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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#34 of 3,397 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
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11:30 am - 11:00 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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the energy in this place, but I have to tell that it is so bad to have a grumpy bartender. Ohhh my Gosh, Irene, if you don't want to work around people look for another type of job. You are the discordance in this place!! The rest of the experience was really good, the waitress took good take... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My food affecionado nephew recommended 'Michaels Genuine Food & Drink' for a family farewell dinner before the cousins all flew off the next day to their respective homes in different states. The choice was a good one. Food was eclectic, different, fresh & very tasty. We ordered virtually every small & medium plate offering for a true smorgasbord or variety... More 

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

Hello Leonard and thank you very much for sharing your dinning experience at our restaurant. Many thanks to your nephew for recommending us. We really hop eto see you again soon for more Michael's genuine food. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Gloucester, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

one of our favorite spots in miami, always good food and service, nice to sit outside as well. Great spot!

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

Isabelle, Thank you so much for your review and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This indoor/outdoor restaurant is smack in the middle of the high end shops in the design district. Sandwiches are huge (get the pastrami with cheese and slaw) and the service is attentive and pleasant.

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Thank arjisan70
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for complementing our genuine service. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner and had a great time! It's in a funky location by the high end mall, but has tons of outdoor seating. We enjoyed some fun and creative cocktails and some amazing bread and butter. The waitstaff was friendly and personable and didnt rush us. The menu is broken up into Small, Medium, Large, with Large being... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is located in a luxury boutiques mini mall. So you'd think it is just a fit for purpose restaurant. Went there in the evening. Absolutely nice terrace, great service, positively surprising food, place filled with smart casual dressed locals coming for dinner. Indoor is also pretty cozy. Worth the drive to get there.

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

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again for lunch or for our afternoon menu which is awesome as well. Sincerely Alina T More 

Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael's Genuine was great. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Great foodie restaurant.

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

Hello Jacqueline, Thank you so much for your review. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T More 

San Juan, PR
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch on Friday. Our server was excellent, had good wine and food recommendations, and always checking on us. We had the short rib croquettes and the octopus for appetizers, both really good.Our main dishes were swordfish and the steak, both excellent. Would definitely visit again Michael's.

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

Hello Mari, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our menu and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While Michael's Genuine Food & Drink couldn't quite nudge me to issue a rare 5-Star rating, a mere 4 stars just doesn't give credit where due. Last Sunday was my first brunch experience at MGFD (not to be confused with the Miami Gardens Fire Department) and it won't be my last. My wife and I had traveled south from Broward... More 

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

Hello Robert, Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to having you for brunch again and again. Our Chefs always surprise us and change menu every Sunday. Sincerely Alina T More 

sgtpepa
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed this restaurant in April of 2009 and did not give it a good review as the hamburger was not good. As we were in the Design District and there are not a lot of choices, we decided to give Michaels another chance since it is such a well known place. This time, everything was great. I had a... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your review and we will see you again next time you are in the Design District. Sincerely Alina T 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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?