Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

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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. 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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Austin
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

brunch has no cooked fish or octopus . Substitutions a hassle many pork dishes that could not be substituted .

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food .
Slow service

OT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was very rushed and it felt like they were trying to get us out of there.

AT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

CH
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately and our server was attentive and knowledgeable!! His name is Grover and he was great!
Bloody Mary’s were exceptional! We loved our day at MIchaels Genuine!!

PI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable, good food and lively ambience.

c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A bit heavy handed with the salt and acid. Miami spice menu seems to be an after thought. Server clearly doesn’t know how to receive feedback beyond “I’ll share it with the kitchen”. Hostess/manager seemed genuinely caring. Missed the mark this time.

P
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Reputation and food over rated. The legend is almost dead. I ordered a snapper that came almost raw, probably cooked a la plancha frozen ;-( I refused to have it cooked as the dish looked really bad. They did not offer any compensation like an extra glass of wine or a dessert. Nothing

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy coming to Michael's Genuine. We just visited this week for Miami Spice and it was delicious, as always. The service was great, and you can't beat the price of the Miami Spice Menu. Go give it a try!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, experience was good minus the service. Reservation was at 7:45 and left there around 10:15. Food took exceptionally long.

JC
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michael’s is always an excellent choice. Noisy but well worth it.

RG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

MV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always consistent and good. The Miami Spice lunch menu is a great value for for the quality of the meal.

PA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff went above and beyond to make us (including our four-legged companion) feel welcome and special! Definitely going back with fido!

B
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Although it is great, Brunch portions are EXTREMELY small

MB
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome experience - even in the summer with rain !

MF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious food! Awesome flavor combinations!

m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Upon first glance this restaurant looks like it could be very average with nothing surprising on the menu. However, the foods is actually quite impressive with lovely textures and flavors. We shared the tender short rib and fish crudo appetizer. The flavors in the crudo were particularly excellent.

AM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

the service (David) was excellent. He certainly is a personable fellow who knows your menu trying to accommodate everyone’s preferences
the food was disappointing, whole chicken over salted, salmon well done,
fish mousse too salty, duck leg very good, tuna had too much jalapeño.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Miami Spice menu was disappointing

LC
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. The staff knew when to interrupt and when not to since it was a business meeting. I would recommend this to other who need a great place to take clients.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, great fresh, creative food. Would highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Very good food, but EXTREMELY expensive! Watch out for the “off menu” wines.

S
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So much fun trying all the small plates!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration with friends. We enjoyed at a round table with delicious food and nice white wine from Hungary.

RO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, reasonably priced, good service,
Good beer (Hrubia)

M
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service.

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the food, but the gotta do better on the presentation of their so called "Corn Ribs" basically 1 corn for like 14. Not all pieces were fully seasoned. I would have cooked on cob then chopped the kernels off the cob and then combined all the seasonings so every bite gets it and you dont have to dirty your hands.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food wasn’t that good and they weightier didn’t explain that they only sever in tapas portions.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome best brunch ever! French Toast and Kimchi Benedict soooooo delish!

S
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An overall great and satisfying experience as usual.

JC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional cuisine, a gem in the design district!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The waiter we had was mediocre. Barely came to the table. Asked for an update on our food TWICE. Brought dessert menus after we asked for the check and offered free dessert but we declined bc overall everyone was antsy to leave and head out.

j
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was not a good luncheon. The quality of the food was not there. The pastrami was all fat, the beers were warm, and the prices were much higher than previous times. A disappointment for what was a stellar place.

RS
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Too damn loud.

ST
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The music was too loud which it hard to talk to each other and our server. Nice location, cozy, nice ambiance. Our server could have a been a bit more genuinely friendly. Price/ quality/ quantity wasn’t fair in our opnion. Thanks.

s
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, awesome menu, have been to Michael's on numerous occasions!!

g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst service ever . for over 20 mins we where ignored at the bar. bartenders where talking to echaother .

EF
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The worst service ever.
Really bad Sunday brunch menu.

R
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was really good. Menu does change a lot so if you really liked something it might not be there next time. Had a hard time ordering but was surprised once we did everything was good. Favorited: rice cakes, corn ribs, and crunchy pig ears!

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