• Four eateries – three in Tampa – earn one MICHELIN Star for first time
  • 19 total restaurants in Miami, Orlando and Tampa earn MICHELIN Stars
  • Honors also include 33 Bib Gourmand, four special awards
  • 44 restaurants, 38 cuisine types make up Florida’s 2023 selection

Four restaurants joined the exclusive group of MICHELIN-Starred eateries in Florida, as the 2023 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa was announced Thursday night at LoanDepot Park.

In all, the anonymous MICHELIN Guide inspectors awarded Stars to 19 restaurants, with L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami remaining atop that list with two MICHELIN Stars. The 2023 selection comprises 144 restaurants and 38 types of cuisine, which customers will enjoy discovering. 

“Florida has three distinct culinary hotspots that make the state a premier destination for gourmet-travelers, who can experience a wealth of flavors and creative cooking styles,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “We are especially happy to announce three one-MICHELIN-Star restaurants in Tampa – Koya, Lilac and Rocca – and a new one-Star restaurant in Miami Beach: Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt. Congratulations to these restaurant teams and to all who received Guide distinctions. Your guests are always in for a treat.”

Here are the new MICHELIN-Starred restaurants, with inspector notes from each (inspectors’ comments in full on the MICHELIN Guide website and mobile app):

Koya (Tampa, Japanese cuisine)

Adriana and Eric Fralick keep a watchful eye over the experience at this intimate eight-seat counter, where a multicourse contemporary tasting menu shares a singular interpretation of Japanese cuisine. The dishes are often unexpected yet always thoughtful. Spectacular seafood is a given: staple luxuries like bluefin tuna and uni are flown in weekly from Kagoshima market, where the team has a personal buyer. Instead of the typical parade of nigiri, dishes offer unique combinations of Eastern and Western culinary sensibilities, as in the beet- and vodka-smoked salmon macaroon or a chutoro hand roll with wasabi guacamole. The meal ends memorably with desserts like yuzu ice cream topped with Hokkaido uni and a sprinkling of caviar with lime zest.

Lilac (Tampa, Contemporary cuisine)

Situated in the sleek and oh-so-stylish Edition hotel, this concept from John Fraser is a popular spot with in-demand reservations. The small space has a sexy vibe, albeit not a stitch of lilac in sight. Peruse the contemporary four-course prix-fixe with Mediterranean influences, Florida-focused ingredients and French techniques. A meal might include luxe bites like a Diver scallop infused with rosemary smoke and dramatically served under a cloche to well-execute and flavorful lobster feuillantine. Main dishes include Ora King salmon with a Florida stone crab salad or Colorado lamb chop with tender leeks and house-made lamb sausage. Cocktails and wine are on offer, but Lilac has upped the ante when it comes to tableside service with a champagne cocktail cart. (Yes, please!)

Rocca (Tampa, Italian cuisine)        

Chef Bryce Bonsack blends his New York know-how with Italian training to great effect in this of-the-moment eatery. Naturally, there’s an assortment of pastas, skillfully made in house and showcasing classic flavors and scrupulous technique, as in spaghetti al limone, tossed with knobs of blue crab and lemon, shaved garlic and zucchini. Guests gush over mozzarella hand-pulled to order in a tableside cart, but the flavor outshines the show. Perhaps most exciting of all are the displays of originality, as in a vibrant hiramasa carpaccio with green apple, capers and horseradish; and dessert is a delightful bookend to an impressive meal. Basil custard topped with an elegant brunoise of fresh apples and a layer of streusel is spot-on in every way.

Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt (Miami Beach, Contemporary cuisine)

Inside the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort on a rather calm stretch of Collins Avenue, find this ambitious dining bijou helmed by Chef Tristan Brandt and his trusted lieutenant Timo Steubing. The duo delivers a colorful, multicourse tasting grounded in French cuisine with notable Asian inspiration. The results are anything but timid: Expect rich, bold sauces and foams made with the likes of parmesan, lobster and saffron, and ginger turbocharging everything from tomatoes to scallops to wagyu. By contrast, the space itself is fairly spartan, sequestered off to the side of the main hotel bar and defined mostly by oversized oak tables, blue leather chairs and modern light fixtures. Swing for the second seating of the evening for a longer menu.


Bib Gourmand

The MICHELIN Guide inspectors found 33 restaurants worthy of the Bib Gourmand distinction, which recognizes great food at a great value. These are restaurants where one can have two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for about $50. There were 18 in the Miami area, 11 in the Orlando area and four in the Tampa area.






2020 Salzedo St., Coral Gables, 33134

Chug’s Diner

3444 Main Hwy., Miami, 33133


347 NW 24th St., Miami, 33127

El Turco

184 NE 50th Terr., Miami, 33137

Ghee Indian Kitchen

8965 SW 72nd Pl., Kendall, 33156

Hometown Barbecue Miami

1200 NW 22nd St. #100, Miami, 33142

Jaguar Sun (new)

230 NE 4th St., Miami, 33132

La Natural

7289 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 33150


1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, 33139

Lung Yai Thai Tapas

1731 SW 8th St., Miami, 33135

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

4312 NE. 2nd Ave., Miami, 33137

Michael’s Genuine

130 NE. 40th St., Miami, 33137

Phuc Yea

7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 33138

Rosie’s (new)

7127 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 33150

Sanguich De Miami

2057 SW. 8th St., Miami, 33135

Tinta y Cafe

315 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 33134

Zak The Baker

295 NW. 26th St., Miami, 33127

Zitz Sum

396 Alhambra Cir., Coral Gables, 33134



Bombay Street Kitchen

6215 S. Orange Blossom Trl., Orlando, 32809


3201 Corrine Dr., Orlando, 32803

Isan Zaap (new)

4693 Gardens Park Blvd., Orlando, 32839

Norigami (new)

426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, 34787

Otto’s High Dive (new)

2304 E. Robinson St., Orlando, 32803

Papa Llama

2840 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando, 32806

The Ravenous Pig

565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 32789


807 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, 32803

Swine & Sons

669 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 32789

Taste of Chengdu (new)

4856 New Broad St., Orlando, 32814

Z Asian

1830 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, 32803



Gorkhali Kitchen (new)

10044 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa, 33647

Ichicoro Ramen

5229 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 33603

Psomi (new)

701 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, 33606

Rooster and the Till

6500 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 33604


Special Awards

In addition to the Bib Gourmand and Stars awards, the Guide announced four special awards:





Michelin Exceptional
Cocktails Award

Bar Team

Jaguar Sun

Presented by Basil Hayden

Michelin Sommelier Award

Benjamin Coutts


Presented by Wine Access

Michelin Outstanding
Service Award

Matthew Braden


Michelin Young Chef Award

Christina Theofilos


Presented by Remy Martin


The MICHELIN Guide Ceremony is presented with the support of Capital One. Transportation provided by Lucid Motors.



The full restaurant selection for Miami, Orlando, and Tampa will join the MICHELIN Guide selection of hotels, which features the most unique and exciting places to stay in Florida and throughout the world.       

Every hotel in the Guide is chosen for its extraordinary style, service, and personality — with options for all budgets — and each hotel can be booked directly through the MICHELIN Guide website and app. The selection for Florida features the state’s most spectacular hotels, including sustainability pioneers like the Hotel Greystone, standouts from our “Plus” collection like the Esmé and Mondrian hotels in Miami, nightlife hotspots like the Goodtime Hotel, cutting-edge luxury designs like the Tampa EDITION, and even hotels with MICHELIN Guide restaurants, like Faena Miami Beach.

The MICHELIN Guide is a benchmark in gastronomy. Now it’s setting a new standard for hotels. Visit the MICHELIN Guide website, or download the free app for iOS and Android, to discover every restaurant in the selection and book an unforgettable hotel.


The MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa Selection

  Bib Gourmands (Good food at moderate price)


 **(Excellent cuisine, worth a detour)


*(High quality cooking, worth a stop)


Cuisine types reflected in selection


Cuisine types Starred restaurants


Cuisine types reflected in Bib Gourmands



Miami: 43 recommended restaurants, 18 Bib Gourmands, 12 Starred


Orlando: 31 recommended restaurants, 11 Bib Gourmands, 4 Starred


Tampa: 18 recommended restaurants, 4 Bib Gourmands, 3 Starred


Total number of restaurants in the selection



2023 Starred Establishments




L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami


151 NE 41st St., Miami, 33137



3540 Main Hwy., Miami, 33133

Boia De


5205 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 33137



10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Orlando, 32836

Cote Miami


3900 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 33137

The Den at Azabu Miami


161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 33139

Elcielo Miami


31 SE 5th St., Miami, 33131



313 NW. 25th St., Miami, 33127



1809 Winter Park Rd., Orlando, 32803

Knife & Spoon


4012 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando, 32837

Koya (new)


807 W. Platt St., Tampa, 33606

Le Jardinier Miami


151 NE 41st St., Miami, 33137

Lilac (new)


500 Channelside Dr., Tampa, 33602

Los Félix


3413 Main Hwy., Miami, 33133

Rocca (new)


323 W. Palm Ave., Tampa, 33602



955 W. Fairbanks Ave., Orlando, 32789

Stubborn Seed


101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 33139

The Surf Club Restaurant


9011 Collins Ave., Surfside, 33154

Tambourine Room
by Tristan Brandt (new)


6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 33141


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