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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
+1 305-573-5550
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (88 reviews)
“pork belly” (93 reviews)
“pig ears” (25 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to this restaurant many times, the food has always been good but yesterday the service was terrible, Sebastian, our waiter was super rude and with a lot of attitude, we had a Gilt City voucher and they made a mistake in the...More

Thank PNaddia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first question on everyone's mind before eating here is : ''Is this place all hype? After all Anthony Bourdain named it the best restaurant in Miami... Is this a case of chummy marketing?" The answers: Hype? No! Marketing? No! Best restaurant? The jury is...More

Thank landseair26
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you kindly for your review and honest feedback. We love to hear you had a lovely time at our restaurant and hope to see you again next time you are in town. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a solo dinner at the bar. Great ambiance with delicious food and fun bartenders. Ordered duck confit and then the brownie for dessert. Both phenomenal. Brownie was decadent, yet balanced.

Thank 331jenna
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your review. We all look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WORST SERVICE EVER!!!! We waited for 2 hours and the food never came!!!! RIDICULOUS!!!! The waiter came and said that he forgot to place the order because he was busy, imagine.... we asked to talk to the manager who said he was very sorry and...More

1  Thank Marcela S
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Marcela, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We ALL again sincerely apologize for our mistake and sincerely hope you give us the opportunity to make it up. Please reach back to me directly via email at alina@michaelsgenuine.com or at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy lunch time but managed to get a seat at the bar. I ordered a burger and I’m really glad I did as you can actually taste the individual favours if each item from the beef which melted on your tongue; the butter in the...More

1  Thank Suzy52
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, Suzy. Even though, you are a bit far from us we hope to see you again soon to try more of our menu. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Michael's Genuine in awhile and between my last visit and recent one, I noticed a major drop in quality and service. I tend to think Michael has spread himself too thin and this restaurant is now the stepchild in his empire,...More

Thank 10,911
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback from your last visit. What you describe on your review is not at all what Michael's Genuine is about. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations and hopefully you give us another chance. Please feel free to...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here today and even returned for happy hour this evening. Was so good! Just amazing! We love, and the west coast oysters were so delicious!!

1  Thank RJ D
Alina T, Front Office Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and hope to see you AGAIN and AGAIN. Glad you enjoyed both Lunch and our Happiest Hour. Best Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Serving excellent, sustainable and responsibly sourced food, this restaurant offers a variety of options from small, tapas-like plates to sharing plates in a warm and friendly atmosphere. if the weather is good sit outside in the early evening and enjoy the birds roosting in the...More

1  Thank wprensky
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello! Thank you very much for your review. We ALL look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

From the grilled octopus to the succulent chicken, the flavours of the food at Michael’s were perfectly balanced. Every dish that each of the five of us ordered was outstanding. They are known for their oven roasted food and in that department the octopus and...More

1  Thank BeckySara
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello Beck, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We have to agree that everything that comes out from our wood oven is just "Amazing". We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. We arrived an hour before our 930p reservation and were able to sit at the bar for dinner with no wait. Right away, we were taken with the atmosphere. It’s located in the middle of a pedestrian block. The shops were...More

1  Thank Cathy C
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello Cathy, Thank you for your review. We are extremely happy you had a great time at our restaurant and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

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13 May 2016|
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Response from OASette | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have space enough to your baby
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Restaurant, not lodging. Don't know about wifi.
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Response from WalterCo | Reviewed this property |
They do have vegetarian options, and very good at that. You can see their menu online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
    (N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-573-5550
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.
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