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

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4.6
5652 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 111 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 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.

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What 5,652 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Contemporary American

  • Miami - Dade

    Most Booked

  • Downtown Areas

    Most Booked

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  1. a

    ajay

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dining
  2. KC

    KristenC

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We’ve been coming here annually during Miami Art Week for over a decade. Unfortunately, last night from the moment we checked in for our table, everything was subpar.
  3. JK

    JuliaK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Raw chicken and overpriced I would not recommend it
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food with fresh ingredients. Our waiter was superb. The ambiance is very lively however the noise level is a bit too high.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful
  6. TJ

    TravelJET

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing - Thanks for a great meal!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great meal, great service, enjoyed our time there.
  8. DW

    DanielaW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing , never disappoints, a true pleasure visiting
  9. m

    marinak

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience
  10. JC

    JoshuaC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visit
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Michael’s Genuine. Never disappoints.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food tasteless. Salad ok not going back
  13. JT

    JimT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    What a downhill slide! This was always our favorite lunch in Miami. Absolutely everything was NOT GOOD. Fishy octopus, dry tuna nicoise, supermarket tomatoes. In an almost 2 hour lunch, they served the kids last, so they melted down. What a shame, this place has completely lost its mojo. I even asked the waiter if it had sold to new owners.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was so delicious. Service was great. Sat outside for lunch and it was lovely.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    They ran out of an entree without forewarning us that they were running low The only other option for a fish eater was not very good (Fish overcooked; veg tasteless) Drinks were slow to come & side dish was forgotten I dont mind spending $$$ but def not worth it!
  16. OS

    OscarS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    Comida simple, nada del otro mundo, el seafood platter es grande, los camarones y la langosta están bien cocidos y punto. No hay una salsa, una vinagretta nada con que acompañar la comida, bueno, ni siqiera limones. Pedimos al menos galletas saladas y nos dieron (y nos cobraron) unas papas fritas (chips) rancias. El ceviche no estaba malo. Nuevamente, no hay nada con que acompañarlo. De postre pedimos creme brulee y eso sí estaba para adoptar la posición fetal y llorar de pura tristeza. Un yougurt del costco sabe mejor. Ese creme brulee es la definición de la desvergüenza. La ley del menor esfuerzo, la "cultura" del me vale. No creemos regresar pronto, y no no le recomendaría esto a un enemigo.
  17. S

    Sofi4me

    Miami

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent salads! Such large portions - big enough for sharing.
  18. FM

    FrankM

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Deviled eggs, ok. Pork and duck were fine. I was expecting it to be amazing. French fries were good though... but a lot of places have good french fries
  19. y

    yoanc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the only thing that i found annoying was paying $30 for a short rib hash for brunch, but there were only around 6 small pieces of meat. the food was delicious but a little expensive for the amount of meat on the plate.
  20. g

    gloriagroszman

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. New decor was incredible. Service super. Not a great dessert choice.
  21. A

    Arina

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing
  22. R

    Rachelincharge

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always love the food here. The lamb and eggplant starter is phenomenal. The greens salad with shrimp & castelvetrano olives also delicious, but was drowning in dressing. Great service, gorgeous ambiance, excellent choice for a business lunch.
  23. v

    victoriad

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service at its best! I’ve been to Michael’s many times. The food used to be great, but in light of the price it’s consistently losing the “wow” factor. We ordered the ceviche; average, octopus; average, stone crab; how can you go wrong and the sauces were tasty, red snapper; dry and disappointing. Dessert was a chocolate hazelnut concoction and absolutely delicious. The sommelier was knowledgeable, informative and took time to educate. His champagne recommendation was bar none. The rest of the service staff was also great. The atmosphere is always very good and that’s mostly what keeps me coming back, but if you want great food you can find much better in Miami.
  24. SL

    ShellieL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had not been to Michaels since 2018 before COVID and was pleased to see how it had changed for the better. While the food was good before, it never particularly interested me. I loved the renovated interior and outside seating. The menu was filled with new and interesting food offerings for all eating palates. Carnivores, Pescatarians, Vegetarians and Vegans. The food was interesting and delicious. The only disappointment was the shrimp that accompanied my delicata squash and arugula salad . It was overcooked and tasteless. Everything else was great, particularly the tuna appetizer- a piece of slice of raw ahi tuna on a bed of fennel sticks with a incredibly flavorful citrus-based dressing. The homemade Pita that accompanied the lamb and charred eggplant appetizer was like no regular pita. I would order these again and again. In addition to the quality food, the service was excellent and the outdoor seating was comfortable but not too casual or cramped. It set the right tone for a business lunch. I would recommend the restaurant for both business and personal dining.
  25. D

    Dudley1218

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Had reservations at 7 for 2 for dinner. Our bill was$350. Wouldn’t recommend. Find somewhere else to eat. Food & service is not what it used to be. Server was dismissive and indifferent. Not personable at all. 1 appetizer came before drinks. 2nd appetizer came later. Didn’t take order till about 10 min after we’d finished appetizers and she asked, “do you want anything else?” That’s essentially the tone of the service. Very off- putting
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious, atmosphere was great, drinks were amazing, Liam was a super lovely server. the service was great, rey the gm came over and greeted us, was so nice. definitely would come again!
  27. l

    luis

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    not only is it a staple in design district staff training is beyond exceptional wow
  28. G

    Garcia1974

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our 1st server was great but was released early and the backup was too busy to focus on our table. So that sucked. Because nothing is cheap here, we are paying a premium for service and that was removed from the experience. Thats a major flaw to the experience.
  29. s

    shmolitz

    Fort Lauderdale

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy to say that Michael's has only gotten better and better. Last night was another great one. Our server, Maria, was terrific. Pleasant, informative, and attentive. I ordered a truffle pizza that was out of this world and my friend ordered a bacon one that she too, loved. It was a perfect night to dine outdoors and it was evident that the neighboring diners were loving the evening as well.
  30. AP

    AngieP

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food is always amazing!
  31. NY

    findsinNYC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Have dined here for years. First time food was off. All very salty
  32. NS

    NSK128

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The som there is amazing, and knowledgeable. As a wine spot, it is a def go. Food was very good. The steak tartare was different for sure.
  33. N

    Noelle

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake the bartender was the absolute best! Wound up staying at the bar the whole night drinking and eating just because of his warm welcome.
  34. KW

    KathyW

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience. Loved the chanterelle mushrooms and steak tartare.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service a bit slow. Food great
  36. S

    Smiami

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the ambiance pretty. Our group sat outside. The tables were a little closer together than I prefer and the service slightly slower. Would repeat as overall a beautiful evening!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael’s Genuine never disappoints! Service and food was incredible as usual!
  38. F

    Fletch

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Without looking at menu my special lady friend ordered a glass of red. Server immediately recommends the most expensive glass of wine and does the same when we ask her about entrees and whatever else. Scum bag play if you ask me. Lovely evening tho overall.
  39. F

    karenF

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It’s a beautiful , high energy place. Menu is uninspiring and prices are high. I went to Michael’s the first week they opened years ago and it’s just as mediocre today as it was then. If this place was in Manhattan or downtown Chicago it would have closed up years ago. But miami is soooo much about “scene” that residents except mediocrity in food and drinks fort he sake of a great ambience. For their prices, diners should get the best of everything.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They need to take care of cockroaches in the outside seating area … I know it’s outside and open … but something should be done ! Clearing the table and plates between courses could be better .

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 5652 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 111 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

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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