Chef Corey Lee’s Michelin-starred restaurant In Situ has closed

Chef Corey Lee’s famed Michelin-starred restaurant In Situ, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), has closed for good. In a lengthy Instagram post made Wednesday, In Situ announced its closure after five years inside the museum.

In Situ said: “Like a special meal or temporary exhibition, this restaurant project was not intended to be permanent. While we did not imagine finishing our run during a pandemic and extended closure, we are incredibly grateful for this partnership and proud of the unique experience we created together.”

In Situ opened the spring of 2016 at the ground floor of SFMOMA. Its menu was a collaborative effort where top and emerging chefs helped create diverse dishes from around the world. The famous restaurant, which won the first and only Michelin star after the James Beard award for the best restaurant design in 2018, was listed among the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants every year from 2017 to 2019.