Michael Bauer

Restaurant Critic and Editor at Large

The Chronicle

About this Author

Michael Bauer has been following the food and wine scene at the San Francisco Chronicle for more than 28 years. Before working at The Chronicle, he was a reporter and editor at the Kansas City Star and the Dallas Times Herald.  


Awards & Recognition

Bauer is a member and past chairman of the James Beard Restaurant Awards Committee, past president of the Association of Food Journalists and the editor/author of three cookbooks.

He has won multiple national awards for his restaurant reviews and under his leadership the Food and Wine section won four James Beard Awards for outstanding food coverage as well as multiple awards from the Association of Food Journalists.

By This Author

Michael Bauer’s best Top 100 Restaurants with outdoor dining in SF

June 20, 2018

The 4 best tasting-menu restaurants in the Mission

June 17, 2018

Palo Alto finally gets an exceptional restaurant: Protégé from French Laundry alumni

June 15, 2018

Best burgers in the Bay Area from the 2018 Top 100 Restaurants

June 13, 2018

Che Fico lives up to hype as most anticipated newcomer

June 8, 2018

Dosa by Dosa quickly takes fast-casual to a new level

June 7, 2018

Terzo feels at home in Cow Hollow

June 5, 2018

Gran Electrica in Napa: Mexican cuisine straight outta Brooklyn

June 1, 2018