Let’s get one thing straight from the start: There are not many bargains to be had at the Miami restaurants that made the 2022 Michelin Guide.
In the eyes of the Michelin inspectors, the 11 restaurants that earned a star (in one case, two stars) offer the best cuisine that Florida has to offer. And you’ll pay for the privilege of dining there.
“Getting one star is a real achievement,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, who told the Miami Herald he expects more Miami restaurants to earn stars in the future. “It means you are one of the best restaurants in the city. And getting two stars is definitely another level.”
Here’s what you can expect when the bill comes. And remember: All menu items are subject to change — as are the prices.
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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Make no mistake. Dining at this Design District favorite, Florida’s only two-star Michelin restaurant, is expensive. An eight-course tasting menu is $280, while a la carte entrees start at $54 (for poached black bass) and range to $100 (sole Meuniere). Even the starters can set you back, with a beet, apple and avocado salad with green mustard sorbet at $27 and a crispy poached egg with Imperial caviar and smoked salmon for $85.
You can, however, dine for less during the Golden Hour, from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, during which you can order a starter, a main course (beef, salmon or fava bean ravioli), dessert and a cocktail for $120.
151 NE 41st St., Suite 235, Miami; latelier-miami.com
Chef Michael Beltran’s Coconut Grove restaurant offers two tasting menus, a classic six-course menu for $105 ($65 more for wine pairing) and a more modern seven-course menu for $165 ($95 extra for wine pairing). A la carte items run from $19 (citrus cured wahoo) to $40 (foie gras), while entrees run from $31 (snapper) to a whole truffle roasted chicken for two ($90). Rohan Duck for two is $135, while Osteria Caviar with citrus churros is $175.
There’s also a three-course brunch menu for $65 with a $35 wine pairing.
3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 786-615-3747; arietecoconutgrove.com
The menu at this spot by chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer changes daily but usually features between 15-20 different choices. Recent selections include polenta ($9), veal sweetbreads ($19) and the famous potato skins ($25 with stracciatella, caviar and hard egg). The restaurant is also famous for its pastas, like tagliolini Nero with king crab ($35) and Doppi agnolotti with asparagus, morels and Parmesan cheese ($27).
5205 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-967-8866; boiaderestaurant.com
You can order the seafood platter (12 oysters, Maine lobster, shrimp and ceviche) for $155 or caviar service for $120 or $195 at this Design District hot spot from New York, but let’s face it: If you’re at Cote, you’re there for the meat. You can order your favorite cut a la carte, be it a ribeye ($88 for Wagyu, $55 for USDA Prime dry aged) or skirt steak ($45).
Want to try more cuts of meat? Opt for the Butcher’s Feast, with chef’s choice of four cuts of USDA Prime and American Wagyu Beef ($65).
3900 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-434-4668; cotemiami.com
The Den at Sushi Azabu Miami
Because The Den serves its Japanese delicacies omakase style — that means “chef’s choice” — it has two seatings a night, one at 6:30 p.m. and the other at 9 p.m. The 10-course meal, which includes miso soup and dessert, costs $220 per person.
161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-276-0520; theden.miami.azabuglobal.com
This Colombian spot offers The Experience for $197, which includes 20 small courses that include a lobster hot dog, crab empanadas and a seasonal soup. A wine pairing can be added for $58 (four glasses) or $105 (six glasses).
31 SE Fifth St., Miami; 305-874-7867; elcielorestaurant.com
This tiny, eight-seat Japanese restaurant, hidden away in the back of The Taco Stand in Wynwood, offers an omakase experience that costs $200. Drinks, naturally, are extra. There are two seatings each night at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. And don’t worry about getting in through that secret door — a few hours before your reservation, Hiden will email you a code to get in.
313 NW 25th St., Miami; hidenmiami.com
You can opt for the Spring Discovery tasting menu for $135 (wine is extra) or order a la carte. Starters run from chickpea falafel ($18) to tuna tataki ($30), while entrees run from spelt risotto ($27) to Bavette au jus (steak) for $55. Maine scallops are $47, and a free-range chicken breast with potatoes and vegetables is $40.
151 NE 41st St., Suite 135, Miami; lejardinier-miami.com
The dinner menu at this Mexican restaurant in Coconut Grove features 13 items from guacamole and totopos (tortillas) for $14; two shrimp tacos for $16; and grilled octopus for $34. Pork cheek carnitas are $36. There’s also a separate brunch menu with huevos rancheros ($14) and an egg tostada ($12).
3413 Main Hwy., Miami; losfelixmiami.com
On Fridays and Saturdays, only the eight-course chef’s tasting menu is available ($150). You can also order it until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, but on those nights you can also choose from a small a la carte menu that includes small plates like yellowfin tuna crudo ($19) and spring asparagus and blue crab noodles ($25). Pan-roasted market fish is $39, while Japanese Kozatsu Wagyu with asparagus and gnocchi is $105.
101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-899-2726; stubbornseed.com
The Surf Club Restaurant
Chef Thomas Keller’s first restaurant in Florida focuses on the classics, like a chopped iceberg salad ($20) or oysters Rockefeller ($28). Caviar service for two will cost you $175 or $250, depending on the size. Entrees range from eggplant Parmesan ($34) to lobster Thermidor ($85). The real financial setbacks come in the form of the sole Meuniere ($120) and the New York strip steak, a hybrid of Japanese Wagyu and Black Angus for $170 that can serve two if you’re not ravenous.
9011 Collins Ave., Surfside; 305-768-9440; thesurfclub.com
This story was originally published June 10, 2022 1:29 PM.