Michelin star rating and Miami Michelin star restaurants



What is Michelin star rating and Miami Michelin star restaurants that just got rated?

Have you ever wondered why every restaurant and chef in the world wants to be Michelin star rated? What is a Michelin star rating? How can you get them and how many restaurants in Miami have a Michelin star?

The Michelin star restaurant rating is one of the most prestigious accomplishment in the hospitality industry. Only few thousand eateries in the world have ever had the honor to get one. It’s given every year as a part of the Michelin guide.
In the early 1900’s the growth of the car production and general public usage was growing exponentially, that few other industries connected to car production branched out very soon. One of them was the production of tires. Yes, you guessed it right, the Michelin guide was created by the Michelin company that produces tires. 

In order to boost usage and expand the sales of tires, Andre Michelin and his brother Edouard Michelin created the Michelin Guide. It was inspiring people to travel outside of their city and use their cars more often. The first print was came out in 35000 copies and was given for free, intentionally, to boost the popularity. The guide contained information on popular eateries and restaurants, but also recommendations on hotels, mechanics and gas stations. 

After a short break, because of the 1st World War, in 1926, a substantial change happened as they started giving out stars. The guide was not free anymore. Every restaurant that got the star was described as “Fine dining experience”.  In 1931 the ratings went to 3 stars. You might wonder what do the stars represent?

The Michelin star restaurants ratings go in this order:

1 star means – High quality cooking, worth a stop if you are in the city

2 stars means – Excellent cuisine and worth a detour to eat in the restaurant

3 stars means – Exceptional cuisine and worth a trip to the city just to try the restaurant.

The important thing is that chefs and owners never know, when and who will come to review them. It’s a well kept secret. The anonymous reviewers will show up when you least expect it. Also, once earned star, can also be lost if the quality of criteria is not accomplished in full. 


What is the criteria for getting the Michelin star rating?
  1. Quality of product 
  2. Mastery of flavors and cooking techniques
  3. The personality of the chef represented in the menu
  4. Value for money
  5. Consistency between visits of inspectors
    In addition, every year there is a big numbers of chefs around the world that request removal of their stars. They consider it an additional pressure in the public eyes, to what kind of experience they have to deliver to the guests. 
Which are the Miami Michelin star restaurants?

This year, in 2022, for the first time ever, our city got rated. Only 10 restaurants had the honor to get the stars. Only one was able to get 2 stars.
Read bellow the list of places:, as links to their website and reservation systems will be posted so you can make a reservation. 

2 stars

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon -a contemporary French cuisine by Chef Joel Robuchhon.

1 star

Ariete -a contemporary cuisine by Chef Michael Beltran.

Boia de restaurant -a contemporary cuisine by Chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer.

Cote Miami -a modern and chic Korean steakhouse by entrepreneur Simon Kim.

The Den at Sushi Abazu – aJapanese cuisine (sushi).

El Cielo Miami – Colombian cuisine -by Juan Manuel Barrientos.

Hiden Miami -a Japanese cuisine – Chef Tetsuya Honda.

Le Jardinier Miami – a modern French Cuisine – by Chef Alain Verzeroli.

Los Felix -a farm to table Mexican Cuisine.

Stubborn Seed -a Contemporary Cuisine – Chef Jeremy Ford.

The Surf Club Restaurant -an American contemporary cuisine – Chef Thomas Keller.

If you want to save some $$$ and still enjoy a tasting of some of the best family owned restaurants in Miami. Plus you quickly learn about the local culture, you can always book one of our Miami food tours in South Beach and Little Havana.

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