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Michelin Guide now available in Florida for the first time ever

With tons of mouth-watering trendy hot spots, empanadas, and croquetas at every corner, Miami well deserves a Michelin guide

People in South Florida have been left wondering for years which of the restaurants in Miami deserve a Michelin star. It was a dinnertime game for those who often dine out or visit restaurants frequently. 

The need to speculate was eliminated when the Michelin guide eventually made its way to Florida in 2022 and gave stars to 15 eateries. The fact that 11 of those eateries are in Miami is not surprising for the locals, who know the city's capabilities.  

Michelin did an excellent job compiling a list of several of our favorite establishments and locations that have long deserved recognition and deserve your time and money for your next dinner date.

How many restaurants got Michelin stars?

One Michelin star was awarded to an outstanding ten restaurants in Greater Miami & Miami Beach. And the Miami Design District's L'Atelier de Jol Robuchon was the only restaurant in Florida to achieve a two-star rating.

Restaurants in Greater Miami & Miami Beach also scooped the Exceptional Cocktails Award, Sommelier of the Year, and the Bib Gourmand honors in the first Michelin guide.

What determines the star ratings in the Michelin guide?

Five factors determine whether a chef will receive one, two, or three Michelin stars for their eateries: the quality of the product, the chef's skill with cooking techniques and flavors, the balance of flavors, how much of the chef's personality comes through in the food, and consistency in the menu over the time the chef has been running the restaurant.

Restaurants that were crowned as Michelin star restaurants

Two-star restaurant

  1. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

One-star restaurants in Miami

  • Ariete
  • Boia De
  • Cote Miami
  • The Den
  • Elcielo Restaurant
  • Hiden
  • Le Jardinier
  • Los Félix
  • Stubborn Seed
  • The Surf Club Restaurant

Bib Gourmand Award

Nineteen establishments in Greater Miami & Miami Beach received the Bib Gourmand award from the Michelin guide, which honors eateries with excellent meals at a reasonable price.

At Bib Gourmand restaurants, patrons may anticipate spending less than $49 for a glass of wine, a dessert, and two courses. Here are some restaurants that were recognized with the Bib Gourmand Award.

  1. Bachour
  2. Zitz Sum
  3. Zak the Baker
  4. Tinta y Cafe
  5. Sanguich de Miami
  6. Red Rooster Overtown
  7. Phuc Yea
  8. Michael's Genuine
  9. Mandolin Aegean Bistro
  10. Lung Yai Thai Tapas
  11. La Natural
  12. Lucali
  13. Krüs Kitchen
  14. Itamae
  15. Ghee Indian Kitchen
  16. Hometown Barbecue
  17. El Turco
  18. Doya
  19. Chug's Diner
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