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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
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Ranked #41 of 4,168 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lives up to the hype”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been to Michael's several times, each one great. The best ever was a meal with a friend where our very helpful waiter explained the large sharing plates. We ordered the brick oven roasted fish with fennel and lemons and a side of small potatoes. Our starter was awonderful appetizer of soft mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes,and was fantastic. Our fish arrived looking amazing and our waiter skillfully took it apart for us to enjoy down to the last bite. Everything was perfect.Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant twice and unfortunately didn't like the food very much. I heard great reviews so maybe I wasn't lucky. Will try again...
Service and atmosphere is great.

  • Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Consistently great food in Midtown. No hype. Just great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been to Michael's about a dozen times. The food is always excellent, lunch, dinner and brunch - all great! Not like most South beach restaurants which frankly, are usually overrated. Order lots of small and medium plates and share with your friends so you can try everything. Don't skip the pork belly. And whatever you do, don't
skip dessert. The homemade cookies (homemade oreos!) are amazing!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

What a great time we had at Michael's Genuine! The food and the cocktails were amazing and the service was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited December 2013
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“an excellent time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

MGFD busy as usual...
We are locals, we love this place, we brought our dearest friends from Seattle and we really wanted to pleasantly surprise them.
MGFD succeeded :-) !!!
Kimberly, the manager, walked from table to table inquired wether was everyone was happy.
Our waiter Bryan was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.
The food was simply DELISH!!!!
We highly recommended it.

  • Visited January 2014
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