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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#22 of 3,333 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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11:30 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service is amazing. My glass of water always full. I will come back for sure. The manager visited every table to see how everything was. Great teamwork.

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

Maritza, Thank you so very much for sharing your experience at our restaurant. We will look forward to your next visit. Best Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

MGFD has three menus (not counting brunch). Lunch, afternoon, and dinner. We got there in time to experience a little of afternoon and dinner. The drinks were terrific, the food was very well prepared, the bartenders knowledgeable and friendly. Go enjoy.

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

Thank you very much Noslomot for your review. We love to hear you enjoyed your afternoon at our restaurant and got to try a mix of our menus. We'll share your feedback with our bar crew. Best Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday for brunch with friends. Great atmosphere and the food was perfectly prepared. Enjoyed multiple items including the ceviche as well as drinks. Well worth it!

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

Hello Musescarlet, Thank you for sharing your Genuine experience. We hope to see you again very soon. Best Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami,It doesn't get old, the food is always fresh and tasty. It is located in the design district (Fun for walking and shopping or window shopping depending on your wallet) The food is always fresh and good in this place, desserts are a must they are small and delicious. it is not... More 

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

Hello Andrea, Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear you still enjoyed our restaurant and keep coming back to try our seasonal menu items. You are always welcome at MGFD and don't ever hesitate to email me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com for future reservations. Best Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked it very much. The place is nice, we ate outside. The service is excellent, they pay attention to the details, we felt very comfortable. The food was good, we taste several things and we were not disappointed with our choices. Very good desserts too. I will like to go again.

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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, Pepi. Love to hear you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant and look forward to your next visit. As you describe it, very good food and service are always our priorities. Thank you once again and hope to have you again soon. Best Guest Services Manager Alina T More 

Montreal
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was recommended by close friends. Love the location, little hide, it gives a kind of privacy from the streets, thought you are outside. No pretentious, simple food, excellent service. A twist on home-made food. We went for dinner. Staff is professional, nice welcome by hostess, just by sitting us in the table i choose, without any fuss, I like... More 

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

Thank you very much for your detailed dinner review, Miss T. We are happy to learn you had a lovely dinner at our restaurant and look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for brunch based on a recommendation from a friend. We sat outside; it's a good, lively scene. As of today, this is a very popular brunch spot in Miami (I live here). The food is a bit overpriced given the small portion sizes. And paying $8-$10 for a 12 ounce bottle of pale ale, IPA, or stout... More 

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Thank MarcusLovesEarth
331392015, Director of Restaurant Operations at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We strive to offer excellent food and service at reasonable prices and apologize that you felt we were a bit overpriced. We trust that you will give us another opportunity to experience lunch, dinner or afternoon service. Sincerely, Charles Director of Restaurant Operations More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent but a bit pricey. Try the octopus, which was cooked perfectly and melts in your mouth. Some of the best food in Miami and must try if price isn't an issue.

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

Hello Daniel, Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear you enjoyed our menu and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was average and prices above average (not to say expensive) Be careful, in this restaurant "large" means "small" in size but not in price Nothing special !!!

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

Hello Juan, We strive to offer excellent food and service and apologize that this is not what you experienced on your visit to our restaurant. Hope you give us another chance. Sincerely Alina T More 

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Came after an Adrianne Artz concert, not so late, Sunday around 9 pm. Second and last table outside in the galleria, none of the two waiters in charge did pay any attention to us for about 10/15 minutes. Had to go inside and manager apologized and took care of our table personally, which I believe was a nice gesture. Food... More 

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Thank Miguel M
331392015, Director of Restaurant Operations at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

We strive to offer excellent food and service and apologize that this is not what you experienced at our restaurant. Please give us another try to show you the outstanding, courteous service that we are known for. Sincerely, Charles Director of Restaurant Operations 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
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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