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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

4030 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

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

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

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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For catering and private events, please contact Director of Special Events Lindsay Guidos at
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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:
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Special events & promotions
To purchase tickets and inquire about special events, please visit The Genuine Kitchen blog at and click "Upcoming Events".
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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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 4030 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been going there for years, Michaels never disappoints!!!

Nicolas (Miami)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Perfect spot in Miami, you won’t regret it, pork belly a must

honey1977 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great service and ambience. Loved the outside seating option. Creative food. Good for sharing. Creative cocktails. Good value. Unusual options.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This place is fantastic! The quality of the food isn’t outstanding. The service is professional and friendly. The Harry Sour cocktail was out of this world!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

We made a reservation at 8pm and we did not get our table until 8:45pm. That is inexcusable for a place like this. Because of the delay they gave us some free snacks and the waiter was extremely nice and the food was delicious as always. But we still sat for 45 minutes . Up to 15 minutes is understandable. More than that is bad management.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent!!! The tuna and octopus were fantastic

NativeMiamian (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service, evenly paced. Not rushed. Food as usual was excellent. However eggplant appetizer was bland. A bit disappointing. The heirloom tomato with straticiatella was OUTSTANDING. I was astonished that one -1- large (not even x large or jumbo) stone crab was $28 - more expensive than Joe’s Stone Crab!

SusanR (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Everything was great for the brunch birthday celebration.

yesr (London)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

It really pains me to write this review. I have had some amazing dining experiences at MGFD and this one was totally out of sync with the previous ones. The food lacked the excitement of previous meals - it was just OK (the short rib lacked flavor and was slightly dry). The service was TERRIBLE. The waitress had to be reminded twice of things we ordered and that never arrived, she was rarely around - we ran out of water (bottled, which makes you wonder) for a long period of time until I flagged someone down. The noise level was unbearable - I'm usually not that squeamish about that but we couldn't carry on a conversation (why they would have music from the speakers in a totally jammed packed small restaurant is beyond me). It wasn't an enjoyable experience. To add insult to injury the bill comes with the now standard Miami insult of calculating tips at minimum 18 and up to 25%. Give me a break - you are definitely not worth any of that.
I think Michael Schwartz should stop opening new restaurants in every corner and focus on the ones he has.

JoePulice (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding on all levels!

3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fuimos a celebrar el cumpleaños de mi esposa y nadie la felicito ni le cantaron el cumpleaños.
Tenian la informacion de su cumpleaños ya que yo mismo hice la reservacion y coloque que la ocasion era el cumpleaños de mi esposa

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food didn't seem as fresh as usual. Lacked the typical "omg delicious" factor that I'm used to when I dine here.

vipgregs (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was excellent, however the waitress was odd. There was almost a blank expression on her face every time she came to the table and when she dropped off the check at the end, she just laid it on the table and walked away? No words? If you don't get this waitress, you will enjoy a great restaurant that has great food.

5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, great value. Happy hour food rates!! : )))

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I was there was 2 girlfriends and we had a great dinner. The staff was very accommodating of one persons allergies and dietary restrictions. I appreciate their flexibility. The lamb ribs were great. The deserts were great too. Thanks to Bobby and his team for a nice night.