Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Miami - Dade
  4. Downtown Areas
  5. Design District
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami, Miami, FL

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4.6
5479 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Our main dining room and courtyard seat 100, and The Bar Room, an additional 16, with 24 more seats at a welcoming bar. 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.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 85 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Cross street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    Miami Dade Transit Bus Lines # 2, # 3,# 9, # 10, # 36, # 93, # 202, # 236. <br /><br />For detailed route information go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/tm_for_web.pdf

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Family Style Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Bradley Herron and team offer this exclusive interactive experience featuring MGFD classic dishes in a tasting family style menu format with a few surprises thrown in. Menu may include Vito's Stracciatella, Crispy Duck Confit, Wood Roasted Octopus, Black Truffle Pizza, 24oz Dry Aged Grass Fed Ribeye, Whole Roasted Local Snapper and is subject to change. This experience is offered for the entire table only and for parties of 8-10 people. Sommelier Ray Sholes offers an expertly curated wine pairing kicking off with a glass of bubbles for an additional $75 per person.

Popular dishes

What 5,479 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown Areas

    Healthy

  • Downtown Areas

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. JS

    JohnS

    Miami

    248 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    248 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Michaels is always good, but not always, great. I ordered the lobster boil, my lobster was small and not cracked at all. Even in Maine, they do some preliminary work for you! My wife's pasta was just OK.
  2. J

    Jess

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate was amazing and so flavorful! The service was outstanding we didn't go a second without needing a refill of a drink or a new dish to munch on. I loved the ambiance and outdoor space and especially loved that I could enjoy such a nice dinner with my family and puppy. I have always heard great things about this place but never got around to trying it! So glad I finally had the chance to taste what felt like most of the menu!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Swordfish was awesome. Steak was a little tough.
  4. e

    esquire

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    MGFD is still a must in Miami. Unfortunately, the stocky, curly hair lady that doubles as the host, lacks the skills to represent such an institution. She kind of ruins everybody's experience with her poor manners. Very sad. Food is super good though
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a dinner reservation. Our table was ready upon arrival and the staff was welcoming. Our server Zeke was a wonderful host and Ray the Sommelier was very accommodating. The food was amazing & the ambiance was vibrant. We look forward to coming back soon!
  6. M

    Manena

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back to the newly remodeled Michael’s and did not disappoint. The food, the service was all excellent. Always a pleasure to dine here.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We’ve been to the restaurant many times and this was by far the worst experience there. First, they changed the way they serve martinis, so no side ice. Fine, we can ask for it. Then 1 person didn’t want the Spice menu, but they wouldn’t let her order off the regular menu because it would screw up the timing. Even though she wanted the same number of courses and would have paid more overall. I had the wood fired feta and they didn’t serve the pita. When I asked for it the sever said it didn’t come with it, but she could order it for me. I’m not sure if they expected for me to eat a brick of feta alone! Of course she changed me for the pita until I showed her that the menu said it comes with it. It was only $3, but indicative of the service overall. Speaking of timing, our apps were cleared before we were done. My entree of cobia and shrimp was over cooked and tough, which is a feat considering it was in broth. The peach dessert was ok, except for the peaches that were flavorless. The ice cream was good. The chocolate flan was good. I know Michael’s can do better and it was a shame that this was the first experience for the friend we took. I suggest staying away from the Spice menu and stick to lunch where there seems to be more seasoned wait staff.
  8. KT

    KateT

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    We had an awful experience - the red snapper was dangerously not fresh (smell and acidic on the tongue) and the octopus was spongy. We informed the manager, who asked us to keep calm, but this should be taken very seriously. It is unethical to serve food that is not fresh. We remain shocked by this experience.
  9. AB

    AmandaB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    This restaurant has gone way down hill very disappointing
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The food was ok but the service was despicable.

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - MiamiResponded on August 1, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, even if is not the expected one. If you will like to share more details with me, my email is aledesma@michaelsgenuine.con China - Ayelen Ledesma

  11. SF

    SidF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Chicken was very dry and the portion was smaller than in the past

    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - MiamiResponded on August 1, 2022Dear SidF, Thank you for sharing your feedbacks with us. Our sincere apologies it was not the best one, we want to make sure all of our guest receive the same genuine experience from the food to the service. If you will like to share more details with me, my email is aledesma@michaelsgenuine.con China - Ayelen Ledesma

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food took long to come out
  13. e

    enato

    Naples

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Thank you again for a great experience today My two kids were horrible but your waitress and manager took such good care of us Food was superb . I would say octopus taquitos could use some work but everything else was well executed The complimentary pizza was fantastic and much appreciated Your staff are amazing and coming from a business owner I know how hard that is to keep such good people Thank you again for a great lunch
  14. SB

    ScottB

    Miami

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best. Portions were exceedingly small, unattractive and nonetheless, expensive. $27 for three pieces of Hamachi crudo; bread is $8; one piece of octopus served on a saucer is $28; salad is $17 and too small to share. Chicken was dry. Waiter was very nice but not attentive.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Hostess seemed like she was in bad mood and did not greet us. When we arrived she just looked up at us and didn’t say a word. We asked if we could be seated outside and she just said “no”. Even though there were more than a handful of tables available and they never got occupied the entire time we were there. It was very loud inside but our waiter was nice and food was good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An all star team with an all star menu! First-class service from Jacob Hartley, our server. Can’t express enough how much we appreciated the hospitality from the rest of the staff. Loved the experience and loved seeing everyone on the team!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This is my second time here and this was not good. I only came because I enjoyed my first experience. It was a Monday and you would think it was a Saturday or Sunday brunch. Our waiter kept reminding us how he was not our server and he was just helping out. Which made me uncomfortable and ready for miscommunication which happened at the end as we were walking out and told we did not pay for our drinks which were ordered with someone else smh idk our server smh. Anywho thrill is gone. Probably won’t be back. Sucks food is pretty good but today was pretty bad.
  18. g

    gusfonte

    Miami

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great brunch menu. As always, delicious food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    A very nice place. A well thought out menu that needs explanation but the Service guys are a bit funny and seem disinterested. I’d recommended you go.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. One of the most enjoyable restaurants in Miami
  21. TJ

    TravelJET

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, incredible service - that’s why we keep on coming back - thanks!
  22. L

    Lina

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was very slow. The food not as good, my crudo had a fishy flavor, they didn’t charge it though which was a nice gesture. I won’t go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for brunch, and everything went super smooth from getting the table to ordering and getting the food. Food was exquisite, i had the eggs benedict and my husband had the short rib hash. Both were very tasty and the portions were good. This place never disappoints!
  24. FA

    FernandoA

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Some dishes, such as the hamachi are extremely poor in rations, but high in price. The service is awful. It is a shame, because de food is really good.
  25. GG

    GioGio2

    Miami

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative menu, great ambiance, both indoor and outdoor seating. Will definitely return soon!
  26. m

    matiasd

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed!!! The food and service absolutely fabulous
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!
  28. JS

    JamesS

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, service and food are stellar. Wine list is comprehensive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    El lugar es trendy ,el ambiente es muy bueno ,aun con reserva te hacen esperar Lo malo es que adentro es muyyyy ruidoso y casi no se escucha la conversación
  30. BC

    BonnieC

    Miami

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this restaurant!
  31. RP

    RicardoP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and drinks, the restaurant is super nice. Will repeat.
  32. AL

    AndreaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Comfy indoor seating next to my husband. Watermelon salad was like nothing I have ever had with bean sprouts for crunch and cilantro for a green fresh taste. The beets made me want to learn how to prepare beets. The grilled octopus was tender and had a scrumptious sauce. The grouper was tender but crunchy. Service was excellent with a new waiter who had been there two months. We had been here 3 years ago on vacation and had to come back. They’ve expanded without losing anything. Great job guys!!!!
  33. j

    jasonc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The brunch was incredible and the service was spectacular, can't wait to return .
  34. AX

    ArmanX

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, ambience, and wine list. One of the few places that actually seats tables after 10PM in Miami since COVID. They’re constantly tweaking the menu and adding new and innovative dishes.
  35. MQ

    MattyQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Everyone was attentive and really made sure everything was great.
  36. LC

    LorellaC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is perfect if you are going with a small or big group. The service, food and ambiance are amazing! The Caberet Aperol Spritz is 10/10
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food wasn’t great and it was very expensive
  38. SH

    SafaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We’ve been to Michael’s many times before their renovation and it seems that their prices went up considerably. Also the menu changed a bit. Overall we still liked it but we thought that it was too expensive for what we ate. It was almost double what we used to pay before renovations.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was awful, food was very good and fast.
  40. VA

    VivianA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Extremely expensive. And on top of the 20% gratuity that’s included they add another 2% for a charity the restaurant supports. I think it’s awesome if they want to support a charity but why are they making the customers pay for it…who then is really supporting it!! And our server was very rude; very impatient as if she wanted us to leave to make room for the next customers but the place was half empty…plenty of tables available. Will not be back and do not recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami using the Order Online button.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 5479 OpenTable diners.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 85 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

130 N.E. 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Schwartz, CDC Dillion Wolff

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 676-0894

  • Catering

    For private events, please contact Events Manager Tiffany Smith at tiffany@thegenuinehospitalitygroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Ocampo: (305) 599-9906

Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo