It’s easier than ever to pair your next Orlando meeting or event with a gourmet getaway. The MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa now features 46 Orlando restaurants, including 13 new entries for 2023 (Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress pictured).

As Cvent’s No. 1 meeting destination in the U.S., Orlando continues to excel both as a leader in live events and as a top-tier dining destination — and you don’t have to take our word for either of those claims. On May 11, 2023, the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa was updated, with inspectors announcing 13 new MICHELIN restaurants in Orlando, as well as a MICHELIN Sommelier Award for Benjamin Coutts of the One-MICHELIN-Star Soseki Modern Omakase.

Michelin’s recognition of 46 Orlando restaurants, including four starred venues, 11 Bib Gourmands and 31 Recommended, confirms what locals and a growing number of meeting professionals have long known have known all along — that Orlando has an exceptional culinary community. Discover which eateries have earned these coveted marks of distinction. Then, make them part of your organization’s plans the next time you meet in Orlando.

Discover: Orlando Dining for Meeting Groups

MICHELIN Starred Restaurants in Orlando

Per Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides, inspectors found that Orlando had very much to offer food and wine enthusiasts, with talented chefs and their committed teams creating culinary experiences matched only by the destination’s amazing attractions. With inspector notes for each, Orlando’s MICHELIN Starred restaurants include:

Soseki Modern Omakase — Winter Park

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “This tiny operation with Chef Mike Collantes at the helm is an ideal illustration of a contemporary meal expressed by way of an omakase. A laser-like focus on local Florida produce results in a menu that changes monthly.”

In 2023, Soseki was further honored with a MICHELIN Sommelier Award for Beverage Director Benjamin Coutts.

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Chef John Tesar’s Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Knife & Spoon — The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “This iteration from Chef John Tesar inside the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is the picture of plush. Care and skill are the hallmarks of this team, as they turn out contemporary steakhouse fare woven with seafood.”

Capa Steakhouse & Bar — Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “At the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World; this steakhouse also flaunts a decidedly Spanish accent. Kick things off with ace tapas before indulging in a main dish, like flame-kissed ribeye with tamarind-ancho sauce.”

“I’m so glad Florida's top restaurants and talented chefs are finally receiving their due recognition by MICHELIN Guide,” said Dana Berry, PR Director for Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “Orlando has so many amazingly talented chefs and incredible dining options, it’s great that the book is raising the level of awareness of Orlando as a culinary hot spot. Our chefs at Four Seasons Orlando are thrilled to receive a MICHELIN Star rating for Capa.”

Kadence — Audubon Park Garden District

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “The omakase opens with hot dishes and cool sashimi. This is food that’s free-spirited, yet manages to honor the classic methods. Pacing is on point in sashimi like hamachi and hirame. Nigiri, like snapper with lemon and sea salt, will have you yearning for more.”

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MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Restaurants in Orlando

With four added in 2023, MICHELIN Guide inspectors have recognized 11 Orlando restaurants of the Bib Gourmand designation, which recognizes great food at great value. In other words, the sort of place where your attendees can have two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for about $50. Our Bib Gourmands include:

  • The Ravenous Pig — Winter Park
  • Swine & Sons — Winter Park
  • Z AsianMills 50
  • Bombay Street Kitchen — South Orlando
  • Domu — Audubon Park Garden District
  • NEW FOR ‘23: Isan Zaap — Millenia
  • NEW FOR ‘23: Norigami — Winter Garden
  • NEW FOR ‘23: Otto’s High Dive — Milk District
  • Papa Llama — Curry Ford West
  • The Strand Food & Drink — Mills 50
  • NEW FOR ‘23: Taste of Chengdu — Baldwin Park

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MICHELIN Recommended Restaurants in Orlando

In addition to the aforementioned honorees, Orlando has 31 MICHELIN Recommended Orlando restaurants, with nine added in 2023. They include:

“Many people don’t realize the rich, diverse food scene Orlando has,” said Blais about his restaurant’s recognition. “Being part of the MICHELIN Guide will hopefully demonstrate that to the rest of the world, and at Four Flamingos we’re honored be a part of this amazing culinary community.”

“It’s about time MICHELIN has come to Florida,” said Melissa Kelly regarding Primo’s inclusion. “It’s very exciting. Orlando has blown up in the last 18 years. It’s not just chains. It’s an international city.”

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Map of MICHELIN Guide Restaurants in Orlando

Use this interactive map to track down the MICHELIN Guide restaurants featured in this blog, including venues in the convention district, authentic neighborhoods and nearby cities throughout the Orlando area. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images.)

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