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About Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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.

130 N.E. 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

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

Cross Street:
N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 573-5550

Website:
http://www.michaelsgenuine.com/miami

Catering:
For catering and private events, please contact Director of Special Events Lindsay Guidos at lindsay@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

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

Executive Chef:
Michael Schwartz, Chef de Cuisine Niven Patel

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

Special Events & Promotions:
To purchase tickets and inquire about special events, please visit The Genuine Kitchen blog at thegenuinekitchen.com and click "Upcoming Events".

Private Dining

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.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
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Good for a Date (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Casual (20)
Fun (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Authentic (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Tapas (10)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Organic (4)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Late-night Find (2)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was excellent! From the seating, service, food, and wine, to the attention we received from our waiter. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

we had an excellent meal. Emmet was our server and he was great. we also, brought my granddaughter and we were accommodated in a very nice area of the restaurant where her compact stroller took the space of a chair and it was all good.
this place is always consistent.
bring back the banana dessert that you guys used to have.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great music, outstanding service, superb food. Best foodie place in Miami!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We are frequent and longtime customers and unfortunately lasts nights experience was unacceptable.

They seated us over 90 minutes past our reservation, the hostesses we’re unaccommodating, when my husband went to the bar to order a cocktail the bartender with glasses and a beard told my husband he would not serve him. This was very strange.

We support Michael’s year round... when it’s busy and when it’s empty. I️ was disappointed in the service last night and thought you should know.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love this place ,always great quality of food,different menu,very fresh,one of the best restorant ,little loud,but everything else just great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Afternoon Brunch ambience was vibrant.. pet friendly Had the steak and eggs they were wonderful. One guest was Vegan took a moment to figure out want to eat.( not to many options)Sundays are busy so service is a bit slow I think its worth the wait . As always Michaels is fantastic overall. Then take a stroll to all the beautiful shops.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good and attentive service. Tasty small plates. would recommend

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing service the food to die for. Great wine selection and perfect martinis

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

An always epic experience

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

As always the service and the food combine to make each time at Michael's Genuine a great experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food. Stone crabs were outstanding

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent! Michael’s Genuine is one of the few restaurants hat has been able to achieve and maintain a consistently excellent experience - both food and service - for years. Truly a gem of Miami’s cuisine!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Thank God we have restaurants in Miami like Michael's Genuine

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Another amazing lunch at Michael's. That roasted broccoli salad is wonderful! Love it! And we had a great new server who was being trained (love to see that). Thanks again!!!!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food, friendly, professional overall great experience.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service and nice seat outside. We loved it! Waited for table at bar and inside looked like a fun scene.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Been many times, but not in the last year. Was very disappointing. I took a friend who had never been, and both felt we would never go again. The broccoli salad did not taste fresh. The anchovies were in the dressing (which was way too heavy) and over powering. The falafel was dry and also didn’t taste fresh. Was also disappointed in the service. The waiter was aggressively trying to sell us, and then rush us out.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We love coming to dine here! However we wish there were more options for vegans and vegetarians. We are transitioning to a plant based diet...and would hate not having options. The food is so creative here that we know a plant based dish or two would likely be heaven here!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Would definitely return...
Had no problem getting a reservation for 2 for a Wed. night but, luckily for us, ended up nabbing two seats at the bar which is always our preference. We arrived at the tail end of happy hour and the excellent bar tender urged us to order drinks quickly. We were seated quite close to the fabulous raw bar "show". I say that because I could not take my eyes off the way the guy in charge effortlessly cracked snow crab claws, assembled ceviche bowls and fluidly made it all appear easy in his very capable hands. Don't ever lose that employee! Drinks and food were great. Overall excellent experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We have been many times but need to comment on the poor service. From forgotten drinks, having to ask for our waiter to clear dishes, pouring our own wine to long waits, we will think twice before returning. It's almost like it changed owners - the food it is fabulous - so the chef hasn't changed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Order the baked egg with a side of bacon for brunch. You’re welcome. You’re still the best Michael.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I used to love coming to this restaurant. But the food is just okay and it’s the same food served at any other restaurant. I had the swordfish and the portion was so small I had to order another dish.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A lot of the same menu has not changed much time add some new items to the permanent menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I always love the food at Michael's (it's my favorite restaurant), but this past Saturday our service was terrible. Our server did not check in with us once after taking our order and we had to wait over 30 minutes for our food (while the tables around us got theirs). Food was outstanding but the service was not. Luckily, a nice man working there noticed and was able to fill in the gaps our server left.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

One of the better roast chickens I’ve had lately.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2017

2 o'clock res, arrived right at 2, still had to wait for a table. Service was slow. Two of the four items we ordered had ingredients listed on the menu that were nowhere to be found when the dishes were served to the table. The tuna crudo listed blood orange on the menu, instead we received canned mandarins. The rice cake mentioned chorizo and rock shrimp, there was zero chorizo and less than a sparse amount of rock shrimp. The food we received was not bad, it just wasn't as advertised.

Substituting or completely eliminating ingredients listed on the menu without informing the customer is entirely unacceptable. Most definitely will not return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

There is no doubt Michael's is one of the best most consistent restaurants in Miami. Atmosphere, service and food always exceed our expectations. That is why we've been fans since opening day!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great place. Great vibe, thank you Instagram. Other wise I would have never found this place. I will go back, because many items on the menu weren’t available because they ran out.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Eaten here regularly since they opened. Noticing a slip in quality, preparation. Didn't want to bother to send anything back, as it was still a decent meal.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have eaten there before and had a 4/5 star experience - that was 3-4 years ago. Our last experience this weekend was abysmal. Our waiter got cut mid meal due to rain and thought less people would come for dinner because of the weather. Ok, so new waiter gets tagged in - he is completely aloof, disinterested, and did not seem to have any interest in the experience, the 45 delay between our apps and main course, etc. Oh, and the full snapper was 2.5 pounds of overcooked fish. Looked beautiful, tasted not so beautiful....no apologies, no acknowledgement for logistical issues, etc. Just a crap experience at a place that should come with a quality experience and quality food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Second time here, was great the first time. This time I was sick for a full day after my meal. Not at all worth the $$ and mediocre at best.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

In an apparent effort to turn as many tables as possible, Michaels has completely packed the outside breezeway. The noise is one thing. Service also seems to have suffered. As has attention to detail. After telling our server of my peanut allergy I got a “sure I’ll let the kitchen know.” Halfway through my short rib I felt something in my mouth that did not have the texture of delicious fall apart meat: a piece of crushed peanut. I don’t know where the breakdown occurred (and thankfully I noticed and discontinued chewing that bite of food), but I can’t help but think that in having the kitchen churn out food for what looks for all the world to be more than it can handle at one time, important details get missed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Went here with my wife this week and had an outstanding meal. The service was exceptional by everyone. Highly recommend

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Michael's is one of our favorite restaurants. Real quality food with a casual environment. Michael is able to make dishes that might not sound that great that truly are! There's great variety on the menu - plenty of options for lighter and bigger eaters. The wine list is terrific. It's the best restaurant we've been to in Miami.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was delicious I have been to Michaels many more times for dinner than for brunch and it was a while since my last brunch there. The menu was much more tasty than any description and the cocktails really good.
We had a minor time confusion with our reservation but they handled it very well and fair enough quick.
Service was not the best this time but was ok.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We really enjoyed Michael’s. Everything from octopus to short ribs pizza to duck confit were excellent and creative. The indoor tables were very noisy so we chose the somewhat quieter, but very dark outdoors. I enjoyed the food but could not see it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love this place, food and drinks are great, and the staff are very friendly .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Michaels never disappoints- the service, food and ambience is amazing! The ceviche and octopus are must- order items!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My husband and I had a date night meal here. Every part of our meal was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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