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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#33 of 3,397 Restaurants in Miami
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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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Wellington, Florida
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618 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for lunch today, was my first time, and was impressed. Sat outside, had an enjoyable meal with excellent service. The ingredients in the entrees seemed very fresh as well as had a little twist to make the entrée unique. We started with the Yellow Edge Grouper Ceviche, $14, which all three of us enjoyed. My friend had the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Michael's Genuine is a fabulous brunch spot in the heart of the Miami Design District. The ambiance is lively and the food very creative but hearty & comforting. We had breakfast pizza, smoked salmon, Egg Benedict, tortilla and eggs with Brussels sprouts plus walnut banana bread and caramel sticky buns. I loved everything except the breakfast pizza. My ultimate fav... More 

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Thank PachiRatings
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't be beat! Great setting and superbly prepared food. Only regret--the roast chicken cooked to order for two is so good, I order it virtually every time. Freshest vegetables and salads, delicious Falafel and heirloom tomato salads. Great oysters. Well thought out wine list and knowledgeable wait staff that is enthusiastic about the food and working there. Cons--the jazz music... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 6 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 6 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 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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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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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 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special occasions, 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?