Accolades / Press

James Beard Best Chef:South 2018

Esquire Magazine The Best New Restaurants in America 2017

Can’t stand tasting menus? We know. But Alter, which restaurateur Javier Ramirez and other partners brought to the street-arty Wynwood district in 2015, will (ahem) alter your perspective. That’s actually why they gave the place that name. Chef Brad Kilgore knows how to keep you from getting bored and broke: His five-course menu goes for $69. Read More

Where in the World to Eat

After several years as Executive Chef at Jean-George’s J&G Grill, Bradley Kilgore went rogue to start his own project: Alter, a progressive New American hot spot located inside a former warehouse in the colorful Wynwood Arts District. Read More

The 21 Best New Restaurants in America 2016

"Kilgore has stepped forward as Miami’s most riveting chef. His menu, like the city in which he works, shows off an international élan. Delicate pork shumai wade in a velvety pool of foie gras pho broth..." Read More 

100 Best Wine Restaurants 2016 - Wine Enthusiasts Magazine

"This hip Wynwood-area hangout offers Chef Brad Kilgore’s progressive American cuisine, plus a balanced wine list “mixing non-mainstream producers with hedonistic labels,” Read More

Food & Wine Best New Chef 2016

"Brad Kilgore of Miami’s Alter is a 2016 F&W Best New Chef. In an unassuming concrete building, in Miami’s up-and-coming Wynwood neighborhood, Kilgore is serving some of the country’s most brilliant and playful dishes. His version of cassoulet features mahimahi, with rye bread, smoked white beans and serrano ham jus." Read More

James Beard Award Best New Restaurant Semifinalist 2016

"The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 26th annual James Beard Foundation Awards" Read More

Miami Herald Restaurant of the Year 2015

“This is not comfort food. Quite the opposite. [Chef Bradley Kilgore, a] Kansas City native who cheffed alongside Laurent Gras, Grant Achatz and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, creates dishes that are exacting, stunningly beautiful, disciplined and, for some, challenging."  Read more

Eater Miami Restaurant of the Year 2015

"A runaway hit since it opened this Spring, Alter proved to Miami that fine dining in the artsy Wynwood arts district could work — and work well. It’s new American meets Florida cuisine has everyone talking and has solidified the area as a dining destination."

Eater Miami Chef of the Year 2015

"This is the second year in a row that Brad Kilgore has been named Miami’s Chef of the Year, winning the award last year for his work at J&G Grill at the St. Regis. With his new restaurant Alter, his cuisine has shined once again impress both critics and restaurant goers alike."

 Zagat The Most Important Restaurants of 2015 in 18 American Cities

"Refined American food in a casual setting is the name of the game at chef Brad Kilgore’s hot spot that helped further solidify Wynwood’s dining-destination status in the 305." Read more 

Zagat The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Miami

"Set in a former warehouse in Wynwood, this intimate, informal New American haunt from chef/co-owner Brad Kilgore (ex J&G Grill) showcases locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in creative, globally influenced plates backed by a carefully curated wine list."     Read more 

The Miami Herald

"Four stars for exceptional Alter in Wynwood: Brad Kilgore is out to change what fine dining looks like in Miami. With Alter, his fantastic new white box in the middle of Wynwood, he does just that.He and his partners have created an exquisite dining experience in what he dubs “a rock-‘n’-roll atmosphere." Read more

100 Best Wine Restaurants 2015 - Wine Enthusiasts Magazine

"This Wynwood Arts District newbie opened in May to immediate acclaim. Grab a seat at the four-person chef’s counter that faces the kitchen to watch chef/owner Bradley Kilgore garnish plates like kombu-cured wahoo crudo with daikon radish and varied local citruses with herbs from the restaurant’s own organic gardens." Read more

Miami New Times

"At Alter, Brad Kilgore cooks Miami's most exciting food: the 29-year-old chef of Wynwood's two-month-old Alter, sports a glistening, slicked-back Chicago gangster hairdo as he grabs a young Lake Meadow chicken. He debones it and removes the thigh meat, which he grinds up with a pungent combination of garam masala, North African spices, mushrooms, and foie gras." Read more

Miami Magazine

"GLOBAL MOMENTUM: After dazzling us at G&G Grill, the talented Brad Kilgore steps out on his own with Alter, a fast Wynwood favorite where the chef's imagination knows no geographical boundaries when it comes to taste." Read more

Ocean Drive Magazine

"Altered States: Brad Kilgore transforms his style with Alter, and in doing so, he revolutionizes Wynwood’s dining scene. We put a lot of work into the playlist here, says Brad Kilgore, the chef at Alter, where vibey, rock ’n’ roll beats are the sound track for sophisticated yet accessible favors amid industrial décor." Read more