We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#23 of 3,348 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Bar
As featured in MIAMI, THE WAY I KNOW IT
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586 (N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue)
+1 305-573-5550
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

992 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 838: English reviews
Level Contributor
78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Helpful?
Thank Daniel C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 !!!

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
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 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
151 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an "a-mazing" brunch with my wife at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Just reading the past reviews, there are items that I bookmarked that I couldn't wait to try. We were called for the confirmation and asked inside or outside? My wife chose inside, there's air conditioning. Yes dear. Once we walked up to the restaurant, the tables... More 

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

Thank you very much for your brunch review. Please come back to see us for lunch, dinner or afternoon service. Thank you again and we will look forward to seeing you. Charles Director of Restaurant Operations More 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Level Contributor
104 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a truly wonderful restaurant. The lunch menu is short and simple, but excellent. It continuously changes depends on ingredients availability because they always serve fresh ones. You never get bored from the same menu. We went here for the lunch and chose the table outside, where was calm and positive atmosphere. The food was awesome. We began with... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SurferHawaii
331392015, Director of Restaurant Operations at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the food and service and had such an amazing experience. Please come back to see us soon. Sincerely, Charles Director of Restaurant Operations More 

Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Level Contributor
73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went her for a 20 person work dinner. Food was very, very good and it was nice to sit outside and dine in the middle of February. The service was good - nothing exceptional. The one thing was the bar drinks were terrible. We had many different things at our table and they were all thick and overly sweet.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alicia K
121459, Director of Restaurant Operations at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Alicia, Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again. We have noted your concern on our cocktails. Sincerely, Charles Director of Restaurant Operations More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little bit skeptical by the pictures shown here of the place, but OH MY GOD, this food is absolutely delightful, the service was impecable and the pig ears, the octopus and the oysters where like heaven on earth (first time with the pig ears, husband best call of all time). It is a bit expensive, but worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank marchnanita
121459, Director of Restaurant Operations at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review ! We are happy that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your next visit. Thank you again. Charles Director of Restaurant Operations More 

San Salvador
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, service terrible. We couldn't even enjoy our meal, the waiters brought all the the appetizers and Entrées plates at the same time, we had no space on the table. At one point, it was so rushed, there was no space on the table due to the pile of plates.

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

We are very happy that you enjoyed your food and apologize for all the food arriving at once. We will speak with our service staff and have this corrected going forward. Sincerely, Charles Director of Restaurant Operations More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner in a group of about 20 people and were seated inside at two adjacent tables. The restaurant is a little tricky to find in the middle of a small upmarket mall that is still under construction. You can sit outside but not the greatest environment. Inside the restaurant is great. We had a family style meal... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Aly B
331392015, Director of Restaurant Operations at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Aly, Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed both the food and the service. Please come back to see us when you are in Miami again ! Sincerely, Charles Director of Restaurant Operations More 

Coral Gables, Florida
Level Contributor
80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michael's is one of my South Florida Favorites...it never disappoints. I met a colleague for lunch. she had never been and loved it too. We shared olives and the peach and heirloom tomato burratta as appetizers. We also had two innovative cocktails, one with blueberries and another with mango. Both were excellent and as is the Michael tradition, they use... More 

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

Hello Jacquie, Thank you so much for your five star review. We love to hear feedback from guest that truly enjoyed what we do. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Travelers who viewed Michael's Genuine Food & Drink also viewed

 

Been to Michael's Genuine Food & Drink? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
San Diego, California
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?