12/21/2012 08:02 am ET Updated Feb 20, 2013

San Francisco's Michelin-Starred Restaurants (PHOTOS)

San Francisco's restaurants are known for melding Californian cuisine with a broad spectrum of global culinary influences. And this trick has certainly paid off: The city's diverse offerings have earned their fair share of celestial acclaim. Some of our favorite hotel restaurants, in particular, are attracting the Michelin Man's attention. Serving up unique and creative meals -- often inspired by the California coastline -- these restaurants are sure to leave diners salivating for more. Dig into our some of our faves in this slideshow!

-- Kristina Fazzalaro,

San Francisco's Michelin-Starred Restaurants 2012