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.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun lively spot. Service was great, food great. A lot of fun!

D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been twice and it was witthbteyurning too

m
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was ok but not special in any ways. Definitely over priced! A small piece of a one side fillet of a local grouper $28...A small bowl of butter lettuce $15! Etc etc. We had to wait for our table as no one of the staff would clean a empty one even though we had a reservation and arrived on time. We won’t be going back so fast. Shame. They’re so many restaurants to choose from, one would think that restaurants would try harder and give better value but nope.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

I
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We know this place for many years. Excellent food and service, always fresh farm products, friendly staff. Pork belly and hair loom tomatoes salat are amazing. Love this place...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food, 10/10 delicious!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and always consistent!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Took 2 hours to get the food which did not all come at the same time. After all that time the $84 steak was rare when we asked for it to be medium and the fingerling potatoes were raw.

GV
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

t
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Has always been 1 of our favorites, thus was a business lunch client was from palm beach had never dined here he was impressed with the food prep & quality. Service was a bit off who

BG
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food is not what is was in prior years At best, all our dishes were average.

PH
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The location, food, and every-day experience at Michael's Genuine earns the restaurant 5 stars. Confidently I am able to bring guests new to Miami to Michael's and it never disappoints. The contemporary American cuisine with a Miami-flare is a great introduction to our local cuisines and the setting makes every guest feel like they are somewhere special.

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Place never disappoints

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch in the history of brunches and great cocktails.

JM
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good location. Good flavor on most of the small plate.

JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

It's been several years since my last visit and now I remember why. I had a 9:15pm reservation and didn't get seated until 10:30pm. That's completely unacceptable. The manager send over some $5 potato chips and dip as compensation for the wait. Also totally unacceptable. While the food and drinks were great, it is not worth the way they treat people there. Maybe I'll go back in another couple of years after I forget about this horrible experience.

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Losing its edge. Still good

CD
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a blast! Amazing food, great atmosphere
Will be back soon!

OT
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious, fresh and innovative. Staff is helpful, friendly and thoughtful about remembering allergies. One of my Miami favorites!

P
Miami
209 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in a beautiful setting. Great food. Great people watching.

AS
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with the team at Michael's Genuine produces that feeling that you know you are home. From the moment you walk in the door, the host greets you as if you are family. The servers always recognize and have friendly face for new and returning patrons. Although delicious and creative cuisine generally is the main factor for a successful restaurant (and I agree), I also recognize the importance of a well trained team that facilitates the production of the intended dining experience. With the understated casual atmosphere incorporated into the mix, the entire ingredients are there for a memorable experience. I am a big Fan.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We sat outside, and it was lovely.

SA
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super service great atmosphere very good as always

JR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the best Sunday brunches, great ambiance, great place!

MJ
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Not the usual amazing must visit miami restaurant. Server was poor and food was just ok.

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It took for EEeeever to get service. The whole fish was dry and over cooked, our service was gone for ever ... what can I tell you .
Been here many times and the service keeps getting worse.
They wan to take you as a fool.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went here with my friend and brother on a weekend trip to Miami per my friend’s recommendation. Couldn’t be happier with this place. The food was phenomenal, the octopus was a stand out dish as was the ceviche. The portions were a really nice size, and food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Will definitely be back.

A
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Small portions. Regardless of plate size and price

b
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

No it was crowded and noisy
Food was good but nothing special

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Flavorless food, burned bread, forgotten course. Fail.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike, the bartender, served us an awesome meal and we'll definitely be back

V
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Once again, the food didn’t disappoint.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was our waiter. He was excellent. All his suggestions were right on point and he didn’t try to oversell on the wine. He recommended wine that was moderately priced but still well satisfying. All the deserts were excellent except the bread pudding. The pasta buggatoni? Was too Spicey for one guest but they gladly exchanged it.

Overall David made it a great experience.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome brunch, could recommend the roasted broccoli and the rice tart. Also, very good service, it took literally 5’ from order to table. Will come again!

C
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great but service was okay. We were there for a friend’s birthday brunch and had made a reservation 1 week ahead of time. We were immediately served our water but it we had to ask the hostess twice to see the server. He never followed up to see how our meal was or to see if we needed anything additional. But the food and drinks were delicious.

AS
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael's is a perfect spot to have lunch with friends and business associates. Creative food, Great service and comfortable atmosphere.

EW
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for special occasions or every day dining.

L
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. Was there with girlfriends whom we haven’t seen for quite some time so it was nice that we were not rushed. Food was delicious especially the lamb. Will definitely be back!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I was very disappointed. I have been going there for years and have never encountered this issues. Not only was the service poor, the food did not meet the quality and level that I’ve known for years at all. My apologies for having to be honest about it, but Michael’s Genuine to me was one of the best.