San Diego's Addison Restaurant Receives Three Michelin Stars As Three Other Area Restaurants Retain Previous Rankings

December 5, 2022

French tire company and publisher of popular culinary guidebooks, Michelin has announced its selection of star recipients for the 2022 Michelin Guide California and four San Diego restaurants have received highly-coveted Michelin star honors, including Addison in Del Mar receiving the highest honor of three Michelin stars.

Today Michelin announced its star-recipients for Michelin Guide California 2022, which will be released in print form for purchase in the coming weeks. One star indicates a very good restaurant in its category, while two stars means the restaurant has excellent cooking worth a detour. Top honors of three stars are given only to restaurants with exceptional cuisine "worth a special journey" and are known globally as one of the highest honors a restaurant can receive in the culinary world. 

Three Michelin Star Chef William Bradley of Addison
For the 2022 edition, four San Diego restaurants have been awarded Michelin Star honors - Addison Del Mar has been upgraded from two in 2021 to the highest tier of three stars, and Jeune and Jolie in Carlsbad, Soichi Sushi in University Heights, and Sushi Tadokoro in Old Town all retained their one star rankings from the year prior.

Chef William Bradley opened Addison at what is now the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in 2006 and the restaurant was quickly regarded as the top spot for French fine dining in all of San Diego. Addison offers a luxurious dining experience that reflects Bradley's approach to the craft of cooking with superlative, personalized service led by Maitre D’ Sean McGinness. The 80-seat dining room is a sophisticated setting for Bradley's nine-course tasting menu, which showcases and preserves the integrity of seasonal and world-class ingredients. Dishes such as Alaskan King Crab, Confit of Sturgeon, Pigeon Rôti and Vacherin D'été reveal the purity of his masterful style with elements of surprise interwoven throughout. Named for Addison Mizner, a famed architect whose approach was inspired by the decorative arts of Spain, Portugal, Venice and Morocco, the restaurant's design showcases his influence.

Founded by owner John Resnick and his longtime friend and chef Andrew Bachelier, who opened hit woodfire-based restaurant Campfire in 2016, Jeune Et Joie is a contemporary French-style bistro that debuted in late 2018. Located only 400 feet up the street from Campfire, Jeune Et Jolie, which means "young and beautiful" in French and also pays homage to Resnick and Bachelier's daughters' middle names (Elsie June Resnick and Margot Jolie Bachelier), the eatery offers a seasonal French-fusion menu based around locally grown ingredients, as well as a raw bar with a focus on oysters. Jeune et Jolie was awarded a highly coveted Bib Gourmand honoration in the 2019 Michelin Guide California. In July 2020, Chef Bachelier split with the two popular Carlsbad restaurants he helped found - Campfire & Jeune et Jolie - and is now in the process of opening a gastropub in Encinitasin partnership with skateboard icon Tony Hawk. Since August 2020, longtime Los Angeles chef Eric Bost has been leading the kitchen at Jeune et Jolie.

Soichi Sushi was opened in University Heights in 2019 by Soichi Kadoya, who was a longtime sushi chef at fellow San Diego Michelin star recipient Sushi Tadokoro. Soichi offers an intimate and exclusive Japanese fine dining experience centered around omakase service - a dining option where patrons leave their order up to the chef - derived from the Japanese word that means "to entrust".

Chef and owner Takeaki Tadokoro founded his namesake restaurant in San Diego's Old Town in November 2012. The 28-seat Japanese restaurant presents Tadokoro's take on Edo-mae-style offerings with unique nigiri inspired by Ginza's elegant sushi restaurants.

Established in 1900 by the French tire company, the Michelin guide was started to inspire travel in order to increase the demand for cars and, thus, car tires. It has become a touted resource for upscale diners with restaurants around the globe vying for a coveted star rating, which usually results in drastically increased business and reputation. Michelin publishes more than 30 guides annually in more than 24 countries, including four cities featured in the United States - San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. The San Francisco edition has been incorporated into the new California-exclusive guide.

For more information on the Michelin Guide, including a full list of star recipients from all around California, visit