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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (82 reviews)
“pork belly” (92 reviews)
“pig ears” (24 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137-3586
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken to the place for dinner by some colleagues who already knew it. All very good, the service, the decoration, the outside seating, but most of all the food ... we ordered lots of different dishes and shared, falafel, shrimp, pork belly, oysters,...More

Thank Albert J F
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Albert. We love to hear you enjoyed what we are known for: genuine food and service. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick stop here for desert and coffee - and well worth it. Have heard lots of great things and I found out why. Great flavors and great presentation. Very busy even at 2:00 on a Friday! Will come back and try it out for a...More

Thank Tom B
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Tom. We hope to see you soon for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch, so you can try our menu in full. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We kinda stumbled in on this one, whilst in the Design District. There is plenty of shade outside and air con inside. Great service and great food. We had the Roasted Pork Rib and a pizza, plus a few drinks. It's not cheap, but hey,...More

Thank RaezoR57
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting outside. All kinds of people -- old, young, couples, families. They have the little Coronitas, which I love. Chicken liver crostini was tasty, as was the crispy pork belly with kimchee. Cookie/sweet dessert platter had one of the best chocolate chip cookies I've...More

Thank Cadburybun
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again next time you visit Miami. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent. Our waitress was exceptional. She explained everything thoroughly and answered our questions easily. She was very attentive even though she was responsible for several tables. We were not rushed and were welcome to remain as long as we liked. The food...More

Thank rxbill
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for such wonderful review. We love to hear you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super trendy restaurant in the art district, far away from de crowded massa, you find this restaurant in a alley. Its because there are lots of people eating outside or else you would pass it by. Loved the menu, fresh home made food, innovative flavours...More

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending our restaurant. Please visit us again soon. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THEY BLAME MIAMI BEACH for being TOURIST TRAP: here's an example! Sat at the bar, offered a menu, ordered few items/snacks. When other "local/regular guests" sat at the bar, they were offered the Happy Hour menu, while I wasn't, as I was looking "non-local". Different...More

Thank Antonio R
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Greetings Antonio, Thank you for your review. We are deeply sorry you were unable to enjoy Happy Hour at our bar. Please feel free to email me directly at alina@michaelsgenuine.com to further discuss your dinning experience. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through MIA friends were kind enough to pick us up and take us to Michael's for brunch. Friendly service and great food of the "small plate" variety. Everything was thoughtfully prepared and very tasty. Perhaps we should have made a more detailed enquiry about...More

Thank Ken D
Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Ken. So happy, you had a wonderful time at our restaurant and hope to see you next time you visit Miami. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I went there with families and friends and we were waiting 1hr !!!! for the appetizers . Waitres never check on us , i had to stand up to call the waitres to order another bottle of wine . Main course took 30 min after...More

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you encounter such experience at our restaurant. Feel free to reach out directly to me at alina@michaelsgenuine.com to further discuss. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Miami Design District has housed many dining venues, but one that has been able to stand out through all the changes in the Area has been Michael's Genuine. Casual yet elegant, this restaurant will be able to accommodate all types of patrons. A contemporary...More

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Alina T, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely Alina T Guest Services Manager

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DeeM0r
Does this restaurant have highchairs? Would a family with a baby (7 months old) be welcome?
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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SavvyTraveler305
Was the WiFi working well during your stay? Is it available in the rooms?
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
What about vegetarian food?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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.