Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

4.7
4370 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. The restaurant is open seven days a week and serves lunch, an afternoon menu, dinner and brunch. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar where guests can enjoy our Afternoon Menu including raw bar from 3pm-5:30pm Monday through Saturday. 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Afternoon:
Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Dinner:
Sunday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 p.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - Midnight

Brunch:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00pm

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
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Phone number
(305) 573-5550
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Schwartz, Chef de Cuisine Niven Patel
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Catering
For catering and private events, please contact Director of Special Events Lindsay Guidos at lindsay@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue
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Parking details
Street Parking and Valet Parking available.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Luis was our server and he was amazing!

Our service was great and so was the food.

Only complaint was the steak was a bit tough but they discounted it which was very thoughtful!

Everything was great and the attention was on point.

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A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious !!! Food is consistently great!

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n
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, price acording to quality and presentation. Incredible flavors. The waiter was super nice. My only complaint is that hostess was Unfriendly and kind of rude so it was a little uncomfortable

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AM
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation

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SO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From appetizer to dessert and in between the meal was excellent for us. Highly recommend Michael's if you're visiting and want to explore the design district or if you're a local trying something new.

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m
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we arrived, the restaurant (especially the bar area) was bustling and loud which made us concerned.... However, we were able to hear each other at the table we were at even though it was inside. The food was excellent (we tried many of the dishes and they all were outtanding)

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JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sean, our server was a gem. I highly recommend the fire roasted items, especially the snapper (wonderful to share) Desserts are particularly special.

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LK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful night to sit outside, we had a great dinner woth great service as always!

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a
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love Michael's Genuine in miami their employees and manager are special, and the food is fantastic.

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NP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Deviled eggs and crostini delicious as always
Unfortunately, the Turkey was so disappointing
It was processed not”genuine”

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MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, great food and extensive drink offering, they even have monkey 47 gin and fever tree tonic!

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n
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch was very good. We all enjoyed. Great waiter named Ellie.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciosa cena en un ambiente extraordinario.

Ubicado en el medio del muy de moda Design District. El restaurante tiene un área interna y un área externa. Si el
Clima lo permite, es más agradable afuera.

Éramos un grupo de 5 personas y preferimos hacer reservas. Una de ellas intolerante a la lactosa y a la gluten.

Pedimos dos entradas para compartir. Una a base de yogurt y la otra a base de tomates. Espectaculares !

Vale la pena mencionar el confit de pato que estuvo delicioso y las hamburguesas que fueron las ganadoras para la mayoría.

Buena lista de vinos.

Muy recomendable. Tanto que al día siguiente, casi repito.

No se lo pierdan.

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excelente ambiente para tomar un trago con amigos

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Miami
139 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner this week. I loved the Cobia steak.

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San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always epic.. My favorite in Miami..

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food! Our waiter, Matthew, was outstanding!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

It was ok. I feel like the quality of the food is declining.

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch with friends. Outstanding food with excellent service. Fun times.

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RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place to go and have dinner and a few drinks with family and friends. We made a reservation for our company Christmas dinner, and we had a lot of fun, plus the food was amazing, the service was perfect. I'll recommended to everybody!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Too noisy and the Food is less good then it was.

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ST
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place always good, food service

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SC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took an open seat at the bar, met great people and had a feast! I love the menu format of “small” Medium and large items - lots of vegetable options too - I appreciate that!
The menu has a lot of yummy options.

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J
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I always enjoy this resturant. During Art week in Miami it was super busy and therefore very loud. Not normally so loud. Excellent place.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Our service was terrible. Our waitress took 10 mins to come over and take our drink order. Then waited another 10 mins for the drinks to arrive. Following that she took our dinner order which was multiple dishes and brought them out at the same time. It was very disappointing based on other experiences I’ve had at michaels.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service during Art Basel week!

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Miami
173 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great brunch. Waiter forgot one item.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday amazing

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was average, $89 Ribeye was supposed to be 24oz, it was like 16oz and Burnt, even do interior was Medium, the outside was so burned that you couldn't taste the meat, thr burnt taste took over any other possible flavor.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service a bit slow

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Used to be less than stellar. Atmosphere awesome. Food was so so. Turkey sandwich was uninteresting.

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MH
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent quality and service.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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G
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! My favorite dining spot for lunch and dinner Good variety, great service, lovely outdoor dining!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going since Michael’s opened and never disappointed

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent but the starter / salad portions were a little small for the price.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as always

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San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an epic experience

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. Wonderful creations, excellent preparation, perfect waitress, and laid-back enough atmosphere to truly enjoy.

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