Step right up and prepare to be dazzled! LoanDepot Stadium in downtown Miami was transformed into a culinary extravaganza that left baseball in the dust. Forget hot dogs and nachos, tonight’s menu was a home run of epic proportions, featuring the mouthwatering delights handpicked by the prestigious MICHELIN Guide Florida selection.
Last night, the culinary champions of the Sunshine State took center stage, and boy, did they deliver! Brace yourselves for the unveiling of over a dozen new Florida selections, eight fresh-off-the-grill Bib Gourmands, and four sizzling new One Stars. This was no ordinary food affair— it was a flavor-filled spectacle that pushed the boundaries of gastronomic excellence.
Picture this: vibrant French cuisine with a thrilling twist of Asian flavors, tantalizing your taste buds with every bite. And that’s just the beginning! Imagine being transported to the enchanting Mediterranean coast, where local ingredients are transformed into culinary masterpieces that will leave you in a state of pure bliss.
Prepare yourselves, food lovers, for the ultimate gastronomic showdown in the Sunshine State. Here, in all its glory, is the full list of MICHELIN Guide distinctions that will have you salivating for more. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other!
Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Miami for 2023
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami – Two Stars
The menu 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. Tuna sashimi in a warm vinaigrette of brown butter, mustard and makrut lime dazzles, while artichokes, housed underneath a glass dome and floating in a chickpea and turmeric “cappuccino,” delight. Finally, the aptly named le chocolat sensation is a thrill with its balance of textures and tastes.
Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt – One Star
Inside the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort on a rather calm stretch of Collins Avenue, find this ambitious dining bijou helmed by Chef Tristan Brandt and his trusted lieutenant Timo Steubing. The duo delivers a colorful, multicourse tasting grounded in French cuisine with notable Asian inspiration.
Ariete – One Star
First-timers should aim for the tasting menu, as it’s the surest way to experience the chef’s talent for creative combinations and excellent sauce work. Lush with greenery, this restaurant immediately welcomes with a menu that weaves together new American and classic French influences to dazzling effect.
Boia De – One Star
Sandwiched between a laundromat and a medical center in a Buena Vista shopping center, the 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 destination. Servers say the food is Italian, but is it really?
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. Just as you would find at the original location in New York City, top-quality ingredients, astutely seasoned dishes and engaging servers make for a seamless experience.
Le Jardinier Miami – One Star
The menu is a study of vibrant tastes and smart compositions that pack big flavor minus the heaviness.
Highlights include a wonderfully smooth summer gazpacho with avocado; tortellini with chanterelles and hazelnuts; as well as seared Hudson Valley foie gras with cherry.
Elcielo Miami – One Star
The menu offers diners a taste of traditional Colombian cuisine with a modern take. Presentations are dramatic, from the tableside “chocotherapy” to the “Tree of Life” bread service. Tasting menu favorites have included a silken corn purée poured over garam masala-sprinkled popcorn and curds of queso fresco; as well as local, seared-to-a-crisp grouper plated with a salsa criolla-dressed tamal.
Hiden – One Star
Beyond the hustle and bustle, Chef Seijun Okano offers a mature, finely tuned omakase for the fortunate few seated at his counter. Fish flown in multiple times a week from Japan are handled with precision, sliced carefully and pressed into lush, vinegar-tinged rice that he makes at the start.
Los Félix – One Star
This is highly creative Mexican 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; snapper crudo topped with shavings of jicama and avocado aïoli; and grilled octopus with beetroot mole.
Stubborn Seed – One Star
Chef Jeremy Ford brings the heat, and his ambitious and brashly creative cooking is best enjoyed by way of the tasting menu.
The Den at Azabu Miami Beach – One Star
Fish flown in a few times a week is treated and dressed minimally, often with just a single brush of nikiri. Recent highlights have included thinly sliced octopus dotted with a sunny orange miso as well as soy-marinated akami nigiri.
The Surf Club Restaurant – One Star
Sauces are what this team does best, starting with the scallop crudo with buttermilk-basil dressing; followed by the brilliantly reimagined Maine lobster thermidor with sauce Américaine; and finishing with the coconut chiffon cake with lime-flecked crème anglaise.