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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#29 of 3,358 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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good Robyn our waiter was exceptional. We wanted to sit outside and was told it was booked until 930. We arrived at 5:15 We had an entire meal inside and there were nine empty tables outside through the entire time we dined. No one sat at the tables outside and many customers were turned away. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even when I'm not crazy about the "atmosphere" most of the time I have to admit that location is great as well the setting... Please! Try the short rib sandwich

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been to Michaels in about five years. The design district has certainly evolved. Absolutely gorgeous. Food and service at Michaels was really good. We shared the octopus 🐙 and deviled eggs for our appetizer. The octopus was outstanding and the deviled eggs were good but a little too much mayonnaise. My son had the steak Au Poive and... 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, Ramon. We love to hear you absolutely loved your dinning experience at our restaurant and hope to have you again soon. Sincerely Alina T More 

Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best and freshEST Mediterrenean style food I have ever eaten in FL. Very very different menu and everything was very delicious!

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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 soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I rate this restaurant a 3.6 out of 5. We had the steak Au poivre which was delicious . We had the duck which we enjoyed but we did not like at all the salad combo that it came with. The Parsnip and Onion Gratin we were confused about it; i felt like it was missing something... More 

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

Hello Vanessa, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We will look forward to your next visit. You might want to sit outside again in the future, since lighting was installed in every tree. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today with an up and coming chef from DC. We ordered a sampling of items for the table to share. Our favorites were the pastrami sandwich and the shrimp toast. The tuna was not great quality and the toppings gave it a sour taste. The grilled romaine was also not to great. Great service.

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Thank vetgirl69
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We will look forward to your next visit. Please come back soon to try more from our menu. All our menus have seasonal changes. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're going for brunch on a Sunday, the line starts as soon as the doors open at 11am. The plates are similar to a tapas style (the better to try more options). Our group of 4 had the brisket & biscuit, breakfast pizza, shrimp & grits, sweet potato monkey bread, bacon, kimchi benedict, and some beverages, Everything was pleasant.... 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 are glad to you had a great time and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came early to enjoy a drink at the bar. The cocktail menu is always great, changing periodically. We asked the bartender to transfer the check to the table as were were getting reqdy to seat at the dining room and he sqid it was better to close our check w him first, which was not convenient to us but... 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 taking the time to reviewed our restaurant. We are happy to hear you had a great experience and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After three high quality meals on the Beach it was good to change and sample the Design District area. Pleasantly understated but with great service and very enjoyable food, Michael's is very good value for money. We were taken by friends local to Miami so we know it would be good. Well worth a visit.

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

Hello Chris, Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear you and friends had an amazing time at our restaurant. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a Sunday eve with our 5yr old (who is quite well behaved). There was absolutely no fuzz on having with us the little one. They improvised a kids cup with a to go coffee glass with a lid. They dont have a kids menu obviously, but they directly offered to bake a pizza Margharita. Our son loved it... More 

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

Hello Paola, Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager 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
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?