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

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4.6
5390 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. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar. Sunday Brunch is where our small plates shine on a weekly-changing menu of savory and sweet. Our restaurant is located in the vibrant Design District neighborhood, luxury fashion’s new playground in Miami.

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Booked 106 times today
Experiences are available.

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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 Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 573-5550

  • 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

  • Genuine Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Bradley Herron and team offer this exclusive interactive experience featuring MGFD classic dishes in a tasting menu format with a few surprises thrown in. Menu may include Prime Steak Tartare, Baby Beet Carpaccio, House Made Spaghetti with clams, Wood Roasted Grouper, Slow Roasted Short Rib and Milk Chocolate Cremoso and is subject to change. This experience is offered for the entire table only and for parties of 6-10 people. Sommelier Ray Scholes offers an expertly curated wine pairing kicking off with a glass of bubbles for an additional $75 per person.

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What 5,390 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. AD

    AmyD

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Michaels Genuine is a beautiful fine dining restaurant in the heart of DT Miami. The atmosphere is perfect for anyone looking to celebrate or commemorate something special. The food is delicious and there isn’t a bad option on the menu. The prices are on the higher end so keep in mind your also paying for the experience. It would be refreshing to see more vegetarian options in establishments like this. 8/10

  2. R

    Rose

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The restaurant is nice and the staff lovely but the food was not very good and very expensive.

  3. RC

    RayC

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience4

    We long time patrons and consider this our consistently top eatery. They food is always great and the atmosphere is lively. Unfortunately, the service was not at the top of its game this night. We waited about 15 minutes to be greeted and have water. Drinks came about another 20 minutes later. She would zip by every not so often. I laid my card on the table, which I never do, and it was not noticed for about another 30 minutes. We know this is not typical and will chalk it up to an off night or understaffed situation. The manger Austin addressed the matter once we notified him. We love the place and everyone who makes it possible.

  4. NB

    NeilB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food - every single item we ordered was fantastic. A bit pricy but it’s the high-end Miami art district.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome date place. The bar is very fun!

  6. E

    Epicurean

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Delicious!! We enjoyed the family style dishes but particularly the crispy pork belly, foie gras with jam and whole fried snapper. Decent service and atmosphere. Our only complaint was the noise level!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal. Specialty drink menu is spot on

  8. PS

    PleasantlySurprisedAgain

    Miami

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Manager was great Waitress was adequate Food was good but feta was too salty, chilled shrimp were very small + not flavorful Grouper was excellent We will return, but hope it was just am “off” nought

  9. SS

    SaraS

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Strange to add 2 procent on the bill for charity. Ok that the restaurant does it with the money they get from the guests- but to add2 procent on each Bill- I have never seen before and it is not ok. Sara

  10. S

    Scott

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had amazing food and service. Unsure what previous reviewers experienced.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    El servicio estuvo bien pero sin recomendaciones. Fuimos con dos niños y las porciones de pasta son muy chicas. Tuvimos que volver nuevamente. Los postres muy ricos.

  12. GC

    GregC

    Miami

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still the best restaurant in Miami and one of the best, period. Couldn't pick anfavourite dish. Crispy duck confit was incredible, as was everything else. Immaculate service, as always.

  13. I

    Izzy

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food always! Impressed was there on Mother’s Day for brunch, and the service was very good.

  14. MC

    MariaC

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

  15. JG

    JulesG

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and very flavorful. We had the grouper and short ribs which were in point. The Mezcal drink was a great combination also. A bit on the pricey side, but On par for Miami Design District. You won’t be disappointed.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful as usual, Sommelier, Ray, guided us through all the fantastic wines by the glass for a perfect pairing with the various dishes and flavors!!

  17. a

    andreaa14

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    I usually rave about this place and recommend it to anyone who is in town. Ever since their renovations and their “new menu”, I’ve tried to go to Michael’s 3 times and I am more disappointed every time I go. The portions have gotten significantly smaller and their prices have increased dramatically. Their staple menu items have all changed for the worst and have decreased in quality. The service here was never one to rave about but now, it’s even worse. At the end of our subpar meal, the server ended up mixing up our check with someone else’s and charged us over $100+ more on our bill. We had to wait over half an hour for the check to be modified to what it should’ve been and for the money to be returned. The manager came to help us figure out the mess they had made with the receipts and the return of the money; even then, there was no apology, nothing on the house because of their mix up, nothing at all. I would’ve expected a lot more from a restaurant like this. I hope they can go back to their old menu but for now, I will not be going back. Michael’s went from being my go-to restaurant, to the place I will no longer be recommending to anyone. On the contrary, I will be warning people to stay away.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food slow to arrive

  19. v

    victoriam

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    very rude staff

  20. J

    Juju

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a local favorite! Good food! Great atmosphere!

  21. M

    Mdmphd

    Miami

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Always great and first time since the renovation. Unfortunately we were seated right under a very noisy AC outlet and kind of spoiled the occasion. Good, service were great. Very pricey though so “value” gets dinged.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent! The portions were a little small, but we didn't leave hungry. I would go back

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    the waitress was terrible maybe an of day . took the order of the table next to us that sat after us . we waited a while for her to come back. then we asked for bread and butter which is ususlly amazing to come out with apps and it never came. when i finally was able to ask her out entree came and she just said oh no problem i will take it off the bill however we would have rather had the bread we never got it . i asked for ice with my ice tea never came. i order a coffee and the cookie platter. cookies were great but really is it to difficult to get the coffee the same time as dessert ? then they bring the coffee with no milk which normally these things aren’t a big deal but we could never get her to come back to the table she was no where to be found to ask for milk or ice for tea then it took forever to get the check.

  24. GC

    GonzaloC

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and ambiance! Very recommended

  25. V

    Vincent

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    If that is the Michael's idea of "steak tartar" I suggest they get a new recipe. Awful!!!!!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an amazing time at Michael’s, consistently great food

  27. TH

    TomH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Enjoyed the patio dining. It is covered so there is no problem if it rains. Very interesting menu The squash blossom appetizer and shrimp tacos were very good.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So happy to be back and see the renewed space. I won’t say it better then the previous one, but there’s definitely a lot more space. The food is even better now, better prepared, better served, everything was hot right out of the kitchen. We picked just the right wine (served also perfectly), all the staff was genuinely happy to greet us back. Was a great dinner, as always. The new saloon is a bit noisier than the old one though.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2

    Great food but Extremely loud restaurant.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Service was lacking, the menu lacked a good variety but the few things in the menu were good.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Last time was terrible food and service. This time I wanted to give tem a second chance but it was really disappointing because It took more than an hour for the meal to come. And my whole snapper was REALLY REALLY salty. When I asked them to take the plate. They argued that maybe I’m not used to eating salty food!!! No once, rather 3 times! Until I said emphatically that it was imposible to eat and Im used to eat salty food!!! Then they took away the snapper! Fortunately they removed it from the bill!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great atmosphere, very expensive…we’ll be back!

  33. F

    Fiks

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The absolute worst service and food. Attitude from hostess. Felt like waiter wanted us to order expensive drinks and food and when we didn't was ignored even further. They took away our bread plates for no apparent reason and when bread came I had to reach over to an empty table and get plates. Will never return.

  34. SB

    SusanaB

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Jacob was excellent! Thank you for a great dining experience.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    There was a hair in our food and we told the server and he shrugged it off and goes “I’ll put another one in for you now” lol literally no apology, just like this was a daily occurrence, felt very alarming. Lol at least pretend! Lobster was overcooked and chewy. So many better places to eat. This isn’t it.

  36. ST

    SeanT

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing ambiance Friendly service Pig ears 🔥 Highly recommend

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience as always! One of our favorite places for a girls’ day out!

  38. DM

    DeborahM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We were seated inside and the noise was horrendous. I’ve been a repeat guest at the restaurant for years and years. The craft drinks are excellent and the food was overall good but not exceptional. Service was very good and always a priority. I’m sad to say Michaels has changed and lost most of its charm.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food and service amazing love this place

  40. LH

    LucyH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    Nice ambiance. Poor poor poor menu. Super laid back service. Expensive!

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

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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 5390 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.

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Booked 106 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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 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) 573-5550

  • 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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