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“just a great restaurant. fantastic food”

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
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Ranked #37 of 4,225 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“just a great restaurant. fantastic food”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I really like this place. they are consistently good. no wonder it has remained open while others have closed down.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I dream of the pork belly!!!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Michaels is just a great restaurant. Fantastic ingredients....make the food just divine. It is always a winner.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“By far, my favorite brunch”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is my favorite brunch place in Miami. Their lunch and dinner are good, too, but brunch, for me is the best. They change their menu frequently, featuring good, local food products. I love their sweets, pancakes, egg dishes. All of it! Huge fan. Must try. Reservations are necessary, especially in high season.

  • Visited August 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Drinks”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We came for late dinner on Sunday evening and the restaurant was full but there were tables available . We were seated right away by a very friendly hostess and were approached within seconds by our server! She was incredibly nice and knowledgable and guided us through the very simple menu without hesitation. I ordered a homemade passion fruit soft drink which was delicious and we ordered a bottle of champagne for the table. The food was delicious , beautifully presented and even though the plates are small we were more than satisfied with our choices especially the cheesy grits! OMG the best grits I have ever had! Will definitely be back!!

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Unique fun dining experience!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our server was wonderful; he was very knowledgeable on the ingredients and on recommendations based on our tastes. The aperol watermelon cocktail was so goooood!!! I also really enjoyed the garlic mashed potatoes and the triple chocolate dessert. Everything was presented well and the quality of the food is top-notch. If you like unique food combinations, this is a must try!

Visited July 2013
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