For the First Time, Michelin Awards Stars to Florida Restaurants

Miami earns 12 Michelin stars, including a seventh for Thomas Keller

Michelin has finally set its sights and palates on Florida—Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Miami came away with 10 one-star restaurants and one with a two-star rating, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in the Design District, led by Chef Alain Verzeroli. Legendary chef Joël Robuchon had achieved 31 Michelin stars at the time of his death in 2018. With a shiny new designation for his restaurant at the Surf Club, Chef Thomas Keller now has seven Michelin stars, including three at Per Se in Manhattan and three at French Laundry in California’s Napa Valley.

According to the Miami Herald, “Visit Florida (the state tourism and marketing agency) and local tourism agencies in Miami, Orlando and Tampa are paying the Michelin Guide an estimated $1.5 million over the next three years to rate Florida’s restaurants.”

Reservations will now be harder to score at these 11 Michelin-starred Miami restaurants:

Two stars:

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

One star:


Boia De

Cote Miami (read our review here)

Den at Sushi Azabu Miami

Elcielo Miami


Le Jardinier

Los Félix in Coconut Grove

Stubborn Seed

The Surf Club Restaurant

SFBW Staff
1 Comment
  • Alan Schneider
    Posted at 21:58h, 13 June Reply

    Unless the Surf Club changed ownership, menu and service in the last 19 months, I cannot FATHOM why it received a Michelin Star.. In November of 2020, we ate there and were VERY Disappointed from what we were expecting. From not honoring (or losing ) our reservation to the very poorly presented and tasting lasagna, and my wife’s seafood entree-burnt. I would NEVER recommend NOR return to this restaurant.

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