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Restaurant Michael Schwartz

1775 Collins Avenue, The Raleigh Hotel, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly The Royal at the Raleigh) (City Center)
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Ranked #77 of 838 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center
Cross street: 18th Street & Collins Avenue
Transit: We are located in the Heart of South Beach on Collins Ave and 18th St 1775 Collins Ave Miami Beach Florida 33139
Description: Occupying the Raleigh Hotel's upper lobby and its iconic baroque pool deck, Restaurant Michael Schwartz offers diners a menu inspired by the rich history and singular charm of Miami Beach’s most iconic hotel property. Complete with the James Beard Award-winning chef’s hallmark seasonal ingredient-inspired Snacks, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and Sides, as well as renowned pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith's desserts, the restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch, a market fresh raw bar, and dinner daily, as well as poolside and bar service, boxed beach lunches, and a selection of items for in-room dining.
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161 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The setting poolside is beautiful. We came to this restaurant because of a recommendation from a friend. Not to say that it sucks, but it didn't overwhelm in the positive. Service is pretty good, but the food came out really slow. We dined off the lunchtime Miami Spice menu. My wife enjoyed her lamb carpaccio appetizer and seafood stew entree.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The poolside setting is gorgeous. The food is nice. I had the kale Caesar salad (which seems to be on every trendy menu nowadays) and I recommend it.

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Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very small spot. The outdoors dining area is larger but was closed due to rain. The small are under cover was hot and the beautiful view blocked by an oddly place handicapped elevator. Too bad. It could have been beautiful. Food was good. Bar was better!!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant has a fresh menu, with some different choices each day. Since we were staying at the Raleigh, it was so nice to just walk downstairs, and have a delicious meal inside or outside. I included a picture of the indoor dining area.

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81 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had dinner with colleagues and friends on business/vacay trip. Our table was under a banyan tree in a beautiful setting. The food was pricey and just good, not great. The best part of the meal was the appetizers -charred soshito peppers and sautéed mushrooms

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Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We loved this restaurant, we ate here twice during our three night stay despite other reservations. The atmosphere is perfect, quiet and romantic with twinkling lights and the glow of the pool. The food is wonderful, I had an amazing appetizer with prosciutto, grilled peaches and jalapeno and my husband loved the kale caesar. The main courses were wonderful as... More

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298 reviews 298 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This should not be an "average" dining experience. In fact, the food was very good, but the experience did not reflect a professionally run kitchen - even if it was just lunch on a Monday! Our arrival was welcoming and pleasant, and even though we were early for our reservation we were promptly seated. Our favorite wine came quickly -... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Take a cab no parking. The valet was $30 for the parking. The food was ok we never went back. It was not a memorable event.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I am a frequent client of many restaurants in Miami, and probably eat out 6 out of 7 days a week (lunch and dinner). I am an optimistic person and typically try to find charm even in the most simple of places, I don't get easily surprised by glitz and glam, but truly try to fine something special about every... More

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Wesley J, Manager at Restaurant Michael Schwartz, responded to this review

Dear JGDMiami, I am sorry about your subpar experience at our restaurant, but thank you for taking the time to let us know. I would love to speak with you personally to address your concerns. Your feedback is crucial to our team’s continued training, support and direction as we aim to exceed all of our guests’ expectations. Regards, More

San Antonio, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

went with friends the lunch was wonderful, homemade chips with great dip, hamburger was the best i have had, blt sandwich great and lobster sale wonderful. service was great

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