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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami, Miami, FL
Award-winning

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

4.6
4.6
6249 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. Bon Appétit Magazine wrote in 2022 "Michael's Genuine is refreshingly approachable yet upscale, offering guests a true neighborhood gem where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy simple, consistently delicious dishes." In 2022, the first Florida MICHELIN Guide honored the restaurant with a Bib Gourmand awards.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 676-0894
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Schwartz, Exec Chef Brad Herron
  • Catering
    For private events, please contact Events Manager Paolo Bazzani at info@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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • 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
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Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch at Michael's!

    May 12, 2024 only
    🌸 Treat Mom to a special Mother's Day brunch at Michael's Genuine! Indulge in delicious food and drink specials while celebrating the amazing mothers in our lives. Reserve your table now for a memorable dining experience! 🍳🥂
    Mother's Day Brunch at Michael's! Photo

Offers

  • Genuine Groove: Live Jazz at Michael's!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:30 PM - 9:45 PM
    Every Wednesday from 6-9pm - Live Jazz with jazz inspired bites & cocktails and of course our regular menu available a la carte. No cover. Everyone welcome.

    Genuine Groove: Live Jazz at Michael's! Photo

What 6,249 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown Areas

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown Areas

    Most Booked

6,249 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seafood was not fresh. Grilled shrimp entree tasted strongly of ammonia. Wahoo entrees caused two of my dinner guests to become sick with GI symptoms during the night after dining at Michael’s Genuine. A most disappointing experience.

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  2. UkrainianInLA

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants, amazing food, beautiful ambience and great experience overall

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My all time favorite Miami classic! Great service, great food, good Wine selection, and ambience. Never disappoints.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Not much options for Vegetarians!! And inside the AC is always blasting !! The crowd was not upscale as it was in past!!!
    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - MiamiResponded 2 days ago
    Good afternoon, We appreciate your feedback. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations during your visit to Michaels Genuine Food and Drink. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Jeunevieve Ceant Restaurant Manager

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  5. WayneS

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noisy, overpriced, the best item served was the cookies. Will say service was fine. Good location.
    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - MiamiResponded 2 days ago
    We're so grateful you chose to dine with us at Michael's Genuine Food and Drink! We apologize for not providing the exceptional experience we aim for with every guest and greatly value your feedback for improvement.

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  6. Cosmo

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal. The service was friendly and great! Will definitely be back

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  7. MariannaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible dining experience with exceptional service, where each dish was packed with delightful flavors. We thoroughly relished our dinner!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must go. Always great food and a good time

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent The food fresh and tasty, the service amazing and the place very comfortable

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  10. Mich

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing. Average price per plate is $35, some slightly lower. Great ambiance.

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  11. LadyDi

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I love going to Michael’s—the food is always good but today I didn’t have a great experience. There was a table with screaming children next to me and let’s just say the bathroom floor wasn’t clean.
    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - MiamiResponded 2 days ago
    We apologize for not exceeding your expectations at Michael's Genuine Food and Drink. Your feedback is incredibly valuable as we strive to improve.

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  12. SSRB

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Very good, very attentive service. I would recommend and return to this place. Thank you!

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  13. tommya

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food excellent, always a guarantee at Michael’s!

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  14. AmyD

    Key West

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great brunch before shopping in the area . Hostess amazing . Server amazing . Drinks delish , food great . No issues.

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  15. Boubou

    Miami

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent: atmosphere, service, food.

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  16. eduh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great starters and waiter was quite helpful in recommending dishes and wine for new customers

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! I have been going there since 2006 when Chef Michael opened the restaurant and it is STILL incredibly delicious no matter what you choose on the menu. Location is amazing, easy to find nearby street parking, great happy hour, service was warm and friendly. Go to this Miami institution, you won’t regret it!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very salty and the pork shoulder was very tough. Wine is very expensive.The tomatoes were green and the pizza almost burnt. The service was excellent.
    Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - MiamiResponded on April 7, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us at Michael's Genuine Food and Drink. We apologize if we didn't meet your expectations, and we value your feedback to help us improve.

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  19. alinag

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience from the time you enter until you leave.

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  20. JossetteM

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They’re the best!! AND THE BEST FLAVOR IN MIAMI❤️❤️❤️

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  21. MarkS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Happening place for a Wed night. Great food but jeez have the prices gone up. Service was a little slow/disorganized but everyone was very nice

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  22. KennethL

    Miami

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nothing was spectacular but nothing was bad either. Service was way too slow. Popular spot.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. TOLENTINOA

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was bad. The waiter wasn't attentive.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. pandiner

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and amazing service!! Try the leeks carbonara and the goat cheese firsts, then the prime rib steak and shawarma cauliflower; have fun!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner with friends and enjoyed celebrating the 17th anniversary of the restaurant. Outstanding food and service. Thank you so much!

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  26. YolandaG

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here are top notch. This has been my go-to restaurant for a long time. A couple of reviews ago I mentioned that regretfully the bathrooms were not well-maintained. However, since then, I have noticed that they apparently took notice and have been keeping them tidy. Thank you!

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  27. MaryC

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a fun evening celebrating 17 year anniversary. Complimentary champagne and cake! Food is always good and outside is nice because it’s not so noisy. Service was excellent

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  28. LoriS

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ONE OF THE BEST PLACES WE’VE EVER EATEN AT. THE EXCELLENT SERVICE WAS ONLY SURPASSED BY THE FABULOUS FOOD. CANT WAIT TO GO BACK!

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  29. Florent

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always impeccable service, with a great vibe, & the food never disappoints!

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  30. rameshs

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great what more do I need to say about this . I am done this is asking too much

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  31. SavorTheFlavor

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, as usual. The crispy hominy was fried just a tad too hard, but everything else was superb. Flavored to perfection.

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  32. cheriej

    Miami

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Prices are expensive but I Will go back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Massimo

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael’s is always excellent, food and service perfect, we arrived too early but they were able to accommodate us. The whole team was super friendly all the time.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional in every way! Outstanding food, service, and ambiance.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice experience, great service , good food nice ambiance , but bathroomsare disgusting.

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  36. Julio

    Miami

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, the service and food were excellent. Great patio area.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice decor. Great ambience and people watching. The service was outstanding. Big disappointment with the bathrooms which were very dirty and not what you expect from a place like this.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, reasonable price, poor booking experience. Table was available 30 min after booking time

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  39. YolandaG

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I adore Michael’s. I am a regular there the food, and the service is always outstanding. It is unfortunate, however that the bathrooms are usually filthy.

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  40. KaitlinK

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and experience! Definitely will go back!

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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 6249 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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

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

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    N.E. 1st Avenue & N.E. 2nd Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Design District
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Exec Chef Brad Herron
  • 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 Paolo Bazzani at info@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
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