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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#31 of 3,381 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586 (N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue)
+1 305-573-5550
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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Miami
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290 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to stop if walking around Design District, there for a program, or just a destination for a meal or happy hour. We were there for a program. Michael's seemed to be the only place with real meals, not salad and sandwich in the heart of the district. We were early for dinner. Curious, the woman who seated us... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent simple well sourced dishes. Something for everyone!!! We have eaten here multiple times over the past two years. Never disappointed. Consistent on all levels. Friendly atmosphere. Excellent service. We never leave Miami without eating at least once during our stay in Miami. I liked other restaurants, Michael's always delivers satisfaction beyond this family's foodie inclined expectations. Thank you.

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your sincere feedback and love to hear you enjoyed our food and service every time. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

New Jersey, USA
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very trendy neighborhood and an excellent lunch experience. A wide variety of food (i do recommend the pig ears - unusual and tasty) and a fun environment.

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1 Thank ChrisFromNJ
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello Chris, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. So happy you enjoyed your lunch and will forward seeing you for dinner or brunch. Pig ears are a MUST try....thank you for recommending them. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami Beach
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Michael's remains our go-to place for special occasions in the Miami Design District. Food is always creative and delicious. Service always superb. Loaded up today on the vast selection of appetizers, and shared an entrée. Great outdoor atmosphere for people and fashion watching.

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1 Thank FredTraveler
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello Fred, Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear we are on your favorite list and that you fully enjoyed your dinning experience at our restaurant. Will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Brooklyn
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here today (1/14/17) I had to immediately post this review to express my extreme disappointment. As I sit here my stomach is still recovering from the greasiness of the food and the lackluster service. We were a total of four and had a reservation and were seated immediately outdoors upon arriving. The restaurant wasn't too busy but seemed... More 

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Thank NPPTravels
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so sorry your party was disappointed and I will like to discuss further. Please reach me directly at alina@michaelsgenuine.com. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Park City, Utah
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334 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the spot for brunch in Miami. Excellent food all around including the rice cake and the French Toast. Outdoor seating was nice and it has a hip but good vibe. Overall we found the menu inventive and fun. A must in Miami.

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1 Thank VoxVolpe
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our Brunch menu and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is located in the design district Waited for a seat but it was well worth it We had the Steak au poivre & duck confit Food was very delicious, our bar drinks were great Server was friendly & accommodating Definitely return when back in town

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1 Thank Lisa G
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Lisa. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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188 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Design District is a top fashion street mall with few options to eat! Michael's has outside and inside seating. The price is very affordable! And the food is delicious! Corn soup was the soup of the day! A little spicy but wr loved! Our orders were Veg burger, roasted vegetables salad and tuna sashimi. This is a very cool restaurant... More 

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1 Thank DeniseEhl
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, Denise. We are glad you enjoyed lunch with us and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have no complaints about the food and service. Everyone was very nice and the good was very good. I recommend making a reservation because it's always crowded. Even with the crowds the staff are nice and friendly. Menu is limited but excellent Very fresh and well made

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Thank Mazadoo
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took forever to get there from the beach, felt rushed to order, food okay, wouldn't go back. Very $$ for what it was.

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Thank Robyn S
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Robyn. We are deeply sorry about your last experience at Michael's Genuine. Please contact us directly at alina@michaelsgenuine.com thus we can further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
    (N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-573-5550
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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