style halibut with squash blossoms or Southern chicken-fried quail with redeye gravy.

Photo: Haley Hill

Little Frenchie

This quaint space grabs you from the very beginning as you catch sight of the counter displaying a tempting lineup to cheeses, freshly baked baguettes and silver buckets of wine. The menu matches the mood, with its familiar favorites and tried-and-true classics such as Benedicts, crêpes, mussels and more.

Photo: Katsuhiko Sato

Menya Ultra

This Japanese import, first opened in Akita Prefecture, has been a local hit since day one. On the menu, ramen is the main attraction. Diners are faced with few choices; the house broth is a rich, porky tonkotsu enhanced with miso.

The new selections will be available on the MICHELIN Guide iOS and Android app. Download the app to explore all the Michelin-rated restaurants across the globe and book the world’s most unique and exciting hotels. App users can also create and share their own restaurant and hotel wish lists.

Make a plan to visit now!

Getting into these restaurants will be even harder once word gets out, so make your plans to visit them now!

See you there, San Diego!