Monday, December 4, 2023

South Florida’s 2023 Michelin-Starred Restaurants

The esteemed Michelin Guide debuted its first Florida culinary manual last year, with several Miami restaurants making the cut alongside others in Tampa and Orlando. This year, all restaurants in Miami that received stars last year kept them, and only one new restaurant, Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt, was added. And now thanks to the Brightline train, Palm Beach County residents can comfortably zip down to Miami for a taste.

The guide, which was created by the Michelin tire company as a directory for drivers of noteworthy restaurants, also awarded its Bib Gourmand designation to several establishments. This unstarred category lets diners know Michelin stands behind the menu’s quality and that its dishes are at a lower price point. Those restaurants include Bachour, Chug’s Diner, Doya, El Turco, Ghee Indian Kitchen, Hometown Barbecue, La Natural, Lucali, Lung Yai, Mandolin Aegan Bistro, Michael’s Genuine, Phuc Yea, Sanguich de Miami, Tinta y Cafe, Zak the Baker, and Zitz Sum. New this year to the list are Jaguar Sun and Rosie’s. 

2023 Michelin-starred South Florida Restaurants:

Two stars

L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon – a special-occasion restaurant that offers diners a unique tasting menu experience. 

One star

COTE Miami Butcher’s Feast; photo credit: Gary He

Ariete – global dishes share the menu with elevated Latin-inspired fare.

Boia De – this charming restaurant might be hard to find but once inside you’re rewarded with interesting Italian-inspired dishes in a relaxed setting.

Cote – come here for the meat but stay for the party. This dimly lit venue is sexy, lively and serves stellar Korean barbecue.

The Den at Sushi Azabu – this hidden sushi counter offers an impressive omakase experience that you’ll continue to crave long after your final bite.  

Elcielo Miami – honoring his Colombia heritage, chef Juan Manuel Barrientos showcases his elevated take on Latin cuisine with a showstopping menu.

Hiden – this hidden eight-person omakase experience is hyper-focused on quality raw fish prepared in a variety of exceptional ways.

Le Jardinier

Le Jardinier – vegetables reign supreme here and their presentation is almost too beautiful to eat – almost.

Los Felix – this unassuming Coconut Grove restaurant honors Mesoamerican cuisine with its savory dishes like its tamal, arepa, grilled octopus and pork cheek carnitas.

Stubborn Seed – Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford triumphs in the kitchen with his innovative, seasonal menu. 

Stubborn Seed

Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt – the Carillon Wellness Resort restaurant offers diners a French-inspired tasting menu accentuated with Asian influences.

The Surf Club Restaurant – Arrive early to take a few shots of the historic Surf Club and its adjacent beautiful Four Seasons Hotel. Then settle into chef Thomas Keller’s masterfully curated culinary world with a glass of Champagne. 

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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