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“Excellent Food,Excellent sevice!!”

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
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Ranked #36 of 4,269 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 July 28, 2014

We first ate here shortly after it opened, and it was fantastic then and still is. Set in a courtyard type setting its really a nice setting with valet parking, also a great place to eat lunch as its in the midst of the designer district( great window shopping)
On this occasion we had dinner there. we both had the house salad and then I had the Rock fish and my husband the short ribs. Excellent food. Excellent service. I imagine this restaurant will be around for years to come...its that GOOD!

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Thank Bornabrit
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Four of us feasted here with fresh oysters, octopus, grouper beef short ribs, and pork shoulder. Everything was incredibly delicious with little twists that set this restaurant apart from the others in our visit. Our guests loved the cocktails and the desserts were delicious. When I explained that as a diabetic I could not eat any of the desserts, the waiter brought me a delicious fresh peach to eat-no charged. This was also the best service we had in Miami also with a waiter and three bus boys serving our table. With alcohol, main course, appetizers and desserts, the cost for 4 of us was $275 including tax,

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first visit to this restaurant and unfortunately we were not pleased. For starters our table was very small for a party of six, but we managed. Our food came out at different intervals so some of us were done with our meal before the rest of our party was served. Two of the entrees were served cold and had to be returned for reheating. Although the staff tried to make things better, you can't really change the fact that we all had our dinner at different times. To make matters worse, you would think that they would not automatically add a 20% gratuity ... Really???

On the plus side; the food was tasty but not Wow; the management gave us a small discount for our troubles and threw in a group dessert. Would I return? Probably not.

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1  Thank MayraS414
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is a casual, vibrant neighborhood bistro and bar in the heart of the Miami Design District, where friends gather to enjoy simply prepared dishes made fresh from local ingredients.
Delicious food and good selection of vino.
Highly recommended


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Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is definitely the best place I have been this year -food wise! There was not one dish that I could have improved upon! It was sublime and a complete culinary treat for the senses!

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