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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)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!!

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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 2 weeks ago 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

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four couples having dinner early evening. Sitting outside was nice considering the weather at this time of year is pleasant enough. The dining experience was pretty good even though the chairs were not super comfortable. I had the only pizza on the menu and it...More

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

Hello! Thank you very much for your review. Please join us back for Lunch or Brunch. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good. Although we specified that we didn't like garlic, and specified one item that we didn't want it. The waitress didn't know to suggest that polenta and grits were precooked with lots of garlic. Granted it was a busy sunday brunch....More

Thank homezgr8t
Alina T, Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you very much for your review. We love to hear you enjoyed Brunch at Michael's and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 12 December 2017

This spot is a pioneer in the Design District and Michael Schwartz has done so much to put it on the map. Schwartz has opened many restaurants since then and it feels like this one used to be much better. When 2 whole Yellowtail Snappers...More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize you did not enjoyed this specific evening at our restaurant and will love to hear more from this experience. Feel free to email me at your convenience at alina@michaelsgenuine.com. Sincerely Alina T Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I found it a great place the server are superhelpful and the food is fresh at all i ate great fish amd its a busy trendy place. However there are only two toilets and you could wait in the line 5min because busy. I highly...More

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

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

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Came for brunch last month and had to come back last week. Nice size servings, attentive service, excellent drinks (try the Kimchi Michelada), good atmosphere. It's always busy, so you may want to make a reservation. Located in the heart of the Design District. Highly...More

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

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

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DeeM0r
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Response from OASette | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have space enough to your baby
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22 June 2015|
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Response from winetraveler17 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant, not lodging. Don't know about wifi.
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ClaudiaAbroad
26 April 2015|
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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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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