Orno’s Niven Patel is among the restaurateurs nominated for a James Beard award. Photo by Felipe Cuevas for Resy


South Florida’s Nominees For James Beard Awards in 2023


This year’s James Beard Foundation Awards class of semifinalists in Miami and throughout South Florida reflects the area’s coming of age as a culinary powerhouse. The nominees include one of the region’s most prominent restaurant groups, a bar that pays homage to Cuban cocktail tradition, an apotheosis of Nikkei cooking in the United State, and much more.

Finalists will be announced in March, and awards handed out June 5 in Chicago. The local Resy restaurants that made the cut are listed below; find the full national list here on the Beard Foundation website.