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

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4.6
5768 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. Bon Appétit Magazine wrote in 2022 "Michael's Genuine is refreshingly approachable yet upscale, offering guests a true neighborhood gem where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy simple, consistently delicious dishes." In 2022, the first Florida MICHELIN Guide honored the restaurant with a Bib Gourmand awards.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 148 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online

Dining areas

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 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Chef's Family Style Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Bradley Herron and team offer this exclusive interactive experience featuring MGFD classic dishes in a family style menu format with a few surprises thrown in. Menu may include Vito's Stracciatella, Crispy Duck Confit, Wood Roasted Octopus, Black Truffle Pizza, 24oz Dry Aged Grass Fed Ribeye, Whole Roasted Local Snapper and is subject to change. This experience is offered for the entire table only and for parties of 8 guests and more. Sommelier Ray Sholes offers an expertly curated wine pairing kicking off with a glass of bubbles for an additional $75 per person.
  • Valentine's Day Chef's Tasting Menu

    $150.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Make Valentine's Day unforgettable at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Indulge in a 4-course meal from our special menu on February 14th. Visit our website michaelsgenuine.com for full menu details. Enjoy a romantic evening for $150 per person and elevate the experience with an optional wine pairing for $95 per person. Our standard reservation policies apply, including a 2-hour time limit per reservation. Make your reservation today and treat your Valentine to a truly special evening.

Popular dishes

What 5,768 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Contemporary American

  • Miami - Dade

    Most Booked

  • Downtown Areas

    Most Booked

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  1. MR

    MilanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Yohanna was amazing. I took my partner for her 55 bday and it was very special. Thank you to all of you absolutely worth the money. Great food and people!
  2. PS

    PatriciaS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    MGFD keeps bringing the best flavors in Miami! By far one of my favorite restaurants 😍
  3. J

    Julie

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our meal at Michael’s Genuine. The mushrooms, burrata and smoked mackerel croquettes were all outstanding. It really is elevated dining.
  4. JR

    JeffreyR

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great space , fun vibe , service a bit slow , but will definitley come back
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was insanely good, service could have been much better, lots of forgotten stuff and late things.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not a good table. We were sat at the ene of the restaurant while there was another 2 seat table available at a better location
  7. JK

    JKER

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    This was our second time here-the first was significantly better. We had to send our meals back because they were cold and not cooked as requested. It was busy and our server was very gracious but there are plenty of choices of where to eat in the area and this will not be our top
  8. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely way to meet friends and enjoy the district. Such great outdoor space.
  9. DE

    DENNISC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Miami. The pan seared half chicken is phenomenal, so much so that it’s hard to order anything else, and the location in the design district and general vibe of the restaurant are ideal. I have been a regular customer since they opened, and they consistently deliver a great experience across the board.
  10. CW

    CarolynW

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Nothing wanting. A bit pricey.
  11. t

    tatianar

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food impecable service nice vibe. Love the outdoor patio. Simple and not pretensions. food but always tasty and fresh
  12. J

    Jandr

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant dinner. Food was very good and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing!!!! So happy to have finally tried this famous fabulous local concept. TRULY GENUINE! Thank you, can’t wait to be back
  14. s

    scottw

    Naples

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always well done
  15. JP

    JoePulice

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, as usual.
  16. a

    ajay

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    They may be short dining room staff but the service for a well respected restaurant was awful
  17. FF

    FallonF

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (I wish I could remember his name) was so fabulous. So knowledgeable and attentive. The food was superb and so were the drinks! 10/10 will be back
  18. S

    Simoncito

    Mexico City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy especial la comida incredible lugar si lo repetiría muchas veces Tienes varios platillos excelentes los ostiones y el pastrami el mejor que he probado Co
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We arrived on time of our reservation but still had to wait 30-45 mins to be seated. The food was really good but for the price i was expecting exceptional. I do not see us going back.
  20. KV

    KavehV

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I used to love Michael’s Genuine, and had always been a stop for either lunch or dinner when I’m in Miami. But unfortunately for the past couple years it’s not longer at the same level as when it first opened. The waiter seemed disinterested and the overall service experience was poor. The porter house steak was terrible and the green beans were completely inedible . I still enjoyed the smaller dishes but unfortunately I won’t be going back .
  21. JC

    JohnC

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    As a local who has frequented this restaurant often, I am disappointed to see such a decline in good and service. The appetizers were horrible. The endive salad had 3 minuscule pieces of endive with too much cheap tasting blue cheese. The eggplant entree was a dish that was 70% pearl onions and olives. All of my dinner companions had equally bad food. Our server was very nice but not present. I know where the extra utensils and plates are as I got them myself. On a positive note the deserts were delicious. Unfortunately the meal was so bad I do not think I will return. Sad.
  22. R

    Robert

    Miami

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Concert at Arsht
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very fun place, very good atmosphere, great people watching, friendly staff and wonderful food! One of my favorite restaurants in Midtown Miami.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place! The food and service were truly the best of the best!
  25. CT

    CT01

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is so innovative and amazing! The pastrami sandwich is to die for, as is the minced lamb over eggplant paste.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is beyond amazing.
  27. r

    robertm

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Been going for years.... but last night seemed like nothing changed much - meaning not so creative... also certain things like $9 for a loaf for store bought sourdough bread is extreme....also $40 for 3 small piece of short ribs as a "large" plate was extreme as well.... with inflation some of this has gotten crazy and especially then when creativity and portion size becomes so routine or small..... Sorry to say after all these years may not run back...
  28. p

    parker

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely as it always is. Thank you Alina💕 Sheri Stone
  29. PG

    PapaG

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is an old standby-by for us, mostly for lunch. Varied and appealing menu, really good food, comfortable outdoor seating and space, service generally efficient and friendly. Only minor irritants are occasional long waits for food.
  30. t

    tinab

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best friend in town & had a group of others to meet up with, always best food, best drinks one of my weekly stomping grounds..
  31. k

    kaitc

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seating was a little chaotic but given that it was lunch on a holiday, to be expected. I would say make a res or put your name in and expect to walk around for a bit, which the area is great for! Dishes are pricey but big - we both brought food home.
  32. J

    Jenna

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here for the second time and again had a great experience. The Turkey club is one of my top sandwiches and I love the outdoor dining ambiance
  33. CT

    CT01

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Lovely setting (outside), excellent food (brunch) - that pastrami omelet is delicious, and the deep friend potatoes delicious. But service...Soooo slow! Fun to be there. Just don't be in a hurry.
  34. P

    Perfect

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best staff ever and amazing food. Can not wait to go back.
  35. B

    Banker

    Raleigh

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific! Great service, food and hospitality, vibrant atmosphere! Thanks
  36. RG

    RockGomes

    Miami

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The food was great but the service was not up to par. We ordered a bottle of wine and I said I’d order a drink and the server walked away to get the wine without my drink order. I ended up having to order with someone else which delayed our toast. We also went in a cold day and they didn’t have enough space heaters per table. All they offered was a blanket then we asked to move inside they said they were overbooked and we couldn’t sit inside.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Burgers were below average.
  38. A

    Arina

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great experience
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drink, great service, and great ambiance
  40. ME

    MikeE

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Enjoyed our dinner experience. Food was great and service on point. Would come back again to enjoy another meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami using the Order Online button.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 5768 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 reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 148 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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