Miami New Michelin Stars & My General Dining Review

I really hadn’t done a dining post in a while, and I had never really posted about Miami food officially, even though I spend half my time here, so here I am, making up for it. We are going to Talk about the new Miami Michelin Stars, my thoughts and some of my other favorites (and some scattered pics when i found them on my phone 😉 ) .

In general it was a good list, but it was also an easy list. A lot of what was stared were chefs with stars or transfers, and easy add, and I think there are other things that were more interesting:

Michelin Stars

2 stars

  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Restaurant Miami – Although quite a safe bet as you are going with a Worldwide Michelin star, it is a solid a choice as you get


  • Ariete
  • Boia De I actually discovered this restaurant recently and I am obsessed (whenever Resy + long waitlist gives me a 5pm table ill be there again). I wasn’t sure if it was going to make the list given how casual it is but I’m glad its there
  • Cote Miami – Another very safe NY Michelin transfer choice, but I do really enjoy it so happy that it is on the list
  • The Den at Azabu Miami Beach
  • Elcielo
  • Hiden
  • Le Jardinier This is my favorite lunch spot in Miami
  • Los Félix
  • Stubborn Seed
  • The Surf Club Restaurant This could have been 2 stars in my book and I love this restaurant, both the food and the ambiance. I think im having too much time whenever I go because the only good pic I have is unacceptable.

bib gourmand :

  • Doya – It’s a really good middle eastern and its great for groups
  • Ghee Indian Kitchen – I think its one of my Miami favorites, excellent Indian food (disappointed to see his others not make it here)
  • Mandolin Aegean Bistro – Probably my Miami Favorite both for food and ambiance
  • Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink – A total classic that absolutely deserved to be here, love it for brunch and lunch especially.
  • Phuc Yea – A great more casual asian
  • Red Rooster Overtown – This has gotten mixed reviews but I have always been a fan and Im glad its on the list.
  • I havent been to these Bib gourmands but they are on my list: Sanguich de Miami, Tinga y Cafe, Zak the Baker, and Zitz Sum, Hometown Barbecue, Itamae, Krus Kitchen, La Natural, Lung Yai Thai Tapas, El Turco, Bachour
  • Chug’s Diner

Restaurants that I think should have at least been in the bib gourmand based on what I like:

  • KYU – Really good Asian, my favorite is the cauliflower starter
  • Uchi – My favorite Asian in Miami and my go to when people are visiting. The sushi is great and inventive and the service is superb.
  • Joe’s Stone Crab – a miami classic

My Miami Top 10 high End – I will also now place a candle in the altar of my two favorite Miami restaurants, which both closed in the pandemic and who both would have totally made the stars: La Sireneuse and Alter

  1. Surf Club
  2. Uchi
  3. Joes Stone Crab
  4. Mandolin Aegean Bistro
  5. Boia De
  6. Orno -Another one from Chef Niven that should have probably been on the list. I love all his food and this is great brick oven food
  7. Dirty French SteakHouse
  8. Bakkan – Great Mexican in Wynwood
  9. Le Jardinier
  10. LPM – The food is great, the ambiance is great and my dad swears by the Tomatini martini

Please note this list changes daily 😉

My other miami favorites to put on your radar :

  • Momosan: Chef Morimoto can do no wrong in my book and this one is casual and great when you are in Wynwood (As casual as you get with Wagyu though)
  • Ghee
  • Carbone – The tried and true formula. Great food if you can get past the stuck up host people
  • Jatto – Although it replaced my miami favorite Alter, I will forgive it because the food is great
  • Bazaar – It’d Jose Andres thats all you need to know!
  • Yardbird – Best friend chicken and they have a gluten free option!
  • Bourbon Steak
  • Ornos & Perl – My aventura local Favorites
  • And the ones I spoke before: REd Rooster, Michael Genuine, Cote, KYU

I also inquired with my friends what their top 10 were, here are some samplings:

  1. Cote
  2. Le Jardinier
  3. For Sushi: Matsuri for everyday, Hiden for Omakase
  4. Gustave – French bistro in Miracle Mile
  5. Bachour
  6. Cecile
  7. Novikov
  8. Hutong
  9. Osaka
  10. LPM
  11. Nave

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