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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#25 of 3,340 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Bar
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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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11:00 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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St Louis
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time dining in Miami. Micael's was a great start of the weekend. Wait staff exceptional. Lively and energetic room. Shared a grouper item and a pasta choice, Calabazza Angolotti (wow). A bit limited on the wine choices, but we found options that worked for us. Try it. All good here.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to Micheal's, I had a great meal in the design district... miami's design district needs a little momentum, as its kind of out of favour right now... But Micheal's remains an institution not to be dismissed - it could even survive the whole neighbourhood make over...(unlike many shuttered businesses). The Alaskan crab was amazing, and so was the burger...... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was solo on a business trip so I sat at the bar. Justin, the bartender was great. He had good suggestions and was attentive. I had the short rib croquettes, pork belly posole, and the stuffed cabbage. All flavors were phenomenal. Also a good mention would be the bulletproof Manhattan... awesome!! Go, you won't regret it.

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

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

hollywood
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited with friends for Miami Spice menu, great deal. I started with an octopus dish (since changed) that was outstanding, Bucatini with crab (also changed) which was also excellent and al dente (even though our waiter never heard the term before - (Training Michael!), great wine list, great service, still one of the best places for high end food in... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear you enjoyed what Michael's Genuine is known for, great food and service. We will look forward to your next week. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Aventura, Florida
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to Michaels Genuine a couple of times and expect more. So much hype for such horrible service and sub par food. They act as if they are doing you a favor. The food was slow, waiter was so aloof and didn't acknowledge or care that we were eating there and forget about getting drinks or the check which... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry you did not enjoyed your last visit and will love to further discuss. Please email me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com at your convenience. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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264 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is characterized by its weekly-changing menu, fresh local ingredients and a broad array of alcoholic drinks, wines and beers. Located in the center of Miami Design District, this establishment is ideal for sharing with friends or having a good a time with your spouse in a casual setting. Michael’s is related to other restaurants in... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner, took advantage of the Miami Spice menu, loved it. The deviled eggs were a great appetizer, as was the rice cake offering. The dinner and the food were great, as we the ambiance and the service. Will come back.

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

Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear you enjoyed our food, service and ambiance. Hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michael's is a very good restaurant. So we were thrilled to find a table available during Muami Spice and Labor Day weekend. But I must say that our experience was very different than a previous brunch we had with their regular menu. First the menu at the restaurant was different than the one advertised at the official Miami Spice site.... More 

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

Thank you for your review and feedback about your dinning experience at MGFD. We are very sorry we disappointed you at your last visit. Please email me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com to discuss your experience further. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend of me suggested this restaurant. We went there a family at night for dinner. The pork belly simple delicious, the shrimp plate nice and the mussels perfect. We like very much the service of Robin and the atmosphere.

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

Thank you very much for your review and feedback. We will share your review with Robin and our entire front and back of the house staff. Please come back soon. Best Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were at South Beach for a meeting and we wanted to have a nice dinner on our way home on a Thursday evening. The concierge at our hotel recommended several places including Michael's and so we stopped there for dinner. There was a lot of road construction around the building but they had valet parking just... More 

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

Hello David, Thank you very much for your review and for making your way to our restaurant. We appreciate feedback from first time dinners and love to heard you enjoyed our restaurant. Please come see us again. Our dinner menu will be changing mid September and we are very exited about our new dishes. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?