Michelin Stars Continue to Shine in Orlando

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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 April 18, 2024, the MICHELIN Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa was updated, with inspectors revealing five new Orlando restaurants. Two of those, Camille and Natsu, are also among our latest One-MICHELIN-Star venues, with Papa Llama (previously a Bib Gourmand) and Victoria & Albert’s (previously MICHELIN Recommended) also joining those ranks. Additional 2024 honors for Orlando include:

  • MICHELIN Green Star, which recognizes exceptional sustainable dining that doesn’t sacrifice flavor, to the MICHELIN Recommended Kaya, led by Chef Lordfer Lalicon,
  • MICHELIN Exceptional Cocktails Award for Justin Levaughn of Otto’s High Dive, a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand, and
  • MICHELIN Service Award to Victoria & Albert’s Maître d’Hôtel and Sommelier Israel Perez.

MICHELIN’s recognition of 48 Orlando restaurants, including seven starred venues, 11 Bib Gourmands and 30 Recommended, confirms what locals have known all along — that Orlando has an exceptional culinary community. Discover which eateries have earned these coveted marks of distinction. Then, make reservations to experience them for yourself the next time you visit Orlando.

  • MICHELIN Starred Restaurants
  • MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Restaurants
  • MICHELIN Recommended Restaurants
  • Map of Orlando’s MICHELIN Guide Restaurants

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.

CAPA STEAKHOUSE & BAR — FOUR SEASONS RESORT ORLANDO AT WALT DISNEY WORLD   ®RESORT

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “At the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney Worldthis 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.”

NEW FOR ‘24: CAMILLE — BALDWIN PARK

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “Chef Tung Phan has taken the pop-up and given it permanence at this space just off Lake Baldwin. Seats at the counter feature the 10-course Vietnamese-French tasting menu, while booths offer an abbreviated version. Rooted in French techniques, Vietnamese flavors are given a refined twist here.”

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.”

NEW FOR ‘24: NATSU — NORTH QUARTER DISTRICT

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “At Natsu, there are just two seatings a night at this intimate omakase where a 10-seat counter dominates a spartan-styled room. … The sushi is impressive and doesn’t gild the lily, as in skin-on barracuda with a dynamic char or soy-marinated salmon that finishes ever-so-sweetly.”

PAPA LLAMA — CURRY FORD WEST

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “Husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Maria Ruiz prepare modern Peruvian cuisine full of bright ingredients with a bit of polish, and the multicourse tasting menu is an approachable (and affordable) way to sample their sincere cooking.” Prior to 2024, Papa Llama was recognized as a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand.

VICTORIA & ALBERT’S — DISNEY’S GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT & SPA

MICHELIN Inspector Notes: “Nestled within Disney’s crown jewel, the Grand Floridian Resort, this restaurant is by no means an easy reservation. The setting is intimate, and the pacing is that of a leisurely, three-hour waltz orchestrated by a gracious brigade of veteran servers.”

Victoria & Albert’s Maître d’Hôtel and Sommelier Israel Perez also earned a MICHELIN Service Award in 2024. The restaurant was previously ranked as MICHELIN Recommended.

MICHELIN BIB GOURMAND RESTAURANTS IN ORLANDO

With two added in 2024, 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 you can have two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for about $50. Our Bib Gourmands include:

  • The Ravenous Pig — Winter Park
  • Z Asian — Mills 50
  • Bombay Street Kitchen — South Orlando
  • Domu — Audubon Park Garden District
  • Isan Zaap — Millenia
  • Norigami — Winter Garden
  • Otto’s High Dive — The Milk District
  • The Strand Food & Drink — Mills 50
  • NEW FOR ‘24: Sushi Saint — City District
  • Taste of Chengdu — Baldwin Park
  • NEW FOR ‘24: Zaru — Mills 50

Additionally, Justin Levaughn of Otto’s High Dive earned a MICHELIN Exceptional Cocktails Award in 2024.

MICHELIN RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS IN ORLANDO

Black Rooster Taqueria

In addition to the aforementioned honorees, Orlando has 30 MICHELIN Recommended Orlando restaurants. They include:

  • AVA MediterrAegean — Winter Park
  • BACÁN — Lake Nona Wave Hotel
  • Black Rooster Taqueria — Mills 50
  • Citricos — Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • EDOBOY — Mills 50
  • Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen — Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
  • JUJU — The Milk District
  • Kabooki Sushi — The Milk District (Second Location on Restaurant Row)
  • Knife & Spoon — The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • Maxine’s on Shine — The Milk District
  • Morimoto Asia — Disney Springs  ®
  • The Pinery — Ivanhoe Village Main Street
  • Prato — Winter Park
  • Primo by Melissa Kelly — The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • Ravello — Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Sear + Sea — JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
  • Se7en Bites — Milk District
  • Shin Jung — Mills 50
  • Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood — Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Tori Tori — Mills 50
  • NEW FOR ’24: Chuan Fu — Winter Park
  • Kai Asian Street Fare — Winter Park
  • Kaya — Mills 50
  • Pizza Bruno — Curry Ford West
  • The Polite Pig — Disney Springs
  • Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine — SeaWorld   ®Orlando Area
  • Sticky Rice — Mills 50
  • Swine & Sons — Winter Park
  • Twenty Pho Hour — International Drive Entertainment District
  • YH Seafood Clubhouse — International Drive Entertainment District

Kaya was further honored in 2024 with a MICHELIN Green Star, which showcases their commitment to sustainable gastronomy.

“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.”

Learn more about Orlando’s dining options here.  

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