Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Members Receive Michelin Guide Recognition

TALLAHASSEE – At the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes last night, twenty-seven Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Members were recognized by the esteemed Michelin Guide, winning stars and other high achievement recognitions like Bib Gourmand and Recommended Plate.

 “Florida is so proud to receive Michelin recognition among such exclusive company as only the fifth location in the United States with Michelin-awarded restaurants,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Our guests come from across the state, country, and globe to experience Florida’s world-class dining options. Not only is the Michelin recognition well deserved, but it will bring even more people to our state, to our hotels, and to our restaurants, strengthening our communities and the overall health of our hospitality industry. Congratulations to our many FRLA member winners and to all who were recognized!”

The following FRLA members received recognition from the Michelin Guide:


Stubborn Seed, Miami

The Surf Club Restaurant, Miami

Knife & Spoon, Orlando

Capa, Orlando


Ghee Indian Kitchen, Miami

Michael’s Genuine, Miami

Ravenous Pig, Orlando

Red Rooster Overtown, Miami


Latin Café, Miami

Versailles, Miami

Hakkasan Miami

Luca Osteria, Miami

Café La Trova, Miami

Cítricos, Orlando

California Grill, Orlando

Ravello, Orlando

Se7en Bites, Orlando

The Pinery, Orlando

Primo, Orlando

Maxine’s on Shine, Orlando

Four Flamingos, Orlando

Sear + Sea, Orlando

Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa

Olivia, Tampa

Mise en Place, Tampa

Ulele, Tampa

Columbia, Tampa

For the full list of Florida-recognized Michelin restaurants, please visit the FRLA Blog piece here.



About FRLA: The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Founded in 1946 as the Florida Restaurant Association, FRLA merged with the Florida Hotel and Motel Association in 2006. FRLA’s more than 10,000 members include independent hoteliers and restaurateurs, household name franchises, theme parks and suppliers. The association’s mission is to protect, educate and promote Florida’s nearly $112 billion hospitality industry which represents 1.5 million employees. Dedicated to safeguarding the needs of the membership, FRLA provides legislative advocacy to ensure the voices of its members are heard and their interests are protected. The association offers regulatory compliance and food safety training through Safe Staff® and FRLA’s subsidiary, RCS Training. The FRLA Educational Foundation provides industry-developed, career-building high school programs throughout the state.