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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
+1 305-573-5550
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Ranked #31 of 3,645 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue
Transit: Miami Dade Transit Bus Lines # 2, # 3,# 9, # 10, # 36, # 93, # 202, # 236. For detailed route information go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/tm_for_web.pdf
Description: Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is a showcase for the cuisine of Chef/Owner Michael Schwartz, with prices designed to encourage frequent dining. This unpretentious bistro seats 90 indoors and out, with another 14 seats at a handsome bar. Doubling as a casual neighborhood dining spot and a culinary destination, the bright, airy space in Miami’s evolving Design District showcases Schwartz’s trademark new American cuisine at prices designed to encourage frequent dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the menu is chock full of choices encouraging everything from a light bite to a multi-course feast. A quick glance at the menu and Michael's intentions for this restaurant are revealed. Notable is the frequency of the word homemade in the descriptions of dishes -- be it pasta, French fries or rabbit terrine. At the same time, Michael's takes advantage of the Chef’s decades-long relationships with winemakers to offer diners the opportunity to try a variety of wines at great value.
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Signa, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We decided to eat here after seeing this restaurant on trip advisor. If you want to experience excellently prepared food in a nice atmosphere with good service then this is definitely a place to try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

One of the finest places you can eat in Mia, great food cooked with fresh local products.. If you read the reviews and see o no my drink cost to much it does every were In Mia. the people are not friendly all the time at any place you find This place is all about fresh, local and well made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Michael's delivers an outstanding dining experience each and every time. I've dined here a half dozen times before, both for lunch and for dinner. What keeps me coming back, is the consistency of the kitchen. Every meal consists of a newly printed menu. You could eat here 3 days in a row and half the menu would be different each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've read and heard quite a bit about Michael's and it was all true. Great atmosphere and service, with an option to dine outside on those balmy Miami nights. Cocktails were terrific and the wine list interesting and well priced. Small, medium and large plates offer lots of options. This is substantial, yet fresh and beautifully prepared food. I think... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Michael's Genuine Food and Drinks is an exceedingly good restaurant. They specialize in fresh, farm to the table food and they couldn't do it better. Michael's is on a tony shopping street in Miami's design district. It's nestled in a small shopping plaza slightly off the street. There is seating inside and out. The wait staff is friendly and efficient... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed in South Beach for our mini-moon this past week and were excited to try a few new places. Three different sources had recommended Michael's for dinner but boy were they wrong. Michael's did NOT live up to all the hype it gets on this website. Before we sat down for dinner we had a drink... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Home made potato chips in French onion dip, deviled eggs, stone crab claws, Marine lobster, peppercorn steak, maple flan, sweet potato pie. Need I say more? Fresh, fabulous and our waiter Korey was top notch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was a Friday night, we got there around 6pm. By 8:30 when we left, this joint was jump'n, to paraphrase. Great libations, apps, fell down a little on the main course. Super ho wood oven sometimes seemed out of control. Definitely worth a trip. This area of Miami(Design District) is changing fast and probably for the better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Yesterday was the 4th time I've enjoyed my experience at this great establishment. We invited our friends who are from out of town for brunch. The place was very busy but we were seated immediately. The waiter was very helpful. The 4 of us don't eat pork or shellfish and the waiter pointed out his favorite choices and his choices... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

The food was superb as was the service. We especially liked how our waiter explained to us where the various vegetables come from. All grown in Florida by local farms. Fresh and cooked to perfection. The bill came, we paid and then a couple of us stopped in the restroom on the way out. OMG. They could take a lesson... More

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Additional Information about Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Address: 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
Phone Number: +1 305-573-5550
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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