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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami, Miami, FL

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4.6
5430 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink first opened in the Miami Design District in spring of 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade, unpretentious, delectable, with an emphasis on great local ingredients. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar. Sunday Brunch is where our small plates shine on a weekly-changing menu of savory and sweet. Our restaurant is located in the vibrant Design District neighborhood, luxury fashion’s new playground in Miami.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 79 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Since the restaurant opened in 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

  • Area

    Design District

  • Cross Street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking and Valet Parking available.

  • Public Transit

    Miami Dade Transit Bus Lines # 2, # 3,# 9, # 10, # 36, # 93, # 202, # 236. <br /><br />For detailed route information go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/tm_for_web.pdf

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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Experiences

  • Genuine Tasting Menu

    US$95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Bradley Herron and team offer this exclusive interactive experience featuring MGFD classic dishes in a tasting menu format with a few surprises thrown in. Menu may include Prime Steak Tartare, Baby Beet Carpaccio, House Made Spaghetti with clams, Wood Roasted Grouper, Slow Roasted Short Rib and Milk Chocolate Cremoso and is subject to change. This experience is offered for the entire table only and for parties of 6-10 people. Sommelier Ray Sholes offers an expertly curated wine pairing kicking off with a glass of bubbles for an additional $75 per person.

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What 5,430 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Miami - Dade

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown Areas

    Most Booked

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  1. IS

    IvyS

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Have been a regular at Michael’s since the beginning (mid 2000’s). The new space is lovely but the menu is tired, the recipes just OK and it’s no longer “special”. A $30 salad, with protein, for lunch is too pricey. If it was to die for/never had something like it/ well maybe. But both salads were good but were not unforgettable. It will be a long time before I return again.
  2. MJ

    MJH01

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael's was an amazing experience! Our first time, researched on Yelp"best"restaurants in the Design District. Michael's caught my attention from the beginning! We loved it too ❤
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very limited menu for brunch . 90 percent with eggs. Only three lobsters for the day . Ran out . Too many waiters for one table made the waiters confused with questions on the drinks they did t have answers
  4. z

    zoilyluz

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for lunch on Saturday’s! The food was delicious as always with my favorite drink Cabarete Spritz, so refreshing and I have to comment about Kristina, who offered us the best service. Definitely one of my favorite places in Miami.
  5. PB

    PeterB

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous fun menu, great service and Ray rocks ....
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food was delicious. Service was good as well.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Portions are very small for the prices and compared to before. Good quality seems to have gone down a little and service was not great. Waited a long time for drinks, no one refilled water, flat water was poured on top of our sparkling water, table was cleared sporadically.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for girlfriend Sunday brunch!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my long-time favorites got a makeover. Excellent food and cocktails, going strong now for well over a decade!
  11. LM

    LeonardoM

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Very disappointed for the first time in this restaurant, service was erratic and food was well bellow previous visits.
  12. S

    Shshs

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The tuna and hibachi tartare were extremely salty. Everything else was ok not extraordinary.pizza 49$ Steak 139$. Not worth it. Good cocktails good service and nice vibe
  13. CQ

    ChantelQ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Came for Father’s Day and had such a nice time. Food was amazing!
  14. LR

    LeslieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was very expensive for the quality and quantity. I don’t mind paying for good food, but no one at the table loved any of their meals. It was disappointing.
  15. CM

    CMcG

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful Father’s day brunch with my daughter and husband. The drinks were delicious and the food was impeccable! Enjoyed the hamachi crudo that was just so fresh and prefect compliment of tang and savory… the pastrami dish was exquisite and had the perfect heat and the collards were cooked perfectly - just so yummy!!! My daughter liked the breakfast pizza (although she enjoyed the burrata and peaches appetizer more 🤷🏻‍♀️). The octopus tacos were also superb … octopus was perfectly cooked and within the crunch shell it was flavorful and delectable contrast in that yummy guacamole. We followed with the toffee bread pudding and that also didn’t disappoint - it was a perfect ending - and shared amongst three … couple bites each with dad getting an extra bite since it his day after all! our brunch was a delightful experience and we can’t wait to return !!! Our server, David, was amazing and knew the menu so well; he described every dish we asked about so well that we ordered without hesitation and were delighted with every bite!
  16. VD

    VeronicaD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a great brunch for Father’s Day! David our server was great.. the breakfast pizza was amazing! Will be back soon
  17. MO

    MicheleO

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Michael’s Genuine! The food is creative and delicious! My favorite server is Lian! He is so friendly and attentive to his customers … MG exceeds all our expectations! Bon appetite!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was exceptionally slow. Food took forever and then it was just ok. I had the chicken and it was so tough that it was hard to eat. It was served on a bed of ceasar salad that was wilted from the hot chicken and flavorless. Caviar service was good but pricey for what it was. I’ve had better meals for half the price.
  19. L

    Lplp

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow but overall a good experience
  20. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our server was not attentive. She was also dismissive and sarcastic. Our food took an hour to get to the table. I forgot the servers name but she was on the heavier side and had blonde hair.
  21. GJ

    GregoryJ

    Miami

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is Great place for gathering and has a lot good vibes.
  22. MA

    MARENI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A culinary hotspot in the Miami Design District. Recently renovated, with a stylish bar and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Lots of interesting menu items (with good-sized portions) and an extensive, imaginative wine list. Friendly, attentive service. Don’t forget to make a reservation. Mareni &amp; Bob
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu and atmosphere. Definitely plan on coming back the next time I’m in Miami.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fathers Day
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Raw bar recommendation TRIO: king crab tostada, hamachi crudo, chilled Sun Shrimp! Ambiance: energetic. Service Staff: attentive, knowledgeable, enjoyed their dinner guests. Recommendation: sound absorbent panels to reduce noise and make it easier to hear dinner guests.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michaels Genuine Food was genuinely amazing! My wife and I were visiting from Austin and this was the last restaurant we visited on our trip. The food was delicious! We had the ceviche (wife hates seafood but even she devoured some), the black truffle pizza (so much flavor and it was cooked to perfection, crunchy yet soft) and a shrimp bread which was delicious. Our servers name was Luis and he was super knowledgeable about the menu and crafted a visual for us to know exactly what to expect from the food. He even brought over the Sommelier, Rey, who was able to recommend the most delicious wine after we explained what kind of wine we liked. We were open to trying something new and we were blown away by the service and taste of everything. The outdoor seating is also nestled in between two building so you don't get a ton of sun so you can eat here anytime! The restaurant manager Ellick also swung by to make sure everything came out great. I would recommend anyone who likes good food and good service to stop by because man I wish we visited everyday. Go to this place!!!
  27. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was exceptional, we ordered drinks, an appetizer, a main course, and dessert. Each dish was better than the last. Can highly recommend the crispy squash blossoms and the house made campanelle. My only complaint is that our server was a little bit inattentive. She often would walk in our direction and then turn around when she got close, it was odd. We also had to ask for water several times as she was not actively refilling our cops. Another thing is that it was a little loud in the restaurant and it was difficult to hear her over the noise. However, I will definitely be going back to Michael’s Genuine. The food was great and appropriately priced and the overall experience was very good.
  28. FF

    FloridaFoodie

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must-do when in Miami! The atmosphere, service, food - everything is perfection. Prepare to order many plates and share to truly experience this gem. Ray the Sommelier is especially charming and full of knowledge and fun stories. He made our evening one to remember. Cannot wait to return.
  29. SH

    SophiaH

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to dine. Great location, cool ambiance, excellent staff &amp; yummy food!!
  30. j

    jorgez

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nos encanta el ceviche aunque es muy poco pescado . Sugiero aumentar la porción . El carpaccios de atún maravilloso . Pork Belly súper rico como siempre y la ensalada que lo acompaña es algo fuera de serie . El pato muy rico pero pequeño .puedes quedar con hambre . Recomendable para toda ocasión .
  31. SM

    StephanieM

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    My fav spot for Saturday lunch or brunch, food is amazing! Drinks are a lil expensive but hey it's Miami so 😂
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday experience
  33. M

    Margie

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The menu is primarily seafood. The oysters are so fresh and delicious. Love them. The bloody Mary’s are great. Salads are so fresh and creative. Highly recommend it.
  34. S

    Shindy

    Charleston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They’ be renovated recently and the space is well laid out inside and out. I prefer inside personally. The food and service were very good. I will say it has become more expensive! We went for lunch. Prepare to pay!
  35. N

    Nicenight

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go while in Miami. Definitely one of our favorite spots
  36. RN

    RonN

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the newly remodeled space. Food and ambiance is always great. Went for a working lunch, can’t wait to go back with my wife for dinner.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was nothing special for the price.
  38. AP

    AlPk

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was not what it used to be. Service was bad. Unfortunately the overall experience was not good.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Tiny portions and overpriced. Nothing special. But I still enjoyed seeing my friends that evening
  40. M

    Marlinsgirl

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The uni with caviar appetizer is spectacular. I was not expecting that level of magnificence for lunch, and it truly made my day. That dish alone is worth the trip.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 5430 OpenTable diners.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 79 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

130 N.E. 40th Street Miami, FL 33137

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Area

    Design District

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking and Valet Parking available.

  • Public 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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Since the restaurant opened in 2007, diners have come to embrace and crave its refreshing combination of laid-back atmosphere and seriously good food, a neighborhood bistro that is the ultimate showcase for the type of cuisine that chef/owner Michael Schwartz does best – homemade.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

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