It should come as little surprise that what is Miami’s most serious, almost dutiful expression of fine dining would end up as the only restaurant in the entire state with two Michelin stars. This is, after all, an outpost of the empire that carries the name of the late Joël Robuchon, who earned 32 stars from Michelin in his lifetime. A culinary team made of Robuchon protegees puts out tasting and a-la-carte menus as stunning as any in town, in an ultra-modern, red-on-black space that speaks to the seriousness of the whole affair.
For years, the good people of South Florida were left wondering which of our Miami restaurants are worthy of a Michelin star. For those of us who eat out for a living, or at least go to restaurants like it’s our job, it was a dinnertime game: Who would you award a Michelin star? The need to guess ended when the Michelin Guide finally arrived in Florida in 2022, awarding stars to 15 restaurants in the state. Unsurprising to those who live here, 11 of those restaurants are in Miami.
Representing the best of Miami, Tampa and Orlando, the 2023 honorees comprised 144 restaurants and 38 types of cuisine. All 11 of Miami's 2022 restaurants retained their stars from the inaugural Florida guide, while one restaurant, Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt, earned one star for the first time. We’re happy to report that Michelin continues to assemble a worthy collection of our favorites, places deserving of all the accolades, and your next night out.
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