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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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 (42)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for a Date (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Fun (23)
Casual (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Authentic (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Hot Spot (20)
People Watching (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Romantic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Seasonal (11)
Tapas (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Organic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good atmosphere as always very genuine Miami nice people in a stylish spot

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Very slow service and food was ok. Very disappointed..

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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

Great evening

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good. Although we specified that we didn't like garlic, and specified one item that we didn't want it. The waitress didn't know to suggest that polenta and grits were precooked with lots of garlic. Granted it was a busy sunday brunch.
We went there for brunch and she suggested 3 dishes per person to share. We had the smoked salmon, Shrimp and grits, Soft Polenta, Baked eggs side of bacon, Breakfast pizza (not sure if I remember the name right) and ended with the buttermilk pancakes. It was plenty of food even thought two of us skipped the polenta and grit. We started with bloody marys and then the sommelier suggested a very good red wine.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic brunch and service. Good for people watching and shopping too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Michael’s Genuine is not just the best brunch in Miami, it is one of the best in the country. The food is beyond fresh, the menu is creative, the service is terrific, and the food is to die for! We tried yesterday to pick our favorite from the 8 items we had ordered but the best we could do was finally agree that maybe six of them were tied for spectacular! We have been to Michael’s many times, the food is always wonderful. The only downside is that once in awhile the kitchen gets overwhelmed but this is a “can’t miss” destination.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Michaels never disappoints. The service was friendly and prompt. Despite being a busy Saturday during Art Basel we never felt rushed to leave. Overall a great dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Love the vibe of this restaurant and the jazz that’s played. Great food too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

I understand that it was art BASEL weekend but serving precooked dry chicken shrimp and falafels is not excusable for what is normally a fine restaurant

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Busser spilled coffee on us.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Phenomenal as always. Love the food and service here. Will come often..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Organic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Was the week of art Basel , Lot of people Great meal. Definitely worth going and enjoy a great meal

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

3 stars at best. Over rated average food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Roasted Octopus and toasted beans were very tasty. Noise so loud it was not possible to hold a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

fantastic! great oysters!, great burger! great canard-duchêne rose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Poor quality food. Rushed service. Had octopus it was precooked tasteless. Tapas style orders arrive a breakneck speed creates a rushed feeling.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food, service and overall outstanding Have dined here frequently over the years and always impeccable. Service is friendly and out to make sure you enjoy your dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food, service and of course people watching as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We waited 1 1/2 hours for the roast chicken. They presented the chicken and asked if we wanted it cut into pieces. We said yes, and the chicken then disappeared for 40 minutes more! Meanwhile, most of our table had finished their dinners and were ready to leave.
I don't blame the waiter. He was great. The process simply didn't work!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The taste of every single plate they offer is just amazing. Plus, the staff is friendly and attentive .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant has been at the same spot for over 10 years, nice for outside dining a bit crowded inside. The food is good well presented but a bit on the high side. One thing I personally did not like is they charge $5.00 for bread but our waiter did not mentioned the charge to us. Another thing which irritates me is getting the bill before we had drank our wine or eaten dessert.. The food was good a bit bland for my taste nothing to brag about to your friends, the service needs improving.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a stellar experience

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Dinner with friends. Ordered a bunch of dishes to share; great way to get a taste of a range of dishes. Favorite was probably the beef short ribs. We sat outside; had great service on a nice night (even with a little rain).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Enjoyable evening with great service. Food was good but not excellent. We very much liked the octopus but found the portion small. The crab claw and fish maincourse were excellent. Very disappointed by the beef which was dry and uninteresting. Service was impeccable and ambience pleasant.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I have been dining at Michael's Genuine for years and it never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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