Corey Lee

Corey Lee

San Francisco

About Corey Lee

Chef Corey Lee is from Seoul, Korea. He is an author and the chef/owner of Benu, In Situ, and Monsieur Benjamin. His career has spanned over 20 years of working at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, including a tenure as head chef at The French Laundry where his work was recognized with a James Beard Award. His restaurant Benu receive three Michelin stars, four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle, and the AAA Five Diamond Award.


  • Best Chef: Pacific
    James Beard Foundation
  • Three Stars (Benu)
    Michelin Guide
  • Four Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • Nominee for Best Chef: West
    James Beard Foundation
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

$$$, Outdoor Seating, French, Full Bar, Bistro, Hayes Valley
"Open till midnight and the burger is the perfect size. It comes with perfectly cooked fries, a pickle that’s acidic enough to cut through the richness, and an amazing bone marrow marmalade to round it out."