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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Surf Club
- Joes Stone Crab
- Mandolin Aegean Bistro
- Boia De
- 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
- Dirty French SteakHouse
- Bakkan – Great Mexican in Wynwood
- Le Jardinier
- 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)
- 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:
- Le Jardinier
- For Sushi: Matsuri for everyday, Hiden for Omakase
- Gustave – French bistro in Miracle Mile