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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

#34 of 3,447 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 - 12:00 am
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Passing through MIA friends were kind enough to pick us up and take us to Michael's for brunch. Friendly service and great food of the "small plate" variety. Everything was thoughtfully prepared and very tasty. Perhaps we should have made a more detailed enquiry about the number of dishes that came with an egg, but that didn't really detract from... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, Ken. So happy, you had a wonderful time at our restaurant and hope to see you next time you visit Miami. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with families and friends and we were waiting 1hr !!!! for the appetizers . Waitres never check on us , i had to stand up to call the waitres to order another bottle of wine . Main course took 30 min after the appetizer !!!!so we wait hour and half !!!! and of course we cancel the... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you encounter such experience at our restaurant. Feel free to reach out directly to me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com to further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Miami Design District has housed many dining venues, but one that has been able to stand out through all the changes in the Area has been Michael's Genuine. Casual yet elegant, this restaurant will be able to accommodate all types of patrons. A contemporary yet eclectic menu offers global comfort food using local ingredients and flavors, indoor and outdoor... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

miami
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well balance restaurant, Great oyster bar menu, excellent wine menu list, and food is always on Point

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We will look forward to your next visit. Oysters are now part of our Happy Hour menu as well. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Turlock, California
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290 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being a tourist most of the day. We stopped at Michael's for a late lunch. My husband choose this restaurant based on its reviews and we were not disappointed. We started our meal off with the crispy pig ears and deviled eggs. I guess it is true-you can eat everything on a pig except for the oink. The ears... 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 for stopping by our restaurant. Pig ears are definitely a must try. Our afternoon menu is pretty extensive and Happy Hour snacks are also great if next time you want to join us at the bar instead. We hope to see you next time you in town. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Brooklyn, New York
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320 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience dining at Michael Schwartz's acclaimed restaurant in the MiMo district. Each dish was excellent, a tour de force in farm to table. We loved the deviled eggs and thick chips with whipped onion dip as starters; a yellow jack ceviche with tomato and avocado; a wood oven baked fish; the stracciatelli; and the pork belly with... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear you had a fantastic experience and will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chef Michael Swartz is the award wining chef and he is still today one of the best. This is one of my favorite restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere with knowledgeable stuff. It is the best to share the small plates and to try as much as possible dishes. Corkage is allowed. Bring your favorite wine.

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

Hello Marina, Thank you very much for your review and for been a fan of what we do best: food and service. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

ny
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there when it first opened and it's still really good! We had the eggplant which I normally don't eat and it was outstanding, Octopus also just awesome.

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

Thank you for sharing your latest dinning experience and thank YOU for coming back. The eggplant along the homemade pitta bread is a dish that was added not too long ago and is love by many guest. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Foodie you have to try Micheal Genuine . Ambience was perfect for dinner we had the yellow jack ceviche and crispy pork belly , the ceviche had a little kick of spice which I loved and the pork belly was so tender both were mouth watering . I always judge places by their dessert menu it's... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, Dayleen. We love to hear you enjoyed our menu and look forward to seeing you for brunch. It is definitely an experience that you need to discover. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager More 

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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good start of Holy Week a place to enjoy at the heart of the desing district, beautiful people with a genuine taste...

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

Hello Carmine, Thank you for your review and for sharing your dinning experience. We will look forward to your next visit. 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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?