It’s been a hot minute since the Michelin Guide last dished out its esteemed stars upon 15 truly exceptional Florida restaurants – with 11 of them making their home in the dazzling city of Miami. But hold onto your hats, because they’ve been hard at work and just recently released a fresh batch of Miami’s finest dining establishments that are definitely worth your attention.
Now, these eight new spots haven’t been graced with any Michelin stars just yet. Rather, the Michelin Guide is taking us on a little culinary journey, tantalizing our taste buds and piquing our curiosity by shining a spotlight on these new and noteworthy eateries, teasing us with a taste of what’s to come. It’s like an appetizer to whet our appetite before the main course.
And let me tell you, folks, February’s selection of restaurants is one for the books. It’s got everything you could ask for: some well-deserved praise for some established Miami gems, some much-needed recognition for the city’s rising stars, and a couple of surprises that will have you scratching your head in amazement. Oh, and don’t worry – the Michelin Guide has got more to come, with additions for Orlando and Tampa set to be revealed in the coming months ahead of the big 2023 Michelin Guide Florida reveal later this year. Bon appétit, everyone!
New Miami Additions to Michelin Guide Florida: February 2023
- Brasserie Laurel: Chef Michael Beltran’s take on French-inspired Miami cuisine inside downtown’s new Miami Worldcenter.
- Fiola Miami: A lavish Coral Gables Italian restaurant with ornately plated dishes and a Michelin-starred sister, Fiola D.C.
- Lido: The Surf Club staple with a luxurious champagne bar, breezy terrace dining and coastal Italian fare.
- Lion & the Rambler: An unassuming, inventive contemporary American spot from Chef Michael Bolen in the former Eating House space.
- Rosie’s: A leafy brunch garden in Little River serving Chef Akino West’s Southern-inspired dishes with hints of Italian flavors and techniques.
- Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt: A tasting menu experience combining modern-classic French and Asian influences inside The Carillon.
- The Gibson Room: Another Beltran entry in Shenandoah/Silver Bluff serving nostalgia in the form of classic cocktails and candlelit American fare.
- Walrus Rodeo: The Boia De team’s laid-back take on elevated, veg-forward wood-fire cooking, located next door in the same Buena Vista plaza.