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“excellent and worth the visit”

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
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Ranked #35 of 4,282 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue
Transit: 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
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.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Upon recommendations from our server, we tried a good cross section of their very shareable menu. I have been twice now and must say that they are consistently excellent and creative. You can taste the quality and the service is the best in all Miami.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This restaurant is not only very pretty but the food is amazing! service is good, nothing out of the normal, but the atmosphere for a romantic dinner is perfect! nice size portions, outdoor seating, very nice! loved the experience!

Thank CaticaA
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I am in the restaurant business myself since 1991 and having been around the world for gastronomy I can fairly say that Micheal's Genuine is a great place that offers a very up do date menu.
Everything is carefully chosen and combined, produces are Organic and Heirloom, just my kind of place!

Save room for desert they are to die for !

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Thank novello1
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Although we did not have reservations (a Thursday night), we were able to be seated at the chef's table. I suggest you reserve so you can enjoy either the indoor space (nice) or patio (probably a little nicer). Sitting at the chef's table (a counter for 4 overlooking the wood oven) we had the pleasure of watching much of the food prepared and being cooked...a marvel of coordination and team work. The good we ordered was unbelievable....can highly suggest the duck confit and Greek farro salad! Service is excellent, food is excellent and reasonably quick (everything is prepared for order). If you are in the design district of Miami (or even not) you'll be glad if you make this a stop on your adventure!

Thank jsullivan13
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Place was crowded, but service was very attentive. Food was fresh and very tasty. Prices were reasonable in view of the food quality,

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