As an update to the original post below with the predictions of what restaurants would earn a Michelin star in the state and which would not. I am shocked that Naoe was not named but was glad to see some of my other favorite restaurants in South Florida did make the list like The Surf Club and L'Atelier in the Design District which was the only 2 Michelin star restaurant in the state.
Here are the restaurants in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties that made the cut.
The 14 restaurants are The Surf Club at the Four Seasons in Surfside (North Miami). This was a prediction of mine as well as Le Jardinier in the Design District. Other notable restaurants are Boia De, Cote the popular Korean BBQ spot that started in New York City and is a near replica with their Miami location.
Hiden in Wynwood which is one of the harder tables to get with a secret bodega like door that opens to the Omakase dining experience in Wynwood is a must do if you love sushi, The Den at Azabu Miami Beach, Stubborn Seed, ElCielo which also has locations in Medellin Colombia and Washington DC, Los Felix, and Ariete.
Out of the 14 star winners Cote, Le Jardinier, Le Atelier, and ElCielo all have locations in at least 1 other city so if you can't eat there when in Miami you can always try at another location.
Original Post from November, 2021 with predictions:
In 2022 Michelin is finally coming to South Florida. As California found when they paid Michelin to come and rate their restaurants the hospitality industry exploded leading up to the covid pandemic. So here are my current picks for restaurants in Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach County that will make the Michelin 1, 2, and 3 stars:
3 Star Michelin Restaurants in Miami:
Naoe - Run by Wendy who will let you know that there are only about 1,000 Japanese families in Miami and this one is by far the most authentic. You get the whole restaurant to yourself and a true Omakase experience. This is definitely the best restaurant in Miami and my pick for the only 3 Michelin star restaurant in Miami.
2 star Michelin Restaurants in Miami:
Surf Club at the Four Seasons - This restaurant does not have a tasting menu but everything was fantastic at this famous restaurant from Thomas Keller who is no stranger to Michelin Stars
Hiden - A Special bodega style entry at this restaurant that you have to book months out should be a 2 star Michelin rated restaurant.
L atelier de joel robuchon - Located in the Design District this restaurant gives you a choice between a tasting menu and a la carte.
1 Star Michelin Restaurants in Miami:
Joe's Stone Crabs
Le Petite Maison
Broward & Palm Beach County Michelin Star Restaurants
These are my predictions for Broward and Palm Beach county restaurants:
Palm Beach County:
6 Tables in Boca Raton
Will look forward to checking back in 2022 and seeing which restaurants I predicted made the list and which ones did not.