Florida’s First Michelin Guide Features the State’s Best Restaurants
The inaugural edition of the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa, first announced in November 2021 as a partnership between the respected restaurant rating company and VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s tourism arm, is out.
The guide’s inspectors unearthed a total of 15 restaurants worthy of the coveted MICHELIN stars, 14 with a one-star rating and one with two stars.
“As you can see, Miami, Orlando and Tampa have a lot to offer international food and wine lovers,” Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides, said in a statement. “These talented chefs and their dedicated teams create culinary experiences that are matched only by the incredible attractions in each city. This first-ever MICHELIN Guide selection in Florida spotlights glistening Miami, legendary Orlando and breathtaking Tampa, offering a unique blend of international cuisine and Florida flavors. Local foodies as well as travelers will enjoy exploring these fascinating and rich Florida culinary destinations.
Joël Robuchon’s French restaurant L’Atelier in Miami has been awarded two MICHELIN stars, with inspectors saying: “The menu offers both tasting portions and large plates; but opt for the seasonal fixed price. The bread basket is a nice opener, arriving before bites as heart-pounding as a seared sea scallop with grilled spices. The Design District setting carries all the beloved features with its counter and open kitchen.
The restaurants with a MICHELIN star are:
Ariete (Miami, contemporary cuisine)
Boia De (Miami, contemporary cuisine)
Cote Miami (Miami, Korean food/steakhouse)
The Den at Sushi Azabu Miami (Miami Beach, Japanese food/sushi)
Elcielo Miami (Miami, Colombian cuisine)
Hiden (Miami, Japanese food)
Le Jardinier Miami (Miami, French cuisine)
Los Félix (Miami, Mexican cuisine)
Stubborn Seed (Miami Beach, contemporary cuisine)
The Surf Club restaurant (Surfside, American cuisine)
Capa (Orlando, Steakhouse)
Soseki (Orlando, fusion/sushi)
Kadence (Orlando, Japanese food/sushi)
Knife and Spoon (Orlando, Steakhouse)
Notes of each inspector’s comments can be found on the MICHELIN Guide website.
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