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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

4.5
4115 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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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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
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Special events & promotions
To purchase tickets and inquire about special events, please visit The Genuine Kitchen blog at thegenuinekitchen.com and click "Upcoming Events".
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

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.

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What 4115 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was terrific as always.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Michael's never disappoints. Excellent from start to finish, and always a pleasure to see Robin & Irene.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent location. Love the food and drinks definitely will be coming back again

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Truly poor service. Asked for water and they only filled one of our glasses. The servers seemed bothered to serve us, had a bad attitude and made the experience unpleasant. Have been to Michael’s before, will not be going back.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always reliable with buzzy atmosphere. I still
Miss the whole chicken.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Michael's as always surpassed expectations. Food, service, atmosphere were all great. I reccommend to all.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Michael's Genuine's food and dining experience is always amazingly and reliably great. There's nothing on the menu that isn't delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Love it my Miami fave

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place on the design district. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great experience at Michael’s . Great food and service !

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Continues to be one of the best restaurants in Miami

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was ok. The banana tarte tatin was really good.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We came me & my wife for a casual date
The food was really good, mixing perfectly the flavors
our server David was on point checking on us all the time to see if everything was good
Overall good service, good ambiance & good food
Everything was there
Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Another wonderful lunch. Creative food, great service.
My clients are always impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Everything was fantastic. We have been dining here since this restaurant opened and it's every bit as good today as it was when it was virtually an "island" in the yet to be developed Design District. One thing that might be a good change, now that there are new businesses in every direction, would be to somehow limit the never ending flow of foot traffic that cuts through the outdoor dining for one reason or another.
But the restaurant experience, service and the food and wine were wonderful. The new somm is terrific too and his list very inventive and imaginative.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Outstanding service and excellent food!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I ordered the pork belly, it was pure fat, no meat whatsoever, not forgivable in a pricey place like this.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always great - interesting menu, excellent execution, great fresh ingredients

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have eaten here multiple times- food is always good although menu is somewhat limited. Ceviche and rice cakes were very good. Chicken was good as was short ribs (fairly large portion but somewhat inconsistent texture); however tileflash was bland although moist and tender. Should note the $5 charge for bread on the menu (no price listed and waiters rarely tell you).

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great environment. A bit pricey for the portions.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We usually go for dinner, but this time lunch was great too! It seems when we dine in Miami we head to Michael's. We had poor service once but we gave it another try and we are glad that we did.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Nice outside seating. Great food.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

it is Always very good. Every time we are in Miami, Michael´s is a must.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Whenever I come to Michael’s they make me feel at home. Even on busy days when it’s a little hectic the food is great, and if anything is not as expected the servers make sure to pass on the message and a manager will come by. They appreciate the feedback and make things right if ever something goes wrong.

The servers are great, especially Lian and Danilo, and while I don’t know the names of all the runners, Christina stands out and is always attentive. The manager Roberto usually comes by to check on us at least once during our meal and makes sure our dining experience is always positive.

They change up their menu on a regular basis, so whether I want something comforting and known or I’m in the mood to try something new, I’m never bored. The food and the service is exceptional, so I keep coming back!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Heat pre-game dinner, it was AMAZING! Octopus!!! Ceviche!!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Was expecting something better... it was ok but not impressed. Pork belly was too dry, Octupus was over seasoned and the Squash was burnt. Maybe next time...

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Apps came along time before drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Michael's Genuine has great food, creative menu and cocktails and impeccable service. Also a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. The cuisine is fresh and perfectly prepared. I live in Miami Beach and this is my go to restaurant. If you live in Miami or just visiting, Michael's is not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As always, MGFD is reliably marvelous. Their signature wood-burning oven is always a good bet for anything finished in it, as are most vegetables and lots of main dishes as well!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always amazing and this time was no exception.
Brought cousins visiting from Manhattan - they felt it was their best culinary experience in Miami & that includes significant competition.....
KUDOS

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything is good- you can’t go wrong here!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Sean was great server and MGF did not dissapoint one more time . Love this place. Thank you

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

You can not sit outside unless you ask for it in advance as a Special Request, which was our case even though 80% of the tables were vacant. Our table inside was a little cramped for my taste but otherwise ok. The food was good but overrated in my honest opinion.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Beef shortrib was on the drier side, not as good as previous visit when I ordered it. Elote corn and duck con fit were excellent dishes!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Just as good as my first visit four years ago.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience here! On our second last-minute wknd visit to Miami from NYC this winter and a friend recommended Michael’s- so appreciative of the tip as this was our best meal here thus far. Each item was fresh and delicious, the wine was superb and our server and the sommelier were lovely and genuine. We can’t wait to come back again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What a great restaurant. Amazing food; from ceviche, baked octopus, fresh sourdough bread with creamy goat butter and great sides: delicious corn and creamy mashed potatoes. I would definitely recommend it. The service was excellent as well, I didn’t like my cocktail and our server have it remade even though I told her she didn’t have to. This restaurant is going to be a part of our next Miami visit, for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love this place....

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

World class dining!! Delicious food and wonderful wine - great room and our server Cecilia was truly accommodating and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Michael’s never disappoints. Brought some new costumera this time and they said the octopuss was one of the best they’d ever had, if not the best. I had short ribs and they were awesome. Sevice was efficient and helpful.
This is a must go place in Miami.

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