Number of 3-star (the highest rating) Michelin restaurants in the United States. Currently Michelin Guides rate restaurants in 4 U.S. localities— the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. The San Francisco Bay Area and New York are tied with six 3-star restaurants each. Chicago has two 3-star spots and Washington D.C. is awaiting its first 3-star. Thomas Keller is the winningest chef, with two 3-star restaurants to his name.