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“Best food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
+1 305-573-5550
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Ranked #35 of 3,619 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $30 - $30
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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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Michaels is one of the best restaurants I have been too. We were a party of 6 people and everything we ordered was amazing. They serve everything organic, wild seafood, and all natural vegetables. Everything they make is homemade. Everything has amazing flavors and nothing disappointed. It's also located in the middle of all high end shops. The waiter knew the menu inside and out and recommended items that we would love. I wish there was one just like it on LI. Prices were very reasonable. We ate at a steak house the following evening and spent double for food that was just mediocre. This should be top of your list as far as places to dine in Miami.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tamarac, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Brunch time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I love this place! When I think about brunch in Miami, the first place that comes to mind is Michael's. They have a great atmosphere with a truly CREATIVE menu. It's a great place to go with a group and just order dishes to share them with friends!

Visited July 2013
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Miami, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“just a great restaurant. fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I really like this place. they are consistently good. no wonder it has remained open while others have closed down.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“I dream of the pork belly!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Michaels is just a great restaurant. Fantastic ingredients....make the food just divine. It is always a winner.

Visited May 2013
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36 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“By far, my favorite brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is my favorite brunch place in Miami. Their lunch and dinner are good, too, but brunch, for me is the best. They change their menu frequently, featuring good, local food products. I love their sweets, pancakes, egg dishes. All of it! Huge fan. Must try. Reservations are necessary, especially in high season.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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