Fine Dining Lovers cites that the celebrity chef currently doesn’t hold any Michelin stars, but he once did. In 2008, Flay received a Michelin star for his second Mesa Grill location in Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace hotel (the first had been in New York City). Unfortunately for Flay, the restaurant wasn’t able to hold onto the rating and lost it in the following year.
Further adding salt to the wound, Fine Dining Lovers adds that Michelin, which started awarding stars in 1926, halted the publication of their Las Vegas dining guide after 2009 making it rather difficult for Flay to regain the star (via Escoffier). Regardless of whether Flay has any Michelin stars or not, fans of the famed chef will still flock to his restaurants and watch his popular shows Bobby and Giada in Italy and Worst Cooks in America.