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:
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Cote Miami (read our review here)
Den at Sushi Azabu Miami
Los Félix in Coconut Grove
The Surf Club Restaurant