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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

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4975 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Support Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4975 people are saying
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vipTylerB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor setting. Food and service fantastic.

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vipDariia
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by server Andres. 1$ oysters every Wednesday, great cocktails, friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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vipTastytom32
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during the Covid nightmare the staff continues to please and the kitchen doesn’t miss a beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just OK was disappointed

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, My name is Brandon and I'm the General Manager here at Michael's Genuine. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I would love to hear more so that we can improve moving forward. Please send me a note at blaterveer@michaelsgenuine so that we can connect further. Thank you and have a great day.

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vipRoger
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Michaels was spectacular. Food is amazing with always something new and different. Wine list is fabulous and the service is always perfect and where they make you feel like you are their honored guest. Always love gong to Michales!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!!!

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vipcristykins
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I love the laidback atmosphere, the service, and of course THE FOOD! This was my second time dining with you during the pandemic, and in spite of the social distancing and added precautionary measures, my experience was in no way diminished. Thank you for still making me feel at home ❤️

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vipJay325
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Michael's on Saturday night, our second time there in five weeks. Like our last visit, they executed flawlessly. Our server was great, explaining the time constraints that existed due to the current curfew, as well as what was on the menu. She was there when we needed her, but not hovering. The food was outstanding, in particular the grouper dinner. Maybe the best preparation of fish that I've ever had.

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vipJamesC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always incredible and always an amazing dining experience! Food is creative. Staff is off the charts and always makes it a focus to ensure you have a beautiful dining experience. Our new go to!!!

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kindly, Nicole & the team at MGFD

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FoodiePadron
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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vipSK1111
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience! We went for lunch recently and sat in their outdoor space, which is covered (good since we went on a rainy day) and has a lot of space. They have hand sanitizer on the table and when our waiter, Mike, saw me wiping down the table chair (my own Covid routine) he came over to help and offered some of their wipes as well. My friend had the oysters and a salad, and I had the falafel appetizer and the fish of the day. We enjoyed our food. The fish was a good sized portion and the sauce was delicious with a little bit of a spicy kick. The restaurant should be commended on how seriously they are taking the Covid precautions. The staff all wear masks that fit them properly- in 1.5 hours I didn't see them touch their faces once. Even inside, they are wearing their masks properly, which isn't the case everywhere. There is hand sanitizer mounted all over the restaurant and I saw the staff using it. They are doing a great job during these challenging times.

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LizM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor area is great for a nice dinner out during the current restrictions and the food and service were excellent, as always.

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GUSC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on an overcast day the seating was outside and they have a retractable roof the weather cooperated for a while but at the end like the manager said flip a switch and the roof closes in 15 seconds and it did. The food excellent as always was mostly an appetizer meal with the grilled octopus amazing and the the half chicken de-boned and pan saute incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Always great food, and the effort around safety was clear. Thanks to all!

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vipJay325
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's Genuine did not disappoint. In these odd times, it was the first time in months that we felt like we were dinning out, without COVID dominating our thoughts. Part of that is because we were outside, at well spaced tables, with great service. All of the staff wore their masks, all of the time, and the patrons were good about wearing masks whenever they stepped away from their tables. The drinks were excellent, the food great and fresh, and the patio was perfect. Great fan coverage kept the air moving. Very comfortable. We'll end up back at Michael's in the very near future. By the way, all four of us had been at Michael's before, but we aren't regulars. We live in South Miami, so there are a lot of very good restaurants between our homes and the Design District. That said, it was definitely worth the little extra drive.

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Steve
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The covered patio with fans was comfortable even thought it was 93 degrees.

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vipGaryW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous experience. Always great service & quality food!

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Martu719
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was awesome. Creative fresh dishes. Service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

100$ for a burger, simple pasta and beer, maybe in 2019 not COVID2020

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always so great! Restaurant is following SD and rules, hand sanitizer in the table.

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Anikeys
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredibly delicious! Our waitress was wonderful. My only complaint would be that I sat with an empty drink and finished plates for longer than we should have! The snapper was on point as well as octopus app!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It’s whatever, for old people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I ordered my chicken and fries with no salt. Both came loaded in salt. They offered to make me another one. I was on my lunch break. I didn’t have time to wait. I went back to work hungry. Didn’t eat lunch. I was very upset

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vipReliable
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been here for a while. Excellent as ever. Well done Covid safety measures.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The only bad thing was that we had a reservation and we were received as we didn’t have one, people that didn’t have one were seated before us and in a pretty nice table

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Everything was perfect.

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LizetteL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not say enough about this place. One of my all time favorite restaurants. You can go in there close your eyes and randomly point to anything on the menu and you’ll love it. Everything is spectacular here. Service was exceptional this time as well, our server was Andres. This time around we had the stracciatella, the tuna crudo, the pork belly, grouper and banana creme pie. I think the pork belly was my favorite but it was all soooo good it’s hard to say. I already can’t wait to go back.

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vip100PCT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good - consistent quality and creativity. Tasty and creative tapas along with long time favorites. Don’t miss the Pork Belly/Kimchi, stracciatella, pizza, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a layover. Had the most amazing cocktails! Thank you for such wonderful hospitality!!

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vipJanet
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's Genuine continues to be one of our favorites! Comfortable atmosphere, great staff, fabulous food, and don't forget the cocktails!

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vipKeyFoodie
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's always a pleasure to enjoy a great meal at Michael's - especially al fresco!

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vipDoronC
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to go out to dinner this was our first time out to dinner in 3 months and we chose one of our favorite restaurants Michael’s Genuine everything was excellent of course the food was second to none and the servers all wore masks and they have a full time person sanitizing the table and chairs I would highly recommend this restaurant

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vipLynJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

All good....love the food and location and servers were great!,

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vipMiamiBeachDiner
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With COVID, it had been months since my last visit. Thank you for taking all the precautions! We had a great lunch and we were welcomed back by ALL the servers we came in contact with. I just love you guys!

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vipDougananda
Miami
119 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great AS ALWAYS. A perennial favorite.

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MicB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set in The Design District of Miami, FL this restaurant never disappoints. Wine List, Menu offerings, Ambiance (outdoor courtyard is my preference), well-trained and knowledgeable staff. Great Food & Drink. A stable fixture in an otherwise very fickel food service city.

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vipcorvax
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad Michaels Genuine is open again and serving the community.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in town - always! Try the shakshuka. You’re welcome.

FAQs

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 4975 OpenTable diners.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1870/michaels-genuine.

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