The very first MICHELIN Guide Miami is launching with 11 new MICHELIN-Starred restaurants—10 One Star restaurants in Miami, and one Two Star restaurant in Miami. Read on to find out where to tuck into sushi, Korean barbecue, Colombian fare, and more, then start making your reservations.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami — Two Stars
The menu here offers both tasting portions and large plates, but go with the seasonal prix fixe. The bread basket is a lovely opener, arriving in advance of such thrilling bites as a seared sea scallop with toasted spices. The Design District setting bears all the beloved hallmarks of this trendy neighborhood, with its counter and open kitchen.
Ariete — One Star
Chef Michael Beltran’s Coconut Grove mainstay is immediately welcoming, with a menu that weaves together Cuban and French influences to dazzling effect.
Boia De — One Star
A neon-pink exclamation mark that glows above the front door is impossible to miss. Surprising is certainly an apt descriptor for chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer’s distinctive and impressive menu.
Cote Miami — One Star
Owner Simon Kim and his team know what they’re doing in this highly stylized Korean steakhouse, which almost feels like a temple to beautifully marbled and aged beef, much of it on display in a nearby room.
The Den at Sushi Azabu Miami — One Star
Tucked away in the Stanton South Beach hotel, through Sushi Azabu’s dining room and behind a sliding door, is this intimate temple to sushi. Fish flown in a few times a week is treated and dressed minimally, often with just a single brush of nikiri.
Elcielo Miami — One Star
The menu offers diners a taste of traditional Colombian cuisine presented in a modern and dramatic manner. Colombian-born chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’ culinary artistry has garnered international fame, with various locations globally, including Washington, DC.
Hiden — One Star
This spot is indeed hidden in the thick of bustling Wynwood. Chef Shingo Akikuni sticks to tradition, sourcing most of his product from Japan—beautiful slabs of tuna, sweet botan ebi, and generous portions of uni are highlights of a tasting menu that never feels stuffy or overly reverent.
Le Jardinier Miami — One Star
Stylish from head to toe, this dining room is a celebration of the seasons. The menu is a study of vibrant tastes and smart compositions that pack big flavor minus the heaviness.
Los Félix — One Star
This is cooking that sends guests on a gustatory trip—at the hands of servers who are armed with ample information about the provenance of each ingredient. Recent highlights have included hearty pork cheek carnitas with a myriad of salsas and snapper crudo topped with shavings of jicama and avocado aïoli.
Stubborn Seed — One Star
Stubborn Seed is sexy and sleek with its industrial chic décor and glass-fronted display kitchen. Chef Jeremy Ford brings the heat, and his ambitious and brashly creative cooking is best enjoyed by way of the tasting menu.
The Surf Club Restaurant — One Star
Located within this elegantly restored landmark and now in league with the Four Seasons, The Surf Club is a prime location for Thomas Keller’s first Florida venture. Sauces are what this team does best, starting with the scallop crudo with buttermilk-basil dressing and followed by the brilliantly reimagined Maine lobster thermidor with sauce Américaine.
Here are the Miami-area restaurants recognized for offering great value: Bachour; Chug’s Diner; Doya; El Turco; Ghee Indian Kitchen; Hometown Barbecue Miami; Itamae; Krus Kitchen; La Natural; Lucali; Lung Ya Thai Tapas; Mandolin Aegean Bistro; Michael’s Genuine; Phuc Yea; Red Rooster Overtown; Sanguich de Miami; Tinta y Cafe; Zak the Baker; Zitz Sum
Congratulations to the 11 new Michelin-starred restaurants and 19 new Bib Gourmand restaurants announced by Michelin Guide! The restaurants will be listed in a printed guide that Michelin sells and puts online.