L’atelier De Joël Robuchon
Miami’s lone two-Michelin star recipient is fine dining at its very finest, with creations carrying on the legacy of Joel Robuchon served in a dark, sexy setting with the quietest open kitchen you’ve ever seen. You’d be hard-pressed to find anything short of “the best thing I’ve ever had” on the menu at L’Atelier, where Key West Pink Shrimp with habanero and shishito dressing, Beef and Foie Gras Hamburgers, and Crispy Skin Duck Breast with stone fruit and cherry confiture are but a few of the masterpieces that greet you upon opening the menu. The choices can be overwhelming, so save yourself some stress and opt for the seasonal prix-fixe, which gets you five courses for $170. Then grab a seat at the bar and watch the kitchen work with the precision of a silent drill team, plating each dish with immaculate detail and captivating beauty.
Miami’s lone two Michelin star recipient isn’t just a great date idea because a tire maker said so. It’s a low-lit, intimate experience where you and your date can sample some of the finest food in the world while watching a kitchen that moves like a silent precision drill team. Every dish here is an adventure, and so long as you both keep open minds you’ll find the seasonal creations challenging yet rewarding, much like your relationship. Be advised though, eating here is never cheap. And while we’d say it’s absolutely worth the price, maybe save it for an occasion with someone you know is worth it.